By Lily Ryden

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When one thinks of St. Patrick’s Day one of the first things that come to mind is usually the color green. It’s definitely all about sporting green, everywhere, on this day. But I’m not the biggest fan of this hue, so when I think of St. Pat’s day I tend to envision pots of gold instead. I mean, who doesn’t like gold, or anything generally shiny for that matter? Instead of washing away in a sea of shamrocks, pick up one of these spectacularly shimmery items to ensure you stand out on your night out.

Urban Decay – Heavy Metal Glitter Liner
Depending on how much or how little you apply will give you drastically different looks, and I always love a versatile product. Just a little swipe of the wand and you have a simple glisten. But with just a few strokes and your lids look jewel-encrusted. Another fabulous thing is it stays put for hours but wipes off in a flash when using makeup remover. Additionally, the glitter is not at all irritating. I accidentally got a bit in my eye when applying and wasn’t tearing up in the least bit. Luck of the Irish? Maybe. Regardless this liner simply rocks.

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Kat Von D – Mi Vida Loca Eye Shadow Palette
Where else would you find a pot of gold other than at the end of a rainbow? Like Kat Von D’s other eye shadow products, this palette has some super cool colors. It’s not every day that you find a palette with such a bright arrangement of pigments. All these shadows go on effortlessly and stay on for what feels like eternity, all the while retaining its luminosity. They also work well alone or blended. But the true gem of this set is the eyeliner. Not only is the color gorgeous but I have yet to use another pencil liner that literally glides on my skin. This palette is the absolute best.

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Tarina Tarantino – Sparklicity Shimmer Dust
This is definitely an awesome shimmer spray. It’s lightweight, long-lasting, and even smells really nice. Unlike many other sparkle sprays on the market, this stays where you apply it. So if you spray it on your hair, it will stay on just your hair. Also unlike many of its counterparts, it doesn’t leave any weird residues or discolorations hours later. The best part however is that you can really control how much shine you want. Just one squirt gives off a delicate shine while after a few you’re glowing like a fairy (not a bad way to make some leprechauns jealous, huh?)

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Bobbi Brown – High Shimmer Lip Gloss
The shine from this gloss is incredible! Whether you’ve just applied it or have downed a couple of Guinness pints, the shine stays. And it’s not the type of gloss where it looks like your lips are wet. It legitimately looks like you have little diamonds on your kisser. Also, it’s not at all sticky and actually feels like moisture is flowing through your mouth. What more can you ask for from a gloss?

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Beauty Addicts – Flawless Powder Pressed Powder
Ok, ok, I know this doesn’t add any sort of a shine. But that’s the whole point of this product! There’s a big difference between shine and grease, and this powder eliminates grease while leaving you with a healthy glow. It also helps any sort of blush you may put on to stay in place. But the best part is that it’s infused with Chamomile to soothe your skin and it truly does just that. This pressed powder is a serious must-have. And remember, even if you’re hitting up a beer goggle haven, looking like the Exxon Valdez exploded on your face is always noticeable.

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Originally published March 2012



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