One Brand Makeup: Rimmel London

I cannot believe that it is September already! Although the UK has not had much of a ‘traditional’ summer weather-wise, I am a little excited for the autumn to arrive and get all snuggly in my thicker jumpers! September also means back to school/university so I have decided to do a one-brand fresh back to school look. I decided to use Rimmel for this look as they are an affordable brand that is available everywhere! I tried to use products that all different skin-tones could use but some of the colours in the products are matched to my skin-tone as I wanted to show myself wearing the look. Also, if you are still in school, please remember to stick by what your school allows, I tried to keep this look as natural as possible but I don’t want to get anyone in trouble!

One Brand Back To School Makeup Look - Rimmel London
After moisturising, I started with the Fix & Protect Makeup Primer with SPF 25 to help the makeup last throughout the day. This feels really nice on the skin and gives a nice glow. The SPF will also protect your skin which is an added bonus.

I then like to start on my eye makeup to let the primer settle. I used some concealer as an eyeshadow primer and set it with a light dust of powder. For my eyeshadow, I used the Magnif’eyes Nude Edition Eye Contouring palette. This palette does have a few mattes and shimmers that should work for everyone. Before starting with the palette, I blended some bronzer through my crease as a transition shade. I started with applying a matte beige shade (the third shade on the lighter side of the palette) all over my lid and then I lightly touched the shimmery shade (the second shade on the lighter side). I then lightly applied a small amount of a darker matte from the other end of the palette to slightly darken the crease but that is just something I like to do.

I cannot go without eyeliner, and I did used to wear my usual cat-eyeliner to school but it might not be allowed at all schools. I used the Colour Precise Eyeliner in black to create a thin cat-eye. I always wear my eyeliner a little thicker but I wanted to keep it looking more natural for everyone.

I then went back and finished my base! When I was in high school, there were many girls who would either wear a foundation that was not the right shade, or wore a coverage that was way too heavy. I chose the Wake Me Up Foundation as it is nice and light and gives your skin a lovely glow and used my Real Techniques complexion sponge to blend it into the skin. I then followed up with the Wake Me Up concealer for under my eyes which is also nice and light and not cakey. Unfortunately these do not come in enough shades for everyone but it was the only foundation that give a nice light finish.

For bronzer, blush and highlight I used the Kate Sculpting Palette in Coral Glow. I first swept the contour shade in the areas that I would use bronzer and then lightly contoured. I then used the blush shade to add a light flush to the cheeks. I didn’t go too crazy on the highlight but I did add a very light dusting on the high points of my face.

I then used my Scandaleyes Reloaded mascara and used the Brow This Way brow styling gel to keep my eyebrows in place. Eyebrows are still a big make-up trend but you don’t need to go too crazy if you don’t have too.

To finish off the look, I lined my lips with my Eastend Snob lip-liner and then used the Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour in Pink Bliss and once that had dried, I set my face make-up with the Insta Fix & Matte Translucent powder.

I hope you enjoyed reading this post and if you try out this look or any of the products I mentioned, I would love to hear how it worked out! Also, I hope everyone has a good year back at school, university or work and remember to always try your best and you will succeed whether that is academically or not.

Ellyn xx

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1 comment

  1. I don't get on with wake me up! For me it's too dark and has too much shimmer in it! xx


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