How to Do a St. Patrick's Day Makeup Look

Here is a simple, easy look to wear to a St. Patrick's day party, or for a Leprechaun costume.

Steps

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    Apply a dot of skin-colored concealer to your lids, and blend it in with your pinkie or ring finger. This will create a base for your eye shadow.
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    Over the concealer, apply a green that isn't too bright and isn't too dark. Apply it up to your crease, and make sure if it becomes clumpy, smooth it out.
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    Choose a smoky gray eye shadow to apply just in the outer corners of your green eyeshadow, so it looks like the green is fading into a kind of black color. Don't make it too dark, remember to blend!
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    In the inner corner, apply gold eye shadow to the middle of your lid, kind of meeting the smoky color halfway there. Remember that this is supposed to be SUBTLE, so don't let the gold overtake the green. The green is the most important part. The gold will add a shine, and a touch of the 'pot of gold at the end of the rainbow' look.
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    Mix a simple white eye shadow with a light sea foam green so that you have a greenish-white color. Apply it along your brow bone for highlighting. There will be a tinge of green. Make sure the highlighting reaches all the way to your main eye shadow, kind of fading from light green to dark green.
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    Apply a dark pink lip stain or lipstick to your lips. Set it with clear lip gloss.
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    Finally, apply a thick coat of black mascara, preferably curling mascara, so that your lashes are long and thick.
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    Have fun with your look!
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    Finished.

Tips

  • Be sure to blend your eye shadows. It isn't supposed to be sharp, it's supposed to run smoothly into the next color.
  • Don't wear this out. This is only a costume or party look.
  • Don't overpower the gold and smoky color. This will ruin it!
  • Use a medium sized brush, not too big and not too small.

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