St. Patrick's Day Beauty: Try This Easy, Sexy, Green Smokey Eye

It's like green beer ... for your eyes!

Mar 16, 2012 at 10:00am | Leave a comment

So, St. Patrick's Day is on Saturday, and I don't really care. I never celebrate the "holiday" even though I have some tiny percentage of Irish blood in me (although, there are tons of non-Irish folk who celebrate it, and whatever, that's fine).

If you're one of those folks who plan on hitting their local pub for some debauchery this weekend, might I suggest eschewing the traditional "Kiss Me, I'm Irish" T-shirt or gigantic, dorky green felt hat in favour of something a little more subtle.

Enter the green and gold smokey eye. It's easy, it's sexy, it's mildly festive. Try it and see if you get lucky. (Ugh, I feel so lame for typing that!)

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Step 1:

I applied Sula's Natural Creme Shadow in Why Not? ($8, sulabeauty.com), a bright-ish, mid-toned shimmery, mossy green, all over my eyelids up towards the crease, and along the bottom outer lashline. I just used my fingers. Super-easy to apply!

Step 2:
Next I used a dark forest green, Bender from Urban Decay's Book of Shadows IV ($44, urbandecay.com). If you don't have the kit, their eyeshadow in Mildew ($17, urbandecay.com) is a close match. I used a stiff eyeliner brush to smudge it along the my upper and lower lashline, focusing on the outer corners and blending out. I also smudged a teeny bit into the outer corners of my lid too and blended with my fingers. 


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Step 3:

I applied a pale shimmery gold (Urban Decay's Eyeshadow in Midnight Cowgirl [$17, urbandecay.com]) to the inner corners of my upper and lower lids for a pot o' gold shimmery effect.

Finish with a coat of mascara, add a bit of rosy blush for that Irish lass look, and enjoy!

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Now, tell me what you're doing this weekend so I can live vicariously through you while I busy myself with not eating solid foods during my D.I.Y. juice cleanse. 

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