What I wore for my Graduation Ceremony : Makeup Breakdown and Convocation Pics

 

Hey everyone!

I received my B.Tech from IIT-Bombay this weekend and this is the look I wore for my Convocation(as its called at IIT) Ceremony. Unlike the other IITs where the Black Graduation robes are worn, at IIT Bombay we wear white kurta pajama with a colored dupatta (Called Uttariya) for the ceremony. The color of the dupatta for the B.Tech students was a rusty brown. I wore a simple brown smokey eye with a natural earthy lip with my Graduation Outfit.

 

Makeup for Graduation Ceremony - Soft brown smokey eye, natural lip
Makeup for Graduation Ceremony – Soft brown smokey eye, natural lip



 

Since this was the Golden Jubilee Convocation of IIT Bombay, there was a special panel of Chief Guests comprising of the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Chief Minister of Maharashtra Prithviraj Chavan, Governor of Maharashtra, Minister of Human Resource Development Kapil Sibal and Wipro Chairman Azim Premji. Needless to say, the security was really tight and we were not allowed to take cameras inside the hall but I do have some pics of the Convocation Hall which I took from from my phone.

On the day of the convocation, I had barely a few minutes to do my makeup and I created this look in about 10 minutes using the following products :

 

Makeup for Graduation Ceremony - Products used
Makeup for Graduation Ceremony – Products used

 

  1. Clarins Instant Light Complexion Perfector
  2. MAC Matchmaster Foundation
  3. Clinique Blended Face Powder
  4. Bourjois Delice de Poudre Bronzing powder
  5. NARS Blush : Amour
  6. L’Oreal Paris Infallible eye shadow in Endless Chocolate
  7. Avon Supershock Mascara
  8. L’Oreal Paris Color Riche lipstick in Nature’s Blush
  9. Revlon Plumpsexxy lipstick Rose Passion
  10. Lakme Absolute lip gloss Cherry Shine
  11. Bobbi Brown long wear gel liner : Caviar Ink (on brows)

 

Step-wise Breakdown of the look :

 

  • I started by applying Clarins Instant Light Complexion Perfector all over my face and followed up with MAC Matchmaster Foundation over face and neck. This is my fool proof HG skin perfecting combination! The Clarins illuminator adds life to my skin and the MAC foundation gives a semi-dewy medium coverage natural look.
  • Next, I applied Clinique Blended Face Powder all over the face and neck to set the foundation and used Bourjois Delice de Poudre Bronzing powder to lightly add definition to my jawline and cheekbones. As a last step to the face makeup, I added NARS Blush in Amour to the apples of the cheeks and blended it towards hairline.
  • For the eyes, I only used L’Oreal Paris Infallible eye shadow in Endless Chocolate – applied it all over the lid and on the outer half of the lower lash line. Blended the edges and followed up with a coat of mascara. This gave me a very soft and beautiful natural smokey eye.
  • For the lips, I wanted to use MAC Retro which has a bit of red in it as I didn’t want to use a very nude lip color but in the hurry I could not locate the shade so I just mixed whatever lip colors I could lay my hands on. I first applied L’Oreal Paris Color Riche lipstick in Nature’s Blush but it looked a bit too  neutral so I added a little bit of Revlon Plumpsexxy lipstick Rose Passion and finished off with Lakme Absolute lip gloss Cherry Shine. I loved how the lip color turned out in the end!

 

Makeup for Graduation Ceremony - Soft brown smokey eye, natural lip
Makeup for Graduation Ceremony – Soft brown smokey eye, natural lip

 

On my nails, I wore my favorite Nude polish :  Colorbar Exclusive no. 20

 

My favorite nude nail polish ~ Colorbar Exclusive no. 20
My favorite nude nail polish ~ Colorbar Exclusive no. 20

 

Despite the hurry and really bad foundation blending using fingers, I liked how the Final Look turned out, I was pretty much how I had wanted it. It was natural enough to be suitable for the occasion and yet had enough amount of color to add natural warmth and glow to the face. I think this look would suit almost any occasion and is office-friendly too. What do you think? What did/would you wear for your Graduation? Share your comments below!

Here are a few pictures from inside the Convocation Hall before the Ceremony Started :

 

IIT Bombay 50th Convocation Ceremony
IIT Bombay 50th Convocation Ceremony

 

IIT Bombay 50th Convocation Ceremony
IIT Bombay 50th Convocation Ceremony

 

IIT Bombay 50th Convocation Ceremony
IIT Bombay 50th Convocation Ceremony

 

IIT Bombay 50th Convocation Ceremony
IIT Bombay 50th Convocation Ceremony

 

And this is a tired looking me after receiving the Degree (it was a long day! I left home around 12.30, the ceremony started at 3.30 and my turn came after 8.30!)

 

IIT Bombay 50th Convocation Ceremony
IIT Bombay 50th Convocation Ceremony

 

My 4 years in IIT were very special and memorable. Coming to IIT 4 years ago was my first time away from home and the result of a lot of hard work spanning 3 years in which I had to face health problems/surgery as well. My life in IIT Bombay was much different from what I imagined but nevertheless, very eventful and beautiful for the personal journey it was. I appreciate all of the wishes my lovely followers sent me for this day!

Have a good week ahead everyone 🙂

 

59 Comments

  1. looking very cute ankita and congrats………..u must be feeling so relieved na?……….m still fighting on my 2nd yr frm IIT kharagpur

  2. Hey Ankita,
    4 a long long time ive been a silent reader of ur blog. Felt like speaking up today!
    Congrats on ur graduation… u look super cute…
    All the best in all ur endeavors..
    I like ur signature pose in all the pics, ur last pic is so different from ur signature pose…
    Keep writing sweetie.. Wish u good luck!

  3. Congratulations Ankita 🙂 Please let me know if Bourjois Delice de Poudre Bronzing powder is still available in the market.

  4. Congrats Ankita.. 🙂
    Btech from IIT..its fabulous !!

    makeup is pretty..n gud to see a a pic of urs from a diffferent angle 🙂

  5. Congratulations!!! hey you look so sweet the tiredness is overshadowed with the sweet smile on your face!!!
    even i have completed my engineering this year,but i gotta get the degree on october!!all the very best for your life!!

  6. Congrats Ankita!! That’s a major milestone, wish you all the best in all your future endeavors 🙂 More than any of your FOTD I loved your pic holding your Degree, you look so adorable in that pic! 🙂

  7. Dear Ankita,
    You look sooo pretty in all the looks that you do…it was only today that i came to know that you are an iit’ian as well…perfect combo of beauty and brains… :-):-)

  8. OMG… Congragulations! You seem to be the exact definition of beauty and brains! I ended up randomly on your blog today and it’s awesome… You must be really proud to finish school. I just finished school too and it’s the best feeling ever! All the very best to you! 🙂 🙂

  9. I will wear off-white saree tomorrow in office on occasion of foundation day. I came here looking for makeup tips and what a lovely post it is Ankita! You look so cute!

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