Here’s a short and sweet tutorial for you, just in time for St. Patrick’s Day!
I find that some people want to try out colour in their makeup, but just don’t know how to do it in baby steps. When trying out a new colour, I pair it with the basics in small amounts, just to see how I like it. Having green beside my usual black eyeliner not only provides colour interest, but also defines my lash line as a black eyeliner would do on its own. This is a fun, easy way to incorporate any colour — not just emerald green — but if you like a themed look for St. Patrick’s Day, or are celebrating Pantone’s colour of the year, this is a great starting point for you!
Get the Look
- Start with a matte ivory eyeshadow (Laura Mercier Vanilla Nuts) all over the lid, up to the brow bone.
- Lightly define the crease with a matte medium brown eyeshadow (Laura Mercier Cafe au Lait).
- Line the top lash line thickly with a shimmery emerald pencil (Marcelle Emerald Waterproof Eyeliner). Wing out the liner to suit your eye shape.
- Define your lash line by lining with a black liquid liner (Maybelline Black Eye Studio Master Precise Ink Pen Eyeliner). Make sure there is more green than black showing, so go thin with this one.
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Yes I busted out the wind machine for this one. A floor fan. Eat your heart out, Mariah!
I’m holding my new wireless shutter release from eBay, which makes photo sessions soooo much fun now.
Also, it’s multi-purpose: can also act as a microphone. What’s up! 😉
Are you celebrating St. Patrick’s day? How do you wear emerald green in your makeup?