Now that Valentine's Day has come and gone it's time to start thinking GREEN! I love a good green lipstick but let's face it, it's not the most wearable thing for everyday. But with St. Patrick's Day approaching it's time to break out all things green and get creative!

    I love using holidays as a time to inspire makeup looks. It allows me an excuse to come up with looks I may not wear any other time of the year. I'm probably not going to do much partying on St. Patrick's Day but that doesn't mean I'm not going to get festive with my makeup!

Below you will find a step by step tutorial on how to achieve this look as well as a full product list. 

Remember, have fun with this look and don't take it too seriously! It's a lot of fun to play with and it's sure to get you noticed. If you like this enough to replicate it please share, I would love to see it beauties!



Kat Von D Beauty Lock-It Primer and Foundation Mixed

Anastasia Beverly Hills Cream Contour Kit

Kat Von D Beauty Setting Powder

Kat Von D Beauty Shade and Light Contour Palette

Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Bronzer

Becca Cosmetics Blush in Wisteria

Kat Von D Beauty Alchemist Palette (Emerald) 

Kat Von D Beauty Pastel Goth Palette (Gloom, Dagger)

Kat Von D Beauty Serpentina Palette (Scarab, Ankh)

Sephora Brand Waterproof Eye Pencil (Black)

Benefit Cosmetics Roller Lash Mascara

Benefit Cosmetics Ka-Brow Gel

Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Palette (Junkie)


Step 1: Apply eyeshadow primer and set with setting powder or a light coloured eyeshadow.

Step 2: Using the shade Gloom as a transition shade, blend into your crease area.

Step 3: Using the shade Dagger, place in crease area for depth and blend out into Gloom.

Step 4: Using the shade Scarab on a wet brush, place all over lid and softly blend out.

Step 5: Using the shade Ankh, smudge into outer v area for added depth and smoke out.

Step 6: Mix together primer and foundation and apply with a foundation brush, blend out with a beauty sponge.

Step 7: Apply cream contour colour underneath your cheekbones, around the perimeter of your face and under the jawline.

Step 8: Apply cream highlight colour underneath your eyes in an upside down triangle shape, to the centre of your forehead, underneath your cheekbones below your contour line and on the chin area below your lips.

Step 9: Blend all of this out using a beauty sponge.

Step 10: Bake your under eye area and set your face with setting powder.

Step 11: Fill in brows using Ka-Brow Gel.

Step 12: Apply the powder contour shade on top of where you laid down the cream contour and blend out.

Step 13: Apply the powder highlight shade on top of where you laid down the cream highlight, sweep away excess powder from your under eye area.

Step 14: Using the shade Dagger, smudge into your lower lash line.

Step 15: Using the shade Gloom, smoke out your lower lash line.


Step 16: Line your upper and lower lash lines with black eyeliner.

Step 17: Using the shade Emerald, highlight brow bone and inner eye corners.

Step 18: Apply Bronzer to cheeks and forehead and blend out into contour.

Step 19: Using the shade Emerald, highlight the tops of your cheekbones, cupids bow and (optional) down the bridge of your nose.

Step 20: Apply blush to the apples of your cheeks and blend out into contour and highlight.

Step 21: Set face with setting spray.

Step 22: Using the shade Emerald, apply more highlight to damp skin for a bolder glow.

Step 23: Apply mascara to top and bottom lashes.

Step 24: Apply lipstick (Junkie) and apply Emerald to the centre of lips with your finger for a metallic finish.


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"To me, makeup is all about self expression. I love using makeup to tell a story or convey an attitude... Sitting down at my vanity is my way to disconnect with what's going on around me and just have some fun and be more creative!" READ MORE>>


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