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Now that it’s May, there is one thing we all know for sure: graduation season is upon us! Whether you’re graduating from high school or college, you’ve probably been searching for the perfect makeup look and outfit to help you look stunning at your ceremony or in other pictures. If that is you, then you have come to the right place! We have collected several different graduation makeup looks from natural to glam looks, the products you will need, and some makeup tips to make sure you look you are looking your best for the big day!

Natural Graduation Makeup Look

This makeup look is perfect for anyone who wants something a little more natural. In this look, the brows are lightly filled in to help them look fuller and accentuate their natural shape. Concealer is used under the eyes or on blemishes, and then blush and bronzer are used lightly to add some color. Add some mascara to help make the eyes look larger, or if you want to look a little more polished, add some natural-looking false eyelashes. Finish off with some highlighter on the high points of the cheeks and on the nose, and now you have a stunning natural glow. Just follow these steps, and you will have this natural look in no time!

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Soft-Glam Graduation Makeup Look

This look is perfect for anyone looking for a look that’s just a tad more than natural. In this look, the brows are a little more defined. You can achieve this by filling in your brows and then using a tinted brow gel – our favorite is Boy Brow by Glossier. The eyeshadow look is simple yet stunning and utilizes three different eyeshadow colors. These include a medium transition shade in the crease, a light shimmer on the lid, and a darker matte in the outer corner. Next, the skin makeup is a little more full coverage, utilizing light to medium coverage foundation and concealer (although you can use a tinted moisturizer if you are looking for a more fresh-faced look). And finally, add on some light pink or clear lip gloss. Use these tips, and you will have the perfect soft glam makeup look in minutes!

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Glam Graduation Makeup Look

This glam makeup look is a little harder to achieve, but it is definitely worth the effort. Browns are filled in, defined, and carved out with concealer. Eyeshadow utilizes all matte shades, a light brown on the lid, medium brown in the crease, and black on the outer corner and lower lash line for the perfect smokey effect. Eyes are lined all the way down to the inner eye corner to give the cat-eye effect. More natural-looking false lashes give the eyes a more dramatic effect.

In this case, the face makeup utilizes concealer, foundation, and contour. If you’re using all three of these products, make sure to set your face with setting powder! Highlighter is placed on the nose, and bronzer and blush are used to add color back into the face. Finally, a natural lip color and gloss over top finish off the look flawlessly. This look may take a little more time than the others, but if you follow these steps, you will be more than ready to rock your look at graduation.

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So which of these looks was your favorite? Let us know in the comments below or on Instagram @successible_life. Also, if you’ve got a look that you’re just dying to show off, use #SuccessibleBeauty for a chance to be reposted!