Everyone has a friend who loves celebrating different holidays. You might even be that friend— we sure are! It’s probably because we love playing with different makeup looks and colors, but any chance we have to create a festive makeup look, we jump at it. If you need proof or inspiration, the red carpet is a good place to start. Some of Hollywood's biggest like Lucy Hale and Emily Ratajkowski have given their black eyeliners and charcoal eyeshadows a break to try cool emerald cat eyes and turquoise smoky eyes instead.
When creating a St. Patrick’s Day makeup look, there are a few things you have to consider.
You have to wear green. It’s St. Patrick’s Day, so you have to wear green, right? We try to contain the color to our eye area, but if you like to go bold, then have fun!
You don’t have to wear kelly green. Yup, green can be a scary color to wear, but there are so many different shades so you don’t have to go for an eyelid of kelly green, matte eyeshadow. If you want to create a look that works for every day, try an emerald or a deep forest green.
You’ll be eating/drinking. Whether you plan on having a big family dinner with corned beef and cabbage or sipping a green beer at your local pub, you’re going to be consuming food and liquids throughout the day. So, balance your standout eye makeup with a natural lip color.
Here, we have five celebrity-approved green makeup looks to wear on St. Patrick's Day.
If the thought of wearing green eye makeup terrifies you more than going out to a bar on St. Patrick's Day, try a more subtle shade of the color like turquoise to create a wing liner like Emily Ratajkowski.
(Photo courtesy of Lucy Hale's Instagram)
The key to wearing a vibrant emerald shadow like Lucy Hale's is to keep the rest of your makeup simple and clean.
If you aren't sure you're brave enough to go from 0 to 100 when trying green eye makeup, start working the shade into your looks in baby steps. Sonequa Martin's under eye liner is the perfect starting point.