Happy St. Patricks day! Today is like a mini guilty pleasure (?) of mine. I like celebrating it. I don’t do anything special but I do wear green. There is Irish in me after all, it’s only right! Last year for the holiday, I did a makeup tutorial for my YouTube using green as the main element of the look (you’ll be able to watch the video later on in the post). Looking back at the video, there was a lot of cringing and “oh no!” that I made but nevertheless, this post is a comparison of how far I’ve come with my skills and I think I’ve put a pretty good bridge between last year and now.
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St. Patricks Day: The History
St. Patrick’s Day occurs annually on March 17 in observance of the death of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. What began as a religious feast day in the 17th century has evolved into a variety of festivals across the globe celebrating Irish culture with parades, special foods, music, dancing, and a whole lot of green.
For those who don’t watch the video below, my great great grandfather was pure Irish. Apparently he was President Eisenhower’s look-a-like. I, unfortunately, haven’t seen a picture of him yet but I’m gonna go ahead and believe everybody (that is, my family). My grandfather was born in 1892 and came to America a few years before meeting my great great grandmother, a full Sioux Native American. I can’t wait to find pictures of them and see what they looked like. I’m big on family history and I really plan to take the AncestryDNA test next month and see just how much percentage of Irish (and all the other nationalities) I am.
St. Patricks Day: The Makeup
Alright people. We’re finally getting to the makeup. First, I’ll show you the current look and break down what I used (although it’s my typical products)!
- Morphe Pro 35 Color Eyeshadow Makeup Palette – Warm (Highly Pigmented) 35W
- BS-MALL New 14 Pcs Premium Synthetic Kabuki Makeup Brush Set
- Maybelline Fit Me Foundation Dewy Smooth – 355 Coconut
- Karity Frost Eye Palette
- black eye liner pencil
- Maybelline Master Conceal – 50 deep/Fonce
- Wet’n’Wild eye mascara
- ELF HD finishing powder
- Maybelline Master Prime Blur+Illuminate 200
- Kleancolor Madly Matte lipstick Envious Green
I used mostly green colors for the current look rather than gold like I did in the video. I think my skills have gotten a lot better, but I do appreciate the gold tones in the previous year look more!
What are your thoughts? Which look do you like best?