You will rarely see me with neutral make up looks. In fact I don’t think you ever will I like to color my face happy with bright purple, blues, pinks and orange. Green on the other hand is a color I don’t use that often so St Patrick’s Day is the perfect excuse to create a green, sophisticated make up look.
Although I associate St Patrick’s Day mostly with bright green, I wanted to create something that you could wear to a more formal festivity or simply because you want to experiment with green. I think this slight green smokey eye paired with dark lips works for many occasions, don’t you think?
How To: St Patrick’s Day Green Make Up Look
✮ On my face I created a Summer bronze glow. For this I started with the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer and proceeded with the Gemey Maybelline Terre Indienne (Color Bronze) to create that glow. To conceal my dark circles I used Amazing Cosmetics’ concealer.
✮ On my eyebrows I used Anastasia’s Dip Brow pomade (chocolate). I used a tiny bit and brushed it lightly because a little goes very far.
✮ On my eyelid I applied a green eyeshadow from Sleek Make Up I DIVINE IN ULTRA MATTE V1 palette. Continue with black eyeshadow on your outer and above crease. To add more dept I add a dark green eyeshadow on the outer lid (I used Inglot). If you’re not sure where to add the color check out this awesome Eye Diagram by Temptalia which shows you what I’m talking about!
✮ Blend everything with a blending brush. At this point I noticed that the black overpowered Sleek’s green eyeshadow so I added more on top to make it green again. To add a little shimmer to the overall look I added a gold eyeshadow (from Inglot) on the inner corner and then blended it into the whole make up look until the brow to highlight. Finish it off with black eyeliner and a green metallic eye pencil on the lower waterline. Two layers of mascara are needed!
✮ For my lips I mixed OCC Black Dahlia Lip Tar with my Flormar orangy red R11 lipstick. I started lining the lines of my lips and then filled in my lips with the lipstick. Mixed both and resulted in this dark red, semi ombre lip
Make Up Products I Used:
Maybelline Gemey Terre Indienne Powder (shade Bronze)
For eyes: Inglot & Sleek Eyeshadow Palette
Fantastic Chrome Metallic Green Eye Pencil
Rimmel Exaggerate Eye Liner
Flormar R11 Lipstick