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You may remember my last experiment with makeup here at Green & Gorgeous. It went pretty well, so that gave me some courage to keep trying new products and techniques. So when I was given the opportunity to shop for some great, affordable makeup by Rimmel and create a fresh-faced nude summer look, I jumped at the chance.
Nude is really my cup of tea, because I’ve never been a big fan of makeup that is super colorful or over-the-top. Maybe I’m playing it safe, but I have a feeling that if I ever try to go crazy with color, I’ll end up making myself look like Mimi from the Drew Carey show. Remember her? Yeah. Not a good look.
All of the products I used to create this look are available at Walmart for just $3.97. So you can literally purchase a full face of makeup for less than $20. Here’s what I grabbed:
- Rimmel Stay Glossy Lip Gloss in 750 Immortal Charm
- Rimmel Clean Finish Foundation in 520 Natural Caramel
- Rimmel Quad Eyeshadow in 003 Smokey Purple and 002 Smokey Brun
- Rimmel ScandalEyes Waterproof Kohl Eyeliner
First, the obligatory “before” photo:
I started with the Clean Finish Foundation. In store, it was a bit tough to match just the right color, so I opened it hoping for the best. Thankfully, the color was a great match for my skin tone, and the coverage was really nice. My skin was smooth and even, but it didn’t look caked on.
I moved on to my eyes, first lining them with the Scandaleyes Eyeliner. I bought two eye color palettes because I couldn’t decide which to choose. In the end, I decided to go with a slightly more dramatic eye since my lips would be nude, so I tried the purple palette, following the instructions on the back.
The colors read more brown than purple, so next time, I think I’ll try a more pigmented purple. Still, I was happy with the subtle look. If I were ever to wear eye makeup every day, it would probably look similar to this.
Finally, I finished with a great nude, glossy lip. Ta da!
For comparison sake, here are the before and after photos together:
Of course, my daughter was watching and decided she wanted to get in on the makeup fun too. I skipped the foundation and eyeliner for her, and used the more neutral eye shadow and nude gloss. She felt like a grownup, but didn’t look like one.
Get into those eyelashes, though! While mine are all but nonexistent, hers are long and luxurious. She’ll never need to wear mascara!
I sincerely did like these products, and for this price, I can definitely envision using them again. I like the idea of using products from a single makeup family because they’re more likely to play well together. But the next time I do a makeup review, I’m definitely going to be looking for an organic brand, because at the end of the day, I really like to avoid putting chemicals on my face — which is, in large part, why I don’t wear makeup more often.
Still, if I ever get in the habit of wearing makeup daily, this type of fresh, relatively nude look is what I would do. It looks like I tried, but not like I’m overdone, which is just my style.