It’s officially graduation season! Whether it be high school, college, or maybe even a higher degree, your ceremony is something to look forward to. It’s a memory to last a lifetime, celebrating another accomplishment in the world of academia—and your life!
With cameras bound to be out and documenting the event, let’s talk about makeup. Graduation isn’t necessarily an all-out glam event, but you still want to look presentable, as you’ll probably have an on-stage moment at some point in the night.
Try out this light and fresh graduation makeup tutorial for your big day. This also makes a great every-day spring and summer look!
The staples of this look were purchased at Big Lots for less than $25! They had a great selection of trendy products perfect for your graduation makeup. This included a Covergirl eyeshadow and mascara set, and Revlon eyeliner, blush and lipstick.
I love the Covergirl eyeshadow quad that came in the set. It’s just the right neutral shades with surprisingly a lot of pigmentation that will last! The shades have designated numbers, which I’ll use to reference in the rest of this tutorial.
Step 1. Use shade one on the browbone as a highlight. You can also tap it into the inner corner (tear duct) to brighten the eyes.
Step 2. Using a fluffy blending brush, take shade three from the palette and apply to your crease and blend upwards. Blend until the edge of this shade is diffused.
Step 3. With a regular flat eyeshadow brush, tap shade number two onto the entire eyelid.
Step 4. Pat shade four in the outermost corner of your eye, and blend into your crease until soft.
Step 5. Taking the Revlon Colorstay eyeliner in Topaz, Apply on your upper lash line. I also used this liner in the waterline for an extra pop of bronze.
Step 6. Use the CoverGirl Full Lash Bloom mascara from the set to add volume and length to your lashes, topping off the eye look.
Step 7. Sweep on some blush to your cheeks for a pop of color. Here I’m using the Revlon Powder blush in Haute Pink, which is a great shade for spring.
Step 8. Lastly, finish up with some color on the lips. I’m using the Revlon Ultra HD lipstick in Rose, which is a gorgeous millennial pink that’s super trendy right now. Can you believe I only paid $2 for this?!
Once you’re finished, you’re left with a beautiful neutral look that looks polished and classy—timeless for all your graduation photos. To make things pop even more, experiment with a bold lip shade, or one that matches your outfit.
Congratulations to all 2017 grads!