St. Patricks Day Makeup Ideas
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 SmilingClick thumbnail to view full-size
- 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.
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
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!
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
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
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.
All the colors you will ever need.
Great St. Patrick's Eye Makeup Tutorials
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 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 GalleryClick thumbnail to view full-size
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 Nail Stamping
Achieve those salon quality nails right at the comfort of your own home!
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'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.
- Katrina's Nail Blog
Cute nail art ideas and instructions.
- Shizzle-nizzle Blogspot
Great Nail art and Makeup ideas.
- Steph's Closet
Great Nail tutorial and creative ideas
- Life with Big Dogs
Get your pup into the St. Patrick's Day spirit.
- Mad Manis Blog
We're mad about polish is their slogan. Get some great ideas for your nails.
- My Nail Graffiti
All about Nails. From care to polish, get some fabulous ideas right here.
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.
This color you will love. China Glaze goes on beautifully each and everytime.
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!
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!