Friday, 22 July 2016

Graduation Makeup Look

Graduation Makeup Look
A lot of you smarty-pants are graduating very soon congratulations if so! You can finally tuck away a degree on your CV's and relax after 3/4 years of working your socks off. When I graduated last summer I spent quite a long time trying to decide what I wanted to wear and how I wanted my makeup for my graduation. I sort of wish there was blog posts with inspirational makeup looks for graduating, so I've kind of done that for those of you who are not entirely sure yourselves.

These are pretty similar/mostly what I wore for my graduation too!

Base:
Since you will be spending most of your day smiling and getting lots of photos taken it is good to have a solid base that won't ruin your day. The Hylamide Finisher HA Bluris the perfect primer for prepping your skin. This hydrates, minimizes pores and plumps your skin, it also helps reduce any redness and lets my foundation glide on so much easier. As the day goes on you won't find your makeup cracking or starting to melt off. Since graduating is a special day it's nice to wear something with a bit more coverage so Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation is a great option. I used this foundation for my own graduation and it definitely made my face look a lot more put together on photographs. It covered any imperfections I had and stayed in place all day. To set your foundation in place it's good to apply and carry in your bag a powder. I use MAC MSF and I've always used this throughout my teenage years.

For my graduation I kept my makeup quite simple so I applied a tiny amount of the Soap&Glory Solar Bronzer around my face and then Max Factor Creme Blush on my cheeks. This just leaves my base with some shape and colour without it looking too much. If you are wanting a little bit of a subtle, dewy highlight pop some of YSL Touche Eclat under your eyes and blend with a sponge. This instantly lifts your eyes and makes your makeup to look so healthy!

Eyes:
For eyeshadow I used my Charlotte Tilbury Dolce Vita Quad since it was a special occasion. I absolutely love this palette the shades are so pigmented and do not budge at all, they are definitely worth wearing for special occasions. To draw a little bit more attention to your eyes NYX Milk Eye Crayon is perfect for brightening up that inner corner. This crayon instantly makes your eyes look more awake and it looks amazing in photographs.

Lips:
For my graduation I actually used a YSL Lipstick in 'Volupte Shine' but if I was to go back in time I would definitely use the NYX Lip Cream in 'Abu Dhabi'. This is the most perfect lip shade if you want a nude/brown/pink all in one. What I love about these lip creams is they don't budge from your lips which are perfect for a graduation or any other occasion where you are too busy to keep reapplying.

Finish:
I like to finish my makeup off with a setting spray as they are really refreshing and have always kept my makeup in place. I've recently been reaching for the NYX Matte Finish Spray and it has been amazing for keeping my makeup from melting or starting to shine as quick.

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22 comments

  1. The Dolce Vita palettes looks perfect, I definitely need to invest in a CT quad.
    Lucie xo | lucieleannexo.wordpress.com

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    1. Oh it is so dreamy to look at! The consistency is aaaaamazing


      Katie ♥

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  2. Such lovely picks! The eyeshadow palette looks gorgeous! I need that in my life!
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  3. The Soap & Glory Bronzer is one of my favourites! NYX Abu Dhabi is my favourite shade by far!

    Emmy | EmmysBeautyCave | Bloglovin

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    1. Mine too! Cannot fault it one bit. I love nude lip creams from them at the moment, who knew there was so many nude shades?!


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  4. Lovely post ! I need that Charlotte Tilbury palette ! I used Loreal Infallible eyeshadow singles and my MAC Whirl for my graduation makeup look. Keeping the rest pretty simple x

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    1. It is definitely a one to splurge out on! I want more from her range. I've been really liking Loreal at the moment!


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  5. I'll have to give the NYX finish spray a go, I need a good setting spray for the summer x

    Gemma Louise

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    1. Leaves my skin feeling so so soft!


      Katie ♥

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  6. These are amazing choices! The Estee Luader Double Wear is definitely a great product for big events like graduation!

    xx, A Little Dose of Makeup

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    1. I agree, it's such a good foundation for staying in place all day


      Katie ♥

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  7. I graduated two years ago but I'm definitely using these tips anyways hehe thanks!!

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  8. I'd love to get my hands on that CT palette, I can't believe it is graduation time already :)
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    1. YOU NEED IT. I love it!


      Katie ♥

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  9. Estee Lauder foundation is so underrated for its amazing quality, this definitely is a perfect foundation for formal occasion :)

    Selene Addicted

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    1. It really is, I think there has been a lot of great drugstore foundation brands recently that might be why


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  10. I used similar products for my graduation! Wanted to look nice but not caked in make up!

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    1. Yeah me too, it's nice going for a nudeish look


      Katie ♥

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  11. Double Wear is a great shout - I can always rely on it to last on my skin! The Dolce Vita is a gorgeous one for special occasions too :)

    Jasmine xx

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    1. Glad you like them too!


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