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St. Patricks Day Makeup Ideas

Updated on November 23, 2014

Get Ready to Party St. Paddy's Day style

Get dolled up with some

St. Patrick's Day makeup.

St. Patty's Day will be here before you know it, and soon we'll all be buried deep in green beer and shamrocks. You don't need to dress up as a Leprechaun to show your spirit. Why not opt for for something a bit more prettier.

St Patrick's Day is a great time to do some really fun stuff to your makeup and nails. I truly love green eye shadows and opt to wear them all year round, just a bit toned down for everyday use. So if green is your thing, than you will love what I have to show you.

So browse through this lens and find some more fashionable ways to display beautiful shades of green this St. Patrick's day.

You know what happens if you forget to wear green.

You get PINCHED! Ouch!

Don't let this happen to you. It's so simple to spruce yourself up with some St. Patrick's Day Makeup. I have got all the information you need right here.

Photo Credit and Technique by Makeup by Bextacy

These Irish Eyes are Smiling

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Photo Credit: PhyrraPhoto Credit: Beauty and BeyondPhoto Credit: Fantastic Makeup
Photo Credit: Phyrra
Photo Credit: Phyrra
Photo Credit: Beauty and Beyond
Photo Credit: Beauty and Beyond
Photo Credit: Fantastic Makeup
Photo Credit: Fantastic Makeup

Eyeshadow Tricks

Did you know there are a few secrets to properly apply eye makeup.

These Tips may be some you already know and possibly a few more for you to learn. But I want you to know that once you know them, it will take all the guesswork out of how to effectively apply your eyeshadow to get the best results.

  • Paula Dorf Eye Blender
  • Brush Tip #1

Let's start with blending.

Blending is actually making the three colors flow easily into one another so you can't see where one color begins and the other ends.

Three colors are extremely important. I know it is more work but the results are more dramatic and effective. Always start with your lightest color and then go darker. What I mean is that the base color should be your lightest color. This base color will cover the entire eye area, from lid to brow. The next color or medium shade is applied to the lid of your eye. The final and darkest color is applied to the crease of your eye. Now be careful, you don't' want it to go on too dark. So apply with a light touch, you can always add more but you can't take away without starting all over. One of my favorite expressions is "less is more" and I believe that applies here, unless of course you are creating a more theatrical look. Invest in a few quality Eye Brushes. Brushes are a girls best friend.

  • Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer
  • Tip #2
  • Always use a primer

This helps set the colors so they stay on your eyes for hours. Also the colors are more vibrant. The best one on the market, in my opinion is Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion.

  • Mac Eyeshadow Lucky Green
  • Tip # 3
  • Buy a good quality eyeshadow

Just by buying a high quality eyeshadow will get you much better results than using the cheaper shadows. A great eyeshadow will stay on your eyes all day long, while a cheap one will have faded within a few hours. Also the colors are so much more intense. Look for brands like Mac, Nars, Urban Decay, Stila, or Dior.

Tip # 4

This is the best secret of all to brighten up those eyes.

I learned this trick from my friend who is a makeup artist. Line the inner part of the eye and the lower lash line with a white eye shadow or eye pencil. You can also add a line to where the tear duct is, make sure you blend it in. For even more brightening, sometimes we all need to go the extra mile, try this; Highlight just under the brow line and blend. It's amazing how a touch of white will really brightens up your eyes.

St. Patrick's Day Makeup
St. Patrick's Day Makeup

A Shamrock Tear

Products used to achieve this look.

  • Too Faced Shadow Insurance
  • Nyx Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencil - Milk
  • Mac Eyeshadow - Blanc Type
  • Migi Velvet Eyeliner - Brown
  • Mac Eyeshadow - Espresso
  • 88 Palette - Darkest Brown
  • Gosh Eyeliner - Apple Green
  • Mac Eyeshadow - Swimming
  • NARS Eyeshadow - Rated R- Chartreuse
  • Urban Decay Liquid Liner - Perversion
  • Maxfactor False Lash Effect Mascara

Photo Credit: Makeup Technique by Bextacy Makeup by Bextacy

Too Faced Shadow Insurance Anti-Crease Eye Shadow Primer 0.35 OZ
Too Faced Shadow Insurance Anti-Crease Eye Shadow Primer 0.35 OZ

Your shadow color will pop with excitement and stay on all day.


Did you know that leprechauns and fairy creatures can't see you if you wear GREEN.

Choosing Eye Shadow Hues

Want to give your eyes a striking and vivid appearance?


If your a browned eyed girl, then you are in luck because just about any color will look fantastic. Greens, champagnes, bronzes, golds, browns, grays, plums, blues and burnt orange are just some of the shades that work beautifully with brown eyes. Green is a great eyeshadow for brown eyes. A smoky green like olive, khaki or even forest green can give a nice sexy look to your eyes. Brighter greens can be used for a more "fun" look as well.


For those baby blues try using a shadow that is darker and watch those eyes pop. Some great colors for blues are taupe, gray, violet, purple, deep blue, silver. For greens go with a lighter shade to make those baby blues really stand out.


Hazel eyes go with anything. If you are fortunate enough to have this color eyes, then you can choose from the widest spectrum of shades.

Try to match up some of the flecks in the eye to really accentuate them.


And last but not least, for those Irish green eyes you can use greens to accentuate or try a purple to make them really stand out. All women with green eyes look great in brown colors from light beiges to deep chocolate browns. Purples and pinks also complement with green eyes. Light greens can be very flattering to green eyes when applied with a light touch.

Urban Decay Primer Potion

This is a must have! I highly recommend this product, it is the best product on the market. If you want your eye shadows to be vivid and long lasting then Urban Decay Primer Potion is your tool!

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion, Eyeshadow Base .34 fl oz (10 ml)
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion, Eyeshadow Base .34 fl oz (10 ml)

Just a sweep of this miracle product before your favorite shadow delivers vibrant color that lasts all day. The universal cream blends flawlessly into every skin tone. Prevents eye shadow creasing. Urban Decay's #1 best selling product


Viva Glam

Nicki Minaj "Viva Glam"

This look is inspired by the make up that Nicki Minaj is wearing in the latest MAC ad "Viva Glam" for 2012.

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion, Eyeshadow Base .34 fl oz (10 ml)NYX Jumbo Pencil - MilkUrban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencil - WhiskeyCoastal Scents 88 Palette - Yellow, Chartreuse, Lime, Light Brown, Med Brown, Dark Brown, White, Blue ShadesUrban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencil - ElectricRimmel Kohl Pencil - WhiteInglot Gel Liner - BlackRimmel Lash Accelerator Mascara - BlackMiss Adoro Lashes - #62Superdrug Solait BronzerBeauty UK Blush - #2OCC Lip Tar - HushOCC Lip Tar - Pageant

Photo Credit and Technique: Makeup by Bextacy Makeup by Bextacy

Ardell Fashion Lashes Natural Strip Lash, Black [120] 1 ea ( Pack of 4)
Ardell Fashion Lashes Natural Strip Lash, Black [120] 1 ea ( Pack of 4)

Add a little vavoom to your eyes with these. Easy to use and the end result is gorgeous.


MAC "Viva Glam" Makeup Tutorial

That's right, you are invisible to them

when wearing green.

And If you don't...

they will SEE you and PINCH you.

Coastal Scents 88 Original Palette
Coastal Scents 88 Original Palette

All the colors you will ever need.


Let the St. Patrick's Day festivities begin

Getting all dolled up in green for your St. Patrick's Day Party is so much fun.

Just a touch here and there and not to go overboard, unless of course you want. Add some green to your hair or maybe paint your nails. This year, why not try something different than the traditional green shirt. This year wear a black shirt and add some shimmer and shine to your eyes in green, of course!

Are you going to try some St. Patrick's Day Makeup this year?

Paula Dorf Eye Blender Brush
Paula Dorf Eye Blender Brush

Paula Dorf Brushes are the absolute best. Each one is a work of art. Perfect Eye Shadow Brush applies an even layer of color to the eye area. Ideal for use with your all-over shadow, its small head gently washes the eyelid with color, helping you to achieve the look you desire. All of the Paula Dorf brushes are made of ultra-soft, cruelty-free hairs and sturdy wood, allowing the application of makeup to be of the highest quality and precision.

These brushes make it easy to achieve that professional look. Try one! You will love it.


St. Patty's Day Nail Gallery

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Photo: My Nail GraffitiThe Looks for LessPhoto: ShizzleNizzle BlogPhoto: Steph's ClosetPhoto: Mad Manis
Photo: My Nail Graffiti
Photo: My Nail Graffiti
The Looks for Less
The Looks for Less
Photo: ShizzleNizzle Blog
Photo: ShizzleNizzle Blog
Photo: Steph's Closet
Photo: Steph's Closet
Photo: Mad Manis
Photo: Mad Manis

Shamrock Nail Stamping

These beauties were designed using the Konad Nail Stamping System.

Which I think is pretty cool. You buy plates which have the designs on them to use with the Konad tool. It is quite easy and the results are very professional looking. Check out the video and visit Konads Website for more inspiration and tutorials. The Konad Stamping system is a lot of fun. You will love it!

Essie's Protein Base Coat

China Glaze's Re-fresh Mint,

Konad Stamping Nail Art Image Plate - M81

China Glaze's Jolly Holly

Konad Nail Stamper and Scraper

Konad Video

Konad Nail Stamping

Achieve those salon quality nails right at the comfort of your own home!

Bundle 4 Items: Konad Nail Art New Image Plate M86 + M81 + Stamper & Scraper + A-viva File
Bundle 4 Items: Konad Nail Art New Image Plate M86 + M81 + Stamper & Scraper + A-viva File

Everything you need to make those adorable shamrocks on your nails Nail stamping is so easy and provides such a professional look. Why not give it a try today.


Wacky Green Nails

Why not snazz your nails up with these fun and fashionable St. Patty's day looks.

The video below show how easy it really is. With the right tools anything is possible. Right? Why pay someone else to do your nails when you can do it yourself.

Video by Misschievous

Wacky Green Nails Tutorial

Butter London Nail Laquer in British Racing Green

butter LONDON Nail Lacquer, Green Shades, British Racing Green
butter LONDON Nail Lacquer, Green Shades, British Racing Green

Butter London's line of 3-free nail lacquers manages to embody both rich, vibrant color and a complete lack of the chemical nasties, eliminating such toxic ingredients as formaldehyde, toluene, and DBP. The colors available delightfully imaginative and saucily named place your nails in the spotlight, making them your ultimate fashion accessory.


Nail Art Blogs

Get some great ideas here for your next nail creation.

So don't forgot to wear green this St. Patty's Day? And if you decide not to adorn this lovely shade, than don't be surprised if you get PINCHED!

Celebrities who Rock GREEN!!!

This is my grand finale to give you the inspiration you need to do something really cool this St. Patrick's Day.

Now, don't be shy. I know you can do it.

Check out how these celebrities do it!

Don't forget to sign my guestbook. Thanks.

China Glaze Nail Polish Up Away RE-FRESH MINT Lacquer 80937 .5 oz Salon refresh
China Glaze Nail Polish Up Away RE-FRESH MINT Lacquer 80937 .5 oz Salon refresh

This color you will love. China Glaze goes on beautifully each and everytime.


Niki Minaj


Katy Perry

Photo Credit:Idolator

Angelina Jolie

Photo Credit:Examiner


BMC 20pc Nail Art Design Painting Brushes & Dotting Pen Tools Kit DIY Pro Set
BMC 20pc Nail Art Design Painting Brushes & Dotting Pen Tools Kit DIY Pro Set

Create a nail masterpiece with this set of Nail Art Brushes.


What? Not what you had in mind.

Well... he is a celebrity and he totally rocks GREEN!

Photo Credit:Yidio

Thanks for visiting, please sign my guestbook and give me an Irish thumbs up?

Well now it is your turn...

Why not show your St. Patrick's day spirit with one of these fashionable tips. Thanks again for visiting.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Thanks for Stopping by

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      margie-flynn-3 4 years ago

      I bought shamrock shaped stickers at the craft store. I placed a couple in the corners of my eyes and then halfway down my cheek, trace with really sharp eyeliner and filled w green eye glitter. It was a huge hit and looked cute too.

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      thesuperbeautyg 5 years ago

      I also did a St. Patrick's day makeup look on my blog. I used a cool lip tattoo with shamrocks on it. here's the tutorial and pictures:

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      J Crane 5 years ago

      Some very beautiful ideas which i will definitely try out...

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      victoriahaneveer 5 years ago

      Fantastic lens!!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 5 years ago from United States

      Really pretty suggestions for St. Patrick's day!

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      JoshK47 6 years ago

      What awesome ideas - too bad I'm too late to pass this around to my friends this year - maybe next year! :)

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      Kysaan LM 6 years ago

      I love your lens :)

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      Elyn MacInnis 6 years ago from Shanghai, China

      Wow - you have more ideas here that I could even imagine. If you did one a day you could still have Saint Patrick's Day every day for a year! Happy Saint Patrick's Day to you!

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      Nancy Johnson 6 years ago from Mesa, Arizona

      I love the eye shadows and tips, my eyes are blue. I still am wearing a touch of green shadow and green nails in honor of St. Pat's Day. I will be back here for more tips on eyeshadow.

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      tinnitusnaturalcures 6 years ago

      Wish I had sooner.seen this lens! Great lens

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      Cynthia Davis 6 years ago from Pittsburgh

      I totally love all these makeup tips for St. Patricks day! Irish Angel Blessings to ya!

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      gravityx9 6 years ago

      Fun St Patrick's Day Lens! Shared @ my G+ and Pinterest!

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      puppyprints 6 years ago

      very creative - I never thought of many of these before - I like the shamrock eye shadow one best

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      bikerministry 6 years ago

      I totally love the shamrock icon in the eye shadow. If I were the partying type, that would be my style. In fact if I were Irish, I'd have me a shamrock tattoo on my wrist!! Blessings for your hard work on this lens.

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      mrducksmrnot 6 years ago

      What a lucky little feller I am to see all you pretty lassies. I never wear green as I have green eyes. Get to pinch everyone twice that pinch me. Beautiful lens and all the men ought to check out what the ladies like.

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      HalloweenRecipes 6 years ago

      Great Green Makeup Ideas and wouldn't you know it, Angelina looks great in green hair!

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      teristazko 6 years ago

      I love everything about this page. You have done a fantastic job. I can't wait to show my daughter some of your tips. Thanks for sharing. Happy St Patrick's Day!

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      julieannbrady 6 years ago

      Love the eyeshadow tips ... I'd go for this as I have green eyes which is a good thing for celebrating St. Patrick's Day.

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      Shelly Sellers 6 years ago from Midwest U.S.A.

      Luck of the Irish is always in style!

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      Teri Villars 6 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Wow, very pretty eyes...but after a few green beers, will it really matter? ha! Squid Angel blessed!

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      Elsie Hagley 6 years ago from New Zealand

      Well this is one amazing lens for St Patrick's Day make up. You are a winner, thanks for sharing. Angel blessed.

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      philosoph 6 years ago

      May God grant you many years to live,

      For sure He must be knowing

      The earth has angels all too few

      And heaven is overflowing.

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      Laraine Sims 6 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      I've just added this lens to the front page quest for next week.

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      miaponzo 6 years ago

      I love the color green! Thanks for all these great tips! Great for any day.. not only St. Patrick's! Blessed!

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      miaponzo 6 years ago

      Thanks Kermie! Blessed!

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      jseven lm 6 years ago

      I love all the green looks, blessed!

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      wheresthekarma 6 years ago

      AWesome tips!! Happy St Pats Day!

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      Jules Corriere 6 years ago from Jonesborough TN

      Great eye shadow looks. Very cool! Congratulations on making the top 40. Blessed.

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      Pam Irie 6 years ago from Land of Aloha

      Whoops! Came back to leave my blessing. :)

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      Pam Irie 6 years ago from Land of Aloha

      Wow! There are some really cool makeup tricks and tips for St. Patrick's Day. It's nice for the holiday to incorporate green into something besides clothing. :)

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      dwnovacek 6 years ago

      Awesome lens - I'm looking forward to trying some of these looks out! Angel Blessed!

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      AJ 6 years ago from Australia

      Happy Saint Patrick's Day! All the best of partying to you.

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      Laraine Sims 6 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      I've just been reading my fellow lensmasters submissions to "40 Fun St. Patrick's Day Party Ideas." Congratulations and Angel blessings.

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      TheresaBesaw 6 years ago

      luvin the luck that lead me to this lens. Thanks for all great green ideas.

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      TTMall 6 years ago

      Great Lens with great resources!

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      ShazTapp 6 years ago

      Wow I had no idea there was so much green makeup on the market. Nice lens!