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St. Patrick’s Day is Sunday, March 17 and you know I will be celebrating with all things GREEN! The ties between St. Patrick’s Day and the color green go way back, but did you know that the original color synonymous with St. Patrick’s day was blue? Yes, you read that right. In early paintings, St. Patrick is shown wearing the official color of the Order of St. Patrick: blue.
It wasn’t until the 20th century that the holiday became associated with the color green for religious and national reasons. Ireland’s nickname is The Emerald Isle, the green stripe in the Irish flag represents the Catholics of Ireland and of course those fabled Leprechauns ran around wearing green from head to toe.
While I love blue, I just can’t imagine celebrating this Holiday with any color other than green! This year, I am taking it to the next level and glamming up with green makeup. This look is perfect for your St. Patrick’s Day parade or even a fun date night. Read the tutorial below to recreate my look.
A DIFFERENT WAY TO ST. PADDY’S DAY
-Let Your Eyes Do The Talking-
While I believe you can wear fun makeup any time of the year, St. Patrick’s Day is the perfect excuse to try out a fun green look. Thanks to my friend Halley Hamer with House of Tesla Hair and Makeup, I was able to sport this look just in time for the Holiday AND manage to go out to dinner with my family after and get lots of stares. I just see it as the highest form of flattery. 😉
You’re going to want these shadow shields as you apply this bright look. Not only will they keep any fallout from happening, they will also keep your under eyes looking bright and fresh! This entire eye look was created with six products: Tarte Shape Tape Concealer, Take Me to Brazil Shadow Palette, J. Cat Beauty Glitter in Poppin’ Lime, NYX Lime Green Eyeliner, MAC Three Rings Eyeshadow and Ardell Lashes.
The rest of your look is all about contouring and highlighting. After you have finished your eyes and applied lashes, clean up and apply foundation of your choice. Then contour with your Anastasia of Beverley Hills Contour Palette and highlight with WetNWild Precious Petals. Then apply your MAC Bright pink blush and finish with the perfect pink lip by using Bite Beauty Neon Fuschia lipstick. I set my look with Urban Decay All Nighter as well to make it last.
And there it is…your St. Paddy’s Day makeup look complete! Pair it with an AlanaKayART Viridescent Skirt or leggings and believe it or not, a pair of bright pink Badass Earrings is the perfect way to complete your look.
Share your GREEN look with me this weekend by using the hashtag #CMYKay. Cheers!
I am a believer in the power of color. I see it every day as an artist, a designer and my self-proclaimed role as color evangelist. I have seen color reconnect people to themselves and others, empower women, and inspire joy. CMYK is the abbreviation for Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and blacK. Combining those four colors allows us to create any color. Bright, dark, bold, subtle, neutral, neon — all of them.
Over the past year, people continue to admire the bold colors and patterns used in AlanaKayART and tell me how great I look, but are concerned that they can’t pull off such vibrant colors.
The goal of CMYKay is to educate you about color and empower you to incorporate it into your home and wardrobe in both big and small ways. It will challenge you creatively and encourage you to have fun with color in new and re-imagined ways, because friend, life in color is way more fun.