Can you believe it’s that time of year already? Time to start thinking about St Patricks Day makeup looks! We swear it was Christmas just yesterday, but here we are in March, the onset of spring over the horizon, and the weather is getting warmer by the day.
If you’re in the market for some St Patricks Day makeup looks that you can easily rock for the Irish festivities this year, we have 21 of them that we think you might love. From light and bright to darker and heavy, there’s a look to suit everyone, and every occasion too. Don’t forget to let us know which ones are your favourite!
21 St Patricks Day Makeup Looks
1 – Green with Envy
Let’s face it, wearing really bright colours like these green St Patricks Day makeup ideas isn’t the easiest thing in the world. It’s hard work knowing what colours actually match your face, and which shades you should probably avoid. If you’re not sure where to start, but you still want to rock some bolder and brighter hues, head to your local drug or department store. Many of them will offer free makeovers so you can get a sense for what shades will go well on your skin, and they’ll be able to offer you some free advice if you don’t’ have time for all that.
2 – Green Lipped Beauty
It’s not a look that most of us will wear with ease, or bravely, but more and more makeup artists are working with what would usually be considered “odd” makeup shades. Green lipstick is a prime example of this. Despite your reservations, this beautiful beauty blogger just goes to show how easy it could be to rock a green lip. When everything else (eyes, etc.) has been left relatively neutral, the rest just comes quite naturally. The question is – are you brave enough to rock this dark green lip shade?
We found a few green lip products you might take to take a peek at if you’re interested in recreating this look for yourself.
One of our favourites was ‘Crocodile Tears’ Velour Liquid Lipstick by Jeffree Star.
In case you’re interested, you can find more information by clicking on the image for yourself.
3 – Light Green Shimmer
During the day, opt for a much lighter green. When you go out at night, celebrating the big Irish day in true Irish style, darker greens can be worn. We love all of these St Patricks Day makeup looks because there is something for everyone – a look for every occasion. You have lighter hues like these for easier day wear, and then really punky, edgy and more modern darker and brighter greens to rock the night through. Which is your favourite?
4 – Green + Glittery
Working with glitter is never easy, but if you want to recreate St Patricks Day makeup looks like this green and glittery wonder, there are a few tips and tricks you may want to utilise. Firstly, apply tape underneath your eyes, coming out towards the eyebrows. This will give you a straight line to work your eyeshadow and eyeliner against, and it’ll also stop too much of the glitter from hitting the skin underneath your eyes. Also, a light dusting of translucent powder can help. When you’re finished with your glittery eye look, simply dust away the powder and those loose bits of glitter will dust away with right it.
If you’re looking for a beautiful green palette to help recreate these St Patricks Day makeup looks, take a peek at this one from Beauty Bay. It’s by Natasha Denona, £199 (we know, not cheap!), has had the best reviews everywhere we’ve looked, and has some absolutely stunning colours to throw into the mix.
There are cheaper options available, obviously, but just in case you want to splurge and treat yourself! 😉
5 – Green + Smokey
Using colour cleverly and strategically is the key to getting it right. Rather than opting for a green lid all over, go for a green smokey eye instead. You have the opportunity to make things slightly less obviously green by using a darker shade to help dull things down, and you’ll find that green hue is much easier to wear. Just because you said green doesn’t mean you need to go for bright green.
6 – Green St Patricks Day Makeup Looks Tutorial
If you’re thinking about trying a brand new look for the very first time, we would definitely recommend checking out the makeup tutorials offered by beauty bloggers on Youtube and other places. We’ve come across some absolutely stunning makeup ideas (and hair ideas, for that matter) by getting lost in the world of Youtube, and you’ll also find out how those looks were achieved too. That means you can copy them at home. With step-by-step instructions, you can’t go far wrong …
… Or can you?
7 – Green + Gold
Wow, this is a look that really pops, don’t you think? If you want an easy way to wear green, this light green and gold St Patricks Day makeup looks is a good one to look to for inspiration. It’s easy, requires minimal blending (if you’re a beginner), and is easily worn for both day time and night time events. However you’re celebrating St Patrick’s day this year, we reckon makeup like this might just fit the bill.
8 – Fifty Shades of Green
If you click on the image, you’ll be taken to a tutorial for this look. Don’t you just love it when there are step-by-step instructions? We lose hours of our days just staring at Youtube makeup videos, wishing we were as good at applying pretty colours like these fabulous beauty bloggers are. In fact, that’s a really great place to start if you’re new to experimenting with different makeup looks. You can get lots of inspiration to come up with your own new and unique looks. Don’t forget to send them in to us, of course. We want to feature your work!
9 – Green + Blue St Patricks Day Makeup Looks
Who ever said that blue and green wouldn’t work well together? We think this blue and green combo for St Patricks Day makeup looks is perfect, and almost rainbow-like too. Isn’t there meant to be a pot of gold and a leprechaun at the end of a rainbow? It all goes perfectly with that Irish St. Paddy’s day theme!
10 – Green Glitter St Patricks Day Liner
Let’s keep things nice and simple with a beautiful flick of green glitter liner. And if you don’t have a green glitter liner, simply apply a liner-line of whatever green shade you fancy rocking, and then go over the top, first with some glitter adhesive, and then with your green glitter. Once it’s all dried and excess pieces have been mopped up, you’ll be left with a St Patricks Day look as damn fabulous as this one!
If you’re looking for a good glitter makeup adhesive, there are a few we have personally tried and would like to recommend to you. If you’re on a budget, Stargazer Glitter Fix Gel is awesome for just £1.91 on Amazon. It doesn’t last forever, but it does last for a while, and that’s good enough for your one night of all-green-everything fun, right?
11 – Green Glitter Pop
For when you don’t want all-green-everything, how do you feel about this beautiful eye makeup look? It’s got just enough green in there to be considered St Patricks Day makeup looks, but all set in a beautiful almost-peacock backdrop. It’s very exotic, and will require some serious blending skills. Don’t forget your eye makeup primer either. The last thing you’ll want is for this look to slide. For the record, we have tried and can personally recommend YSL Couture Eye Primer, and you can buy it from Boots for £23.50 here.
12 – Green + Shamrock St Patricks Day Makeup Looks
You can’t have a St. Patrick’s Day celebration without a shamrock or two, and that’s why we fell in lovewith this beautiful green look. There’s green and glitter, two things we automatically love, and then we have those four-leaf clover designs. They’re not overly difficult to hand paint, but you could look to using stencils to help recreate the look. If you do, we want to see. Don’t forget to show us!
13 – Yellow + Green
It’s a brave move, isn’t it? Yellow and green eye makeup … We weren’t sure when we first thought of the colour combination together, but after seeing this stunning bright look, we’re converted. Bright eye makeup for the win! The trick to getting it right when you’re recreating looks like this one, is to build up the colour gradually, rather than packing on in one foul swoop. This is a look you’ll want to blend and build, not pack on and hope for the best. If you have some time to yourself one day, why not give it a little practice run beforehand? Don’t they say that practice makes perfect?
14 – Thin Green Line
If you want simple St Patricks Day makeup looks, you can’t get much simpler than this one. It really is just about that thing green line – adding enough of the green shade, and a dark one at that, to bring the Irish theme into the mix. It just goes to show that you don’t need to go all-out to incorporate a fun theme into your makeup. Aren’t you a little tempted right now?
15 – Dark Green Glitter Lips
This is two very bold looks in one – glitter lips and green lips. Green isn’t a colour you would naturally wear on a day-to-day basis, and that’s what can make it so intimidating. You shouldn’t be afraid of thinking outside the box though. St Patricks Day makeup looks are the perfect excuse to go a little more creative than you usually would, and we bet you’re glad that you did in the end. This look is amazing – are you brave enough?
16 – Forest Green
How do you feel about all the shades of forest green? There’s some light in there, and some dark, and some in the middle to bring it all together. All neatly tied together with that beautiful black liner flick, and those long lashes too. And, of course, you need some serious brows to pull off a serious look. Right now we’re definitely loving Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil, £20 from Boots.
(Plus, right now Boots have an offer where you get a FREE GIFT when you buy 3 x Benefit products. Any excuse … )
17 – Mermaid Green Lips
It’s funny how just the hint of another shade can completely transform the way your lips look, and this green shade has been installed revved up with the addition of some subtle gold sparkle. This has been added to the cupid’s bow area of the upper lip, and also the centre of the bottom one. The latter is an especially good trick for making your eyes appear bigger and fuller. The lighter shade mimics the way the light hits your skin, and it just makes your pout look poutier. Always a good thing to learn!
18 – Arty Rainbow Splat
Right, if we’re getting into the swing of things, we’re really getting into the swing of things. We’re going all-out with rainbow-green St Patricks Day makeup looks like this one. You’ve got your greeny-blue base, then just close your eyes and get splat-tastic. It’ll be lots of fun if nothing else!
19 – Green + Gemtastic
When you want to add some serious green to your St Patricks Day makeup looks, add green gems. Why? Well, why not? If you want to shine brighter than a diamond, adding something that looks a bit like diamonds is the only way. Plus they’re green – green is what St. Paddy’s Day is all about!
20 – Lashes, Lashes, Lashes
Of course, if you’re going all-out with your St Patricks Day makeup looks, you need the lashes to go with it. If you have the time to spare, and hate trying to apply your own false eyelashes as much as we do, there are salons up and down the country with false eyelash extensions technicians. If you have some time to dedicate to the cause, you’ll be amazed at how good they look, and how long they last too!
For the record, if you love this look just give the image a click. You’ll be taken to the tutorial!
21 – Rainbow Eyebrows
We know, it’s out-there right? But, how amazing does it look? If you’re heading to a really big St Patrick’s Day event, or a fancy dress occasion, we can’t help but think this look would be perfect. It’s got the green Irish theme, a rainbow, the leprechaun at the end … or at least, his hat! We can’t imagine how long it must have taken to affix all of those rainbow gems, but we know we love the way it all looks at the end! Is it worth it … ? What do you reckon?
We hope that you’ve loved these 21 St Patricks Day makeup looks as much as we have, and we can’t wait to find out which ones are your favourite. Get int ouch by leaving your comments below. If you think you can do a better job, send your photos into us! We can’t wait to feature your work – the more creative the better. Find us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter, and get creating … We have a space waiting for your beautiful work.
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