Apr 29 2014

“Mod mania” with Rimmel

Disclaimer: PR gift. See bottom for details.

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A makeup artist behind the scenes of the February 2013 F/W Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week show of Boy Meets Girl gives model Cassandra Bankson a mod makeup look.

Something I’ve noticed for a while is that no matter the makeup trend, something is consistent. Black eyeliner and bold, black mascara paired with a red or nude lip NEVER goes out of style.

It’s such a classic look, and I associate it with the 1960s, when models like Twiggy were household names and women paired the beauty look with short skirts and thick headbands.

Rimmel London has always given off a 1960s vibe to me in their commercials and products, and recently, the brand launched the new Scandal Eyes RetroGlam Mascara, meant to evoke that iconic lash look of the 1960s.

I was inspired to have a very “mod” moment of my own on Friday when I put together a look using RetroGlam and other Rimmel ScandalEyes products that the brand recently sent over. I used:

  • ScandalEyes Eye Shadow Paint in Rich Russet, Mercury Rising and Golden Bronze
  • ScandalEyes Thick & Thin Eyeliner (waterproof)
  • ScandalEyes RetroGlam Mascara in Extreme Black

Check it out:

Rimmel London US Scandal Eyes RetroGlam Mod Mania 1960s makeup thin & thick eyeliner eye shadow paint Rich Russet Mercury Rising Golden Bronze
Rimmel London US Scandal Eyes RetroGlam Mod Mania 1960s makeup thin & thick eyeliner eye shadow paint Rich Russet Mercury Rising Golden Bronze
Rimmel London US Scandal Eyes RetroGlam Mod Mania 1960s makeup thin & thick eyeliner eye shadow paint Rich Russet Mercury Rising Golden Bronze
Rimmel London US Scandal Eyes RetroGlam Mod Mania 1960s makeup thin & thick eyeliner eye shadow paint Rich Russet Mercury Rising Golden Bronze

Also used in my look:

Eyes/under eye:

  • Ofra Cosmetics Eye Gel Primer
  • Lush Cosmetics Feeling Younger Skin Tint


  • Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Mousse foundation in Light Ivory
  • Ben Nye Luxury Powder in Cameo
  • MAC Cosmetics blush in Stunner


  • Lime Crime Velvetine in Suedeberry

Those lashes – KAPOW! I really like this mascara. The Thick & Thin Liner was not as easy to use as other liquid pencil liners I’ve tried, I did have to go over the line a few times. And the Eye Shadow Paint – well, I usually hate creme and pencil shadows but I found these were pretty easy to use, and they stayed put without creasing all day. I would buy more of these, and I would purchase the RetroGlam mascara.

I think what solidified my decision to write a post about the look, vs. reviewing the individual products, was a conversation I had about my makeup the day I wore the look. A coworker complimented my makeup and said it looked very 1960s or classic, and we had a quick chat about the mod, retro makeup look and Rimmel’s new products. So I thought I’d try something a little different and post a look instead!

RetroGlam Mascara can be found where Rimmel is sold – price varies depending on where you buy. It’s available on Walmart.com for $5.47, and CVS.com for $6.99, for example.

So what do you think about this type of look? Do you love it? I think this is a classic go-to look, what about you?! And have you tried this new mascara from Rimmel yet?!

Disclaimer: I received the Rimmel ScandalEyes products used in this post as a gift from the PR Firm/Manufacturer. I was not compensated to write this post. Please visit my Disclosure tab for more information on how BeautyJudy.com keeps it real!

  • http://theplasticdiaries.com Kimmi @ The Plastic Diaries

    I loveeee a bright lip on you.

  • http://www.citizensofbeauty.com/ Citizens of Beauty

    Her liner is fabulous.

  • Betzy Carmona

    You always look very nice in your looks 🙂

  • kSquaredGlamour

    love the look!

    • BeautyJudy

      Thank you! 🙂

  • http://www.mynewestaddiction.com/ Laura

    Love all the new Rimmel stuff available!

    • BeautyJudy

      Me too! I’m wearing the mascara today, in fact, I love it!

  • http://www.painted-ladies.com/ Sheila Arkee

    That lip color! Amazing! I do love this look – it’s so simple and flattering.

    • BeautyJudy

      Thank you so much!

  • FabZilla_Kath

    Wow, that lime crime lippy is smoldering hot on ya! …. which reminds me, I don’t own any Lime Crime, boooo!

    • BeautyJudy

      Oh Kath, my fellow lippie lover… you NEED to discover the Velvetines!!!

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    • BeautyJudy

      Thanks Lisa!

  • cindyprimebeauty

    Cute look!

    • BeautyJudy

      Thanks Cindy!

  • myCosmeticBag

    stunning look on you!

    • BeautyJudy

      Thanks Christina!!

  • Angela Sherman

    that lipstick shade looks amazing on you!

    • BeautyJudy

      Thank you Angela!

  • http://www.slashedbeauty.com/ Miranda Mendoza

    Oh I absolutely love this look on you, Judy! The bold red lip is just enough of a statement without going overboard!

    • BeautyJudy

      Thank you Miranda!!! I couldn’t wear that lippie with bold eye makeup for sure, that’d be too much for me!

  • Kelly R

    Wow, this looks amazing on you!

    • BeautyJudy

      Thanks Kelly!!

  • http://www.honeygirlsworld.com/ Honeygirlk

    Gorgeous! I love how that lippy is so bold on you yet not overpowering ;D

    • BeautyJudy

      Thanks Honeygirl! Yes, overpowering would be bad!!

  • Anastasia

    I have to admit, I got instantly drawn to your lippie. Love that color!

    • BeautyJudy

      LOL Everyone loves the lippie, I am so glad, it is so beautiful, I love it!!!

  • http://loveforlacquer.com/ loveforlacquer

    You look so so pretty! Love the new cut!

    • BeautyJudy

      Aw, thank you Jess!!!

  • http://www.blushingnoir.com/ Brooke @ Blushing Noir

    Love that look! Especially the lip!

    • BeautyJudy

      Thanks, Brooke!!

  • http://www.geniabeme.com/ Eugenia

    I love Cassandra because her skin is just like mine but she’s just so much more brave about it! You look great like always!

    • BeautyJudy

      OH, she is so beautiful, inside and out. I was interviewing her and asking her questions but she wanted to chat and ask ME about my blog, etc. She’s so down to earth. I’m very happy for her successes!

  • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

    Fun look!

    • BeautyJudy

      Thanks Phyrra!

  • http://www.beautybymissl.com/ beautybymissl

    Very very pretty look!

    • BeautyJudy

      Thank you so much!!

  • Justina

    Very pretty eye look!

    • BeautyJudy

      Thanks Justina!!!

  • http://beautylitfromwithin.blogspot.com Nidia Doherty

    I was inspired by all these mod looks to go buy the mascara and liner (and the staymatte foundation) but I haven’t tried them yet! I still fail at the cat-eye look! must watch more videos…

    • BeautyJudy

      Oh yay! I realized that the look I did is more winged than cat eye. Have you ever seen the meme, the funny one about doing the wing eyeliner and the eyes just end up covered?! I face that struggle everyday LOL!!!

  • erikatheicyone

    You look wonderful. Very chic. 🙂

    • BeautyJudy

      Thank you, Erika!

  • Aleya Bamdad

    You look AMAZING!

    • BeautyJudy

      Aw thank you Aleya!!!

  • http://www.cosmeticsaficionado.com/ Cosmetics Aficionado

    I AM DYING I AM SO IN LOVE WITH YOUR LIPS RIGHT NOW! I need that color in my life or it will be incomplete.

    • BeautyJudy

      LOL! Thank you 🙂 Yes, you need it. I need to order Red Velvet, and the purple one coming out. GAH GIVE ME ALL THE LIPPIES

  • http://makeupbykim-porter.com/blog Kim Porter

    That lip color is to die for!

    • BeautyJudy

      Thank you so much Kim!!

  • http://www.makeuplifelove.com/ jamie @makeuplifelove

    Beautiful!!! I really really love the lip color. It looks amazing on you!!!

    • BeautyJudy

      Thank you Jamie, it is one of my favorite beauty purchases so far this year!

  • Norah Salazar

    Rimmel is one of my favorite drugstore brands. I haven’t tried the mascara and now am really curious in part thanks to you Judy 😛

    • BeautyJudy

      Ditto Norah! And that’s great praise for them coming from you, a working MUA!!!!