Friday, 17 March 2017

17.03.2017 | ST PATRICK'S DAY INSPIRED MAKEUP TUTORIAL


It is St Paddy's day!  Last night, I was feeling equal parts bored and inspired, instead of eating just for the sake of eating which is what I tend to do in those situations I thought I would play around with some makeup instead. It is disgusting how much makeup I own and how little I actually wear, so hopefully if you guys like it and if my shoddy photography improves we can keep doing this. Apologies for the quality, pictures were taken late last night with my iPhone in my bedroom. 


The main feature of this look is this gorgeous Irish green (see photo below) on the mobile eyelid which is from the Morphe Brushes x Kathleen Lights Palette (review post here) . I used a mixture of the neutral matte browns in the Kathleen palette and the reddish orange shades in the ABH Modern Renaissance Palette (review post here). Specifically, 'Realgar', 'Venetian Red' and 'Burnt Orange'.  


Now to go into more detail, here is a full list of products used on the eyes. The eyelids were primed with just concealer, Maybelline Age Rewind, and a dusting of translucent powder, RCMA No Colour Powder. I started with the crease first using the medium brown transition colour from the Morphe x Kathleen palette and gradually added touches of red and orange reminiscent of a sunset (sunset looks are my favourite) from Modern Renaissance (£41). Using a small flat synthetic brush, I applied the lightest shade from the Morphe palette onto my inner corners and 'Tempera' from Modern Renaissance as my brow bone highlight. I skipped winged eyeliner as I love the contrast of the rich grass-like green against the brown of my eyes and added 'Burnt Orange' on my lower lash line. For mascara I used L'Oreal Telescopic in Carbon Black (£11) and Benefit's Ready Set Brow gel (£20).


On the face, I primed with the Laura Mercier Hydrating Primer (£30). The foundation I chose to use was the Hourglass Vanish Stick Foundation in Golden Tan (£42 - see last post for review here) as it photographs well and looks really nice for the first few hours you have it on. For concealer, I swiped on Maybelline Age Rewind in Light (£8) under the eyes, around my mouth, bridge of nose, beneath the hollows of my cheeks and a little on my chin. I blended all the base in with a Bdellium tools stippling brush. To set, I applied a heavy layer of RCMA No Colour Powder (£12) and baked. 


For cheeks I used the Barry M Cosmetics Chisel Cheeks Contour Kit in Dark (£6.50 - see review here), I didn't apply any blush but did add Champagne Pop (£32 - see review here) on the high points of my face (i.e. cheekbones, above the brows, bridge of nose, cupid's bow and centre of the mouth).  My favourite highlighting brush is the Body Shop Point Highlighter Brush (£12). To finish, I used NYX Cosmetics Soft Matte Lip Cream in 'London' (£5.50). I have had this for ages but never opened it and now I am obsessed. It feels like nothing on the lips, dries down completely matte and is such a flattering nude for people of my skin colour. I dusted off the excess powder et voila


This is the final look, please share in the comments if you did or didn't enjoy this post and let me know if you prefer to have products linked with prices mentioned or not. Adding links to every product takes time so if you do or don't like them I would love to know - no affiliate or sponsored links are in this post btw. Forgive me for the weird colour of my skin thanks to the lightbulb in my bedroom. At this current moment in time my laptop has officially fallen apart so it is out of commission. I am going to France for a week next Tuesday and will try my best to schedule enough posts in the meantime, I won't be able to promote them or comment on other blogs like I usually do so if you could check back in a few days time it would mean such a lot to me. Thank you for reading, and thank you to everyone who takes the time to comment. I love reading them and always reply. Take care. 

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Kiran

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61 comments

  1. I love this St. Patrick's Day inspired makeup tutorial! You look amazing in green eyeshadow!

    http://thecourtneydiaries.com

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  2. This looks so gorgeous Kiran! The green in that palette is perfect xx

    Rhi | www.rinkydinkyrhi.com

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  3. I love how bright the green eyeshadow is! I have a darker one from Urban Decay but I rarely use it! Today is actually a good time to wear it!

    xx Jennifer
    Effortlessly Sophisticated

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    1. It is such a gorgeous colour, love UD shadows xxx

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  4. Such a Great look Kiran and I can't get over how pigmented that green is!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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    1. Thank you Danielle, it is lush isn't it? Xx

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  5. Love this look Kiran, the green shade is so pretty! Have fun on your trip :)

    Yiota
    PinkDaisyLoves

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  6. That is such a gorgeous look, Kiran and you are beautiful! You should really show more of yourself here. xx

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

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    1. You're too kind! Thank you Shireen x

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  7. That green is so pretty on you, such a gorgeous look!!

    The Makeup Directory

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  8. I adore the green eyeshadow, so shimmery and beautiful, and so lovely on your face. <3

    http://couturecase.blogspot.com

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    1. Aw that is so sweet! It is such a pretty shade xxx

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  9. Wow that green is such a gorgeous shade! This is such a gorgeous look, suits you so much :)

    VioletDaffodils
    xx

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  10. I love the eye shadow look you created, you look gorgeous.

    www.themakeupaficionado.com

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  11. That green shade is so gorgeous! I love the makeup look you created <3

    Stacey, thebambieyes.com

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    1. Thank you Stacey, that means so much to me xxx

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  12. I love how pretty the green eyeshadow is! Thanks for sharing!

    insta | bloglovin’

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    1. No problem, thank you for reading xxx

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  13. I think I am just a little bit in love with that green eye shadow shade! I'm also dying to get my hands on the ABH Renaissance palette. Your makeup looks gorgeous, great post :).

    Ellie Xx | www.make-it-up.co.uk

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    1. The ABH palette is a must-have, definitely get your hands on it when you can. Thank you so much, I love this shadow too! Xx

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  14. Gorgeous and that green eye shadow is popping.
    http://www.sindisosdiary.com/2017/03/a-day-in-my-office-wear-post-6.html

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  15. Love this look! The green is so pretty!

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

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  16. Wow! Gorgeous pallete, these colors are awesome!
    Have a nice day!:)

    jointyicroissanty

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  17. Such a gorgeous look! I find it so hard to rock green eyeshadow but you pull it off so well! x

    TOUCHOFGS // BLOGLOVIN 

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    1. Green looks really nice with brown, what colour are your eyes? :) than you xxx

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  18. What a cool makeup look! You look so pretty in green.

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    1. Thank you Kathrine, you're too kind. I love green eyeshadow xxx

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  19. Loving that color palette! Sadly I might not be able to pull that off...But you certainly did! And you look fab! Perfect for a night out ;) Enjoy the rest of your weekend, dear :*

    Natalie
    http://www.passportout.asia/

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    1. Thank you so much! I am sure you can xxx

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  20. Green looks great! Perfect for Saint Patrick's.

    ANOUK

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  21. this would be a great look to put on for the day indeed!

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  22. You look stunning!!! love the makeup :D

    xx Sofia | SOFIAADOT

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  23. I never thought green on the lids would look nice, but it compliments you well :) x

    LAURA ­| Laura Thinks About

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    1. Thank you Laura, that's so nice of you to say xxx

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  24. Ah this is beautiful! I love green eyeshadow - I really should wear it more. x

    Kate Louise Blogs

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    1. Definitely, such an under-rated colour! Thank you for commenting xxx

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  25. that green eyeshadow looks so pretty on you!
    x,abril
    The Color Palette

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  26. That palette is beautiful! You suit green very well! I havent tried with green in a while, so ill definitly have to fish some out of my makeup collection and give it a go!
    Kate xx

    themakeupartistschoice.com

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  27. Damn, I still don't know if I don't mind that I don't have these palettes or if I regret the decision to not buy them. Great look.

    Michelle Morchella

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  28. This look is gorgeous!!

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  29. Green looks gorgeous on you Kiran! Such a stunning palette with so many divine colours :)

    Hope you have the loveliest time in France <3

    Sophie | soinspo xo

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