It’s Friday and that means it’s link up time. I have to say that I loved the themed outfit link ups as they make my wardrobe or feature look easy.
As you’ve probably already guessed it, I’m going for the insanely St-Patrick’s Day Look. I’ll be sharing with you what my piece choices were, as well as steps to achieving my makeup and hair look.
To make it more fun, you can download the steps to have them handy HERE. The last time I offered you a step-by-step tutorial was when I did my NYE Arabian Nights look which you can read about HERE and download the steps to it HERE.
The Showstopper of my St-Patrick’s Day Look
I originally was gonna go with my Old Navy green dress which was featured on my Instagram some time ago, but I instead opted to wear this tulip shaped green with a black turtle neck for my St-Patrick’s Day look. It’s a look that you can easily transition from office to the pub just by adding a few bells and whistles to it.
Like I said, it’s a simple St-Patrick’s Day look with not much going on at first until you start paying attention to the details, they are the bells and whistles I was referring to. My skirt has attractive pleats and practical pockets.
I decided to wear my DIY chain necklace (I’ll be sharing how I made it soon) and pair the outfit with my green suede Lolitta Jeffery Campbells. It’s amazing how details come out with cameras today, you can see my nose ring INSIDE my nose…wow….nice (sarcasm).
As I turn you’ll notice the silver detailing on my nylons. For me, this was the showstopper of my St-Patrick’s Day look.
Get the Look in Simple Steps
- Green tulip skirt
- Black turtle neck top
- Chain necklace
- Black funky nylons or tights
- Chunky booties in green or black would work
Cheat & Copy the St-Patrick’s Day Look
Green With Envy Makeup
To achieve the sultry smokey eye St-Patrick’s day look, use the products listed below or your own. Maha, from Makeup by Maha Matar, my very own MUA (I’m so lucky!), says “Be creative!”
Going back to the details of cameras, it even caught my awful grey hairs! I know, time to get the dye out.
- To start, apply your concealer or Urban Decay primer potion on your lids with your ring finger.
- Next, you’ll want to add MAC Feline Kohl eyeliner in black all over the lids. Don’t worry about it perfection right away since we are headed for a smokey sultry look, meaning it will all blend in.
- With a clean blending brush, slightly blend out the edges of the black kohl.
- Use the Black Market from the Urban Decay NAKED SMOKEY Palette, and lightly pat, all over the lids but not in the crease.
- Wet a flat shader brush with MAC Fix +.
- Pick up Indo from the UD Shadow Box and put it all over the lids for an intense bright look.
- Apply Makeup Geek Latte in soft brown on the crease and start blending from the outer corner to the inner corner of the crease. This technique is used to soften the hard edges.
- This is optional, but you can smudge Makeup Geek Latte on lower lash line as well.
- Another optional step is applying the MAC Feline to the waterline.
- As a finale, wing out liner with MAC Blacktrack Fluidline.
- Add Smashbox primer to the face.
- Add concealer.
- Apply foundation.
- Lightly dust your face with Setting Powder. You can use Laurier Mercier Translucent setting powder, it works great.
- Apply blush in your preferred tone.
- Apply lip liner and lipstick. I went for a bright hot pink as it matches the green very well. Since the outfit is fairly simple, you can allow yourself to go extravagant with the makeup.
A Classy Hair Style
Blow drying the hair and giving it a little shine will make your colour stand out and your eyes pop.
Here’s how you can achieve the look:
- Blow dry each strand using a round wide blow out brush
- Add cold air after applying heat in each stand to create extra body
- Spray hair is optional
So to recap, you can easily achieve a versatile St-Patrick’s Day look by combining simple pieces together that can be punched up with footwear and accessories. Your makeup can be a little over the top since your outfit is simple, keeping the hair in a basic style and focusing on the radiance of the colour. You can obtain your step-by-step guide HERE.
So what’s your St-Patrick’s Day look like?
This is Grace
Grace from Color & Grace. Based in Troy, Michigan, Grace is a 41 year-old petite woman who loves colours. Born and raised in China, she moved to America for love in 2007. Her day job – teacher. Her dream job – fashion blogger. Make sure to go and check out her blog and leave her a comment on her awesome outfit.
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