3.16.2012

Monthly Makeup: St. Patrick's Day Green Eyes

While looking through my Instyle magazine, I saw this ad and immediately was inspired:
a little closer

But I didn't want that IN YO FACE bright, shiny green, so I decided to make mine a little more subtle, and for daytime. This look is perfect for St. Patrick's Day, especially if you don't want to overdo the green. And while this look is more of a daytime one, the look can easily be modified and glammed up for night [edit: I added that at the end of the post]. Add a thick eyeliner and some false lashes. Here's how I did it:


T O O L S:


M E T H O D:
  • I applied an eyelid primer to give the color staying power. I used NYX, but if you've darker skin, try the NYX Jumbo pencil in Milk (that I wrote about here) as your primer.
  • I wanted to use a palette that everyone has access to, so I used the Wet N Wild palette in Comfort Zone. I used the two green shades.
  • The light green (it says eyelid) shade was patted all over my eyelid.
  • I used the darker shade (labeled crease, and it's not showing up as green but it is) in my outer corner, and with the lightest touch, I swept it across my crease.
  • Using the small smudge brush (the brushes pictured are from Coastal Scents & are decent, cheap brushes. Love!), I smudged the dark green shade under my lower lashline.
  • I finished with a coat of L'Oreal Telescopic mascara. The pics below aren't doing the look justice (I seriously took 20 pics/20 different ways & this was the best I could get). It's so pretty and green, and the crease/outer corner are darker than in the photos. Take my word for it & try it!
PS: I get my eyes white by using this.

 And due to requests, here's my Nighttime version! 


Happy St. Patrick's Day!

How are you celebrating St. Paddy's Day?

Have a great weekend. Be safe, behave, and be well. Love, Elle

51 comments:

  1. Such a pretty look! A great way to wear some green on St Patty's Day!

    Your eye color is sooo pretty!

    Mal @ The Chic Geek

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  2. Love it! I every year I try to come up with a different green eye shadow look and it's getting harder and harder. I don't mind an in yo face green but this is so pretty, I might have to do my own version

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  3. SO pretty! I actually wear a very similar green most days because I have hazel eys and it just works. Looks beautiful with your eyes. :)

    Have a great weekend, sweetie! xoxo

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  4. Ohh! I love the green eyes. They look like such fun. :)

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  5. Such pretty eyes, Elle! I especially love the night time look!

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  6. I love green shadows, as they tend to work great with my fair skin tone. Happy St. Patrick's!

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  7. So pretty!!!!!! But what else is new with you? :) great job

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  8. Ooh, so pretty. And your eyes look INCREDIBLE against the green. :)

    Happy Friday, doll!

    -Ashley
    http://lerougestylo.blog.com

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  9. Honestly, I haven't worn green shadow on my eyes very much. If I do, I usually pair it with another color (dark purple or dark blue) for a deep, smokey look.

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  10. Wow, green's amazing on you! I think you should come over and play with all my haircare products immediately - I'm definitely not getting the most out of them. I have thick, floppy, tediously straight hair and I would like it to look tousled and awesome with virtually no effort. Is that too much to ask?? x

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  11. your eyes look even prettier. i would totally copy this because it's shimmering but not over the top green.

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  12. Omg, I love this!!! So pretty :) And very festive ;) lol

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  13. I've tried to wear green eyeshadow because I love the look on others, but I look so rediculous with it. Maybe for St. Patrick's Day I could pull it off.

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  14. Beautiful! I love how the color pops makes me feel ready for Spring!

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  15. You pulled off a green without looking like a clown! Something I've never been able to do before....DEFINITELY trying!

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  16. Wow...that looks fab on you! And I agree...that colour makes your eyes really pop out:)

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  17. Ummm, AMAZING! seriously. I love those lids. :)

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  18. love the make up inspired on st. patrick's day! really cute!

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  19. Gorgeous! Love this gold-green hue. Very pretty and not at all Muppet-like. xo style, she wrote

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  20. LOVE! The nighttime version is my fav!! :)

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  21. that's pretty! happy st. patrick's day!

    Babi
    www.whenbabispeaks.com

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  22. Oh I love it!!!! I want this. But, I want you here to do it, darn it! so pretty. That's your eye, beautiful. You're awesome! Happy weekend.

    Shauna

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  23. I love this eye make up look as well, really warm and glamorous!!!<3

    Jelena
    glamfabchameleon.blogspot.com

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  24. Those are your eyes! They are beautiful (corny I know)...Your eyes look so professionally done and thank you for this tutorial, it will be very useful for not only St. Patricks day.

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  25. Absolutely gorgeous, love the shimmer and colour, it looks golden in the photos. You are so talented with make-up!

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  26. What fabulous color, especially with your eyes! Just gorgeous!

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  27. great suggestions and amazing look :))

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  28. You are a great make up artist, Elle!
    Wish I am good on applying eyeshadows.

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  29. hope you're having a great weekend my dear!

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  30. Absolutely gorgeous and perfect for St. Patrick's Day or really any night out!

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  31. I didn't celebrate st. paddy's day, but hope you had a fantastic time! :D

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  32. you have beautiful eyes! and i love the colors lovely!!!
    xoxo, Haus of Gala

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  33. Very pretty and not overly outrageous. I like!

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  34. Your eyes are gorgeous! Love the green! I tried to do a green eye, but got really frustrated with it. That's what happens when you are trying to get ready in two minutes and didn't really plan ahead. :)

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  35. woo! happy st pattys day!!
    lovely eyes!
    xx.M
    www.bellesandrebelles.blogspot.com

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  36. Love these posts! I'm not great at louder eye looks so I mainly stick with neutrals. I'll be sure to try this next time i feel like experimenting!

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  37. Simply gorgeous..I liked ur eyes better than the bare minerals ad girl:-) I love your blog! And now following too..So pretty and useful! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    -Jyoti
    Style-Delights Blog
    Let's Twitter Together
    Friend and Fan on Facebook

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  38. Nothing nightmare about that. Beautiful!!

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  39. sooo pretty! I need all the make up help I can get!!
    i am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

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  40. I may be too late to rock this for St. Patty's day, but that won't stop me from trying it! I think this look can work any time, I love it!

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  41. This is some GORGEOUS makeup, I love green eye shadow! Hope you had a great St. Patricks!

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  42. Elle, you have the most incredible eye color. This look really brings it out. I wish I had you by my side to actually give me hands on tutorials:) I fear eye shadow.

    *Erin

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  43. So deceiving...that color looks amazing with your eyes.

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