Sunday, March 16, 2014

St. Patrick's Day Makeup

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to everyone celebrating tomorrow. Although I don’t celebrate for religious reasons sometimes one can’t help but get caught up in the festivities. It seems that the entire city has gone green and even the CN Tower here in Toronto is illuminated in spectacular green light. The pubs here will be packed as crowds adorned in green hats and clovers chug their favorite drinks and celebrate well into the night.

My great grandmother was from Ireland. Unfortunately I never had the pleasure of meeting her but I am told she was a beautiful blonde with a kind heart. Although my grandmother was born with the red hair of her heritage she never really celebrated this holiday. I however decided to have some fun and commemorate the day by creating a bold green makeup look.





I used the Coastal Scents 120 palette (two). 

To create this ultra green look I used a combination of the darker greens, light greens and a bit of black. This palette is great to play around with because it has so many colors. You can mix, match and blend to create many interesting look which is why it is one of my favorites.

On my lips I went all out using the green Xpress liner and eye shadow pencil by Ruby Kisses. I purchased this pencil at a beauty supply store and I love the formula because it is creamy enough to use as lipstick. For those who are not as comfortable with the green lips you can pair the look with subtle lipstick.

I hope this look inspires you to try something bold this St. Patrick's Day.
Enjoy the Guinness, have fun and be safe!

~Erica

16 comments:

  1. This is so gorgeous! I really love the deep green that you used in your crease, and the green lips look so fun and festive! One day I'll work up the courage to wear different lip colors like that!

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  2. Wow Erica, this looks fabulous!!!! :) I love the colors you used, the look is dramatic, but somehow on you it does not look over the top or like it's too much. Great work as always.

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  3. Nice look. Love the lips!

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  4. Looks absolutely gorgeous! I'm in love!

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  6. Very beautiful Erica! Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog. Will follow you on bloglovin :-) Xxxx

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  7. Gosh that is one very green FOTD! Very festive indeed! Your skin is just always glowing and so flawless on your pics!

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  8. Happy St. Patrick's Day! Love your makeup!!

    New outfit post. Would appreciate it so much if you take a look and tell me how it goes. Thank you so much!

    keep in touch!
    xx
    ellie

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  9. This was a fun take on St. Patricks Day.. loved it.. hope u had a great one xoxo
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  10. That is just pure art! Fantastic job my dear, although my husband would not kiss me with green lips! Hope you have an fantastic day my dear- I was happy to see your pretty face again on my blog, Hugs, Sissi

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  11. I love the holidays because we can get away with trying out wilder looks that we wouldn't normally wear. I would wear makeup like this to a parade or festival!

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  12. Love the green! What lipstick did you use? I'd never guess you had a blond granny! as a geneticist, I'm guessing you to be (in descending order, from less to most) part cherokee, part korean, part black and mainly mexican. how correct am I?? :)

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    1. The Green Xpress Liner and Eye Shadow Pencil by Ruby Kisses. Thanks for your intake - yes genetics can be interesting and you never know what traits will prevail from your past. I am not Cherokee, Korean or Mexican but I get a lot of unique guesses! My descent is Caribbean, Irish and East Indian.

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