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GRWM: Graduation Party (hair, makeup, and outfit)

The end of the year is quickly approaching which means that graduation season is upon us. Today I attended two of my friends graduation party so I figured this would b the perfect opportunity to show you what I wore and how I did my makeup. I hope you all enjoy this post and get some inspiration from this!


before and after

Starting off with a fresh, clean face I applied the Nivea After Shave Balm as a primer all over my face. I than took the Maybelline Matte Fit Me Foundation in “125” on a damp beauty blender and applied this all over to even out my complexion. I set that with the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder. To conceal my under eye circles I applied the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer. I was aiming for a light, warm contour so I used the Lumene bronzer and contoured my cheek bones, temples, and nose. For a highlight I took the Covergirl Eye shadow in “French Vanilla” and applied this to the tops of my cheekbones and down the bridge of my nose. For my cheeks I used Benefit’s Cha Cha Balm and the Elf Blush Quad in “Peach”.  I was so pleased with how it turned out.

To start off the eyes I applied my Urban Decay Primer Potion all over to keep my eye shadows from creasing. I than applied my Maybelline Color Tattoo in “Barely Branded” all over my lids with my fingers. This eyeshadow base makes my shadows pop and enhances the colors. I applied the color “High” from my Naked Smokey Palette all over my lid with a flat shader brush. To add definition in my crease I took the colors “Combust” and “Whiskey” with a crease brush. To define my crease entirely and shape out my eyes I took the color “Hustle” from my Naked One Palette on a defining brush and applied it into my outer v. For my eyebrows I applied a little bit of Vaseline to hold them in place and than took the color “Frisk” on an angled crease brush and filled in my eyebrows. For the lashes I used the Maybelline The Falsies Big Eyes on my upper and lower lashes.

For my lips I wanted a glossy nude so I kept it super simple and minimalistic with my NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss in “Sweet Heart”.  It’s more on the peach side which looked perfect with the blush I applied earlier.


Today I was on second day natural hair which looked wild so I threw some Not Your Mothers Beach Babe Texturizing Spray into my hair and than up into a messy top knot to keep it out of my face and looking some what in control.


It was on the chilly side this afternoon so I opted for a light weight blouse, capris and sandals. This top is from Loft, jeans are from Hollister, sandals are from target, watch is Kate Spade, and necklace is Forever 21.

I hope you all enjoyed today’s post. If you missed Weekly Wrap Up #21, click here. Thank you so much for reading, don’t forget to follow me on Instagram @StyledByMcKenz and subscribe to me here on the blog! If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions please leave them below. Wishing you the best today and all the ones ahead. With love, McKenz.

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