Saint Patricks Day Pot O’ Gold Shimmery Green & Copper Makeup Look
Oh my goodness! My Pinterest still to this day BLOWS UP whenever someone repins my original Saint Patricks Day “Pot O’ Gold” makeup look from about 2 1/2 years ago! Since you love’s seem to be drawn to that more GLAMMIE look, especially for such a festive holiday, St. Patricks day, in this case, I thought as a revamp to my original look, a more dramatic, yet wearable version would be a nice addition to the series! Last year I went for a more monochromatic gold look with a pop of green, but this year it’s all about the glitz and glam. Below I took the liberty of putting together a pictorial for you Jeaniez to follow, as well as taking additional photos that might aid your recreation of this makeup look! I hope all of you enjoy and are having an amazing March xoxo.
Now, as you cuties know I have evolved as a person, and as an artist. Although in my original look I went full out with contour, baking, and so on, my style has changed. This being said, if you plan on doing a full glam FACE, this part will act really as just a foundation for YOU, on what I like to do! On my skin is Cover Fx’s Total Cover Cream Foundation, in N10, along with a light dusting of their “The Perfect Light Highlighting Powder” in Moonlight. Moonlight imparts a peachy silver glow, and is perfect for my fair skin! On my lips is a combination of Buxom Cosmetics new Va-Va Plump Shiny Liquid Lipstick in Taupe It Off, and a bit of Buxom’s Full-On Lip Polish in Dominique. I felt a nice an “in-between” nude would be best suited for such dramatic eye makeup!
With the eye makeup, I went ALL out, which is why I felt adding a pictorial would be most beneficial to you loves, in the terms of following along! First off, I began with doing my brows using Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in the shade Caramel. At this point, you can choose to add a primer, or do as I did with using a skin toned eyeshadow as a base. Tarte’s Tartelette Amazonian Clay Matte Palette is a favorite of mine for base shades, and crease colors since it’s entirely matte! I used ‘Super Mom’ as my base shade, followed by ‘Wanderer’ smoked out in my crease as a base, too. By this point, you should be set and ready to apply COLOR!
Switching gears I pulled out my customized Makeup Geek eyeshadow palette, and began by packing on ‘Dirty Martini‘ to my lids, and up into my crease with a Mac 239 brush! I wanted this to act as a layer behind the darker shadows to come, this way all colors would blend in harmony. Switching to a more dense blender, specifically Mac’s pencil brush, I then smudged from my upper lash lines, towards the outer third of my lids, into my crease the color ‘Envy‘, which is a beautiful dark green! Since there is a blackness to this shade, it tends to blend out VERY smokey, thus fine shimmers disappear. To help the eyeshadow blend better, I took a Morphe M433 brush, and dusted ‘High Tea‘, by Makeup Geek, from where ‘Envy’ begins, to where I wanted the shade to buff out too! Stick to circular blending motions for optimal gradience. I switched back to my pencil brush and dragged ‘Envy’ down towards my lower lash line for definition.
Now comes the shimmers! YAY! I actually don’t like the look of typical glitter on me, nor falsies, but honestly, that is no problem, since shimmers are much more captivating, as they’re more dimensional, in my opinion. Shimmers tend to adhere best to sticky bases, so I applied a little of the Too Faced Glitter Glue towards the inner corners of my lids! Once that dried down, I began packing on Revlon’s NEW Color Charge Loose Powder in 105 Copper, with my index finger to my lids directly. This shade is AMAZING, as you can see from the photos above! At this point, if you’d rather glitter, feel free to divert and glitter up. Anyho, from ‘Copper’ I wanted a pot of gold effect, so I took Wet n’ Wild’s Fantasy Makers Glitter Eyeliner in Gold (this came out during Halloween 2017, so if you do not own it, any gold eyeshadow will do), and VERY lightly stroked the color on the wee inner corners of my lids. I then took my ring finger and blended the eyeliner into ‘Copper’! This is a VERY pigmented eyeliner on its own, so I didn’t need to set it with an eyeshadow. Now that half of your eye is all glitzy and glammie, it’s time to glam up the greens! I reached for Maybelline’s The City Mini Eyeshadow Palette in Urban Jungle, and I specifically mixed the two lid shades together and gently patted it on top of the outer thirds of my lids. From there I took the liner shade, which is a DEEP green coated with shimmer, and rubbed it (these are silky, not buttery) across from my upper lash lines, onto the outer thirds, and onto my lower lash lines! I took the liberty of smoking this out with ‘High Tea’ once again, and a PINCH of ‘Corrupt‘ eyeshadow, which is a pure black, for a smokey effect.
To wrap things up, I dragged Corrupt onto my lower lash lines, and then applied Urban Decay’s Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner in Midnight Cowboy from the center of my lower lash liens towards the inner corners to draw attention CENTER of my face! This beautiful gold was icing on the cake for me. After the glitter dried, I took ‘Jester‘ which is a foiled eyeshadow by Makeup Geek and applied it STRAIGHT down the center of my lids to amplify the green to copper contrast! I finished up the eye makeup with L’Oreal Paris’ Voluminous Carbon Black Volume Building Mascara, and a smudging of Nyx Cosmetics Jumbo Eye Pencil in Black Bean across my waterlines, as well as across my upper lash lines smudges into my crease for a more dramatic effect. Now, wasn’t that easy :)?
For More Information:
- See all Saint Patricks Day Makeup Looks here: http://thaeyeballqueen.com/tag/saint-patricks-day-makeup/
- My Popular “pin” I referenced: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/484277766162678527/