Friday, March 15, 2013

FOTD: St. Patrick's Day Makeup Look "Kiss Me, I Married Irish!"

Ah the joys of marrying an Irish guy. Actually, my mom is a little bit Irish, so I'm a teeny bit as well! St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner so I wanted to play around with St. Patrick's Day looks. I tend to do smoky green looks for St. Patrick's Day--I swear every year. I find them most flattering, but I always include a pop of brightness to liven them up! Here we go...

I should also let you know that the pics skew a tad lighter than this looks in person. Lighting is super inconsistent out today and my daylight bulbs offered the same effect so what can you do?

St. Patrick's Full Face Look

Front view

Another view
 Products Used:
  • Tarte Cosmetics Amazonian Clay blush in Tipsy
  • Laura Geller Blush-N-Brighten in Como
  • Too Faced Bronzer (contour only)
*Note: I have very sensitive skin so I tend to not use foundation, concealer, BB Cream, etc. on a daily basis; only organic, un-tinted moisturizer. I'm fortunate to have a fairly even complexion, though I'm starting to see some slight unevenness as I age. I'm on the hunt for a face product I can use daily, but between my sensitive skin and preferences regarding ingredients, it's no easy task! Perhaps someday!


Side view of my eye

Front view of my eye

Products Used:
  • Benefit Cosmetics Stay Don't Stray primer
  • Make Up For Ever shadows in #84 #17 #126
  • MAC shadows in Steamy and Surreal
  • Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics pigment in Atmosphere
  • TheBalm shadow in The Bad Boy from the Balm & Beautiful palette
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills brow wax and powder from Bold & Beautiful Kit 
  • Urban Decay 24/7 pencil liner in Zero
  • Faux lashes in Colette (these have been my favorite since Faux launched--literally the best!)
  • Revlon Grow Luscious Plumping mascara in Blackest Black

View from the top


Lips - I wanted them to say "Kiss me I married an Irish guy!"
Products Used:
  • MAC lip liner (sorry, the name is slightly rubbed off but it's a neutral color)
  • Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in Queen 
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Hydrafull lip gloss in Sugar Pink
I wanted to soften the amazing brightness of Queen (seriously, you must own this if you're a lippy-a-holic like me) so I used Sugar Pink over it (concentrated most near the center of my lips) to give it a slightly softer appearance. 

Final Thoughts

This is what I'd consider to be a very wearable look. While it's not entirely subtle and has a little festive pop of twinkly green, it's also not so over the top that I'd feel out of place wearing it in any specific environment. Granted I like bold and bright, I'm also a fan of soft and complementary.

What do you think? Would you wear this, this St. Patrick's Day?

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