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ones are so proud and happy for you as much as you are to yourself. No doubt,
everyone in your life is so excited for that day to come and they will be there
taking pictures of you that you will be keeping in your treasure box all your
life. Of course, you wish to look your best on that day- no one would love to
keep their own images that they would dare not look at some years from now. So
here are some practical ways to look good on that most awaited day:
- If you have a plan to get a deep cleansing
facial, make sure to do it at least 2 days before the event. Be sure that your
facial treatment won’t cause some skin exfoliation. If you need some exfoliation,
have it done at least 1 to 2 weeks before the event. It is not advisable to put
on heavier make up on exfoliating skin- it does not only make you look like a
zombie trying so hard to look like a human, it may cause irritation and
- If you have to go to the spa and have your
manicure and pedicure thing, have it done a day before your graduation. This
will somehow ensure that your nail make over will still look clean the
- Take a good sleep before the big day. Go to bed
early and take at least 8 hours of sleep. If you feel tired, try to have a
lukewarm water bath before bedtime and rinse with water at a room temperature-
this will help relax your muscles and enhance your blood circulation which will
help you go to bed comfortably.
- Be sure to prep your skin before applying your
make- up. Cleanse with a facial foam or cleanser like Olay Shine Control Lathering Cleanser or Olay foaming facial wash. Use a good skin toner like Olay Oil Minimizing Toner to close your skin pores.
- Do not forget to moisturize and be sure that
your moisturizer has SPF. You may like to try Olay Total Effects Fragrance FreeMoisturizer with SPF 15 or L’Oreal Ideal Skin Genesis Daily Moisturizer SPF 15.Choose your moisturizer depending on your skin needs.
- Of course, you will have to decide what make up
to use too. Do not be another victim of trends. Never use very colorful, neon
looking colors for your eye shadow and blush on please. They may look good at
the moment but some years from now, they may look funny on your pictures.
Choose those neutral colors that will make your look good yet not so obvious that
they cover your face instead of just highlighting you best features and downplaying
(not covering) your liabilities. Use minimal eye shadow, light or nude lipstick
and natural toned blush. Take note that it is vital to look pretty and
dignified, not pretty and “cheap”. =)
- Use a foundation that conforms to your skin
color and tone, do not over use so that you will not look like you have just “cemented”
your facial skin. Never try to choose a foundation that is too light or too
dark for your skin color. Mousse and liquid foundations are great for dry skin,
dual powder foundation is better for oily skin. Try
- Always top mousse and liquid or creamy
foundations with a light dusting of loose powder.
- Do not wear glittery eye shadows and lip colors.
Opt for the simple and classic look.
- Choose a simple hair style. Do not tease or have
some high buns or pony tail. Never wear a pony tail with colorful flowers on it
so that you will not look like the flower vase at your dining table. Soft curls
just flowing on your shoulders but not on your face is good. Just be sure that
you can keep its volume and shape the whole day. Keep it neat and simple. You
may like to try Finesse Hairspray, it can keep your hair in shape, and great
volume but not compromising your hair’s liberty to move.
- Wear a cool scent of your favorite cologne or
perfume. Try the cool scent of D & G Light Blue or Escada Moon Sparkle. Do
not forget to put on “JUST ENOUGH” this means that your scent should not
announce your arrival long before you have arrived at your destination. =)
- Keep in mind to bring with you your tools for
re- touch (a.k.a “kikay” kit), this should include your lipstick, lip balm,
loose face powder, hair spray or gel in a small easy to carry container, com
and small mirror.
- Keep facial tissues handy and easy to access.
You may get teary eyed or perspire during the ceremony.
- Since you would sit long and would feel warm,
bring a small handy fan with you.
- Put some mineral water in a small atomizer so
that you could spray it on your face to feel and look fresh during the day.
This will also help moisturize your skin.
These are just some of the many ways to look good on your
graduation day. But there is one cardinal rule to really look good, that is: TO
KEEP THINGS SIMPLE and enjoy your day. Congratulations!
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