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A St. Patrick’s Day look from Erin

Erin here! And since St. Patrick’s Day is one of my favorite holidays, I just had to do a look for Phyrra. Green and gold, baby!


I started with Too Faced Shadow Insurance as primer and then applied Sugarpill’s Goldilux to the inner half of my eye. This is one AMAZING gold, let me tell you. Definitely worth the purchase. Next, I took the olive green shadow from Lorac’s TANtalEYES Baked Eyeshadow palette and applied this to the outer part of my lid, blending it out a little. Lorac is becoming one of my favorite higher end brands for eyeshadow. Very pigmented and smooth. I used Fyrinnae’s Dressed to Kill to my crease, blending the color back and forth. This is another amazing color; a beautiful, saturated gilded green with tons of sparkle (I even see holo!). I then mixed Dressed to Kill and the olive green shadow and applied a little under my lower lash line. Next, lined my upper and lower lash lines with an E.l.f brown cream liner, flicking them both out so there was a slight space between the two at the outer corners of my eyes. To add a little depth, I also applied some of the sparkly black shadow from Lorac’s Multiplex 3D Eyeshadow palette to the outer part of my liner on the upper lash line. (Note: I picked both of these Lorac palette up via Hautelook, so keep you eyes peeled!) For a highlight under my brows, I used the gold champagne color from the TANtalEYES palette and for the inner corners of my eyes, I used Sugarpill’s Lumi loose shadow. Mixed with Goldilux, Lumi makes an amazing bright green color. To finish up, I layered on Benefit’s They’re Real! Mascara to both upper and lower lashes.

I wanted to keep the eyes the focus, so I filled my brows with a rich dark brown shadow, and warmed up my skin with MAC’s Wonder Woman ‘Pink Power’ bronzer combo (though I can’t recommend it, even if it was limited edition, due to the recent change in their testing policy). For the lips, I also kept it simple with Silk Naturals’ lipstick in Foreplay.

And that’s it! I am not one for greens but now that the Hawaiian sun has kissed my skin, I feel like the color really works!

Have a happy and safe St. Patrick’s Day! Have a Killian’s or Guinness for me :D And remember, don’t ever drink and drive. A cab ride is not worth your, or anyone else’s life. Erin Go Bragh!

Products Used

Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Sugarpill Cosmetics Loose Eyeshadows in Goldilux and Lumi
Fyrinnae Eyeshadow in Dressed to Kill
Lorac TANtalEYES Eyeshadow Palette – Gold Champagne and Olive Green shadows
Lorac Multiplex 3D Palette – Sparkling Matte Black
E.l.f. Cream Gel Liner in Brown
Nyx Jumbo Pencil in Yogurt – lower water line
Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real! Mascara
Tarte Cosmetics True Blood Palette – Werewolf (Deep Brown) for brows

Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation in Shell mixed with Physician’s Formula Healthy Wear Tinted Moisturizer in Fair/Light
Estee Lauder Double Wear Concealer in Light
MAC Cosmetics Wonder Woman Mineralize Skinfinish in Pink Power

Silk Naturals Kisser Slicker in Foreplay

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    • lunableu

      I have a very strong, passionate love for Goldiluxe! You’re beautiful, as always. And darn it, that blush looks really fab on you too! Errr…. ;-)

    • http://doriananddahl.blogspot.com Erin M.

      Oops! I forgot! I also used a Nyx Jumbo Eye Pencil along my waterline. I think it was called Yogurt, but it was light pink. :) A nice contrast to the greens and golds.

    • http://Beelovesbeauty.com Bee

      This look is absolutely stunning, Erin, you are ridiculously beautiful! I’m particularly impressed with the blush, perfect choice :)

    • http://www.blacknailpolishandlipgloss.blogspot.com EvilAngel

      Such a perfect look for my baby brothers birthday….and St.Patty’s too. lol

    • Cathryn

      Dressed to Kill is one of my fave greens, Goldilux is one of my fave golds, and green + gold is one of my fave combinations…needless to say, I LOVE this look! Great job!!

    • Kate

      I just love everything you do. :D

    • Sarsie

      I really love this look! And I’m not normally someone who likes non-neutral eyes. I especially love how you used Lumi — it looks amazing here.

      I have a quick question — I have heard about MAC and the shift in their testing policy (and it just cements my decision to not buy their products any more, but now I have an even firmer resolve!), but is there a reason why using Estee Lauder products (your foundation & concealer) is ok? My understanding was that EL (which also owns MAC) also tests on animals for the EL line, but maybe I’m mistaken? I’m really bummed because I was interested in the Cyber Eyes stuff but didn’t pursue it due to the animal testing, so I would be thrilled to hear otherwise!

      • Phyrra

        I have several products that are not cruelty free, but I bought them knowing that the companies weren’t cruelty free. With MAC, as long as I’ve purchased them, they’d been cruelty-free (and more and more I’ve I’ve been leaning towards cruelty-free in other aspects of my life, not just beauty) and the sudden shift in them changing their policies felt like a huge betrayal to me.

      • Phyrra

        Oh wait, if you’re asking Erin, I can’t speak for her. Erin did this look, not me. My apologies.

        • http://doriananddahl.blogspot.com Erin M.

          What Phyrra said :) Cause that was perfect. And exactly how I feel.

        • Sarsie

          No need to apologize! I should have been clearer that my comment was addressed to Erin. :)

          But I do know what you mean in that, if a company does not tout itself as being cruelty-free and they aren’t cruelty-free, well, then everything matches up and people can make their own decisions about whether or not to buy from that company. The actions of MAC — which *did* really promote its cruelty-free approach only to reverse/change it — make things a little more difficult for people. I wish they were more transparent about the policy change and how it came about, but I suspect that EL wanted to open up their brands to countries that require animal testing, and this is the solution they’ve come up with. But thank you for responding anyway!

          • http://doriananddahl.blogspot.com Erin M.

            Totally. And like Phyrra, I’m going to try and use up my non-cruelty free makeup and buy only cruelty free from now on. Especially indie!

            • Sarsie

              Erin, I’m so late in responding, but I wanted to thank you for your comment! I have also decided recently to be strict about purchasing cruelty-free products — in the past, if something was cruelty-free, it was a bigger draw for me, but not the deciding factor, but now it is more important to me. Luckily, I only have a few non-cruelty-free products left, but once they are used up, I will replace them with cruelty-free products just as you plan to do. While it means I will have to give up my current fave mascara, I feel like it’s really a blessing in disguise because I will explore other brands that I may not have otherwise.

              And on an unrelated note, I just have to reiterate again how much I love what you did with the Lumi! I seriously have been fighting the urge to buy it since it first came out, because I wasn’t sure I would use it enough, but I think I see some Lumi as a birthday treat for myself next month. :)

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    • http://libbyspinkvanity.blogspot.com Kimberly

      That’s a gorgeous look! I like how you played down the lips and cheeks just enough for the eyes to be the focal point.

    • http://olgiepolgie.blogspot.com Olgie

      Such a lovely look!

    • http://www.prettymom.org coco

      love the color combination on your eyes and your lip color. pretty!

    • http://perilouslypale.com Perilously Pale

      That is a fabulous look Erin and wow are you beautiful! LORAC shadows are wonderful aren’t they? So pigmented and smooth.

    • http://pearlsquirrel.blogspot.com Silke

      Very nice look! These mossy greens really emphasize your lovely brown eyes :)

    • http://prettymaking.com Mandy

      The mix of the Estee Lauder Double Wear with the PF tinted moisturizer gives the most beautiful, glowy skin!!