A Special Green Showcase for St. Patrick’s Day
With St. Patty’s Day just around the corner I felt it necessary to pull out everything green and showcase these products for you. Some of the products you’ll have seen on here already, but now you can see them alongside all of their green counterparts.
Given my huge range of green eyeshadows, I have very little in the way of green pigments. The only ones I could even throw in here are from MAC’s Butterfly Party set. Moss Garden and Rain Drop certainly have greenish blue tints so I decided to include them even if it was a bit of stretch.
For eyeliners I only have a few pencils that fall under the category of “greenish”:
- Sephora’s 12HR Crayon Jumbo (waterproof) in green
- Pearlglide Intense Eyeliner by MAC in Undercurrent
- Pearlglide Intense Eyeliner by MAC in Black Line (because this is the first time I’ve shown this one, I wanted to show it both smudged and not smudged. You can see when you blend it out a little bit, the gold and green flecks really start to show. I love this one because it has a sort of khaki green tint to it.
I also want to feature a palette I picked up back when the Wonder Woman collection hit the shelves a few months back in MAC stores.
You can create really beautiful soft and sultry smokey eyes with this palette between the soft minty green and harsh forest green shades. This palette features 4 x full size MAC eyeshadows: Manila Paper, Valiant, Diana Undercover and Spinning Transformation.
I also have a Kat Von D True Romance Palette: Truth that fits half way into this theme.
I swatched the basic highlight shade from the palette (Sugar Skull), two apple greens (Long Distance and Snake Eyes) as well as the token cream shadow from the palette (Finland).
From the remainder of my collection, I have a number of “greenish” MAC shades as well as a couple of shades from Makeup Geek with quite the range of greens to choose from.
So after all of this, if you happen to be one of those people wondering what green eyeshadow to get, this post might be overwhelming with so many choices. If green makeup is something new for you, I would suggest getting a nice vibrant shade and a nice dark rich shade to start out with. This will allow you to create a green smokey eye, or to use them individually with more neutral shades that you are more comfortable with.
For the darker green, I would probably go with Humid by MAC or if you happen to have the Urban Decay Book of Shadows IV, consider yourself lucky because Bender is gorgeous! For your vibrant shade Swimming eyeshadow by MAC is beautiful and goes gorgeous with browns if you want to just incorporate a little bit of colour into your makeup routine. If you are feeling more adventurous Bio Green and Kelly are also wonderful, but they are from the MAC PRO collection and not available at all MAC stores. Swimming was actually my first MAC eyeshadow purchase that wasn’t a neutral or a highlight. You can see it here paired with Mulch (dark glittery brown) and Honeylust (medium golden brown) for a subtle pop of colour.
And veering away from subtle, here is a dramatic and bold green eyeshadow look for St. Patty’s Day for the more adventurous. This look is showcasing Kelly, Humid and Black Tied eyeshadows by MAC.
So tell me, will you be wearing green makeup this St. Patty’s Day? What are your favourite green makeup products?
Thanks for reading!
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