Monday, March 17, 2014

Green with Envy: Eye-Popping Lids, Lacquers & Celebrity Looks for St. Patrick's Day

Photo by David Shankbone
Drew Barrymore

Lucky you--it's St. Patrick's Day!

Faster than you can say "leaping leprechauns," everything turns green today in the best possible way. You'll see bling, clothing, lacquers and eye shadows--as well as beers and margaritas--in you-can't-pinch-me shades of emerald, safari, mint, moss, lime, teal, olive, sea foam and honeydew.

We all know that an LBD can make a style statement, but a little green dress creates a lasting impression. Who can forget the plunging jungle tone silk chiffon Versace gown that Jennifer Lopez wore to the Grammy Awards in 2000? It became so iconic due to its skin-baring silhouette that it eventually went on permanent display at The Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. She created a similar look with a green jumpsuit in this year's release of her "I Luh Ya Papi" music video.

Jennifer Lopez creates a wow moment at the 2000 Grammy Awards in a see-through green gown (fast forward to 1:32).

If you wanna get your green on for St. Patrick's Day, you don't need to wear a low-cut dress with a neckline that extends several inches below your navel. You can still stun with simple yet striking styles that pair well with captivating colors for your eyes and nails. The latest lid and lacquer shades range from muted to metallic and polished to playful.

The leprechauns have landed, so join the green dream team. It's your turn to become a glam slam hit in the following silhouettes, shadows and lacquer shades. Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Photo by Eva Rinaldi
Katy Perry

Photo by gdcgraphics
Evan Rachel Wood

Photo by David Shankbone
Leighton Meester

Photo by Nicolas Genin
Julianne Moore

Photo by Pinguino K
Rose McGowan

SHINE (top to bottom, left to right): Color Club Metamorphosis, Feelin' Groovy, Object of Envy and Wild Cactus. BEAUTY: Glittery, glossy and glowy--gotta-have-it glam. BEACON: Vegan and no animal testing. Free of toluene, dibutyl phthalate and formaldehyde. 

SHINE (top to bottom, left to right): Dazzle Dry Nail Lacquer Oasis, Pixie Green with Envy, Dragonfly, Emerald and Pea PodBEAUTY: Shiny and shimmery--shamrock shade heaven! BEACONVegan, and contains no formaldehyde, toluene, dibutyl phthalate, camphor or nitrocellulose. 

SHINE: essence colour & go Deep Sea, Baby. BEAUTY: Create decadent digits with this dark and daring hue. BEACONNo animal testing. Free of toluene, dibutyl phthalate and formaldehyde. 

SHINE (top to bottom, left to right): Karma Organic Dandelion Bouquet, Central Park West, Pistachio Ice Cream, Femme Fatale, Sunday Night at the Palm and Green VelvetBEAUTY: Creamy, classic and colorful--crazy cool! BEACONNo animal testing. Free of toluene, formaldehyde and dibutyl phthalate. 

SHINE: Sally Hansen Triple Shine Kelp Out and Sugar Shimmer Mint Tint. BEAUTY: Bright and light--such a sight! BEACONContains no dibutyl phthalate, toluene or formaldehyde.

 SHINE (top to bottom, left to right): Zoya Nail Polish Gemma, Ivanka, Dillon (from the latest Awaken collection), Irene, Josie and Envy. BEAUTY: Muted, metallic, mossy and minty mani must-haves. BEACONVegan and no animal testing. Free of toluene, camphor, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin and dibutyl phthalate.


SHINE: essence stays no matter what eyepencil & shadow (green garden). BEAUTY: This two-in-one tool helps create gorge green looks. BEACON: No animal testing.

SHINE (top to bottom): Milani Powder Eyeshadow (Just Perfect), Shadow Eyez (Green Safari) and Glitter Easyliner for Eyes (Emerald Stone). BEAUTY: Highly pigmented hues for high style. BEACON: Cruelty free.

SHINENYC New York Color Sparkle Eye Dust (Aquamarine Sparkle) and Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil (Teal). BEAUTY: Add life and luster to your lids with this dynamic duo. BEACON: No animal testing.

SHINE (clockwise): Sormé Treatment Cosmetics Mineral Botanicals Eye Color (Suspence), Smearproof Eyeliner (Black Jade) and Long Lasting Eye Shadow Wet/Dry (Safari). BEAUTY: Create soft, smudged and smoky looks with this mesmer-eyes-zing trio. BEACON: No animal testing.

Photo by Sherry Zhang
Oh, snap--the leprechauns have landed!

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