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I can't believe it's finally April! I thought March would never end! Because I have better weather and a good time on the mind I decided to try a look I've always been interested in that is again wildly popular - mod. When I think of a mod beauty look I immediately think of Rimmel for #BeautyInspiration. Because of their recent Retro Glam campaign I wanted to Go Big. Go Bold. Go Over the Top. I had a few of the items I needed at home, and I went to Walmart and purchased the others - including a new tube of one of my personal favorite drugstore mascaras. (In honor of this month being RIMMEL’s 180 year anniversary there will be a $1 off coupon in the Sunday newspaper for each of the the Retro Glam Mascara and Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation!)
That first pic shows quite a bit of product. But it all plays a necessary part in going Mod. Don't worry, I'll break it down so that it all makes sense ;)
To begin the Mod look you'll want to start with the eyes (in case there is shadow fall-out or you mess up and need to start over you won't have to mess up your gorgeous face that you spent all that time on!). Prep the lids with a primer of some sort. For this look I used the Rimmel Scandaleyes Eye Shadow Stick in Witness White.
Next, take your shadow brush of choice (I prefer a firm paddle type shadow brush for this) and apply the vintage lilac shade from the Rimmel Smokey Purple Glam'eyes Quad Eye Shadow (on the left of the compact in the pic above) all over the lid. Then, taking the Rimmel Smokey Noir Glam'eyes Quad Eye Shadow use the applicator provided and apply the matte black shade deeply above the crease. Use a blending brush with more of the matte black shadow to blend out the edges.
Now my favorite part! Use the Rimmel Scandaleyes Precision Micro Eyeliner in Black to get way into the inner corners of the upper lid of the eye. Take the line the whole way out to the end. Follow up with the Rimmel Scandaleyes Thick & Thin Eyeliner to thicken the outer part of the eye and create a wing at the end. Finally, go back to the Precision Micro Eyeliner and touch-up that inner-corner and also go below the lower lid and do up some Twiggy-esque lines. This is a great way to enlarge the eyes and add to the lower lashes without using falsies.
Next I used the Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal in Taupe to line the lower inner rim of the eyes. On top of that I added Rimmel Soft Kohl in Pure White. Finish off your eye look by filling in your brows and adding a mascara with some KAPOW. I added three coats of Rimmel Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara in Carbon Black to the top and bottom lashes.
For the face I reached for Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation in my shade (which is True Ivory) and applied all over the face for full, matte coverage. Next I took Rimmel Show Off Lip Lacquer in Celestial and dabbed it lightly on the cheeks, blending quickly for just a slight hint of nude color on the cheekbones.
For the lips I lined all around the edges with Rimmel Exaggerate Full Colour Lip Liner in Innocent. I topped off the lips with Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Lipstick in 113.
For this look I ventured towards the extremely smoky side of "Mod". It might be too deep for some, or just right for others. It's simple to tone it down by using less of the black shadow and not blending it up as high.
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