7 St. Patrick’s Day Makeup Ideas That Aren’t Cheesy At All
From elegant green eye makeup to emerald nail polish, these St. Patrick's Day looks are actually pretty.
St. Patrick's Day makeup doesn't have to be over-the-top. Subtle green eye makeup and just a bit of sparkle can give your everyday look some holiday flair, without being too extra. The trick is to choose one element and play it up while keeping the rest of your face minimal. Go for green eyeliner and pair it with a more subtle lip color. Or add a temporary tint to your hair, but leave your makeup natural. The seven products below are on-theme and easy to integrate into your everyday makeup routine.
Urban Decay Eyeliner, in Mildew
Adding a swipe of green eyeliner is an easy way to dress up for March 17 without you having to invest in a brand-new makeup collection. Just a stroke of green on your top lids will bring good luck all day long.
To buy: $22; sephora.com.
Black Up Eyeshadow, Emerald
When choosing eyeshadow shades, opt for a deep emerald green with hints of blue. The rich, sophisticated color will pair seamlessly with the rest of your makeup.
To buy: $21; sephora.com.
Essie Off Tropic
For an easy St. Patrick's Day manicure that won't require a trip to the salon, buy a bottle of this dark emerald green polish. It's perfect for March 17—but also versatile enough to wear any day of the year.
To buy: $9; amazon.com.
Sephora Retractable Waterproof Eyeliner, in Shimmering Jade
An ordinary cat eye magically transforms into a St. Patrick's Day look with the help of this shimmering green eyeliner.
To buy: $12; sephora.com.
Maybelline Matte Metallics Lipstick, in Serpentine
Green lipstick is a bold choice—but if there's one day anyone can pull it off, it's St. Patrick's Day. This lip color makes a dramatic statement all on its own, so you won't have to invest in multiple products.
To buy: $5; amazon.com.
Glossier Mega Greens Galaxy Pack
Before you go wild with green eyeliner and glitter, start with an on-theme face mask designed to cleanse your skin of impurities.
To buy: $22; glossier.com.
Unicorn Hair Packettes, in Jello
And for those who want to get a little more out there, there's Lime Crime's Unicorn Hair semi-permanent dye, which washes out gradually and won't damage your hair. This small packet contains just enough dye to test out a few streaks of green, making it perfect for when you want a hint of color on the weekend that will start to fade by the time you head back to work on Monday.
To buy: $16; ulta.com.