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In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, we thought it only fitting to share with you some of our favorite green-hued beauty goodies, sure to keep you from getting pinched, and always leaving you looking gorgeous.

 

laura geller hocus pocus eye rimz.jpgLaura Geller Eye Rimz is a fabulous eyeshadow that can be used wet or dry, and produces some beautiful effects no matter how you decide to use it. Create a rich smoky eye or just give your peepers a hint of definition, you can’t go wrong with this. Try it in Hocus Pocus for a deep emerald green that looks great paired with a peachy-pink lip. $26, sephora.com

 

 

 

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M.A.C makes a fabulous shimmery green shadow called Humid that we love to add to our eyelids all alone for a great pop of color on our face. $14, nordstrom.com 

 

 

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Another green shade from MAC comes in an unusual form— lipgloss. You read right, Lustreglass in Spring Bean looks like a neon, who-would-put-that-their-lips color, but when worn, is a beautiful, shimmery gold. Looks great over any gloss or worn alone. $14, nordstrom.com

 

 

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Almay Intense i-Color Mascara in Emerald Green is a great and subtle way to give your eye look a bit of color. We don’t mind that it’s intended for those with green eyes, because we think our brown eyes look just as good in it. $7.49, drugstore.com

 

 

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ZOYA nail lacquer in Suvi is an amazingly rich, deep emerald green with a bit of metallic edge. We love that it’s dark and not obnoxious on our grown-up tips. Of course, if you’re not sure you want to wear it on your fingers, toes love this shade, too. $6, artofbeauty.com

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Johnson’s Body Care 24 Hour Body Lotion is a lightly-scented lotion that we have been using that leaves our skin feeling amazingly soft and smooth from the moment we put it on. The non-greasy, hydrating formula is great for all skin types and the price makes it that much more fabulous. $5.49, drugstore.com

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L’Oreal Paris Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Mist is one of the best, not to mention inexpensive, self tanners on the market right now. We are definitely against the orange, Oompa Loompa look, so this is one you should reach for this spring— the formulation is meant to work with your skin’s amino acids to create the perfect complimentary skin color. And the fact that it’s in an aeresol can and has a no rub formula also makes this makes this very user-friendly. $9.99, drugstore.com


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Looking for a good cleanser for your own personal skin type? By choosing a cleanser that suits your skin you’ll not only give your skin what it needs, but in time will make it look amazing. These are our picks:

 

 

For Normal Skin:

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Ahava Cleansing Cream self-adjusts to your skin’s pH level so it never overdries. We love that the creamy smooth consistency thoroughly cleanses and comforts skin on the first application, then removes oil, dirt, makeup, and other impurities without a trace left behind. $20, spalook.com

 

 

 

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Phisoderm Deep Cleaning Cream Cleanser for Normal to Dry Skin is a pure and simple face wash that really cleans your skin. It nurtures skin with vitamin E for moisture and replenishes with aloe and chamomile. $4.79, drugstore.com

 

 

 

For Combination Skin:

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Jurlique Purifying Foaming Cleanser is rich in lavender and tea tree oil to lift away surface impurities and help rebalance excess oil while soothing the dry parts of your face. The best part about this cleanser is that it leaves skin clean and refreshed, never dry. $40 sephora.com

 


 

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Avene Gentle Gel Cleanser is what we call a no-frills cleanser. It’s soap-free, rinses clean, and is suitable for normal to combination skin, eliminating impurities and makeup while soothing and softening the skin. $17, spalook.com

 

 

 

 

For Dry Skin:

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Cetaphil is mild enough for babies and even dermatologists love it. It’s clean, simple, and isn’t packed with chemicals or perfumes that can irritate the skin. It soothes and softens as it cleanses, helping the skin retain needed moisture. $7.99, drugstore.com

 

 

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Lancome ‘Galatee Confort’ Comforting Milky Creme Cleanser is great for dry skin because it’s emollient-rich and milky, giving dry skin the moisture it thirsts for. This melts away makeup and impurities and instantly comforts skin with honey and sweet almond extracts. from $30, nordstrom.com

 

 

 

For Oily/Acne-Prone Skin:

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Biore Blemish Fighting Ice Cleanser is the go-to cleanser to keep oil under control and keep blemishes at bay. Lavender soothes skin irritated by drying acne products, while salicylic acid keeps pores clean. $7.99, drugstore.com

 


 

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Murad Acne Clarifying Cleanser is one of the best when it comes to deep-cleaning clogged pores. This gel, featuring antibacterial triclosan and salicylic acid, helps to gently but effectively reduce acne blemishes to keep skin clear. $26, sephora.com

 

 

 

For Sensitive Skin

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Caudalie Gentle Cleanser leaves skin clean, feeling soft and free of impurities and makeup. This mild fluid protects skin against free radicals, gives skin new clarity and balance, and is free of parabens, sulfates, synthetic dyes and phthalates. $26, sephora.com

 

 

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Olay foaming Face Wash for Sensitive Skin was created especially for the special needs of sensitive skin. This gentle cleanser is soap-free, oil-free and gently, yet effectively, cleans without overdrying. A plus is that it comes as close to being “unscented” as a cleanser can be. $4.49, drugstore.com

 

 

 

For Mature Skin:

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Aveeno Positively Radiant Cleanser not only contains moisture-rich soy extracts and light diffusers to leave you with luminous looking skin, but this won’t overdry skin which is great when you’re skin is older. $7.49, drugstore.com

 


 

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Bioelements Moisture Positive Cleanser is rich and creamy, great for skin that is losing moisture. With natural plant extracts and aromatherapist oils to leave your skin feeling soft, clean and comfortable, skin will be hydrated, radiant and refreshed. $28, spalook.com

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We admit it: Sometimes we’re not in the mood to go through our entire cleansing routine before bed. Of course, we’d feel guilty going to bed without washing our faces, so on those nights we’re looking for something quick, yet effective, to remove our makeup, we reach for Neutrogena’s Make-up Remover Cleansing Towelettes. They are a great way to take off all traces of our makeup, including regular and waterproof mascara, so we can go to bed— guilt free. $8.99, drugstore.com 

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