Color, The Look
There are some perks to having a partner who works in the creative industry. For one, he is awesome at taking great photographs, but also, he has friends who do Fringe and Cabaret shows and they give us free tickets!
On Saturday night we were lucky enough to score seats. I hadn’t seen this particular show before so I was really looking forward to it and after months of feeling under the weather with my migraine issues, I was ready to hit the town and glam up.
The Cabaret Festival calls for some vintage style I think, which is my specialty, so I decided to go for a 1920s look with dark eyes and deep red lips. I’ve recently had my hair cut into a much shorter, chin length bob, and I was keen to see how it would respond to my hot rollers and whether I could pull the whole look together. I was really happy with how it all came out and the Rimmel products that I used were a breeze to apply and suited the overall style perfectly.
Here is how I did it:
I started with the Magnif’Eyes cream shadow/liner in Back to Blacks, and used the grey shadow stick all over my eyelids, blending it in with my finger. I kept building up the color until I was happy with the intensity.
Next I applied the liner using a smudging brush on the top lash line. The key here is making it nice and dark, and not worrying too much about it being neat. Also, don’t worry about a wing, it should end naturally at the outer edge of the eye.
I didn’t wear any mascara but if you are replicating this look and want to use it, apply it now,
Once the shadow and top liner is done, move on to foundation and concealer. I used Armani Lumionous Silk Foundation and Nars Creamy Concealer. I applied the foundation with a Real Techniques Buffing Brush and used the famous MAC 217 for a light layer of concealer under my eyes and around my nose.
Now that my under eyes are perfected I went ahead and messed it all up by applying the black liner under my eyes, smudging it out and then lining the waterline.
For brows I used the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz, concentrating on making the arch quite high, even though this isn’t traditional, I just prefer it for a modern take on the look.
For my cheeks I used this handy Rimmel Sculpting Palette in Coral Glow. I started with the contour shade and very lightly shaded under my cheek bones, then I applied a pop of the blush color on the apples of my cheeks and finished off the with highlighting shade on the high points of my face (tops of cheeks, bridge of nose, forehead, chin, cupids bow). All three shades are super sparkly, which is perfect for a night out, just remember to go easy with how much you load on your brush. Shake off some product or blend on the back of your hand so the colour is not too intense to start with. You can always build up.
The final touch is the lips, in this case: Rimmel The Only 1 in One of a Kind. I applied it with a brush and kept the cupids bow quite pointy, but also didn’t fill in the corners of the lips for a doll like effect. I didn’t want a ‘costume’ look, so it’s subtle, but it tricks the eye to give the whole look a vintage feel.
I have a number of shades of The Only 1 lipsticks, mostly reds and pinks, and I love them. The formula is non-drying and doesn’t bleed or feather. I also find them very long lasting and was pleased that my pout was still in tact when I got home from the show, even after drinking a glass of wine.
I finished off with a tiny bit of Rimmel Clear Complexion powder around my nose and between the brows using a small fluffy brush, and added what was left on the concealer brush under my brows to counteract any redness.
What I should have done next is add some brown liner to my little beauty spot, but I only thought of it when I saw the pictures. Not to worry, I’ll remember for next time.
I was really happy with how it all came together, especially once I had my hair curled and my sparkly dress on. I love this look and it’s one I know I can rely on because it’s super quick and easy, but it seems impressive because it’s a style you don’t see every day.
The Rimmel products that I used here were part of a prize that I won earlier in the year, and the sculpting palette was sent by Rimmel for review. I wanted to feature them on the blog as I have been loving all three items and highly recommend them.
Do you like Rimmel products? What are your must haves for a super glam party look?