I recently attended my sister's graduation and these are the makeup I used. For events like these, I need my makeup to last all day and I mix it up depending on what my dress colour is.


For events, I usually start with eyes just in case there is any fall out from the shadows I use. For Primer, a cult favourite: Urban Decay Primer Potion, then set with a little RCMA Powder. For Eyeshadow, I took the Colourpop Perception palette, a Makeup By Shayla collab which has 16 beautiful colours. Culture, a matte warm light beige is used as my transitional colour and used for mainly blending all the other shades. For a little smokiness, Played Out a dark matte warm brown is applied to the inner and outer corners. Opting for a Rose Gold/Coppery look, Spill The Tea is a beautiful metallic Coppery Gold Colour which I applied to the centre of my lid.

For lashes, I opted for the Essence Lash Extension Mascara which volumises and lengthens my lashes dramatically. I still wear false lashes opting for Iconic London's Flawless which add drama and wispiness using a new lash glue that I have discovered called DUP, a Japanese brand which does not budge through sweat and tears. To tight line and clean up my lashline I am still using the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper.


Using 2 products as I have really sparse eyebrows, I fill in my brows with the Freedom/Revolution Brow Pomade in Ash Brown with a Spectrum A17 Brush. Then going in with the Etude House Tint My 4 Tip Brow in #4 Gray Brown I mainly use this at the front of my brows to mimic hair-like strokes.


My trusty go-to nude pink is Mac's Velvet Teddy which is a matte finish but to match my outfit I went with Taupe which is a burnt red-orange shade also in a matte finish.


Primer is very necessary especially back in this colder weather, the Wet n Wild Photo Focus Primer has a gel consistency making it sink into the skin very easily. It also helps with my oily t-zone and blurs out my pores. For Foundation I went back to my Wet n Wild Photofocus Foundation in Soft Beige which has no SPF, perfect for taking photos all day. It is a buildable medium to full coverage hiding all my breakouts.

I might be concealer obsessive using 3 different shades/products. The Saem Pro Tip Concealer is used to carve out my brows, it is full coverage and helps neaten up my brows perfect for any mistakes. I use the Ardere Cosmetics Flawless Concealer in Shade 2 to brighten up my undereye area. Shade 4 is used to further cover any blemishes that I may have.

To set all my hard work, the RCMA No Colour Powder is my go-to especially for setting under eye concealer, this can also be used to bake and clean up your contour and bronzer. I like using a Powder foundation to add a bit of warmth to my skin and it also further sets my foundation into place with my current favourite, the Proto-Col Baked Mineral Powder Foundation in Dover.

For Bronzer and Contour, I first go in with Benefit's Hoola then Hourglass Luminous Bronze Light focusing just below the cheekbones and forehead area. For blush, as I was travelling I used a mix of Hourglass Mood Exposure and Luminous Flush. For highlight my trusty Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze and Glow in Light/Medium which has a beautiful champagne colour as the perfect highlight to my cheekbones, browbone, nose bridge and cupids bow.

To set all the hard work and prevent that powdery look, I use my Mario Badescu Facial Spray in Aloe Herb and Rosewater which also adds hydration back to face.

That is all for my make-up details! I also did my little sister's makeup!

Hope you enjoyed this post

Joyce x

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  1. Your eyes are gorgeous!! Such a pretty glowy look xx

    Gemma Louise

  2. I really love Hourglass blush/bronzers, they always give a lovely subtle glow!

  3. Ah your makeup looks lovely! I swear by the UD Primer Potion and, because I have an obsession with eyeshadow palettes, that Colourpop one has some really beautiful shades xo

    Char |


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