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Graduation makeup

Celebrate your achievement with a fresh look and fluttery lashes

About to graduate?

Firstly, congrats – you did it girl!

Secondly (and more importantly) – have you planned your graduation makeup?

This isn’t one of those 8am lectures post-night out – you can’t just slap on some foundation and throw your hair in a messy bun. Yes, you may have spent countless hours studying, stressing and putting in all that effort to get those first-class honours. But the fact is, it’s all been about getting that perfect graduation photo.

So please, update your makeup bag ASAP and check out some of our favourite graduation makeup looks – complete with the best false lashes to go with each.


3 graduation makeup ideas to prep for the big day

  1. Au naturel

The makeup equivalent of that one coursemate who barely studied…but aced every single test. Super laidback, but totally winning.

It’s all about enhancing your natural beauty. Start with a light base, using a tinted moisturiser or a small amount of foundation to even out your skin tone. Then, add a little bit of peach to your cheeks, keep your eye makeup really simple and finish the look with a classic clear lip gloss.

Just little old you – but with your new fancy degree and a stunning glow-up.


Our recommended lashes: SPONSORED

Subtle and natural with the perfect length and gradient to create a chic cat-eye look.


  1. Monochrome

Yellow, purple, red, soft pink, peach, brown, the unusual blue in your new dress.

It doesn’t matter which.

For this monochromatic graduation makeup idea, just pick a colour and stick to it.

Mixing shades can be a little daunting (and risky!) for such an important day. After all, nobody wants to resemble Bozo the Clown on a photo that has to last a lifetime – so why bother? There’s something undeniably chic about a cohesive look that uses the same hue all over.

The lips, cheeks, eyes. Play it safe and stay loyal to your chosen shade.



Our recommended lashes: BADDIE®

Our ultimate best-seller. BADDIE® is a versatile style that will complement any hue. Long, fluttery, curled to perfection, and difficult to tell apart from extensions – they’re sure to turn heads as you stride onto the stage.


  1. Bold glam

Wanna make a statement, whilst keeping things classy?

A swipe of red lipstick is bold enough to say ‘Yeah, look at me, I’m 100% worth celebrating for this massive achievement 💁’. But you can feel confident knowing it’s as timeless as your cap and gown – especially if you team it with pared-back eye makeup.

Or… if you really want to make a powerful impact, combine your ruby pout with voluminous lashes and classic smoky eyes.

Our recommended lashes: ICON 

Uber glam and super dramatic, these 3D faux mink lashes are perfect for creating a statement graduation makeup look. Feel like a boss and make sure all eyes are on you.


Graduation makeup checklist

Not updated your makeup bag in a while?

We get it, as a student, every penny is precious. With all those expensive textbooks to buy, as well as household bills, bus fares, super noodles, plus about 36 shots of sambuca per week – who has spare cash to splash on a new flat-top buffer?

But if you’re going to perfect your graduation makeup, it’s worth investing in some new tools. And conveniently, here at DoL, we’ve got it covered.

You can pick up everything you could possibly need to level up your makeup game in time for celebrations and apply your lashes like a master pro. All of which are simple to use, budget-friendly, available for fast delivery and pretty in pink.

Hats off to you – but now it’s time to glam up

You’ve worked hard and achieved so much in the last few years. You deserve to look and feel your absolute best. Plus your ‘rents are bound to take about 1052 photos – just on the morning of the ceremony alone! So why not treat yourself babe?

Call it a little graduation gift to yourself.

Don that sexy black gown, stock up on a few essentials and nail your makeup for this huge life milestone. And if you do have a go at one of our graduation makeup looks, be sure to tag us on Insta using #doseoflashes. We’d love to see the stunning results and share your proud (perfectly made up) face on our socials.

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