I got a request for a graduation makeup look, so here’s an attempt. Just a disclaimer: I don’t think I wore a lick of makeup on my graduation day from uni, which was over four years ago. Here are some photos, to humor y’all.
(I didn’t style my hair either. Lol. Basically I just didn’t care; I just wanted to get outta there!)
And a swanget face with Marb, who I miss and haven’t seen since 2010. 😦
I did not show up for my high school graduation. (I watched She’s the Man in Glorietta instead.) So, you know, I don’t have a lot of experience under my belt, but here’s to trying! I’m going to put together a look that I feel like I would have worn that day if I gave a crap.
As promised in my One Week NARSissist post, I’ll be using the same palette for this look. I think, if I wore makeup at the time, I’d go for a more natural, “clean” look which can also be categorized as “I’m a new grad, hire me!” look, I think?
From the palette, I just used All About Eve No. 1 all over the lid, a combination of Lhasa and Nepal on the outer third of the lid and a bit of Bali and Madrague No. 2 in the outer crease.
I tightlined with and lightly smudged on Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Crave my upper lash line! Mascara on my upper lash line is Maybelline’s The Rocket.
For blush, I very lightly applied a red cream blush, and for lips, just your standard MLBB! My base is pretty straightforward and simple: just a liquid dewy foundation, set with a light buffing of loose mineral foundation and finishing powders, as well as a subtle contour and highlight routine.
I think for an actual ceremony, I’d go with a primer. If you zoom into the photos here, you can see a bit of pore action on my nose. Anyway, that’s it. For a night look, I think you can switch out the lip color with a deeper, vampier shade or deepen the outer corners of the eyes with a shade such as Brousse No. 2 or Dogon No. 2 from the same palette.
Rest of the makeup:
— NARS Sheer Glow Foundation (
Fiji Punjab, thanks badgalrayray!)
— bareMinerals Original Foundation (Medium Beige)
— Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder Palette
— Illamasqua Cream Foundation (CF 320)
— Canmake Cream Cheek (CL01)
— Graymelin Seven Eyebrow Tattoo (Dark Brown)
— The Body Shop Brow & Liner Kit (02)
– Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (Crave)
— MAC Paint Pot (Painterly)
— NARS NARSissist Eyeshadow Palette
— Maybelline The Rocket Mascara
— Happy Skin Shut Up & Kiss Me Moisturizing Lippie (Crushing On You)
And now, I guess, the question is: WOULD YOU HIRE THIS FACE?
(It’s okay if the answer is “no.”)
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I’ve only graduated from grade school and back then, I didn’t give a shit about makeup yet. I do remember my mom tweezed and filled my btows about and added a but of lipstick on my cheeks for some color. Is your Sheer Glow in Fiji or Punjab? And your hair was so long!!
I think it’s OK To not care so much about makeup in grade school! I used to wear a bit in high school and college, but only when I felt like it. Thanks for catching that; I do wear Punjab, not Fiji! Hahaha
And I really like your look! It makes you look clean and fresh without looking too overdone. I will definitely try to recreate this once I recieve my narsissist palette. 🙂
Neat! I would have done a clean look too if I knew how back then. I suddenly remembered my graduation make up done in a salon. And I look toooo made up. Nakakahiya lang but most of us kind of look the same. :)) and the makeup artist told me “ang tanda mo na di ka pa marunong magmake up?!” I did not know how to react to that. 😐
Lol to watching movie on graduation day. :))
Diba? Eh if you don’t wear makeup talaga, it looks halata haha. OK lang yan, may ganyan lang talaga na tao :p
“If you don’t wear makeup talaga, it looks halata” oooohhh… I will forever(i think) remember that. And it kind of applies to different things too like a type of clothing, etc. Anyway, Thanks! 😀
Yeah, I mean, if it’s a drastic change… obviously, it’s not going to look like you! Hehe.
You look so sweet!
I love your understated makeup looks! I think you’ve mastered the art of balancing your eye shadow with natural foundation. Usually, it’s hard to do much with eye shadow when you do a natural base, but you seem to do just enough on them to make them look interesting.
Thank you, Tellie!!! ❤ Means a lot~ hahaha.
I love the super soft and fresh look that you created! and omg I currently studying in ADMU too heehee!
Yay, hope you’re finding it great so far. 🙂