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7 Graduation Beauty Ideas We Got From the Met Gala

That exciting but totally bittersweet day—graduation—is right around the corner. You’ve just spent weeks conquering your last finals, and definitely have the under-eye bags to show for it. Don’t let it stay that way! We’ve found some major inspo from the Met Gala red carpet, so channel some of your favorite celebs as you walk at graduation!


Those long locks will work just fine under a graduation cap—and that smoky eye is full-on #goals. 

Elle Fanning

We love how timeless and fresh Elle’s makeup is! When you’re looking at your graduation photos years down the line, you’re going to want to think of the memories—and not what makeup trends were in at the time, so keeping it neutral isn’t a bad idea. 

Kendall Jenner

Let’s be real—you’re probably going to be weeping during the graduation festivities, so make sure you keep some waterproof mascara on hand. Want the feathered look all ceremony long? Try lash extensions to get the length Kendall has here!

Poppy Delevingne

Chances are, your parents aren’t going to be sitting right up close to the stage when you pick up your diploma. Make sure they can see your beaming smile by rocking a bold lip color!

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen

If you’ve spent the week leading up to graduation partying, opt for a low-maintenance look like the Olsen twins are wearing here. A little bit of smudged eyeliner and strategically tousled hair does the trick!


Overall, this trio is wearing a pretty neutral look, from makeup to hair. But where they really stand out is the brows—and who doesn’t want to be remembered for having the best brows on graduation day?

Kate Bosworth

Your soon-to-be employer might be scrolling through your social media profiles, and it doesn’t hurt to look office-ready in your graduation pics. Letting them see you with these matte red lips will make you appear both elegant and professional!

Sophia Borghese is a Strategic Communications major at Ohio University. She is always excited to write stuff for Her Campus.  Sophia has writen for her university's fashion magazine, Thread, for over three years, and loves to write beauty related articles the most. Many of the makeup looks in the magazine are done by her as well. Most people associate her with bright lipstick, and her Instagram account Sophia Makeup Artistry. She loves to stalk great makeup artists, read up on the latest beauty trends and shop at Sephora whenever she can.  Alongside her interests in beauty, she is obsessed with sushi, pugs, Madonna and her favorite band Incubus.  Professionally speaking, she wants to continue to be a makeup artist, and work as a freelance beauty writer while partaking in the beauty PR world. 
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