Hello, I am officially a graduate now! I graduated yesterday with a BSc (Honours) Degree in Psychology from The University of Warwick and I thought it would be nice to share with you what I wore, both makeup and outfit, and what I did with my hair.
Prep: Face washed with tea tree scrub (£2), moisturised with Nivea Day Cream (£4) and primed with Sheer Cover Base Perfector Primer (£15).
Base: Benefit Hello Flawless Foundation in Toasty Beige (£26.50) mixed with a drop of Nars Sheer Glow in Barcelona (£31). Applied with a beauty blender (£12.67). For concealer used Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Concealer in SC5 (£26.50), the lighter shade was used to highlight and the darker shade was used to conceal blemishes.
Setting: I set the under eye area with Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in Translucent (£4). I set the rest of the face with Smooth Finish Foundation Powder in Cafe/13 by Laura Mercier (£33).
Definition: I used a peach blush from the BH 10 Colour Blush palette and Nars bronzer in Casino (£27,50) for bronzing the face and adding some definition.
Eyes: I used the Laura Mercier concealer to prime the eyelids and carve out the eyebrows. I used Topshop Waterproof Eyeliner in Gunpowder (£5) for the top waterline and lash line, with a baby wing and then blending it out almost completely into the crease as well as the lash line. I used Gold from the Lorac Pro Palette on the inner portion of my eyelid and Espresso in the crease, Cream for highlighting the inner corner and the brow bone. Finally, I added some of MAC Pigment in Melon (£16) all over the inner half of the lid, I applied it wet which really intensified the colour. Last but not least I used Eyeko Eye Do mascara (£20).
I washed my hair the night before, I used the L'Oreal Elvive Thickening Shampoo (£4) and Herbal Essences conditioner. I towel dried it, waited about two hours for it not to be so thick and heavy with water, my hair retains water so it takes twelve hours to truly dry properly (it's ridiculous). I then brushed it out with my Tangle Teezer (£11), and combed it through with one of those nit combs you have when you are a kid, they are really great for not leaving any tangle behind. I then added some of the L'Oreal Elvive Extraordinary Oil (£6), stayed awake for as long as possible and then when the front parts were mostly dry, I popped it into a loose braid and went to sleep.
In the morning, I put in some of Space NK's Living Proof Prime Style Extender (£18), which is supposed to be used when hair is damp but I used it anyway, sprayed some Tresemme Heat Defence Styling Spray (£5.25) and straightened my hair. I didn't have any hair spray so just settled for my hair looking smooth and neat for the most part.
DRESS (£20//£18 with student discount)
I wore an A-Line Shift dress in Powder Blue, I got this in a size 6 because otherwise it's just ridiculously big. My shoes were block heeled sandals with an ankle strap, they were pale pink in colour and very comfortable and flattering to walk in. I was nervous about falling, but I didn't!
The best thing about the shoes, apart from how sweet they look, are that they were half-price! I got them for a steal, they were only £12. Definitely worth the money.
Thank you so much for reading, I hope your graduation (if you have one) is brilliant and be very proud of yourself regardless of your grade. You worked hard and you definitely are deserving of a celebration! Please leave me a comment, I love reading them. Take care.