How To: A Patriotic Paddy's Day Eye

Patrick's Day look

Go mad with your make-up for Paddy's Day! I kept it fairly traditional, sticking to the flag colours, but don't be afraid to add glitter or something else if you feel like it. Hope you like it!

1. I primed my lid with Urban Decay Primer Potion Original.

patrick's day look step 1

2. On a flat shader brush, take your favourite gold colour, I love #44 Dazzledust by Barry M. Apply all over the lid in patting motions to avoid fall-out.

patrick's day tutorial step 3

3. On a stiff blending brush I took the dark green from the Gosh eyeshadow quad in Magic Tricks. I swept this in the crease and outer corner, softening the edges.

patrick's day tutorial step 4

4.To make it more eye-catching and help further with the blending, I applied the lighter green just above with the same brush.

patrick's day step 5

5. I took the two colours under the lower lashes, connecting at the outer corner and blending the edges with a clean blender brush.

Patrick's Day step 6

6. On a small shader brush take any shimmery white and apply to the inner corner and under the eyebrow. I used Estee Lauder duo in Platinum.


steps 7 and 8

7. At this point I cleaned up under my eyes, and applied my base and also used Catrice Starlight Espresso eyeshadow to fill in my brows.

8. On the lower and upper waterline I used Gosh velvet Touch Eyeliner in Woody Green, which is lovely. I also did a thin simple line on my top lashes with Estee Lauder liquid liner in Black Quartz.

step 9

9. Apply a couple of coats of Rimmel Scandaleyes Mascara and Ardell 102 lashes - you can use whichever lashes you like.


Patrick's Day look

finished look

finished look

Other products used:


  • Clinique Moisture Surge Tinted Moisturizer
  • Mac StudioFinish Concealer
  • Mac Mineralize Skinfinish Natural
  • Catrice Sun Glow Matte Bronzing Powder
  • Mac Creme Colorbase in Shell


  • Bourjois 3D Effect Lip Gloss in Brun Poetic

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