March 16, 2011

Dramatic St. Patrick's Day Eye Look

I don't really buy into St. Patrick's Day for a number of reasons, one being that my birthday is the day after and another being that I'm not at all patriotic! However, I love a good excuse for some crazy or themed make-up so, I decided to put together a couple of looks incorporating the green, white and gold! This one is the more dramatic, not-for-everyone look that is very bright and obnoxious while the next one I post will be more subtle and wearable!

As you can see, this look is very green and very gold! For a base, I used MAC Paint Pot in Painterly. I then packed on MAC Eyeshadow in Goldmine all over the lid using a flat shader brush (MAC 242). This is a true yellow-gold which doesn't get brought out that often as it is quite harsh but, I think it works for this particular look! Using a tapered crease brush (MAC 222), I began by applying MAC Eyeshadow in  Humid to the crease area very lightly. This step takes awhile as you repeatedly build the green to make it extremely vivid and bold towards the outer corner and the allow it to fade into the gold towards the inner corner. Once the green was at the right intensity, I blended the line between my lid and  crease using a fluffy blending brush (MAC 224) and also around the edge of the green and up towards my brow.

Eyeshadow: Humid, Gesso and Goldmine.
Paint Pot: Painterly

Using MAC Eyeshadow in Gesso (a matte true white) I applied this to my brow bone using a highlighting brush (MAC 227) and also lightly applied it to my inner corner, mixing it with the gold. I then brought the green around and about a third of the way under my lower lashline and then continued this line on with the gold. I softened the look slightly by  blending these together but, you could leave it as a harsh line if you prefer. 

I finished the look with MAC Eye Kohl in Fascinating (white) on the water and tightlines and lots of MAC False Lashes mascara. A little tip about using white or pale eye pencils, apply them before mascara as they will coat your lashes to a certain extent and then you can just cover up the whitened lashes with mascara.


S x


  1. nice :) i like your blog :) i a new follower here & at bloglovin !

  2. Aw thank you so much :) I'll check out your blog now! X


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