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How to Pull Off Green Makeup and Hair for St. Patrick's Day

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How to Pull Off Green Makeup and Hair for St. Patrick's Day How to Pull Off Green Makeup and Hair for St. Patrick's Day How to Pull Off Green Makeup and Hair for St. Patrick's Day

With tons of festivities to partake in on St. Patrick’s Day, it’s no wonder you want to get in on the shamrock-heavy holiday. And what better day to experiment with green makeup and green hair than St. Paddy’s Day? After all, green is super-on trend for 2017. Of course, we understand if you’re a little intimidated when it comes to rocking this color—it can be quite bold. But trust us: You can pull it off! Without further ado, allow us to introduce you to three of our favorite St. Patrick’s Day-inspired hair and makeup looks.  

1. Green and Gold Glitter Roots

If you’ve seen any of the latest hair and beauty trends, then you’re no stranger to glitter— especially when its strewn onto your roots. What looks like it’d be a complicated runway-only ‘do is actually really simple to bring to life sans the help of a pro makeup artist. Sure, this colorful hairstyle fits the bill for St. Paddy’s Day, but as soon as you switch up the glitter colors, you’ll quickly find it’s perfect for any occasion where you want to add a little extra sparkle to your mane.

What you’ll need:

Rat tail comb

L'Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Clean Style Gel

Gold and green glitter

Get the look by following these simple steps:

Step 1: Part your hair. Using a rat tail comb, part your hair down the center or to the side—whichever you prefer.

Step 2: Apply gel. Using a dye brush, spread some of the L'Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Clean Style Gel to your part extending about an inch in every direction.

Step 3: Sprinkle on glitter. Before the gel completely dries, sprinkle gold and green glitter directly overtop onto your roots to create your shimmering shamrock look.

2. Emerald + Gold Smoky Eye

We’re suckers for a smoky eye—and any chance we get to bring new colors into the picture, we’re game. Want to wear green and gold eye makeup like nobody’s business? Here’s how to do it!

What you’ll need:

L'Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Kabuki Blender

L'Oréal Paris Magic Lumi Highlighter Concealer

Eye shadow primer

L'Oréal Paris Infallible 24 HR Eye Shadow in Iced Latte

L'Oréal Paris Infallible 24 HR Eye Shadow in Golden Emerald

L'Oréal Paris Infallible Paints Eyeliner in Black Party

L'Oréal Paris Voluminous Original Mascara

Get the look by following these simple steps:

Step 1: Fill in your brows. Before diving directly into your green and gold look, start off by framing your soon-to-be glam stare. concealer. First, fill in your brows with the L'Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Kabuki Blender. Then, dab a tiny bit of the L'Oréal Paris Magic Lumi Highlighter Concealer to help accentuate your brow shape while blending out any imperfections.

Step 2: Use an eye shadow primer. Dab an eye shadow primer onto your lids to help make your smoky eye last.

Step 3: Start your smoky eye at the inner corner of your eye. Gently brush the L'Oréal Paris Infallible 24 HR Eye Shadow in Iced Latte onto your lid starting from your inner corners and working your way to the middle.

Step 4: Blend from the outside corner in. Next, use the L'Oréal Paris Infallible 24 HR Eye Shadow in Golden Emerald to trace the outside of your eye and blend it up past your crease for the appearance of a slightly elongated eye. Be sure to blend the gold and green in the middle of your eye to create a natural-looking fade rather than a line of harsh demarcation.

Step 5: Add color under your eyes. Apply a bit more of the green-colored eye shadow along your lower lash line to fully tie your bold eye together.

Step 6: Create a wing. Now that you have a super-bold eye shadow look, don’t stop there! To add extra definition to your eyes, outline your top lash line with the L'Oréal Paris Infallible Paints Eyeliner in Black Party. Be sure to flick your line up at the end to create a gentle lift that can make your eyes appear more open.

Step 7: Top your look off with volumizing mascara. Apply a coat of the L'Oréal Paris Voluminous Original Mascara. Voila!

3. Green Lipstick

There’s no denying it: Green lips have been making a bold statement across runways. Sure, lining your lips with green might seem a tad intimidating, but why not take a risk?

What you’ll need:

Lip scrub

Lip balm

Clear wax lip liner

L'Oréal Paris Infallible Paints/Lip in Domineering Teal

Get the look by following these simple steps:

Step 1: Exfoliate your lips. Slough off dead skin cells to help ensure smooth lipstick application.

Step 2: Swipe on a lip balm. After scrubbing your pout, apply a hydrating lip balm.

Step 3: Line your lips with a clear wax lip liner. This can help prevent your color from bleeding outside the lines.

Step 4: Apply your green lipstick. Are you a fan of greens that are more on the blue side? Try the L'Oréal Paris Infallible Paints/Lip in Domineering Teal. Talk about fierce!