Tuesday, December 18, 2012

I'm Graduating Today and Here's My Makeup!

Hi Bellas,

I've been waiting for this day for two years...and it's finally here - Graduation!  It's been a long road and it's definitely a happy day.  My bestie Alex and I are finally done with our Masters in Business Degree.  Working full time, going to school, doing makeup and blogging...well graduation is the best Christmas gift I could ask for, lol.  Thanks to everyone for being so patient with me as I couldn't always post/record as much as I'd like to.  I'm going to sleep a few weekends in a row straight to recuperate and then after that I'm on the grind, lol.  Of course I had to share with my you the makeup I took for my graduation shots.  Take a look!

This makeup is actually very similar to the makeup I did for head shots about a year ago.  I went for a soft, gray smokey eye.  Gray is such a wearable color, and gives me the oomph I want while still keeping it soft.  I actually used the Sigma Bare Palette because it had all the colors I needed.  I used elope, snoops, hitch, and act.
For the lips, I wanted to do a my lips but better type of deal, and went for a warm, mauve tone with gloss just in the center.  I actually used a drugstore combo - Jordana Tawny Lipliner and Rimmel Lipstick from the Kate Moss Collection.

On my cheeks I went with a mauvey blush - Frat Boy by The Balm.  I put a little extra on so it would photograph well.
Of course I had to thrown on some lashes - Ardell Demi Wispies, classic!
I finished it off my curling my hair with a curling wand to give loose curls.  The top of my head doesn't really matter because I have the cap on lol.  The BF actually took these graduation shots for me and my bestie for the free-ski lol and we're printing and framing them as graduation parents for the parentals lol.  Check out the professional shots!



Hope you guys enjoyed!  I have my family in town for the week to celebrate and I'll do my best to keep on posting.  Thanks again for all your support, couldn't have down it without you!

FTC Disclosure:  Post not sponsored.

Atlanta Makeup Artist
Atlanta Photographer

17 comments:

Jezz Dallas said...

OMG!! Congratz!! I didn´t know you were going to school the whole time!! That is truly amazing and such an achievement! You can really be proud of yourself!!

jezzdallasmakeup.blogspot.com

Adel said...

congratz :D
may i know what foundation you were wearing? thanx!

Askmewhats said...

Congratulations dear! and your makeup is wonderful! Love the photos!!!

Stella said...

Congratulations!!! Huge achievement and very well deserved! well done

xoxo

Barbara Onianwah said...

Oh Congratulations Ren, Congratulations to you and Alex. You have no idea how much you have inspired me ever since you told me on twitter that you work, go to school, blog & vlog all at the same time. I really am looking up to you.
You both look lovely.
Barbara
http://barbsiesmusings.blogspot.com/
Lagos, Nigeria

JCarmichael said...

Well done Ren!! You looked beautiful and are inspiring me to study hard :))

missmelanie_99 said...

Congrats Ren!!! I want that Sigma palette u used.

Tifferella said...

Congratulations to you and Alex on your graduation and future endeavors!!! I love that blush you're wearing.

Chrissy said...

Congratulations Ren! I didn't know you were going to school either, wow. Amazing how you juggled everything! :)

jilliandanica said...

Congratulations Ren!

EmmyJean said...

Congratulations!!! I graduate in May, can't wait!

iamsutil said...

congratulations! :) you look great, dear!

DanceEatBeauty said...

Congratulations Ren! Truly you are such an inspiration. I look up to your discipline and hardwork. 2013 is gonna be even bigger for you. Congrats to Alex as well. The BF did good on the photos.

mina said...

Congrats! Such a great accomplishment! Be proud and take those weekends to get the much needed rest you deserve!

Jeanette said...

Congratulations! What an awesome accomplishment.

MakeupByRenRen said...

hi everyone! thank you so much for all your support and well wishes, i truly appreciate you all!

Mirna said...

Congratulations! It is the best way to close 2012...You look pretty...