BASE The Body Shop Skin Primer in Matte It; Lacura Beauty Illuminating Concealer Pen in Cashmere; Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation in True Ivory; Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Concealer in Light; Natural Collection Loose Powder in Neutral Translucent. FACE MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Deep; MAC Sheertone Shimmer Blush in Peachykeen; e.l.f. All Over Color Stick in Toasted. EYES Rimmel Scandal Eyes Eye Shadow Paint in Golden Bronze; Urban Decay Naked Palette in Darkhorse and Hustle; Studio Makeup Lasting Color Eye Liner in Black-Brown; 17 Eyebrow Shaper in Natural Brown; MAC X. LIPS MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in Shy Girl; MAC Cremesheen Glass in Richer, Lusher.
This is what I ended up doing with my make up for my graduation. I think smart events are particularly hard to judge, especially daytime ones. You don’t want to look too night time, and yet want to look different to show that its a special event. Although I used quite a few different products, I think my make up was about right, with a bronze smokey eye, and coral cheek sand lips.
For my eyes I used the new Rimmel Eye Paints in Golden Bronze. I actually have all the shades and love them! I used the brush to apply a small line, and then blended it in using a blending brush as my all-over-the-lid shade. It’s easy to blend, has a great pigmentation and is amazingly long lasting and crease resistant, but you do have to work with it quick because take longer than a minute and it will have dried (not always a con in my opinion). I then used Darkhorse from the Naked Palette in my crease, with a gentle touch of Hustle in the corner and partly along my bottom lash line to finish off. I only lined my waterline slightly with a dark brown liner from Studio Makeup to give a more natural look than a black liner would have achieved.
On my cheeks I used MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural to contour which is ideal for those with fairer skin like myself because it looks far more natural and you don’t end up trying to blend an orange patch in. Because I contoured, I used Peachykeen on just my apples to give me a bit of a warmer flush. I love the e.l.f. all over color sticks, especially toasted. They are amazingly pigmented and give such a lovely highlight. I use my fingers to rub a bit of the product and then just blend on the top of my cheekbones.
Lastly I finished off with my go to daytime coral lip, Shy Girl with my all-time favorite lip gloss over it, Richer, Lusher. Its such a beautiful pinky coral that would suit anyone!