Get Gorgeous/ Cosmetics
Kristin Booker • March 17, 2014

And Now, Some Green for St. Patty’s Day

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Let me first start this off by saying that I don’t really do the whole holiday beauty thing. I used to work in an office with a woman who lived — LIVED, I SAY — to get all festive and dress up for anything. It my first job right out of school, and I remember feeling forced at company morale gunpoint by this woman (let’s call her “Holly Polly Holiday”) to get with the program for every single holiday on the calendar.

One day, when Holly Polly Holiday tried to pinch me because I wasn’t wearing green on the morning of St. Patrick’s Day, I had to demonstrate the need for personal space. Needless to say, the whole thing brings up a lot of sensitivity where I’m concerned. I’ll throw on a little “themed” makeup, but other than that, I am a total buzzkill and am to be avoided if you’re of the overzealous celebratory type.

eyeliners and eyeshadow

That said, whether you’re off to enjoy a pub crawl or you’re about to throw a green beverage down your gullet, I’m always down with a touch of green eyeshadow or eyeliner to your look and get with the program.

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This is me today with BY TERRY Crayon Khol Terrybly in Emerald Evasion on my eyes. It’s like a black-green (breen? track?) This color is so deep emerald that I feel Elizabeth Taylor would want to throw it into a necklace.

If you’re feeling like using eyeshadow, Urban Decay has their Eyeshadow in Kush, or their 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Freak. The combination of which is like a light wash of jade over the eyes. Tap it on and add a touch of gold with two coats of black mascara (no colored mascara with this one, the look has limits) and you’re good to go tonight. Also, don’t forget the fancy earrings. These are from Jewelmint. 🙂

eyeshadow and earrings

Somewhere, Holly Polly Holiday is smiling. I think she knows she finally got me. Damn.


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