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The perfect soft-glam graduation look with Jess Evans

The perfect soft-glam graduation look with Jess Evans
Alice Macfarlane
Beauty Writer2 years ago
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Graduation may look a little different this year for most of us, but that doesn’t mean we can’t grant the occasion the celebration it deserves. With students up and down the country making incredible achievements in what has been one of the toughest years of our lives, here at LOOKFANTASTIC, we wanted to honour that success.  

That’s why we teamed up with Bronte King, founder of @galswhograduate and makeup artist Jess Evans (aka @_makeupbyjessevansx) to celebrate the fabulous achievements of graduates with an exclusive makeup masterclass and a virtual graduation ceremony.  


Missed the masterclass? You can find the full tutorial with Jess on the LOOKFANTASTIC Instagram 

From sharing your funny university stories and celebrating your proudest moments, to learning the top makeup tips to nail your graduation glam, LOOKFANTASTIC brought women together from around the country to celebrate their successes. Here's what some of our student ambassadors had to say.


@charleywyer, Student Ambassador

“This event was so special because of how thoughtful and personal it was, it was such a lovely touch from Look Fantastic to run this or those of us graduating after a difficult year and having not been able to have the usual celebrations. The masterclass was also an amazing experience to try new products, learn new techniques and opportunity listen to an amazing makeup artist.”

@sophiejhaws, Student Ambassador

'My favourite part of the event was celebrating our graduation! Whilst studying you don’t realise how much you’ve actually achieved and now looking back it’s such a proud feeling.'

@looksbywiki, Student Ambassador

'My favourite part of the night was definitely taking part in a masterclass taught by one of my favourite MUAs and getting to try out new makeup!'

Want to recreate Jess’s soft glam look for your graduation? Here’s what you need:  

GLOSSYBOX 3-in-1 Moisturiser  

A great makeup look begins with a smooth base. Use the GLOSSYBOX 3-in-1 Moisturiser to banish dryness and prep for a smooth finish. Enriched with Hyaluronic Acid and Tsubaki Oil to condition the skin, your complexion is left supple, soft and ready for foundation.  


NYX Professional Makeup Ultimate Shadow Palette - Warm Neutrals 

Nail your smoky soft glam with the pigmented hues of the NYX Professional Makeup Ultimate Shadow Palette. Featuring sixteen stunning shades in a mix of satin, shimmer and matte formulas, there is something to suit everyone in this blendable, buildable palette.  


ICONIC London Sheer Blush 


For a beautifully natural flush of pink, apply the ICONIC London Sheer Blush liberally to the apples of your cheeks. Jess uses a dense brush to build up this creamy formula, as well as gently sweeping it along the tip of her nose to complete the rosy look! 


Illamasqua Beyond Powder – OMG 

Everyone wants to be glowing on their graduation day. Use the Illamasqua Beyond Powder to highlight your cheekbones and the bridge of your nose. Jess uses a fluffy Real Techniques brush to gently build the powder on the high points of her face for a radiant glow.  


Maybelline Lash Sensational Sky High Mascara 

It’s the viral TikTok sensation that got everyone talking. This luscious lengthening mascara is the perfect product to take your lashes to the next level on graduation day – no need for falsies. 


PIXI MatteLast Liquid Lip 

Top off your soft glam look with the perfect power pout using the PIXI MatteLast Liquid Lip. Infused with nourishing Rosehip Oil, Jess applies the formula to the centre of her lips using the wand, and then spreads out gently by patting with her fingers to create a super soft, blended look.  


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Alice Macfarlane
Beauty Writer
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As someone with an affinity for all things beauty, discovering fantastic new products is my not-so-secret obsession. Over the years I've tried and tested a mountains worth of creams, serums and cleansers, finding some of my favourite 'holy-grail' products along the way. However, I'm always on the lookout for more ways to nourish my hair, perfect my dewy base, or enhance my skincare routine. Working as a beauty blogger for over 3 years, I've been lucky enough to collaborate personally with lots of amazing beauty brands including Christian Dior, The Body Shop and Dermalogica. I've used the Dermalogica special cleansing gel religiously since I first got it and their products are some of my ultimate skincare faves. When it comes to cosmetics, NARS Sheer Glow foundation is definitely my go-to - I live for a light, glowy base!