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What Color Eye Makeup For Green Eyes

Every makeup bag needs the right neutral eye shadow, and for women with green eyes, makeup artist Erica Whelan swears by taupe. "The warmer undertones are more flattering than ashy brown," she said. Plus, one that has a little sparkle will bring out golden flecks in the irises. Our pick? CoverGirl Eye Enhancers in Tapestry Taupe.

what color eye makeup for green eyes

The Birthday Suit palette is an incredible all-rounder and suits all eye colors, but is especially stunning with gold-flecked green eyes. Exposed, Turned On, and Lingerie create a gorgeous, shimmery look, with Striptease to add depth.

Darlings, everybody is envious of your gorgeous, green eyes! Discover the best eyeliner colours for green eyes and learn how to COMPLEMENT, CONTRAST and ENHANCE the look of your natural eye colour using eyeliner! With the right eyeliner colours, your dreamy, green eyes will look even more MESMERIZING!

Coordinating your gorgeous green eyes with a green eyeliner will make them appear even GREENER! From deep forest green to vibrant bright green, a touch of green eyeliner to the lash line will magically match the natural sparkle of your eyes and make them look even more dazzling.

To perfectly complement your green eyes, Charlotte created her Eye Colour Magic Liner Duo in Green Lights. Featuring a deep, matte green and a shimmering chartreuse, this liner duo will help you to create a dimensional eyeliner look with earthy, green tones that mirror the natural glimmer or your green eyes.

Whether you love bolder, statement colors, seductive smokey shades or a natural look using brightening, dreamy, glowing tones, Charlotte has a magical collection of fabulous eyeshadows that are perfect for green eyes!

This hypnotizing, best-selling, rose-gold cream eyeshadow cools the eyes on application and the gorgeous, glistening, metallic pigments will emphasize your green eye sparkle, lighting up your eyes in an instant. This is the secret to shimmering, shine bright, green eyes that are filled with joy!

Enhance your eye colour sparkle with the 4 dreamy, perfectly color-curated shades in this sell-out palette. Ivory-cream, rose-gold, red-brown and the gorgeous transparent sparkle magically create the illusion of wider, brighter-looking eyes. While it works a dream on green eyes, this magic palette will actually bring out any eye colour!

These metallic red-bronze and sparkly purple shades contrast beautifully with green eyes to intensify the colour for a hypnotizing look. The red undertones in purple eyeshadows make green eyes instantly pop! These dreamy shades are based on color theory, which uses contrasting colors in the spectrum to enhance the color of your eyes.

Stand out from the crowd with a mesmerizing burgundy-toned eyeshadow look using The Vintage Vamp Luxury Palette! The mesmerizing quad of purple-red toned shades looks gorgeous on green eyes, making them instantly pop so you stand out from the crowd!

The range of green eye colors is pretty much endless. Varying degrees of golden or rooty brown undertones make each pair of green eyes totally unique and equally as mesmerizing. However, if you're looking for some seriously spellbinding eyes, celebrity makeup artists Renee Garnes and Hung Vanngo have a few recommendations for you. Read on!

If you have green eyes, be sure to load up your makeup drawer with purple eyeshadow. "Purple is one of my favorites for green eyes," says Renee Garnes. "I love to smudge a purple pencil around the eyes, then top it with a [purple] shadow that is in the same color range and blend it for a bit of drama." Not only does purple contrast beautifully against green eyes, but olive skin tones similar to that of Mila Kunis will especially benefit from the rich hue.

While the price point might seem a bit steep, the luxurious feel and great color payoff is well worth it. This jewel-toned purple eyeshadow is super saturated so what you see in the pan is exactly how it'll come out on your lids.

While celebrity makeup artist Hung Vanngo doesn't believe in limiting yourself to specific make up shades, he does say smoky, gray tones look incredible against green eyes. "I love a gray shadow on both green and blue eye colors," he explains. Keep in mind that gray and silver shadows are very different, with silver not having the same stand-out effect as gray. So, be sure to opt for deeper, matte shadows instead.

Beauty junkies and casual makeup wearers alike tout Urban Decay's eyeshadows as amazing, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that this is one of our top choices for gray shadows. The pretty casing and anything-but-boring pigments make this a must-try for green eyes.

Before you give us a big old "duh" at our black liquid eye liner suggestion, hear us out. While black is a staple no matter what your eye color is, it works wonders on green eyes for creating that enviable alluring gaze. "Black is a no-brainer when it comes to green eyes," says Garnes. "Try black liquid liner defined on the top lid into a bit of a wing at the end for a Sophia Loren look." Feeling a bit rusty while wielding your liner? Read up on these common mistakes that might be sabotaging your cat eye.

Since many green eyes have flecks of gold in them, using a gold shadow will brighten and bring out those hues for an ultra-flattering look. "Antique gold is great for eyes that are green," confirms Garnes. "I love to just do a wash of color on the lid and blend outward and top with lots of mascara for a serious wow!" So, if your eyes fall on the lighter side of the green-eyed spectrum, definitely experiment with gold shadows. Even darker-toned eye shades will benefit from it's overall eye-brightening affect.

A single dab of this on your eyes (even if it's just a tiny sweep on the inner corners) will instantly give your eye makeup some serious sparkle. To prevent any fallout from the eyeshadow, be sure to apply primer to your lids first. Good news: Eyeshadow primers are finally available in all skin tones so you won't have to stress about using one that doesn't match!

As a green-eyed person, you probably have some clue as to how unique you are. Unless you live in Ireland and Scotland, where green eyes are common, you may have experienced complete strangers staring at and remarking about your emerald eyes because they see them so rarely. In the United States, where brown eyes dominate the landscape, only about 9% of people have green eyes (via Medical News Today).

But there's a downside to reveling in exclusivity. As fellow members of the green-eyed club know, your eye color can flip from being a source of pride and joy to a source of frustration. One look in the mirror after a botched makeup session can confirm how tricky it can be to find a complementary eyeshadow color.

So imagine what a relief it must be to learn there are certain eyeshadow colors that makeup artists frequently recommend for their ability to make green eyes like yours stand out (via Youniquelly Beautiful). But before you get excited, brace yourself, because their choices may be surprising.

The operative word here is "hue," meaning colors aren't meant to be taken literally, at least when it comes to makeup. This gives you an enormous amount of latitude when you learn that four of the most complementary eyeshadow colors for green eyes are: red, yellow, purple, and silver.

When considering hues or shades, red can include burgundy, wine, and auburn, according to experts at Ipsy. It can also veer into the realm of pink and fuchsia. It does not mean primary-color red, though it could if you're feeling bold and adventurous. And yellow leans more toward gold, copper, and bronze. A touch of gold eyeshadow above the top lash line can "bring out the gold pigments in green eyes," according to MasterClass.

If you're looking to experiment with one of the four colors, make it purple. According to MasterClass, you should find success with this color family, which includes shades of lavender, lilac, violet, and magenta. If you're mixing colors (pros do it all the time), start with a light purple shade as a base, which makes it easier to add darker shades on top. And silver, and its natural companion gray, can include enough purple undertones to beautifully highlight the brow area. If you'd rather make the gray more prominent, apply it to the crease or the outer corners of your eyes (via Youniquelly Beautiful).

While the quartet of red, yellow, purple, and silver could begin a new chapter in your makeup routine, remember that an eyeshadow color may look fantastic on a fellow green-eyed person but do little to nothing for your own peepers. That's okay. Keep trying combos of hues and shades until you find what works for you. It may also help to know that colors with warm tones complement dark green eyes, while cooler tones like silver do the most for light green eyes (via MasterClass).

While some might say that green eyes can pretty much pull off any color, we tend to disagree. Sure, some shades look great on everyone, but when it comes to eye shadow specifically, certain colors make green eyes pop.

On the wheel, you will find complementary colors by looking at the colors that are opposite of each other. So, if you find the color green on the chart and look at the color directly across from it, on the other side, you will see the color red.

Neutral eyeshadow shades will always look great for green eyes, in particular, go for those browns with reddish undertones, mauves that are more on the plummy side. Golds are also great since they will highlight the golden hues in green eyes.

This is the best way to start incorporating some color with minimal effort and without actually doing a colorful eye look. Your eye will still be a pretty neutral one with just a pop of color that will still help your eyes stand out beautifully.

If you have green eyes, make sure to try out some of these beautiful eyeshadow shades. Or if you know someone with green eyes that could benefit from these tips and suggestions, please pass these along to them.


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