8 St Patrick's day makeup ideas that are actually cute (and the products you need)
Around this time of year we become enamoured with all things Irish, proudly pronouncing our bloodline heritage - no matter how diluted - and swearing we like the taste of Guinness.
Green too, starts cropping up in unexpected places.
If you’re keen to get in on the St Patrick’s celebration but don't want to come off looking kitschy, consider adopting a tasteful element of green makeup.
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Far from being constrained to March 17th, green is seriously trending in the beauty world right now and celebs have been taking their cues from the runways, adopting it for parties and red-carpets alike.
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We all know the Kardashian-Jenner crew can make or break a trend, so when Kendall Jenner wore quirky 'floating' green liner to the People's Choice Awards in November and then rang in NYE wearing a particularly electric slick of green liner, (top) you can bet we were reaching for something similar. She then proceeded to announce on her instagram she was “really into green these days.” Ditto hun.
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Top makeup artist Pat McGrath has similarly spearheaded a green runway revival the past two seasons at Valentino, initially with bold sequined cat eyes and then more recently a diffused application of grass-green encircling the eye area.
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Selena Gomez adopted the latest obsession with metallic makeup to achieve her winged out look.
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The key to making the look work is to adopt an artistic application - get playful! - but keep the shamrock shades on or around the eyes only - green lips are not a lewk. We love the way La La Anthony offset her Emerald dress and hazel eyes with strong shadow, but kept the rest of her makeup understated.
Makeup artist Rachel Goodwin tried out a chartreuse shade on Emma Stone, stunning with her pale skin tone. Peach or nude lipstick generally compliments green well, so that eyes remain the statement.