How to Make Your Eyes Pop: Using the Rimmel Volume Shake Mascara and Soft Brow Powder

Hey Everyone, today’s post is about how to achieve two eye that can easily transport you from day to night.

Look One: Day Time

Apply an eye primer Grabbing a neutral palette (I’m using the Essence My Must Haves Palette), use the lighter shades to  brighten up the lids. Firstly, apply the lightest shade – 10 Apricotta – all over the lid using a fluffy blending brush. (The benefits of using a blending brush is that the colour is diffused all over the lid rather than having a harsh and defined edge over the crease). Next, dab a flat eyeshadow brush in a rose gold shade –  Stay in Coral Bay – and pat on the centre of the lid. (What this does is give a flash of rose gold when you blink – absolutely gorgeous when the light hits).

Curl the lashes, grab the Rimmel Volume Shake mascara* and shake shake shake. Apply a generous coating of the mascara to the lashes (top and bottom).

Brush through the brows, grab the Rimmel Brow Shake Soft Powder* in Dark Brown and again shake things up! Dab a little dot of product onto the brow hair and brush it into place. Set with the Brow This Way Argan Oil infused brow gel.

Optional: Dot a brown liner on the lash line – it should be almost invisible – the real purpose is to make the base of the lashes look a little more voluminous.

Look One: Party Time

Let’s up the ante shall we? Working on the same look from the day, grab a matte brown shadow – 03 Miss Foxy Roxy – and work it into the crease with a tapered blending brush. Concentrate the colour in the crease and in the outer corner. Using a pencil brush, smudge it into the lash line. This will bring a subtle depth to the eyes. Smoke out the colour as much as you want to create a depth of colour. Grabbing the same pencil brush, dip it into the deepest shade – 18 Black as Berry – and smudge it into the lower lash line. This brings a beautiful warmth to the eyes. Line the waterline with a black kohl liner.

Add another coat of the Volume Shake mascara and a little bit more of the Brow Shake Soft Brow powder. The idea is to define the brows, but not to go overly crazy with it. The last thing you want is to look like you’ve filled your brows with a maker – know when to set the wand down and step away from the brow product.

Quick Review

Rimmel Volume Shake Mascara

  1. The tube feels heavier as compared to other mascaras in the market. This is because of the weight in the body of mascara.
  2. The formula of the mascara feels wet, yet it sets fast.
  3. It has a fat brush type wand – not  plastic bristles (you all know how I feel about plastic bristles – ptooie)
  4. The way this mascara works is that you shake it to mix the formula well; this gives you a consistently clump free result.
  5. Washes off easily with micellar water or even warm water.

Rimmel Brow Shake Soft Powder

  1. This is a soft matte powder.
  2. The wand has a soft flexible edge that disperses product onto the brow.
  3. The powder fills in the gaps of the brow hairs easily.
  4. Lasts a darned long time.
  5. Washes off easily with micellar water or even warm water.

There you have it folks – a couple of looks you can quickly whip up to go from an easy day to night look. Which look do you prefer?

*These products were sent to me for review, but my opinions are my own.
 

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