Graduation day. It’s the day that you’ve been counting down for weeks, months, or hey…maybe even years. Tears will be shed, smiles will be shared, and pictures will be snapped. I’ve come up with a few tips every gal graduate should know for the big…(and ridiculously slow during the ceremony) day. If you’re the graduate or even the parent of a graduate, keep reading!
1) Uncomfortable Shoes– Do not, I repeat, do not try to flaunt those brand spanking new sexy black pumps on graduation day. Most likely, you will be standing for hours before you get to sit down during the ceremony and you will be sorry! Plus, I don’t know about you…but I can’t imagine dreaming about falling down the stage as I receive my diploma. If you need to buy a new pair of shoes, I suggest a boatload of band-aids and wedges with straps! The more straps, the more support. Plus, wedges are super cute and much easier to walk in.
2) No Sunscreen In Foundation/Moisturizer– Avoid wearing a foundation or moisturizer with sunscreen in it. SPF reflects light, so when you take pictures at graduation, the flash will wash your face out and you’ll turn out very ghostly.
3)Waterproof, Waterproof!- It’s almost a given to wear waterproof eyeliner/mascara when you’re planning on getting a little emotional. You don’t want a total makeup-meltdown when you realize you’ll never see that cute boy in the hallway you’ve seen everyday for the past four years, ha!
4) Classic Look– Graduation means pictures, and pictures being taken mean being able to look back at them in 15 years. You’ll regret wearing that super over-the-top makeup trend so I suggest going for a classic look. A smokey eye and pink/red lips are perfect. On this note, don’t overdo your makeup! If your graduation is outside, you’ll be sweating your face off.
5)Set, No Bump, No Spike!- To avoid a complete mess on your face and others faces, I recommend a setting spray. Pssst… listen closely, lightly spraying your face with hairspray works great for a temporary setting spray.
I went to social media to find out if fellow graduates had beauty tips for the big day too and here’s what I discovered!
“Make sure you’re showered and clean before graduation” – Katelyn
“If you have graduation outside, you will be out for a really long time in the heat, avoid overdoing makeup or it will come off by the end” -Shree
“Less is better. Something light, big lashes with natural contouring looks the best. Don’t wanna take away from the cap & gown!” -Sarah
“Pin your cap to your hair with bobby pins!! & put your name on the inside” -Taylor
Definitely a good ice facial – best for all skin types! -@Complexionme
Let me know in the comments below if you have any tips of your own and to the soon-to-be graduates, enjoy the time you have left and good luck!