by WikiHow Staff / Article: How to do a St. Patrick's Day Makeup look
Prepare your skin as you normally do by cleansing and priming.
(Priming products are predominantly used to help makeup last longer and smooth the skin's surface.) Apply your foundation and any concealer if needed.
Applying the Eye Shadow: The main St. Patrick's Day look will be made with the eyes. Apply a medium-toned green all over the lid. Pack the color from the pan onto a medium-sized brush and tap lightly to remove any excess so that it doesn’t fall onto your cheeks. Using the brush, pat the color onto your lid and carefully blend the color up to the crease of your eyelid in small circular motions.
- When it comes to shadow, less is usually more. Take small amounts at a time onto the brush and continue build on top of the color until it is the desired shade. For lighter skin tones, this might be a light green achieved after the first application, and for darker skin tones it may require more building to get the desired color.
Blend a smoky gray shadow into the outer corner of your lid. Using the same process as earlier, plat the shadow just in the corner of the eyes and blend. This will give the effect of the lighter green fading into darker gray. Be careful not to apply too much of the gray or it will become very dark.
- If you find that you used too much shadow, blend it out with a brush until you have the desired look.
Apply a small amount of gold shadow to the center of your lid using a shader brush. Gently blend this shadow into the green to create a shimmer in the center of your lid. This shadow should be about halfway to where the dark gray begins. The gold will add a subtle shine and give you a 'pot of gold at the end of the rainbow' look.
Apply a white eyeshadow mixed with light green to your brow bone. Blend it down to almost meet the shadow on your lid. The light shade will act as a highlight to your eye with a subtle tint of green. Like the gold, this should be subtle and fade into the shadow on your lid.
You can finish off this look with any mascara or lipstick. Perhaps a nice green lipstick that goes with your eyes. Have fun!