Here's Proof St. Patrick's Day Makeup Doesn't Have to Be Cheesy

Updated 03/08/17

Whether you’re looking to be festive or just trying to avoid getting pinched, you are likely planning to wear green on March 17. Instead of opting for the obvious and sporting an emerald-colored shirt like everyone else, we encourage you to mix it up this holiday with a less traditional yet equally celebratory dose of green via these St. Patrick’s Day makeup looks.

We will come up with just about any excuse to experiment with a new beauty look, and thanks to St. Patrick’s Day, we have all the more reason to play around with green makeup. While the hue may not be an everyday staple, it is a great way to mix up your beauty routine, as just a smidge of jade eyeliner can turn a traditional smoky eye into an exceptionally gorgeous piece of art. For swoon-worthy makeup looks befitting St. Patrick’s Day, click through the slideshow below.

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Pair an electric green lid, courtesy Yves Saint Laurent Couture Mono Eyeshadow ($30) in the color 09 Orient, with a structured, bold brow for a chic take on St. Patrick’s Day beauty.

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Make brown eyes pop by lining your under-eye with Stila's Stay All Day Waterproof Eyeliner ($22) in the color Emerald.

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Who knew green and pink would make for such a stunning combination? To get the look, create a green smoky eye with Charlotte Tilbury's
Luxury Palette Colour-Coded Eyeshadow ($53) in The Rebel, and swipe a rose-colored gloss like Lano's Tinted Balm ($14) in Rose along your pout.

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For a festive look appropriate for both the bar and the office, rock a bright-green lid accompanied by minimal face makeup. To obtain a vibrant hue as seen on the model, use a long-lasting cream shadow like Milk Makeup's Eye Pigment ($24) in Mermaid Parade.

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Green not your thing? Try a technicolor eye makeup look courtesy of Natasha Denona's Eyeshadow Palette 5 ($48), a rainbow-hued set perfect for both St. Patrick’s Day and the start of spring.

 

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Go the not-so-obvious route this St. Patrick’s Dday, and rock a mint liner in your crease via Make Up for Ever's Waterproof Eyeliner ($21) in M-30 and a berry-stained pout courtesy of Glossier's Generation G ($18) in Crush.

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Enhance your eye color with a green-hued liner like Laura Mercier’s Caviar Stick ($29) in Peacock, which can be used as both a cream shadow and a liner.

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Going out on March 17? Amp up the drama with a metallic cat eye via a liquid shadow like Yves Saint Laurent’s Full Metal Shadow ($30) in Misty Green.

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Make blue eyes pop by applying a pale-green shadow like Clé de Peau's Eye Color Quad Refill ($55) in Champagne Supernova both above and below the eye.

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Fresh and clean, this blunt cat eye and green French manicure are a St. Patrick’s Day must. To achieve the look, opt for a user-friendly liner like Sephora Collection’s Retractable Waterproof Liner ($12) in Shimmering Jade, and get a mani to match courtesy of Burberry’s Nail Polish ($23) in Sage Green.

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There is nothing more festive than a glittery eye. Celebrate the holiday with a light dusting of Mac’s Golden Olive Pigment ($22) on top of clean lids.

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Swap out your tried-and-true mascara for a colorful version this holiday. To get this party-ready look, use Marc Jacobs Beauty’s O!Mega Lash Volumizing Mascara ($26) in Whirlpool Teal.

Want more makeup inspiration. Check out our favorite holiday beauty looks from Instagram.

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