Face of the day: graduation festivities

I have been meaning to write this post for a long time. Several weeks ago, when my college career was wrapping up, I attended a couple different festivities to close out the end of the year. I wore this really pretty and feminine cream-colored lace dress that I loved! To complement the softness of the dress, I came up with a gorgeous pink-themed makeup look.

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I have to say that it is one of my favorite looks I’ve ever come up with! So, I thought I would share with you all the products that I used!

{Base}

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After moisturizing my face, I applied a generous layer of L’Oreal Magic Lumi Light Infusing Primer. On top of that, I applied the Maybelline Fit Me! Matte + Poreless Foundation in Soft Beige. The combination of these two products were pretty interesting. The illuminating quality of the primer peeked through the matte foundation and gave my face a really subtile, natural glow that I was very pleased with! On top of all that, I applied my always trusty Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer in Medium/Deep just to give me a tad bit of warmth!

{Cheeks}

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The cheeks have to be my favorite part about this entire look. First, I applied Maybelline Master Hi-Light Hi-Lighting Blush in Pink Rose. This product isn’t your ordinary blush. It contains three different pinky-peach shades and one white highlight to give your cheeks this luminous, natural glow. I love it so much! To be a drugstore blush, the color payoff is fabulous and it stays on all day. On top of the blush, I applied a light layer of the Revlon Highlighting Palette in Rose Glow. This highlighter really gave my cheeks an extra boost of glowiness and color. I also applied this down the bridge of my nose, too. This product is great for blending together blush and eliminating any harsh lines!

{Eyes}

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For my eye makeup, I wanted to continue the soft and feminine pink theme. After priming my lids with Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Eden, I applied the IsaDora Eyeshadow Quartet in Savannah Sunset. I purchased this palette in Germany last summer and ever since then, it’s been one of my faves! I’m so bummed out it isn’t available in the States; IsaDora has a lot of great products. Anyway, I used the two beige shades on my entire lid, and then applied the pink shade in my crease and the highlighting shade on my brow bone. These eyeshadows have such a shimmery but natural finish that is SO flattering.

For eyeliner, I drew a cat-eye with my ColourPop Creme Gel Colour in Swerve. As I have previously mentioned on my blog, this liner is great! It is a simple black that isn’t too matte or shiny, and it glides on effortlessly.

To top it all off, I applied about three coats of Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara. I have been using this mascara since April, and it is a stand-out in my collection. The wand is a unique, fat hourglass shape with lots of bristles. Loads of creamy, black pigment are delivered to my lashes! This mascara holds curl nicely and of course delivers ample volume. I have heard complains of flakiness with this mascara, but this isn’t a big problem for me; I have noticed that it flakes a little when I first put it on, but it has never flaked on me throughout the day. I love how shiny and weighted the tube is. If you are craving mega volume, BTS is worth checking out!

{Lips}

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For some reason, I reversed the order of these two in the photo. I’m so sorry! Since I was going to take a lot of pictures the night that I wore this look, I wanted to make sure my lips were budge-resistant. First, I applied Max Factor Lipfinity Lip Color in Angelic. This liquid lipstick is just a really basic but pretty baby-pink shade with a natural finish. Best of all, it doesn’t come off till you take it off. Instead of applying a layer of clear lip balm on top to seal the deal, I used my ColourPop Lippie Stix in Lumiere. I am a fan of the Lippie Stix formula; despite the fact that it is a matte lipstick, it is not the least bit drying because it is so smooth and dense. I also love the slim packaging! I would describe Lumiere as a dusty, mauve-y pink shade. This color is universally flattering; I even have my mom hooked on it now!

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Photo credit: Erin Turner

Hope you all enjoyed reading this post! Because this makeup look is very soft and feminine, I truly think the colors I used would flatter anyone. Pink makeup (especially on the eyes) can be a little intimidating to wear at times, but as long as you keep it soft, you will be just fine! After all, the point of wearing makeup is to experiment and have fun!

Have a fabulous day!

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