Graduation time is approaching for many – for those of you graduating, it can be a time of excitement, apprehension, and let’s face it: stress. As a makeup artist and beauty advisor, one of the biggest stressors that I hear about for any special event is skin. Everyone wants their skin to look perfect for that special event.
I thought I’d put together a post sharing my skincare arsenal of tips, tricks, and product recommendations!
These tips can be applicable to everyone and for any special event, not only those graduating!
First things first:
Helping Your Skin:
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A little while ago, I had the lovely opportunity to do one of my best friend’s makeup for her high school graduation. She has beautiful blue eyes, so I was extremely excited to play around with colours to accentuate them, since It would be a bit more of a challenge than my own hazel eyes.
We decided to go with a gold with a little bit of smokey eye to really make the blue in her eyes and gown pop, and paired that with a neutral-pink lip and soft pink cheek.
We had an absolute blast, and Caitlyn did a beautiful job on her hair.
She looked like a princess, and we wanted her to feel truly beautiful, inside and out.
To create this look, here are the products I used:
- Smashbox Photofinish Face Primer
- Lise Watier Concealer Wheel
- Revlon Photo Ready Foundation
- IT Cosmetics Under Eye Concealer
- Arbonne Radiance Mineral Face Powder
- Too Faced Bronzer in Chocolate Soleil
- Mac blush in “Dame”
- Urban Decay Primer Potion
- Maybelline Colour Tattoo in “Bold Gold”
- L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in “Goldmine”
- Nyx Gold Ultra Pearl Mania loose pigment
- Lise Watier Eyeshadow Pallete-a dark brown colour (unfortunately the names have worn off the packaging!)-for the crease
- Urban Decay “Blackout”-for the crease
- Marcelle Dip-Pen long wearing liquid liner in black
- Lancome Hypnose Mascara
- Lush Exfoliating Lip Scrub
- Burt’s Bees lip balm
- Mac Prep & Prime lip primer
- Mac’s Angel lipstick
- Nyx Liplgoss in “Beige” (I have no idea why it’s called beige; it’s a bright pink)
I applied Bold Gold first all over the lid, and then added Goldmine and the Nyx pigment to really make the gold pop. I applied the dark brown into her crease and blended it inwards. Then in the outer corners of the crease, I blended Blackout.
This was our first time using the Revlon Photo Ready Foundation, and I must say we were both very impressed. Her makeup lasted all day long and looked absolutely flawless in photos.
I couldn’t have been happier with how her makeup turned out, and I am so pleased to have gotten the opportunity to experiment with new techniques, especially those dazzling blue eyes!
Congratulations again, Dina!