Jul 24, 2016
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Mascara is by far my favorite and most essential makeup product. Growing up, mascara was the only makeup my mom would approve of for a very long time. If it wasn't a horse show or cheer competition, the makeup was kept to a minimum. I would fight to the death with my mom when I was younger over it, she gave in and let me wear lip gloss too. But, truly I was always a little self-conscious of my light hair and pale skin, in comparison to the rest of my family. All by brothers and sisters have dark hair, olive skin, and dark eyes. True Italian looking. Then there was me, blonde hair, blue eyes. One feature that I always wanted to stand out was my eyes. So I reached for the darkest of the dark when it came to mascara. This accompanied my first walk down hair dye lane, when I dyed my natural blonde locks a shade lighter than pitch black.
Fast forward many years and many hair colors later and I have stripped much of the dark out of my hair, but I am not quite ready to commit to my now dirty blonde hue. The same goes for my lashes. They are light-er by nature, but to make them stand out it is all about the dark. So when I heard about Rimmel Volume Colorist Mascara I was all about the try out. This mascara provides instant volume and lash tinting over time. I have been using it almost daily as a base mascara for the last two weeks, and I can tell that my natural lashes do have a darker tint to them. Which helps on those days that I don't feel like putting on a full face. Think false lashes, without the hassle of glue. You are just giving your natural lashes a little color boost!
When it comes to makeup I go about it much like I do my style, just have fun. I don't really stick to one set thing. I like to mix it up! Embrace trends, try new tips and tricks, because at the end of the day it all washes off. One trend that I have loved from print to runway this summer has been the focus on bold brows and even bolder lashes. Keeping the shadows and the colors to a minimum, making the eye area the focus.
So I created a day to night look with products from Rimmel, that you can pick up on your next Target run. Speaking of which, there is a Cartwheel offer for 25% off all Rimmel eye products including the Rimmel Volume Colorist Mascara.
The first look I wanted to do was something more for daytime, with my go-to nude lip. Gone are the days of thin eyebrows, so embrace your uni-brow and let them grow....let them growwww! Don't hold them back anymore....
Okay you don't have to go full on uni-brow, but make your brows stand out! The fuller the better. They frame your face and draw attention to your eye area, which that is what we are going for here. I used the Rimmel Brow This Way kit, and it is so great for this kind of look, when precision isn't key.
Next, I wanted to create just a little more depth to my eyes, so I drew a very fine line in my upper lash line with the Rimmel Precise Eyeliner. I started half way in on my lid and went outward. I didn't want to do my whole lid because I wanted to keep my inner corners nice and bright!
Finally, I finished it off with a nude lip, using Rimmel Moisture Renew in Nude Delight.
For night all you have to do is switch up the lipstick, and maybe your hair if you want. I just flipped my part to the side and pinned it. Then put on a bold lip color using Rimmel's Oh-So Wicked 820, which is such a gorgeous deep plum color.
Done and done. A summer day to night with one simple look. You can also read more about the Rimmel Volume Colorist Mascara here.