Retro Inspired Makeup Looks for Prom

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What are your go-to evening/special occasion makeup looks? Do you accentuate your eyes, or lips or both? Today I’ve created a tutorial for you, that’s inspired by the 60’s, my favorite style and beauty decade. I like to think of it as glam, some people like to call it bombshell. Whatever the name is, this look will make you feel like a million bucks, and boost your confidence. I also hope that this will be a helpful prom make up idea, and a good continuation to the prom style posts I wrote. You can check them out here and here.


For this look I’ll be using: Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation in Ivory, Rimmel Scandal Eyes Retro Glam Mascara in Extreme Black, Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder in Transparent, Rimmel Scandal Eyes Waterproof Kohl in Black, Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Lipstick #107

To create today’s look I made a stop at Walmart and picked up a couple new products by Rimmel London, like their new mascara. Hands down Rimmel London has the best cheap mascara – $5.47 for this Scandal Eyes Retro Glam Baby! That can’t be beat. Plus their Stay Matte foundation  is simply wonderful. I really like how Walmart’s beauty aisles are at the front of the store, they are not as crowded, and you can get in and out in under 20 minutes.


Let’s begin:

– Start by applying the foundation. Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation is a liquid mousse, so you need very little! Yay for longer lasting products!

– Define your brows! They frame the face!

– Apply eyeshadow primer and eyeshadow of your choice. I recommend lighter, neutral colors.

– Next apply the eyeliner. If cat eye is something you haven’t mastered yet, stop at the outer conner of your eye. You’ll still achieve the defined and bold look. Trust me!

– Now it’s mascara’s turn. I love Rimmel mascaras, I just can’t emphasize that enough. There are very few drugstore mascaras that are actually good. But the Retro Glam one is amazing. I think it’s the perfect combination of formula and the shape of the brush that help define and create thick full lashes.

– Next is powder. You need just a little bit to set the foundation.

– Blush is optional for this look. I skipped the step, as I have very defined cheek bones.

– And finally the lipstick. I can’t get enough of Kate’s matte collection. Try it, you won’t be disappointed!

60's Makeup on Make A Gif

As for the hair, I teased the top part, pinned it in the back, and curled the bottom part to create a Bridget Bardot inspired look. What do you guys think?


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Rimmel’s Lash Accelerator Endless Mascara

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I have recently received a new product from Rimmel through my Influenster membership! And I was 100% sure I had to write a blog post about it, and then it turned out that I didn’t! But since I haven’t done a beauty post in a while, today is the day! Besides I love Rimmel mascaras and think that they are a perfect drugstore dupe for Bobbi Brown’s!

The product I got is called Lash Accelerator Endless Mascara (Grow Lash complex and fibres) in 001 black!

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It has one of those plastic brushes that I like, but if I am not careful enough, I do end up scratching the skin along my lash line (am I the only one out there who does it?)

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I usually apply at least 2 coats of this mascara, it builds up nicely and creates length! As far as the grow complex, let’s wait a few weeks and we’ll see! But if you want your lashes to grow, simply start taking the B-vitamins complex! That usually does the trick!

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That night Sam and I also went for a walk to the Stone Arch Bridge, and decided to explore the lower trail, which in some way reminded me of Congdon Park in Duluth, where he proposed!

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I am wearing:

Shoes and Bag – Fashionol // Jeans – Doll House // Tank – Forever 21 // Sweater – Voices of Europe //

Oversized jacket – Land’s End

Have a great Thursday everyone! And remember – it’s almost FRIDAY!



PS. I am also accepting honest opinions about the shoes and the bag! These products were sent to me for review in exchange for my honest opinion!