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Green Products You Can Wear After Saint Patrick’s Day

On Saint Patrick’s Day, it’s a well-known fact that you need to sport green or risk a pinch from leprechauns. While we’re not sure about that, we just want you to have a bit of luck all year round if you can.

1) MAKE Matte Finish Eyeshadow in Oz

This velvety matte formula glides onto the eyes and lasts up to 12 hours, which is great when you’re wearing the luck of the Irish on your lids in this rich hue of green. All MAKE shadows are paraben-free, fragrance-free, hypoallergenic, and not tested on animals.

2) Herbivore Jasmine Green Balancing Toner

Let’s face it. We all want skincare routines that are as functional as they are photo-friendly. Blame social media or Into the Gloss or a host of other enviable collections of bottles and tubes! Or, snatch up Herbivore’s delightful glass bottle of toner and get to delicately spritzing this jade green toner on your face. All the ingredients are natural with an emphasis on plant-based, organic, and food-grade ingredients. Not tested on our furry friends and made in the USA!

3) Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil

With a brand name apt for Saint Patrick’s Day, Drunk Elephant’s Marula Facial Oil will keep your skin fresh, youthful, and glowing. It may indeed be the liquid gold you’ve been searching for at the end of the rainbow. And never fear, it’s formulated without fragrances, essential oils, parabens, and drying alcohols.

4) Base Coat Nail Polish in Oliver

This wearable green is exactly the kind of shade that works for Saint Patrick’s Day and going forward. Since it’s got a lovely sheen, it’s the kind of color that catches in the light and plays well with you and not against you. Base Coat Nail polish is non-toxic, vegan, gluten-free, and cruelty-free so you can feel green from the tip of your fingers to the bottom of your conscience.

Despite its popularity and its gorgeous range of shades, it seems like green is never around like it ought to be and when it is, it’s with the delightfully explosive kitsch of Saint Patrick’s Day. I say we take it to the streets, to the everyday, in a wearable way and keep it alive for months after March.

 

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With love,

FWO