We know it feels like Christmas was only yesterday, yet here we are days away from the greenest day of the year, St.Patricks Day! However, we know green makeup isn’t for everyone so we are here to show you how to achieve a wearable St.Patricks day makeup look yet still looking festive!

Step 1: Skin prep

From the parade to the pub, St.Patricks day can be a long day! So its important your skin is prepped correctly to help keep your foundation in place. The Catrice Ten!sational 10 in 1 Dream Primer (€6.80) primes, hydrates, minimizes pores, evens out skin tones, blurs imperfections, provides a natural glow and contains anti wrinkle/anti pollution/anti oxidation benefits AND contains SPF15.  Your skin will not only look flawless all day long but it will be protected from UV rays too! 

Step 2: Complexion Perfection

As its now coming into spring, a light weight foundation such as the essence Fresh and Fit Foundation (€6.25) is the ideal complexion perfector! Enriched with vitamin complex and cranberry water the formula will help give your skin some extra hydration for a radiant, healthy look. Thanks to the delicate light reflecting pigments in this foundation it will also keep your skin looking both fresh and flawless all day long. 

Step 3: Set for the day! 

You don’t need the luck of the Irish to help your makeup stay in place all day, thanks to Catrice 5 in 1 setting powder (€5.50). This is the perfect powder to keep your makeup looking flawless all throughout the St.Patricks Day festivities! This powder contains 5 superpowers. Not only is it waterproof and sweatproof but it also mattifies and fixes your makeup in place AND contains SPF10! A handy mirror also makes it the perfect companion on March 17th! 

Step 4: No green eyes here! 

Instead of a standard green eyeshadow eyelook this St.Patricks day, an orange eyelook is a wearable yet still super festive option! The Catrice Pro ‘Neon Earth’ slim eyeshadow palette (€11.45) is a new luxurious eyeshadow palette that contains 14 highly pigmented, colour-intensive, easy to blend shadows which contains stunning orange shades perfect for a patriotic eye look.

To create a gorgeous curl on the lashes that lasts all day long, look no further than, BYE BYE PANDA EYES! Mascara (€4.40). The oil free formula lasts all day and can withstand sweat and tears so no need to worry about clumping or crumbling this Paddys Day. 

Step 5: Brow down 

Brow lamination has taken over our Instagram feeds, so why not be on trend this March 17th! Its never been easier to achieve this brow look by using essence Make Me Brow eyebrow gel mascara (€3.10) tiny fibres stick to the hairs and allow them to look fuller yet super natural, for beautifully defined eyebrows. 


Step 6: Kiss me, I’m Irish 

With the luck of the Irish, you might get a kiss this St.Patricks Day but no need to worry about smudged lipstick with essence Stay 8h Matte Liquid Lipsticks (€3.80)! The texture of these lipsticks is ultra-light but with a staying power of up to 8 hours! It also is available in 9 gorgeous shades so there is sure to be the perfect shade for everyone! 


Step 7: A pop of green for an Irish Cailín ! 

 If you are still looking for a pop of green to finish your makeup, then the Catrice Kohl Kajal eyeliner pencil in shade ‘270 Welcome To The Jungle’ (€2.30) is perfect for popping onto the water line to achieve a subtle green finish to the eyes! Your nails can also be your best green accessory this St.Patricks Day with the essence Shine Last and Go gel nail polish in shade ‘42 everybody says yeah’ (€1.95) with gel shine finish, optimal durability and intense colour, you will be a true green Irish queen! 


essence is all about fun and trying new things. They are pink and proud and strive to provide outstanding quality on trend products at affordable prices.

At Catrice Cosmetics, it is their promise to bring you the most on-trend, high-quality, luxurious products at a surprisingly affordable price.

They also want to experiment with makeup looks and not with animals. That’s why Catrice and essence are proudly cruelty-free. They even have an array of vegan products across the range with everything you would need to paint a full face (and nails too!).

Both essence and Catrice are available in Penneys & pharmacies nationwide.