There’s nothing that says glamour like a classic retro beauty look. Pastels may be trendy and neutrals reign supreme, but for an award-winning look, a classic retro eye is a simple, striking way to make an impact. We love Georgia May Jagger’s statement-making cat eye here and, lucky for you, it’s easier to recreate than you’d think.
With a bold eye, you want to make sure the skin is as flawless as possible. We may not have access to the soft lighting and forgiving photography of the time, but we do have access to makeup! Many women shy away from retro looks because they feel it looks like too much makeup, but by keeping the skin flawless and fresh looking, you can avoid that all together. Don’t use a dramatic blush with this look, but add some dimension back into the skin using Rimmel London Lasting Finish Blush lightly across the cheekbone.
Define the brows using Rimmel’s Professional Eyebrow Pencil, but be sure to use the attached brush when you’re finished to evenly distribute the product. This cat eye might look tricky, but all you need is a steady hand and the right tool. We love Rimmel’s Scandaleyes Thick & Thin Eyeliner which offers a 3D tip for precise application. Start by plotting your cat eye with the thin edge and then slowly thicken the line with the angled edge. One of our favourite tricks for applying a dramatic cat eye is to wing a thin line outwards but thicken it by dragging your eyeliner back in towards the middle. This way, you’ll have much more control over the placement of the line.
One of the most important elements of this look is the lashes. We love Rimmel’s Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara, which gives you the look of falsies without the hassle. The hourglass brush shape not only coats the lashes from root to tip but also separates — meaning, no clumps, just gorgeous retro lashes.
Finish off your look with a swipe of a pretty petal pink lipstick such as the Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in Sugar Plum and you’re done! Proof you can get the retro look without the high-maintenance application.
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