Retro Glam Summer Beauty w/ Walgreens

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

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I don't know about you but I loooooove the Retro Glam look. Bold eyes, red lips, and voluminous curls, oh my! I especially love it during the summertime because I feel like it's the season to be bold and daring. It's also the perfect time to try out new looks and enhance your summer beauty!

Today I'm sharing with you my own version of a Retro Glam summer look! If you follow this step-by-step tutorial below, you'll be on your way to finding your inner vintage goddess (how cheezy am I?). You can find all these products at your local Walgreens, so head over now and shop away!

Let's begin, shall we?
You can't start any beauty look without moisturizing first! I used Studio 35 Beauty's Radiant Facial Moisturizer. I love moisturizers that have SPF in them because it's like getting two for the price of one! This moisturizer also evens your skin tone which is a definite plus!

After my moisturizer sets in, I put on foundation and filled in my brows. I then moved on to an essential part of any bold look, the eyes! For eyeliner I used Loreal Paris' The Infallible Blackbuster Eyeliner. I'm a huge endorser of winged liner and this eyeliner is perfect for that cateye look!

I've spent a couple years trying to master winged liner and I still have days where I completely mess up. If you lack skill in the cateye department, here is a nifty video tutorial by Lauren Conrad on how to create the perfect winged liner!

Next up, mascara!!! I used Rimmel's Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara because well, it flat out says Retro Glam in its name so how could you not use it for this look? I'm a big fan of Rimmel's products so I knew this mascara wouldn't disappoint.

I have really thin and short eyelashes (thanks to my asian genes) so I always need to make sure the mascara I use lengthens and thickens my lashes. The Scandaleyes mascara does just that! I put on about two layers and I could already see a huge difference (as opposed to the million layers I usually put on with other mascaras). Bold eyes, check!

Now on to the lips. I don't usually wear lipstick, but when I do, I use Rimmel's Lasting Finish by Kate Lipstick (insert The Most Interesting Man in the World meme)! It's the perfect pop of color and lasts allllll day. If you're like me and have unfortunately dry lips, make sure to put on a lip moisturizer first before you put on lipstick!
Plus, I love Kate Moss sooooo that's a bonus.

The last step is le cheveux, aka the hair (my pathetic attempt at sounding fancy). Voluminous curls is a popular hairstyle when it comes to Retro Glam looks so why not complete the tutorial with it? I curled my hair using a curling wand and held it in place using Garnier Fructis' Full Control Anti-Humidity Hairspray. Aside from the fact that it holds any hairdo through any type of weather, it smells ahhhhhmazing! My hair absorbs scents like crazy (post bonfires are a nightmare) so it's essential to use only products that smell good if I don't want to be repulsed all day.

aaaaand, voila!
My Retro Glam summer beauty look!

Here's a look at myself before and after this tutorial!
Yes, I know. Shocking transformation, right?
Makeup definitely goes a long way with me. (awkward grin)

A closer shot of the final look:
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Make sure to head over to your local Walgreens for all your summer beauty needs! If you make a $20 beauty and personal care purchase (excluding baby category) before August 30th, you can get a travel-size make-up brush set for FREE as a gift! Just visit THIS SITE to grab your coupon first!

Hope you enjoyed my version of a Retro Glam look!
I'm often the one looking for makeup tips rather than giving them so it was fun being able to share some of my favorite products with you all!


  1. your hair looks gorgeous!! love this look!


  2. I need to try that hairspray - humidity is always my problem!

  3. That mascara is amazing and really defines your lashes! I love mascaras that lengthen and thicken so this one sounds like a gem! #client

  4. Awesome! I'll definitely be trying some of these products, thanks for sharing!

  5. You look beautiful as always! Thanks for linking up Ariel! :)

  6. Your skin is flawless! I love how you styled your hair, and retro glam makeup is one of my fave!

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