St. Patty’s Day Makeup

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My friend Becca wanted to get glammed up for St Patrick’s Day, so I did a fun green and gold eye with bright, glowing cheeks on her. Products and brushes used are listed below the photos.




I started off with a clean face, moisturized with Philosphy’s hope in a jar. After letting that soak in, I primed Becca’s face with Make Up For Ever’s HD Microperfecting Primer in the shade Neutral. I used her own L’Oreal True Match foundation, applying it with a MAC 190 brush.

I then corrected under eye discoloration with a layer of Garnier’s Skin Renew Anti-Dark Circle eye roller, then patted on a very small amount of MAC’s Studio Finish concealer in NW20. After applying those two concealers with my finger, I patted on a bit of MAC’s Select Cover Up concealer in NW15, extending it slightly below and beyond the under eye area, making it double as a highlighter.

To set everything, I dusted her face with Shiseido’s translucent loose powder, using a large kabuki brush. For a contour, I used a MAC 168 angled brush to apply Benefit’s matte bronzing powder in Hoola. Blush was NARS Orgasm, and for a highlight I used Guerlain’s Meteorites Illuminating Powder in Teint Beige, both using a MAC 129 brush. Under the eyes I added a bit more of the powder with a MAc 227 brush, to prevent any fallout from eyeshadow landing on her face. After the eye makeup was applied, I gently blended and dusted the excess powder away.


To prime the eyelid, I swiped on a thin layer of MAC’s Paint Pot in Painterly with a flat, synthetic brush. While that set for a moment, I filled in her eyebrows using a MAC 208 brush and MAC eye shadow in Charcoal Brown. To keep her eyebrows in place, I ran a clear mascara wand through her brows with a bit of MAC’s clear Brow Set on it.

For eye shadow, I started off with MAC’s Gorgeous Gold, applying it all over the lid from the lash line to crease. On the outer corner of her eyelid and into her crease, I added some of MAC’s Bio-Green with a MAC 222 brush, blending up slightly. For added depth, I applied some of MAC’s Humid eye shadow using the same brush, but only applying it to the very outer corner and into the crease about 1/3 of the way. To blend the harsh lines, I used a bit of MAC’s Wedge eye shadow above the crease. For a highlighter below the brow and on the inner corner on the eye, I used MAC’s eye shadow in Shroom. On the inner corner I used a MAC 231 brush, and a MAC 217 below the brow.

For liner I only used two products and one brush… Urban Decay’s 24/7 pencil in Zero along the upper lash line, smudging it with a MAC 212 brush. To set the creamy pencil, I used MAC’s Carbon eye shadow with the same brush. After I applied liner, I added false lashes from Ardell. To make the false lashes blend in with Becca’s natural lashes, I swiped on a layer of Cover Girl Lash Blast Fusion mascara in black. I then added a little more Carbon eye shadow to hide the lash band, using what was left on the brush to darken the outer part of the lower lash line. To make her eyes pop even more, I lined her water line with the 24/7 pencil.


Since the eyes were dramatic, I wanted to keep lips simple. I lined and filled in her lips with MAC’s Lipglass Pencil in Pink Edge (discontinued… sadface). On top of the liner, I applied Korres Mango Butter lipstick in Natural Pink with a disposable brush. For shine, I applied a dab of her own ELF lip gloss.

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