St. Patrick’s Day Makeup Looks That Will Make Everyone Green With Envy

March 06, 2023
Jazmine A. Ortiz
By: Jazmine A. Ortiz | by L'Oréal
Person staring at the camera, wearing neon green eyeshadow and neon green eyelashes.
We love any excuse to play around with pigment (have you seen our love of bright eyeshadow palettes?), so it’s only natural for us to take green makeup looks up a notch for St. Patrick’s Day. We challenge you to commemorate the Irish holiday (and avoid getting pinched by a leprechaun!) with these green makeup looks we love on Instagram

Ready to Shamrock ‘n’ Roll

No matter what you’re doing this St. Patrick’s Day, all eyes will be on you with a look similar to this stunning green eyeshadow moment by Try the versatile mix of greens in shimmers, mattes and metallics in the Urban Decay Wild Greens Eyeshadow Palette to recreate the look.

It’s Easy Being Green

Swap out your usual black or brown mascara and brow gel for a festive, green lash and brow moment. We recommend applying an eyelash primer, like the Lancôme Cils Booster XL Super-Enhancing Mascara Primer on both areas, then dusting on a bright green eyeshadow, like the Sugarpill Pressed Eyeshadow in Arsenic

Emerald Isle-Inspired

Take a less traditional approach and recreate @cheriserenee’s negative space eye look. Use liquid eyeliner with an ultra-thin brush tip, like the NYX Professional Makeup Vivid Brights Colored Liquid Eyeliner in Ghosted Green, to draw on your floating eyeliner. Instead of filling the rest of your eyelid in with shadow, add fluttery lashes for a va-va-voom effect.

Kiss Me, I’m Irish 

Irish or not, try this glossy lip with a festive rainbow and shamrock. The only thing that's missing is the pot of gold, so layer on a clear lip gloss with gold shimmer, like the Maybelline New York Lifter Gloss in Sun to complete the look.

Lime Green Monochrome Goodness

Give your eye makeup and hair color a festive, monochrome spin with lime green color. Not only does it display your full commitment to this green-obsessed Irish holiday, but it’s a gorgeous, bright hue that complements all skin tones. Try the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil in Freak, a shimmery, lime green pencil to provide the neon eyeliner part of the look.

Green and Shimmer Simplicity 

With a matte green crease and gold shimmery highlighter dusted on the high points of your cheekbones and nose, you achieve St. Patrick’s Day-approved makeup with a simplified spin. Use the KimChi Chic Beauty Glazed 2 Go Pressed Pigment Duo - 06 Six to achieve a similar look, dipping into the green shade for your lids and the foiled gold shade for your cheekbones.

Double the Luck

The likelihood of finding a four-leaf clover is one in 5000. Raise the odds in your favor with this four-leaf clover eyeshadow look — the ultimate embodiment of St. Paddy's Day that’s sure to bring tons of compliments.

Photo: @aoife.cullen;  Additional Reporting By: Reece Andavolgyi

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