You find green peepers gorgeous, but you don’t know which look will work best for you? Don’t worry! With the following makeup looks and shades—like purple, beige, shimmering sage, silver, and more— we’ve got you covered with the best picks to enhance your green eyes. After all, there’s a reason green eyes are always smiling— to make others go green with envy.
Would you like to know more? Read on!
Makeup For Green Eyes:
American actress Amanda Seyfried looks stunning with her flawless eye makeup here. The former model’s large, expressive green eyes, with only a thick coat of mascara and a hint of shimmery eye shadow that give her an extra edge.
To get Amanda’s look, start with applying a subtle, bronze eye shadow (try Urban Decay Naked Eyeshadow Palette) to your eyelids and under your lower lash line. Now, curl your lashes upwards followed by applying 3-4 layers of lash lengthening mascara. Finish off the simple-yet-chic look by skipping the eyeliner, and apply your choice of lipstick. A lovely daytime look, we love the delicate softness of the eye shadow color and the minimal mascara.
2. Smoky Eye:
Hayden Panettiere looks gorgeous with her alluring smoky eye makeup. She sports flattering eyeliner and a soft smoky effect with long, thick lashes – perfect for an evening look.
Tip: learn the art of layering – start with your lightest shade of eye shadow, (here she has applied sandy-beige color to the inner corner), and a black eye shadow to the outer corner. Make sure you add darker shades in smaller areas for a refined look.
For example – apply a mix of taupe (La Laque Couture luxury variant by Yves Saint Laurent) and slate-grey (Rimmel Scandal Eyes in Grey) to your entire eyelid up to your brow, copper on your lid and above, and charcoal on the lower part of your upper lids. Finish off the look by applying a coat of mascara, and make sure that the mascara stick is evenly coated to prevent clumps. We recommend this clump-free Benefit’s They’re Real! Mascara.
British songstress Adele rocks her signature vintage-glam look with her stunning, jet-black eyeliner and subtle nude lips.
Duplicate her look by first applying a creamy concealer like Rimmel Hide The Blemish Concealer and dab it around your outer and inner corners. Once done, apply a L’Oreal Paris Super Liner Carbon Gloss liquid liner to your upper eyelids by creating a winged or cat-eye effect. Now, extend the eyeliner beyond the brow bone, further accentuating her deep green colour eyes.
4. Sultry Ombre:
Kristen Stewart, the Twilight series actress, looks smoking hot sporting a scarlet eye makeup. The actress rocks a dark red eye makeup, which to be honest, only a handful of people can pull off, and Kristen Stewart’s apparently one of them.
To get the look which is perfect for a night out, start massaging CHANEL Sublimage La Crème Texture Fine into the face and gently pat Sublimage La Creme Yeux under the eyes for hydration. Now, apply a concealer to cover redness and brighten the under eye area. Next, apply Musson Sienna Deep Red as a creme shadow to create a strong red base for the eye shadow.
Use a mix of CHANEL Powder Blush in Pink Explosion, the burgundy shadows from Make Up For Ever #311 to your entire eyelid (including inner corners of your eyes) up to your brow, and the grey shadow from Bobbi Brown Eye Shadow in Grey to smoke up the eye. Finish off this stellar look by lining the inner rim with a black pencil and layers of mascara for extra glamour.
Colour For Green Eyes:
1. Shades Of Purple:
To enhance your green eyes even more, dab a bolder colour (for instance deep plum,) just on the middle of the eyelid as a highlight. Our favourites are Shiseido’s Makeup Luminizing Satin Eye Color Trio in VI 308 and Le Métier de Beauté Kaleidoscope Eye Kit in La Strada. A subtle look, the colour makes a huge difference when it helps you pop your eyes without being too distracting.
[ Read: Makeup Colors For Blue-Green Eyes ]
2. Beautiful Beige:
Women with green eyes swear by this beige eye shadow. For a lovely day to night look, this warmer undertone is more flattering than a brown shade. Plus, one that has a little shimmer and shine will pop your green eyes out.
Tip: Look for colours with a tad bit extra texture to them, since it can mimic flecks of color in the eye. Our best pick? MAC Beige Eye shadows.
3. Stunning Silver:
Ladies, if you are looking for a bit daring look for your eyes, then play with the silver eye shadows. They do conflict a bit, but if blended right can look refined and flawless.
Tip: Dust a bit of silver shadow, like the Bobbi Brown Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow in Rock, across your eyelids and in the inner corners and blend evenly. It’s both smoky and bright, which adds up to a glamorous, ethereal look.
4. Majestic Metallic:
There’s something magical that happens to green eyes makeup when metallic sage comes into play. A perfect tone that goes on sheer, sage – we love NARS Eye shadow Mousson – really makes the eye pop. Remember, even though if you are using a color from the same family as your eyes, you could still play around with its texture. Also, glitter will always make your eyes stand out.
5. Slate Gray Liner:
If you are bored of the heavy black liner that can look severe on light eyes, opt for a creamy charcoal pencil for a softer and less overpowering look. This gray liner has the same glistening effect as black, without the edginess. We recommend Maybelline New York Define-A-Line Eyeliner.
6. Bewitching Brown:
For the flattening effect [against light eyes], a dash of warm shade of brown eyeliner is much softer than black. For easy smudging, try Elizabeth Arden Smoky Eyes Powder Pencil in Espresso.
Now that you know about the best makeup for green eyes, what are you waiting for? Hope this post helps you find the best palette for your beautiful green eyes. Share your makeup tips for green eyes, if you know any by shooting a comment below.
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