Oh Blarney Stone, St. Patrick’s Day is only a week away. I’m sure you’ve seen the plethora of St. Patty’s Day themed DIYs, outfits, recipes, and drinks. Anyone who is caught NOT wearing green is liable to get their rear pinched. It’s a bit disconcerting – especially when you venture into a bar. “Hey babe, you’re not wearing any green!” /pinch /slap /get thrown out of the bar. Well, here’s a simple makeup tutorial in the Irish spirit that you can wear to work or on the town. Plus, you’re technically wearing green which then makes you pinch-free.
This look is a fairly-subtle green and gold smokey eye. If you don’t have the products we used, don’t worry – you can substitute any shade of green and gold that you have. There are some brilliant drugstore brand products, like the ones I used. Disclaimer: All of the products used in this tutorial were bought solely by me. This post has not been sponsored by any company and the views are 100% my own.
-L’Oreal Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream in Fair
-MAC Studio Fix Foundation Powder in C2
-MAC Concealer in NC20
-BH Cosmetics 28 Neutral Palette, for contouring
-L’Oreal True Match Blush in Perfect Peach
-Aveeno Clear Complexion Face Lotion
-Urban Decay All-Night-Long Makeup Setting Spray (*must have in your kit)
-Clear-Eyes Multi-Symptom Eyedrops
-Urban Decay Primer Potion in Greed
-NYX Jumbo Eye Shadow Pencil in Lime
-Maybelline Color Tattoo in Forest Fatale
-L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in Eternal Sunshine
-MAC Eyeshadow in Velvet Moss
-NYX Eyeshadow in Tryst
-NYX Eyeshadow in Betrayal
-Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner in Demolition
-Maybelline One by One Mascara in Brownish-Black
-Urban Decay Lip Liner in Nude
-Peachy Nude Lipstick
-L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in Eternal Sunshine
Makeup Tutorial Steps:
Prep your face and go ahead and put your face on. Foundation and contouring, but save the blush for last. Go ahead an spray your makeup setting spray in between your foundation and setting powder, just for extra staying powder. Stick some moisturizing lip balm on too. Prep your lids by using the Urban Decay Primer Potion in Greed (gold, shimmery eyelid primer). Blend out with your finger. Let it dry for a minute or two.
- Go ahead and spread NXY’s Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencil in Lime all over your lid
- Use your CLEAN finger to blend it out slightly past the crease. This will act as an eyeshadow base for all of your other colors.
- Using a flat C-shaped brush, gently pat on Forest Fatale on the outer 2/3rds of your eyelid.
- Use a pencil brush to place some of NXY’s Tryst in the crease and blend out with a large fluffy brush. This will help you blend your darker colors out when the time comes.
- Take Velvet Moss and darken up the Forest Fatale on the outer corners of your eye. This will create an illusion of more depth.
- Use a combination of Velvet Moss and Betrayal to darken up your crease. Take your time to build up the color instead of smearing it on all at once. (PRO TIP: Always build up the color, no matter if it’s contouring or eyeshadows.)
- Grab your Eternal Sunshine (gold shimmer) and pat it on the inner 1/3rd of your eye, blending into the green so that it’s a smooth transition. For fabulously flawless eye makeup, blending is key so always remember that you can never overblend your colors.
- Line your lower lash line (not your waterline) with Urban Decay’s Demolition (medium brown eyeliner), take a short, dense pencil brush or paddle brush and smudge it out. Then take a little more of Betrayal and set your eyeliner with it. You can also, take a thin flat brush and carefully apply a small amount of Betrayal to your upper lash line, as close as you can. This will help you get the appearance of having super full lashes if you don’t already.
- Take a light, skin-toned (slightly shimmery) eyeshadow – I used one of the ones in the BH Cosmetics 28 Neutral Eyeshadow Palette – and use that to help blend out the darker areas around the crease so that it creates a smooth transition. Also, you will be placing this as a browbone highlight right underneath your brow.
- Take your torchure device – aka the eyelash curler – and curl your lashes and apply a dark brown – black mascara. If you want to pump up this look a little bit you can apply a black liquid or gel eyeliner to your top lash line and then apply some false lashes. Since I’m going for a “not-so-dramatic and crazy” daytime look, I’m just sticking to my normal lashes and am using the dark brown mascara to help tie the look together. Voila! Your eyes are done.
- Apply your blush, lightly, to the apples of your cheeks. Again, build up rather than cake on at once.
- Line your lips with a peachy-nude lip liner. I’m using Urban Decay’s Lip Liner in Nude. PRO TIP: Lip liner helps your lipstick last longer and not feather out as much.
- Apply your lipstick, I’m using a rosy-peachy lipstick that compliments the eye makeup without being too “OMG I’M WEARING OBNOXIOUS LIPSTICK!” To make your lipstick go the extra mile, apply two coats but make sure to blot in between each.
- For an extra pop, and to help tie everything together, take some of the Eternal Sunshine on your finger and place it on the center of your lips.
- Finish with some more makeup setting spray, let it dry and then go on adventuring!
Makeup is powerful and it can help someone go from stupid-sick zombie face to actually looking fairly normal and put together. I’m going to go ahead and apologize for my bloodshot eyes. It’s that whole being sick thing and eyedrops can only go so far. Oh well… just keep swimming. Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming. Swimming. Swimming… etc.
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