It’s that time of the year once again, when all that work in school pays off. This special makeup tutorial is dedicated to all the graduates out there! The look I’m showing you has just enough polish for your commencement ceremony—and I promise, it’ll giving you a boost of confidence as you march up the stage to get your diploma.
Here are the products I used to create this look:
First, all the brushes I’ve used in the video are part of Suesh’s Personal Funky Pink Brush Set. It’s a comprehensive collection that’s perfect for every makeup-loving girl.
STEP 1: To ensure your look lasts all throughout the ceremony, start by applying makeup primer. I’ve used Y.E.T.’s Fill It Up Primer, like I did in my last video. This will also help diminish the appearance of large pores and fine lines.
STEP 2: Even out your skin tone using a lightweight foundation or tinted moisturizer like the one by NARS. I’ve used the shade St. Moritz. You’ll want good coverage to look picture perfect!
STEP 3: To brighten up your under-eye area as well as conceal blemishes and acne, dab on a cream concealer. My new fave is Lioele’s Perfect Jumbo Concealer, which is shaped like a crayon for ease of use. Blend out the product using your fingers and or a concealer brush.
STEP 4: Set your foundation and concealer with any loose or pressed powder.
STEP 5: Fill in your kilay with your choice of brow product. Here, I’ve used Dolly Wink’s Eyebrow Powder in Dark Chocolate. Use a spoolie to brush out your brow hairs. This will make the color look uniform and give your brows a bushier, more natural effect.
STEP 6: For the eyes, I’ve used PRO STUDIO’s Pro 26 Eyes & Cheeks Palette in “Autumn Parade” (which I also used in last month’s office makeup look!). Here’s exactly what to do:
- Use a peach shade as a base color, sweeping it lightly all over the lids.
- Take a pointed blending brush and apply a soft brown shade on the crease of your eyes to add depth and dimension.
- Gold is a sign of victory, so we’re using just that! Apply a splash of creamy metallic shadow on the centers of your lids. This will highlight your eyes for a warm and glowing look.
- Finally, to highlight the brow bone, inner corners of the eyes, and inner folds of the lower lash lines, apply the faintest amount of a shimmery lavender to those areas. This extra step will make you look instantly awake!
STEP 7: Define your eyes with a dark liner for a crisp, professional effect. I’ve used Bobbi Brown’s Long-Wear Gel Liner in Black Ink, painting it on with an eyeliner brush.
STEP 8: For softness, curl your lashes and apply your favorite mascara!
STEP 9: Bring color to your cheeks with a rosy blush! In this case, it’s Wet n’ Wild’s Color Icon Blusher in the semi-dramatic shade of Berry Shimmer. For that flawless photo finish, you may sculpt your face with a sheer contouring product (nothing too Kardashian-y). I’m using NARS’ Bronzing Powder in Laguna, my go-to shade!
STEP 10: Lastly, lip color. I’ve opted for gloss in lieu of lipstick to keep things nice and youthful. This color by Neutrogena is called Berry Fit. It has a sweet and simple look to it, and a hint of shine that isn’t too sticky.
That’s it for our graduation makeup look! Congratulations to all the graduates of Batch 2015!
Photos courtesy of Say Artillero