Fool’s Gold St. Patrick’s Day Makeup Tutorial
St. Patrick’s Day has never really been my thing, but I always smile when it comes around because it means two things:
One: My birthday is coming up soon
Two: Spring will be here before we know it.
So, for those two reasons alone, I’ve decided to give St. Patrick’s Day a little more love and acknowledgment this year and create a simple but fun makeup look to rock for that day. I was inspired by my new Morphe Jewel Tone palette (which I hauled recently in a massive Ulta order on Instagram live) which has a beautiful gold shadow named “Fool’s Gold.” I knew that this shade would be the star of the look and used that shadow as the base for everything else. So, let’s jump into this St. Patrick’s Day Makeup Tutorial.
Let’s Start with the Eyes:
- Like always, I started this look by priming my eyes with my WetnWild Photophocus Concealer in the shade Light. I find a concealer to work much better for priming my eyes because it covered all my veins and gives me an even canvas to apply eyeshadow on.
- Next, on a big fluffy brush, I applied the shade Silk Cream from the Jaclyn Hill x Morphe Palette all over my crease, up towards my brow, and down towards my lid. I really built this shade up so that the darker colors I added later would blend seamlessly into it. My one complaint about the Morphe Jewel Crew palette is that it doesn’t have a good transition shade, so that’s why I had to dip into my Jaclyn Hill palette.
- Next, I took a more pointy blending brush and dipped into the shade Chocolate Diamond in the Morphe Jewel Crew palette. I concentrated this in my crease and outer v of my eye so that it would add a lot of depth and contrast. I went back in with the brush I used to apply my transition shade with right after and gently blended out any harsh edges so that it would blend smoothly into Silk Cream.
- I took the NYX Jumbo Pencil in the shade French Fry and applied that all over my lid and then blended it out with a small synthetic eyeshadow brush. Since I was going in with a very metallic eyeshadow, I wanted to have a sticky base to press it into, which is why the jumbo pencil works well as a base. I also liked that it provided a deeper golden brown as a base to give a lot of depth and dimension to the color.
- Time for the star of the show: Fool’s Gold! I gently patted this shade all over my lid (where I applied the NYX Jumbo Pencil) and then sprayed my brush with the CoverGirl Lock It setting spray and applied a more foiled layer on top to really make the shadow shine.
- To add a little bit more dimension to the outer corners of my eyes, I dipped a small shader brush into Flecks and patted that on the very outer part of my lid and then gently blended it up and out.
Moving on to the Face:
- Time to do a little clean up! I took my Equate Fragrance-Free Makeup Remover Towelette (my new favorites) and wiped any fall out I had below my eyes. I also used this to clean up my eyeshadow lines, since I got messy and blended it out too low. I just start from the corner of my eye and drag the wipe up towards my eyebrow!
- With a nice clean face, I went in with my primer. Since my skin has been so dry, I used my ELF cosmetics hydrating primer to add some extra moisture.
- I just picked up the new Maybelline Super Stay Ink foundation, so that’s what I decided to use for the foundation in this look. I applied it with a damp beauty sponge from Ulta. Spoiler Alert – I’m not a huge fan of this foundation. It has great coverage, but I had a hard time getting it to blend into my skin. It felt like it sat on top of my skin and clung to my dry spots. It just looked super cakey and I had to really work with several other products to make it look smooth.
- I used my WetnWild Photofocus Concealer to cover those dark circles. This is a really great drugstore concealer – it has great coverage for an amazing price.
- I set my concealer and t-zone with the lightest shade in the Kat Von D Shade and Light Contour Palette. Setting my undereye concealer is super important because it helps the concealer stay in place, reduces creasing and makes it easy to smoke out my lower lash line.
- Finally, I set the rest of my foundation with the ItCosmetics ByeBye Pores powder. This is one of my favorite powders to use to help reduce the cakiness because it really smoothes out the skin and fills in pores.
Back to the Eyes
- Time to add a little pop of green! I used Diva, an emerald green, from the Jaclyn Hill X Morphe palette all along my lower lash line and then placed ColourPop’s Fast Lane gel liner to line my waterline.
- I did a small wing liner with the Stila Stay All Day Liquid Liner – I wanted to use the wing to help lift up my eyes (since they turn down a little) but I didn’t want it to be super dramatic.
- Next, I applied my Kiss False Lashes – another product I hauled recently in my Ulta order. I love how natural and full these look, but found that one of them had a clear plastic lash sticking straight up between all the black ones. Weird. I had to cut that one out.
- I popped on the shade Beam from the Jaclyn Hill X Morphe Palette on the inner corners of my eyes to help open them up. This shade worked great because it had a warm undertone and looked great with the Fool’s Gold shade on my lid.
- Finally, I put a coat of mascara on my bottom lashes and called it a day on the eye look.
Finishing up the Face
- I’ve been really loving The Hamptons Weekender Contour palette that Tarte released recently, so I used that to contour my face with. (Yes, that is my contour face up above. Gotta find those cheekbones, right?) I’ve also been using an angled blush brush from Sonia Kashuk to apply my contour recently and have loved the precision it has. My contour usually ends up super messy and I have to clean it up, but with this brush, I’m able to apply it exactly where I want it to.
- I blended out my contour by using the NARS Laguna Bronzer (an oldie but a goodie) to help warm up my complexion.
- I used the blush in The Hamptons Weekender palette called Summer House. This blush is the perfect winter to spring blush – it’s deeper but has a rosy undertone. It is also SO pigmented, so apply with a light hand and build up.
- I knew that this Fool’s Gold look called for a gold highlight, so I had to reach for another tried and true product – Prosecco Pop from Becca & Jaclyn Hill’s face palette. This highlight will BEAM YOU TO THE MOON! It’s so good and it worked perfectly with the whole golden theme I was going for.
- I wanted to do a nude, neutral lip and top it off with some glimmer, so I used Maybelline’s Warm Me UP lipstick. It’s almost the exact shade of my natural lip color with just a hint more of a rosy undertone. I topped it off with Colourpop’s metallic gloss called My Jam. It’s a golden sparkly nude that complemented all the other gold tones I had going on in this look.
- To set everything into place, I used Covergirl’s Lock It Setting Spray. I’m a pretty big fan of this setting spray so far and love that it smells like fresh cucumbers
Ta-da! A golden look with a pop of green to celebrate the coming of spring and the luck of the Irish. Here are a couple final thoughts to leave you with on some of these products and application processes:
- The Morphe Jewel Tone Palette is a steal of a deal for 12 dollars. The shadows are pigmented and blend out well and the compact comes with a mirror. My only complaint is that it doesn’t have a decent transition color. Since I
hoardecollect makeup, this isn’t too big of a deal because I have plenty of other palettes to choose from, but if you are looking for a perfect travel eyeshadow palette, this one wouldn’t make the cut for that reason alone.
- Always go over your falsies with your liquid liner after you apply them! I totally forgot to do them and you can see my lash band. Oops!
- Like I said earlier in this post, not a huge fan of the Maybelline Super Stay Ink foundation. I’m going to try it out for a while longer with different primers and applications to see if I just had it with the wrong combination, but so far, no go.
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PHEW! Hope that was a helpful tutorial and gave you some inspiration for St. Patrick’s Day! I had a lot of fun putting this one together. And hey, if you liked this tutorial, I’d so appreciate it if you would PIN it to Pinterest using the image below!