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Glam Guide 101: Graduation Beauty Tips


Keep it simple with the brows. Many graduation pictures can look a nightmare with too scanty or overtly filled in brows. With so many beauty gurus and YouTube tutorials out there on how to achieve that perfect eye brow shape and colour, it can get a little daunting for students and most end up going overboard. Over plucked brows were never the trend in the first place and a sketched in brow is only going to make you appear dated in graduation pictures. 

You want it to look natural, groomed and timeless so you can look at the photos ten years later without cringing or shuddering! Tweezers are your best friend when it comes to a little DIY with brows. If you're not the most precise person when it comes to plucking, slanted tweezers can make life much more easier. Whatever the case, just get rid of excess growth and subtly shape the arch and the beginning of the brows to suit your face shape and bone structure. 


With camera flashes surrounding you the entire day, trying to make the most of the only day of your success celebrations, it's vital to keep make-up looking fresh and matte all day. It doesn't have to be cakey 
looking to appear matte. With foundation formulations and powder textures becoming sheer and almost invisible these days, it's all about finding a foundation with oil absorbing properties. 

Once that's done, all you'll need on the day is a powder and some travel sized makeup brushes to touch up. You don't  want to be taking your long handled professional tools in your handbag for graduation. All you'll need is a foldable mini make up brush set and it should take care of oil dabbing and liner fixing emergencies. 


Nails can be tricky to do for graduation and as much as you'd like to go bright and bold, the norm calls for it be subtle and chic. Having said that, it doesn't have to be invisible! I personally feel nail art can work wonders at making you look edgy, smart and glamorous. Opt for muted, neutral nail art decorations with rhinestones in gold, black, silver set neatly on a nude, matte base. 

I'm loving the latex finish nail paints that are cropping up everywhere these days. The contrast between them and the nail art decorations will finish off the look perfectly, striking the right balance between festive and chic. 

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