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College Graduation Makeup

I have already graduated thrice — kinder, elementary and high school. All of which, I had a TERRIBLE graduation photo. I wanted to show you my kinder graduation picture which was placed in our living room. I went there to check it out and grab some photo but apparently, it was taken down. Can’t blame my family, though. It was the WORST. It was the graduation picture that was dubbed as the “Erap” photo. I literally look like Mayor Erap in this photo. The pose, the haircut and of course, the infamous rubber band filled hand. I don’t know how stupid I was or my teacher and the photographer for not asking me to remove it for the graduation photo. Yes! My wrist was filled with around 30+ rubber bands as bracelet. Gross.

Anyway, moving on to my elementary days. Being the public school girl that I am, I don’t think we ever had a graduation photo taken. It was just a post-graduation photo that my mom bought because she was cajoled by the photographer. I had chicken pox days before the graduation that is why I was filled with concealer and foundation + the flash = I DON’T EVEN KNOW.

High school graduation, meh. It was so-so. Did my own makeup but I don’t even know how to do my brows then. I was on my rebel stage back then which explains my multiple-earrings-feeling-cool-hey-I’m-so-trashy look.


It was a low-budget-government-funded graduation photo so please spare me from your criticisms. Haha!

Okay, now that I can already do my makeup, can afford a good makeup and not a jejemon slash chola anymore, I am confident to do my makeup and other people’s makeup. I was shocked when my classmates told me that they want to pay me to do their makeup. I admit, it was a challenging task since the makeup that I’ve ever done was just for myself and for my mother. To do their makeup is challenging enough but paying me is another story. I can’t disappoint them…. I’m glad I delivered. They loved it! I went for the natural, classic, “no makeup” makeup. I am sure that nobody wants to see a full on makeup during this special photo session. We just want an enhanced you.

Some sample photos. Haven’t had the chance to compile other makeup samples. (Click picture for higher resolution)



Makeups used (most used but not limiting to):

  • MAC Studio Fix Foundation
  • MAC Blush in Peaches
  • MAC Studio Finish Concealer
  • MAC Sheer Select Pressed Powder
  • CoverGirl Natureluxe Foundation (mixing shades 315, 330, 365)
  • LA Girl HD Concealer
  • Garnier Undereye Roller Concealer
  • elf Bronzer/Blush Duo
  • LOL Contouring Powder
  • Coastal Scents 22-pc Brush Set
  • Coastal Scents 88 Eyeshadow Palette
  • Coastal Scents Revealed Palette
  • Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette
  • NYX Eyebrow Gel in Brunette
  • MAC Veluxe Brow Powder in Dark Brunette
  • DAISO Highlighter
  • MAC Nylon Eyeshadow
  • Bobbi Brown Longwear Gel Eyeliner
  • Maybelline Illegal Length Mascara
  • Lipsticks mostly used for clients are: MAC Mehr, MAC Kinda Sexy, Revlon Mauve it Over
  • False eyelashes from Ardell and Red Cherry


I’m still accepting graduation makeup services. To book, kindly PM me on my Facebook / contact 09275221844 / email 🙂

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  • Reply Mnel February 10, 2015 at 10:15 am

    You look fantastic in the photo above your graduation picture. I presume that was your made up look for your grad pic. Unfortunately, your grad photo did not do your beautiful work much justice. The lighting’s so bad for a supposedly professional photography work. There’s shadow covering the left side of your face and we hardly can see much of your eye makeup. 🙁 Lucky for the photographer it wasn’t me they were taking photos of, otherwise they would have received tons of complaints. But yes, you did good work. I can see how polished your friends looked like after you put makeup on them. Not everyone can do another person’s makeup really well. 🙂

    • Reply jacklynne February 11, 2015 at 3:56 pm

      Agreed! We were complaining about the photography, as well. But let’s give them the benefit of the doubt as the one in the picture is just taken using my camera’s phone and not the finished and HD photo. Haha. Crossing my fingers! Anyway, thanks Mnel! 🙂

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