What up? Who is ready for St. Patrick’s Day Weekend? I sure am. St. Pats is a pretty big deal here in central Louisiana as is Mardi Gras of course. This Saturday we are going to the Annual Crawfish Boil for St Pats and hit up the pub downtown that evening. I’m not sure what makeup I am going to do for the day of but this week I was playing around with green shadows and come up with this look using the Huda Beauty Emerald Obsession Palette.
I also have a bonus look at the end of this post that I didn’t do a step by step for but it was pretty straight forward.
For this look, I wanted to go super metallic and use some of the greens I haven’t played with yet. So if you want to see how I got this look, just keep reading below.
As per usual, I started out with my brows done and eyes primed with concealer and a dusting of translucent powder for a nice blank canvas.
For my transition, I went with a cool taupe brown. I used Volatile from the Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Palette.
Any shade like this will do, or you could use a matte green from the Huda Emerald Obsessions Palette.
Volatile went into the crease and blended up and out. This shade is to ground the look. Also, I just really love this color.
Moving on to the fun. With a glitter primer, I used Nyx Glitter Primer, I cut the crease and patted it on where I wanted the metallic green. This will the give the metallic shimmery greens a great base so they will be full impact.
You can see, I pulled the primer just above the crease of my eye. This is a good trick for hooded eyes likes mine so you get the most out of your lid space.
On a flat brush, I took this super metallic almost sea foam green with blue micro glitters on to the center of the lid and the edge of the new crease I created with the glitter primer.
Next, I took the deeper metallic green which also has the blue micro glitter on the same flat brush.
This shade went on the inner and outer corners of the lid meeting up to the lighter shade and blending into one another softly.
To deepen up the edges I went back in with Volatile, the matte brown just around the metallic shadow.
I tried going in with a little bit of the matte Kelly green from the Huda Palette but I hated it so I just tried to cover it with the brown. It worked out.
Back to the flat brush, I packed some of the deepest metallic green into the outer corner and started to pull it out into a cat eye shape.
At this point, I felt like the look really needed more. So I took the lightest pale uber metallic shadow on a damp liner brush.
I used this shade to trace the crease out. This shade was kind of tricky to work with for this because it’s a chunky formula so it was getting everywhere and I couldn’t get the precision I was really going for but it still looks cool.
The trick to this part is relaxing your eye and brows so you can see what will be visible when your eye is open and relaxed. If you lift your brows, you might end up tucking the shadow into the actual crease and it will be hidden when your eyes are in their natural state. This is especially important to note with hooded eyes.
Next up, some winged liner. I used the Maybelline Gel Liner in Blackest Black on an angled brush.
On to the lower lash line. I went ahead and did my face makeup before the lower lash line. I have an odd back and forth way of doing makeup but it works for me.
I went in with the matte vibrant green with a short packer brush and blended it all along the lower lash line.
To give the eye more definition I went in next with some black liner and tight lined the upper and lower waterline then blended more green shadow to soft the black line.
For the inner corner. I took a liner brush with some of the glitter primer on it and lined the inner corner and then added the lightest metallic green
And then I highlighted the inner corner with a touch of Lucky Clover from the Anastasia Beverly Hills Moonchild Glow Kit.
To finish the eyes I went in with L’Oreal Lash Paradise and a set of faux mink lashes from Ardell.
And here is the finished eye.
The Finished Look.
On the lips, I went with a neutral nude shade. This one is Nyx Liquid Suede in Sandstorm which is kind of my favorite nude right now. I used Kat Von D Fetish Blush and Highlighter Palette in the peach tone for blush and for a highlight I used Lucky Clover from ABH Moonchild Glow Kit. How can you not use that shade for St. Pats. Anyway, I topped it with some of Fenty Diamond Bomb Highlighter in How Many Carats.
For this look, I used the just the matte Kelly green shade all over the lid and blended into the crease and and traced the crease with the more yellow golden green metallic shade from the Huda palette and popped a touch of the same light metallic green in the center of the lid that I used above in the center.
What are your St. Patrick’s Day plans and do you have any fun looks you have done for it? Tag me on IG and I’ll share you on my story!!! I want to start doing fun stuff like that and being more of a part of the beauty community.
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