March is a special month. Not only does March kick off the official start of the spring season, but it’s also known for over 2.2 million Americans celebrating St. Patrick’s Day every year. And while not all of us are Irish, that doesn’t mean we can’t join in on the day’s festivities with fun green makeup and pretend, right?

At Palladio Beauty, we are all about holidays and preparing for them with super festive makeup, and St. Patrick’s Day is no different. If you’re looking for a little “green” inspiration - you’ve come to the right place!

Prep the Face, Apply Foundation and Conceal

Before starting any makeup look, prepping the face is an essential step for a flawless finish. This means cleanse, exfoliate if necessary, and moisturize before applying your favorite foundation primer. A primer will keep foundation and the rest of your St. Patrick’s Day look in place the entire day.

After primer, next is foundation. Make sure the foundation you use matches your own unique skin tone and skin type for the best results. Foundation can be blended with a beauty sponge, large brush, or with fingertips (of course with clean hands!)

If you want your shadow to stay put and shine bright all night long, apply a skin-colored concealer to your eyelids. This will give you a neutral base for a highly pigmented result.

Green Makeup Options to Try

Smokey Emerald Eyes

If you’re looking for something that’s both festive and sultry for your St. Patrick’s Day shenanigans, a smokey emerald eye is perfect. Always prep the eyelids as stated above before applying eyeshadow to ensure color stays put. Then, grab your Eyeland Vibes Paradise Palette to apply the neutral beige shade over the entire lid and also in the corners of the eyes for a big, bright gaze. Next, dab an eye smudger brush into the palette’s darker green shade and apply to the outer corner crease and blend. For a defined look, also apply green to the upper and lower lash line. Lastly, cover the rest of your eyelid with the palette’s gold or green shade and blend to complete the look. Don’t forget to swipe on your favorite Palladio Beauty mascara as well!

Green Lower Lash Line

When you want just a little luck of the Irish, blending a little green eyeshadow on the lower lash line is all you need. Grab your Palladio Beauty angle liner brush and depending on your preference you can wet the brush or keep it dry before application. Lightly stroke the color along the bottom lash line until your desired shade has been reached. We also recommend dusting a light gold shade across your eyelids for an extra wow factor!

 Kiss Me! I’m Irish!

One of the only days of the year where it’s kind of acceptable to rock green lipstick like a boss is St. Patrick’s Day – so take full advantage! First, buff the lips with a sugar lip scrub, so you have a smooth surface to work with. Here’s the fun twist, instead of lining the lips with a regular lip liner, use a green eyeliner instead. This will give you a good outline to work with them applying the green lip color. Top off the look with a clear high shine lip gloss and neutral idea, and you’re all ready for a night out with your fellow leprechauns!

What are your plans for St. Patrick’s Day? We’d like to know! Leave a comment below and tell us your favorite makeup look.

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