Last month, March, was the most busy month for me. Why? Because two little girls hired me to be on call, and do their makeup for their parties, and graduation! Hahaha!
Sarabeth was about to graduate high school, and this March, she was having twice-a-week birthday parties and debuts. I was actually wondering how come alot of her classmates were celebrating their 18th birthday parties this March, and well, that includes Sarabeth. Sarabeth just told me that it seems that most girls in her class were March babies! I did her makeup for every party, but maybe the most memorable one that I’d share with you, aside from her 18th birthday party makeup, was her makeup for the Graduation Ball.
For her Graduation Ball, I did some grown-up smoky eyed makeup on her. I figured that she already had enough of fresh, cute makeup looks, I wanted to experiment on some a little bit grown up makeup on her. I did makeup for her, and her friend Paulene. The picture above is Sarabeth’s Grad Ball getup. She’s wearing a Coexist dress, which is mine, by the way, but since I kept it inside my closet and never got around to wearing it, she came first because she crammed me for an outfit three days before the ball! Haha! I am totally liking her pink heels from Call It Spring!
Below is Paulene’s makeover by me. I love her eyes, and her cheekbones! As she liked smoky eyes as the technique made her eyes pop, I also did this technique on her for their Grad Ball :
and as Sarabeth ( ahem ahem ) failed to take a solo pic of her look, here’s a picture of her with Paulene during the ball. Sigh, to be young and looking like that!
Now, as the parties were over, I woke up extra, extra early for two consecutive days. Why? The babies’ graduation rites!
First up, Sharlyn, now a Grade School graduate!
The next day, I was again challenged to wake up at an ungodly hour ( babiess you owe meee hahaha! ) to do Sarabeth’s makeup. The day before, I also did her makeup for her graduation class pictorial. Le sigh. These little girls are such slave drivers hahaha!
As you can see in the photos, I smoked out their eyes. Their eyes, like mine, are small, and would only be defined with eyeliner. With their hooded eyelids, it would be imperative to create a thick, thick line of eyeliner, but as I would not want to create such harsh line, I opted for darker eyeshadow colors near the lashline, working up on a gradient.
So yes, I can still justify smoky eyes even for youngsters as long as the gradient is control, and it is not overdone.
Now that these little babies are graduates, I just can’t help but feel all sentimental. When I grew up from high school to college, I was actually still feeling much like a kid with these two babies running around the house, saying silly stuff, and playing with us. I guess, that is one of the reasons why I still act childish and my humor is still on the juvenile level because I actually joke around with my baby sisters alot. I just wish that I could always hear those childish chuckles, and see those baby smiles for a few more years. God, I will definitely miss them when they start talking serious to me.