Smoke and Emeralds St. Patrick's Day Makeup Look Collaboration

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St. Patrick's Day is fast approaching and I joined up with some of my fellow beauty bloggers to share a holiday themed makeup look that I like to call Smoke and Emeralds. 


A shimmery, smokey emerald eye, warm tangerine cheeks and a soft, matte pink lip come together to evoke Spring and St. Patrick's Day in a wearable, non cliche fashion. 


The pile of colour products I used to create this look. My eye look features some of my rather large collection of L'Oreal Infallible eye shadows. I also used some NARS, a bit of Bobbi Brown, a touch of Stila, Maybelline and Beauty Addicts. 


I started with my eyes, since I was doing a smokey look and I didn't want to have to worry about fallout on my under eye concealer or foundation. I started with Lorac Behind the Scenes Eye Primer and a creme colour base of Maybelline Color Tattoo Creme Eye Shadow in Mossy Green. I wanted that deeper, greyed base green to help with the smoke aspect of this look. Over the base I applied with a large shader brush L'Oreal Infallible Eye Shadow in Golden Sage to the inner 1/3 of my lid, stopping sort of the inner corner. I gently burnished the shadow with the brush after patting it into place to bring up the shine. I flipped the brush, dove into Golden Emerald and applied it to the rest of my lid to the outer corner and burnished it, blending it into the Golden Sage where they met. I used a large, fluffy blending brush to gently blend out the upper edge.

Next, I picked up Gleaming Bronze (this shade was LE and I didn't find great listings for it, you can use any deep bronze shimmer) with a crease brush and worked it into my crease, pulled it softly up onto my orbital bone and lightly along under my lower lash line, about a third of the way in from the outer corner. Then I used my blending brush to lightly blend and blur the edge a bit. I used a clean crease brush to apply, as a transition colour Amber Rush and blended it then pulled it along under my eye, stopping short of my inner corner. I used the fine crease brush to apply some Golden Emerald along my lower ash line, to about a third of the way in, making it a little wider at the outer corner and blending it into the bronze and amber. 

I used a soft, fluffy brush to apply Endless Pearl as my brow and inner corner highlight. I added Stila Smudge Stick in Moray in a thick line along my upper lash line then pulled it softly up with a small, synthetic brush to give my lid a green, smokey feel. I tight lined with my usual L'Oreal Infallible Gel Lacquer Liner in Espresso and curled my lashes and applied one very generous coat of Beauty Addicts Show Off Mascara then I gilded the lily with a fine line in my inner corner and running about a quarter inch along my lower lash line with L'Oreal Infallible Silkissime Eye Liner in Highlight. (Rose gold.) I used Precision Tip Q-Tips rolled on a clean makeup wipe to cleanup what fallout there was then finished the rest of my face. 


Okay. I don't know why these pics are suddenly so blurred and diffused. They weren't, when I made the collage. Seriously. I'm not trying to fool anyone with my photos. Anyway...

After I applied my usual foundation and under eye corrector and concealer, I buffed on NARS Final Cut from the Virtual Domination Cheek Palette, I used Bobbi Brown Highlight Powder in Pink Glow to highlight and Milani Color Statement Moisture Matte Lipstick in Matte Blissful. Thinking back, I probably should have used a little warmer lippie. 


Finished look. 

Are you planning a special makeup or nail look this St. Patrick's Day? If you would like some inspiration, perhaps you'd enjoy a bit of a blog hop, swan around the Interwebz and read my fellow Collaborators' posts on their beautiful holiday inspired makeup and nail looks. Just scroll down to the In Linkz gallery at the end of this post to travel hither and yon. 

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