Ah, graduation day! There’s two weeks left until my graduation and I’ve caught a bad case of senioritis. I wish I could just plop a nice spring break down in the midst of playing catch up with piles of writing and reading, taking graduation photos and trying to find the perfect shoes to go with my dress and oversized black graduation gown.
So, whether you are the graduate this year or you’re attending a graduation, I have a few beauty tricks to help you survive, and quick too!
SPF Moisturizer or Face Makeup with SPF
I hate to sound “old,” but it’s always better to be safe rather than sorry and sitting under the sun, listening to speakers drone on about your university and your classmates that you don’t really know can leave a lot of time for the sun to work its magic or nightmares on you. For me, I get burned really easy, especially right underneath my eyes. Add a SPF moisturizer into your routine, ELF’s is only $3! I like to add the moisturizer first and let it sink in for a moment while I brush my teeth or what not.
Whether you feel a bit misty from heat, nerves or emotions (don’t cry, mom, graduation is a good thing!), shine erase pads are always great to have! I love the ELF brand because the pads are only $1 and the green tea extracts leave my skin feeling smooth.
These little babies are life savers! You always have to account for the unexpected and you never know when that extra gust of wind could knock your cap off! They’re also buddy magnets, guaranteed a girl-in-need will spot your prepared self and ask to borrow some.
No, I don’t think you’re a pansy and I’m not a pansy either… well, sometimes, but that’s not the point. The point is wind, pollen, confetti, SOMETHING could get in your eye and irritate it and you wouldn’t want your eyeliner to smear all over your lid! Now, let me tell you a secret, I actually used to avoid this $3 Wet N’ Wild eyeliner because it worked TOO WELL! This is a potent, long-lasting eyeliner and I often use it for just the wings of my eyeliner. It is easy to apply and really does work.
For the Makeup!
Now, I know this can sound silly, but here is my theory for graduation beauty. You don’t want to do a hair style or makeup style that is so completely out of your norm that it doesn’t represent you properly! Trust me, you don’t want to look back at your grad photo in 20 years and have your kids ask you what you were thinking.
I believe that spicing up your usual routine is the best way to go for graduation. Add a classic red lip, go a little heavier on the mascara or toss a pair of false lashes on, but don’t mask your natural beauty too much!