Since tomorrow is St. Patrick's Day, I thought this would be a great time to get a bit creative with my makeup. I ventured away from my usual neutral colored smokey eye and went for some bright green ombré liner. This method is super simple, and can be done with any color combination! I also love this because although it uses some non-traditional and bright colors, it isn't too over the top, and I think it is totally wearable!
To start I applied a small piece of scotch tape at the edge of my eye to help map out where the wing will be. I didn't want too big of a wing, but I did want to make sure that the bottom of the wing was neat and precise. The trick to this is to apply the tape to the back of your hand a couple of times before placing it near your eye. This will help to remove some of the 'stickiness' and won't hurt when you remove the tape. I also recommend holding off on the concealer around your eye, since the tape might remove some of the product and you will end up having to touch it up.
1. You want the wing to follow the natural line of the bottom of your eye. Line up the edge of the tape to run parallel to the bottom lash line. This scotch tape method works with both powder or cream shadows to give a precise and even line.
2. Apply a white cream base where you want the liner to be. I used my NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in the shade 'Milk'. Applying a white base will help any powders to stay put, but best of all, any color you apply over the top will be more vibrant and bright. Be sure to go onto the tape a bit to ensure that you get all the way to the edge. I know it looks messy now, but when the tape comes off it will look much better!
3. Apply a darker green shade to the outer third of the wing. For this I used a Stila Smudge Stick in a beautiful bright green color, and traced the white base.
4. Apply a light green shade to the inner third of the liner. I used the NARS Larger Than Life eyeliner in 'Barrow Street' which is a beautiful light green.
5. Using a small detail brush, apply a green shade between the two already used. I found that the shade 'Freak' from the Urban Decay Electric palette was perfect color. Using the detail brush be sure to blend the edges of this middle color into the darker and lighter shades. If needed go back in with the pencils to blend all the colors together.
6. Carefully remove the tape and clean up any mistakes. Apply your favorite mascara and you are good to go!
If the fun and bright eyeliner isn't dramatic enough for you, pop on a set of false lashes.
I used the Ardell Glamour Wispies because they have a very thin clear band, so no additional eyeliner is needed to hide the base of the lashes. I also love how they are big and fluttery lashes, without being over the top.
This simple ombré liner can be done with blue, purple, or pretty much any color combination you can think of. Also, the white base is perfect when doing any eye look to make sure that the color is a bright and true as possible.
If you recreate this look for St. Patrick's Day let me know! I would love to see how it turns out!
Have a safe and fun St. Patrick's Day!