Monday, 21 July 2014

The Graduate

On Friday I officially graduated with a degree in Behavioural Sciences. Three years of hard work, long days spend typing away at essays and countless trips to the library have finally paid off. I thought it would be nice to share some pictures from the day as well as what I wore and makeup I used on the day.
It took me a while to find the perfect dress. I knew there was going to be blue in the robes so I wanted something that matched. The dress I ended up wearing was a surprise find in Dorothy Perkins, I normally don't wear pink but this shade really caught my eye. I love the fit of the dress and the detailing at the bottom. Since it was a long day with lots of standing and sitting I opted for flats instead of heels. These were from Next and I love how smart they look. For accessories the bracelet and necklace are matching present from my Mum. I was only allowed to take two people so my Mum and brother came, and although the day was fairly long it was so lovely to celebrate with them and my friends. It still hasn't really hit that I won't be going back in September to go to lectures!
Makeup wise I wanted to keep things simple. I wanted my base to be long wearing with no SPF due to lots of pictures being taken. I used the Rimmel Stay Matte Primer which is amazing for controlling oil. Foundation I went for the Bourjois Radiance Healthy Mix, this has no SPF, good coverage and looks fairly natural on the skin. Eyes I did then slightly smokey but nothing too crazy and opted for a waterproof mascara in case things got a bit emotional. Since it's Summer and wanted a peachy lip so I used the Collection Cream Puff in Fairy Cake since it is long wearing with the Bourjois Colour Boost in Orange Punch over the top. Cheeks I wanted to be a little glowly so I used this beautiful No7 highlighter which is one of my favourites but was sadly limited edition. For blush I went with my favourite NARS Deep Throat as I always love how it looks on.

All in all I had an amazing day with friends and family. It was too hot which definitely helped to keep my makeup in place. I'll be doing another post on what I took in my bag on the day for touch ups. Let me know if you are/have graduated this year and let me know what is your favourite long wearing makeup products?


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