Graduation Ceremony Outfit and Makeup

The time has finally come. After many months of essays, lectures, coursework and a LOT of stress, last Tuesday I attended to my Graduation Ceremony, so I thought I’d show you girls my outfit and makeup :)


  • MAC Prep+Prime Skin – MAC
  • Chanel Vitalumiere Acqua Foundation (B40) – Boots
  • Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer (Deep #4) – Boots
  • Collection 2000 Bronze Glow (#01 Sunkissed) – Boots
  • Soleil Tan de Chanel Bronzing Powder (#62 Terre Epice) – Boots
  • MAC Blush (Peaches) – Boots
  • bareMinerals Tinted Mineral Veil – Feelunique


  • Urban Decay Primer Potion – House of Fraser
  • 17 Wild Metallics Eyeshadow (Wild Bronze) – Boots
  • Urban Decay Eyeshadow (Sin) – House of Fraser
  • MAC Eyeshadow (Satin Taupe) – MAC
  • Urban Decay Eyeshadow (Virgin) – House of Fraser
  • Maybelline The Falsies Mascara – Boots
  • No7 Extreme Length Mascara – Boots
  • Rimmel Exaggerate Waterproof Eyeliner (#261 Noir) – Boots
  • MAC Paint Pot (Blacktrack) – MAC



  • Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate (#3) – Boots
  • Bourjois Smile Enhancing Gloss (Rose Bright) – Boots

I decided to go for a classic makeup because I don’t want to look back at my graduation photos in 10 years time and think, ‘What the *&ˆ% was I thinking?!’. My biggest tip for graduation makeup is to make sure your makeup is photo-friendly; choose a foundation with no SPF, or if your favourite foundation does have SPF in it, apply a little bit of a lighter bronzer all over your face to cancel the ‘ghost-face’ effect that SPF can cause on flash photography.

Dress: New Look

For my outfit, I though about wearing a ‘little black dress’ because it’s safe and timeless, but I just wouldn’t stand out at all on photos, so I opted for a gold and black lace dress. I paired it with black tights and dark brown shoes that matched my dress.

Overall, I really enjoyed my graduation ceremony, despite the fact that my course was one of the last to be called, so I had a long and nervous wait until my name was called. I’m happy to report that no disasters occurred and now I officially have a Masters in International Relations and European Politics!

What do you think of my choice of outfit and makeup? Leave a comment below!


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