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St Patricks Day Makeup Ideas

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There are two times in the year when it is totally acceptable to go overboard with green eye shadow - St. Patrick's Day and Christmas. Whether you are at home on March 17th or at a gathering, you are sure to want to honor this Day of all things Irish by wearing make-up to match. Purchase shades of green and gold eye shadows and liners so that you have an array of supplies to hand for the look you want to create. There are so many ways to get creative, you can add shimmering shamrock gems or even paint your eyes like the Irish flag. Whatever you choose, these Ideas are sure to give you inspiration.

Rainbow Liner

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Rainbow Liner

There may be no gold under the rainbow - but you can line your eyes in gold under a rainbow winged liner. Begin by using an angled brush and create a winged line with concealer on your top lid. Then you can start creating your blocks of color for the rainbow over this. Start at the inner corner with reds and oranges and then add green, blue and purple. You can then use gold eyeliner underneath and finish with a slick of black mascara.

Bright Green

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Bright Green

Bright green is a really stunning color to wear. You can build up the greens underneath gradually and finish with a really bright pigment green on top. Add a touch of glitter at the end to really make the look sparkle. You can then use a nice black liner to define the look.

Green Gems

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Green Gems

Take a trip to the emerald isle by adding Green Gems to your look. It is a holiday after all so you can really go to town by adding items like glitter and gems - and if you're going for bright green eye shadow anyway you may as well go overboard.

Stars in Your Eyes

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Stars in Your Eyes

Be the star of the show with this idea. It would also be a great look for Christmas Day too. Use a subtle shade of green eye shadow so that the stars get the chance to shine by themselves. You can also add a set of false eyelashes to really draw attention to your eyes.

Shades of Green

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Shades of Green

White tones are mixed with green to create an almost jewel effect. There are plenty of different make-up ranges on the market that can help you to create this look, you can choose your favorite brand. Underneath, the eye is underlined with dazzling green glitter liner.

Flower

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Flower

This look would be great for an Alice in Wonderland theme too. You can let your imagination run wild with this idea and get as creative as you like.Green stems are painted from the eye to create an ethereal effect. The look is finished with a dusting of glitter.

Orange Liner

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Orange Liner

Stun the crowds with a bright orange liner. It's a great party look that goes with most skin tones and you will probably want to get an outfit to match the look or maybe just go with a plain white tee shirt and jeans.

Shamrocked

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Shamrocked

It's only right to adorn your eyes with festive shamrocks for the occasion. You can layer the shamrocks in whatever pattern you like and if your feeling arty you could even free hand draw shamrocks on which will save you having to buy them. Finish by adding green glitter at the inner corners of both eyes.

Gold and green

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Gold and green

Gold and green are the traditional colors associated with Ireland. Make hazel or green eyes pop with this color combination. Begin with a gold tone at the inner corner of the eye and this is carried around the whole lid which also carries that lovely green too. The look is completed with a darker shade at the outer corners of the eyes to create a smokey effect.

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