Classic (but fun) Makeup Look for Your Graduation

You did it!  You graduated!  Weeeee!

Participating in a graduation ceremony is an honor. It is the final piece of a puzzle that you have worked years to finish. You’ll definitely want to look amazing; more importantly feel your best. There will be many photo ops and because of this you want to wear classic and comfortable makeup. Here are the main focus areas: skin focus on fresh and clear skin, eyes, lips. Here is what we are going for:

DSC_0872So how did I achieve this look?



  • Starting with clean moisturized skin, I primed with Chanel Le Blanc De Chanel Multi-use Illuminating Base. This helps the face glow.
  • Next, I wanted a long-wear foundation that was full coverage, as I have been battling some unwanted residents on my face; I used Cover Girl 3-in-1 foundation and my color is 810.
  • After I applied this with a beauty blender, I set the foundation with a translucent powder.
  • Onto bronzer! I kept it light, no contouring and added a nice natural blush. For this I used the Wet n Wild trio that just came out. Check out my full review here.
  • Fill in your brows, again keeping natural and how you usually look. Face…Check!


IMG_7368Numbered picture for reference:

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  • I used my Jaclyn Hill Favorites palette. This is nice because it really is a one-stop shop for any look. I wanted a look that was classic, but also had a little bit of purple, since it is my favorite color.
  • Prime your eyes! This helps your color stay.
  • I used a mixture of both of the shadows labeled “1” as my crease color using a fluffy brush (I used a M.A.C 217). Go back and forth with windshield wiper motions, focusing more towards the outer part of the eye.
  • Then I applied “2” as my lid color, using a classic c-style brush. I had to throw some purple in there!
  • I then went back in to the outer-v, or outer third of the lid, with a smaller shadow brush with “3” to deepen up the contrast. Build up this color! After every application, go back in with your crease color and blend it out. This will help it all mesh together and get no crease lines.   I applied this color in three light coats to get the deepness I wanted.
  • I went in with “4” on the inner corner to really brighten the eyes up with a small detail brush. We want our eyes to look wide open and awake!
  • Line your lash line (I used a dark brown liner) and add liquid/gel liner if you usually wear that. I used a dark brown gel liner for this look, keeping it natural.
  • Add some liner to the outer third of your lower lashes and smudge a mixture of “1” and “3” on the outer portion of bottom lashes to make your eye look wider.
  • Pop on your best mascara.
  • A trick to keeping your eyes looking wide is to line the water line with a nude color, not the brown/black liner. So…Eyes…Check!

DSC_0885 DSC_0891 FullSizeRender-3Important: Use a setting spray! I used an Urban Decay spray to set everything into place. It’s going to be a long night!



 To finish off the look, choose a nice neutral lip. I chose Brave by M.A.C because it is a classic dusty rose color. I applied this over a matching lip liner (dervish by M.A.C).  It is also something that can be touched up with out a mirror, since you might not have one on you while you are waiting to walk across the stage for your big moment.

IMG_7373Obviously you can wear this look anytime, for any occasion.

Oh…Don’t forget your cap!

Good luck! Now it is time to celebrate!

Until next time, plant nothing but love.


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