I went back and forth on actually posting this because I’m going to be honest with you… it’s embarrassing. You are about to see some throwback pictures of me from 2007. Back when I was a freshman in college, a high school friend of mine had a big party for St. Patty’s day, and of course, I went all out. I didn’t want to go overboard with the green, so I actually wore a lbd with a cute green sweater. My makeup was really the key player in my look this night. What I thought was gold and green actually ended up being the Irish flag, as the gold translated a little more orange. It wasn’t intentional, but it actually didn’t look that bad, hah. So here are some pictures from way back in the day… don’t judge.
My friend Tanya took this picture after we realized I was wearing the Irish flag on my eyelids, hah, but it’s not so bad in other shots.
Want to recreate this look? (In a much, much better way?) Here’s all ya need!
The three colors I used are all by Urban Decay; Vert (the green), Midnight Cowboy (middle shade), and Baked (the gold).
Start out by swiping Midnight Cowboy all over your lid from lash line to eye brows with a thick eyeshadow brush. Whenever I want to go big with my makeup and make it bold I wet the eyeshadows. It takes it from a light shadow to almost a liner, or cream shadow. Actually, you can use any eye shadow as a liner if you wet the tip of an eyeliner brush. But I don’t use an eyeliner brush. ANYWAY, I am getting off track here. For the gold I used a regular old eye shadow applicator and wet it. Swipe the gold all over your lid from your tear ducts to the outer corner (but don’t go above the crease). Now take vert (or any green you have on hand), and work it in to the outer corners. To make the green more bold you can apply it wet as well. Do the same thing on your bottom lash line, line it with gold and green. Polish it off with a brown or black eyeliner, some bold mascara and BOOM. You are all set for some festive Irish partying. Actually, if you’re feeling particularly bold, you can line your lids with a green or gold liquid liner. I have a green liquid liner from Wet n’ Wild that actually looks pretty awesome on. And if your night is anything like my St. Patrick’s Day was in 2007, your eyes will be closed most of the night to show this look off, haha.
Try this out for your parties this weekend and let me know what your looks come out like!