St Patricks Day Makeup Look


With St Patricks day right around the corner I thought it would be fun to do a 'St Patricks' day inspired makeup look. Here in Chicago, there is a huge Irish community, so they go all out on St Patricks Day - when I say all out, they even dye the Chicago River green. Im not even kidding, google it! 

I wanted to join in the St Patricks day fun, so I came up with a smokey green eye makeup look. I know a few of you are already thinking "green eye shadow? She's completely lost it". I am not the kind of girl to wear coloured eye shadow, and I mean I never wear eye shadows that aren't a neutral shade, but I felt inspired to play around with brighter colours, get out of my comfort zone and create a look that is wearable. Having blue eyes I just assumed from the get go that most coloured eye shadows wouldn't suit me, and I firmly stuck to my loyal neutral palettes and shades for the last few years. Surprisingly, once I started playing around with different colours and combinations I found that coloured eye shadow isn't all that scary. Now, don't expect me to start walking around with bright pink eye shadow any time soon, I don't feel that confident just yet. 

This look is perfect to get you in the spirit for St Patricks day. Its very wearable, its blended well which makes it more of a subtle hint of colour. I will most certainly be wearing this when we go downtown for the St Patricks day parade. Apparently they serve green beer... I hate the taste of normal beer, but if its green, I can't pass up trying it at least once! 

When wearing a bold eye look, its always best to start with a flawless base. I primed my skin with benefits Porefessional and spent a while blending in my Makeup Forever HD foundation to make sure my skin looked natural, but flawless. If you're going to be taking pictures, I suggest using a foundation like the Makeup Forever HD or one without SPF to prevent flashback (if theres green beer involved, there will be some priceless photographs) I concealed using my MAC Pro long wear concealer to prevent creasing, then I used a little bit of my NARS radiant creamy concealer that is in a lighter shade than my skin tone just under my eye, down the bridge of my nose and across my cheekbones to highlight that area. To contour I used Benefits Hoola bronzer and I followed with my NARS orgasm blush to add a hint of colour to my cheeks. To highlight I dusted my Hourglass powder in Diffused Light under my eyes, across my cheek bones, down the bridge of my nose, my forehead and my chin and followed with MACS Soft and Gentle to highlight my cheekbones further. For my brows I used my Sigma brow powder duo in light and my Benefit Gimmie Brow to set everything in place - definitely define your eyebrows when you're doing more of a dramatic eye makeup as it will balance everything out. 

For the eye makeup, I used MACS Painterly Paintpot to prime my eyes and make sure my eye shadows last all day and to prevent creasing. With my finger I applied MAC plumage as a base to make my green eye shadow look more vibrant. I then applied MAC Green-Smoke all of the lid in a pressing motion to ensure the colour is pigmented. I blended the two eye shadows out into my crease to neaten everything up and then applied MAC Satin Taupe through the crease to deepen it up a little and smoke it out. To deepen up the outer eye I lightly blended MAC Carbon with a fluffy brush to add a little more dimension. I lined my eyes with Bobbi Browns black gel liner and applied several coats of my Lights Camera Flashes mascara to give my lashes a lots of volume and length. I would definitely use false eyelashes with this look, but lots of mascara will do the trick if you don't have any at hand/aren't comfortable using falsies. My best trick to give your lashes lots of volume and length is to use a curl your lashes, then use a drier mascara for your first coat to separate the lashes and let the mascara dry in between coats. 

Finish the look with a nude lipstick and a sheer pink lip gloss and you're good to go! 


  1. This is such a beautiful make-up look and it really makes your eyes pop! x

    p.s I have also included your blog in my blogroll just love it! x

    1. Thank you so much Jenny! And thank you for including me on your blogroll, that really made my day!


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