10 Effortless Hair and Makeup Looks For Graduation Day

Because you deserve to look your absolute best on the big day!
by Erin Torrejon   |  Mar 25, 2015
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The big day a.k.a. graduation day is just around the corner and it's finally time for you to stop worrying and stressing about school because now you can actually focus on your look for the big day! After all, it's a really important milestone in your life and you more than deserve to look and feel good on such a momentous occasion. Since your head has been burried in your books and you might have forgotten to get pegs and inspiration for your hair and makeup, we went ahead and searched for the best effortless beauty looks for you to rock! So whether you have a pro helping you out or you're planning to get dolled up with your besties, these looks and tutorials will help you achieve that naturally gorgeous look for when you go on stage in front of everyone! Enjoy and congratulations, Candy Girls!

  1. The Complete Look
    Learn how you can personally put on your perfect graduation makeup from the base all the way to applying falsies by yourself! 

  2. Nude Eye Makeup
    The neutral smoky-eye is perfect for a more dramatic makeup look during your morning ceremony. 

  3. No-Makeup, Makeup
    This is the perfect makeup look to make you look awake and fresh for your early commencement rites. 

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  4. Sun-kissed 
    Celebrate your big day while greeting your summer vacay with this  bronzed and sun-kissed makeup look 

  5. Cool Cat Eyes
    Check out the different cool cat eye looks and lines you can create for the perfect statement eyes! 

  6. Curly Locks
    Learn how you can wear your long hair curly perfectly under your graduation cap.  

  7. Twisted Ponytail
    Keep things neat while staying on point with your hairstyle by trying out this super simple and chic twisted ponytail look! 

  8. Blow Dry Basics
    Finally learn how to perfectly blow dry your hair just in time for the big day! That way you can celebrate two achievements, both big and small, in one day!

  9. Braided Updo
    Another way to keep your hair out of your face is by sporting this braided bun! It's actually really easy to do and it will go great with your cap and tog. 

  10. Fishtail Braid

    Contrast your serious graduation attire with a carefree or loose fishtail braid! Plus this hairstyle is perfect for when you go on a road trip with friends right after the ceremony. 

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Erin Torrejon
Former Associate Fashion and Beauty Editor
Resident fashion and beauty girl. I’m a health-nut who devotes cheat days to french fries and other glorious carbs. I live at the beach and I can talk about movies, music,  clothes, and my current beauty obsessions for hours on end. 
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