Eye Makeup For Green Eyes

Make your rare eye color pop with these genius tips and tricks to adorn them.

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Let’s talk about eye makeup for green eyes! Green eyes are stunning, enticing, and oh so lovely! They are a beautiful and really rare eye color. Did you guys know that only about 2% of the world’s population possesses green eyes? If you want to make your green eyes pop even more, we have got a variety of tricks, techniques, and tips to help you achieve just that. Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about green eye makeup. Applying any of these will highlight your stunning eyes to their full potential. Just keep reading to know more!

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Born on the 17th of April 1974, Victoria Beckham’s full name is Victoria Caroline Adams.

Makeup For Green Eyes – 5 Best Colors

How to pick a suitable eye shadow palette? Well, simply choose shades that will complement your natural eye color. These five bold colors are your best bet for those gorgeous green eyes.

1. Gold

A gold eyeshadow, be it a bronzy gold, a champagne gold, or a rose gold will complement your green eyes perfectly. Whether you’re heading out for a fancy dinner or a party, adding some gold to your eyes is a terrific idea. You can never go wrong with gold. More on that in the next bit.

2. Wine Or Burgundy

Have you seen Gigi Hadid slaying it with this look? Well, she’s got blue-green eyes, and she often wears burgundy colored eyeshadow, which looks stunning. Wine-y shades are all the rage, no matter what season. It adds a wash of color on your lids and can look so chic!

3. Shimmering Taupe

Taupe eyeshadow can highlight the yellow and gold in your green eyes. It’s a pretty simple shade with a neutral tone, but when used with some skill, this will give you a sensational final result.

4. Purple

Purple goes so well with every eye color. Use shades of purple like aubergine or violet to make the green in your eyes pop. It’s also a great daytime shade, and you can take it up a notch if you plan on wearing it after sundown.

5. Smokey Grey

The classic grey eyeshadow can be used to create a hot smokey eye if you combine it with some deep black eyeliner.

Let’s move on to some of the hottest eye makeup tutorials for them peepers.

Top 11 Eye Makeup Ideas For Green Eyes

1. The Classy Bronze-Gold Smokey Cat Eye

The classy bronze gold smoky cat eye makeup for green eyes
Image: Shutterstock
What You Need
  1. Nude eyeshadow
  2. Black eyeliner pencil (a creamy, waterproof one is preferable)
  3. A soft brown/matte bronze eyeshadow
  4. Fluffy brush
  5. Smudge brush
  6. Gold eyeshadow
  7. Black mascara
Step By Step Tutorial
  1. Start by applying a nude eyeshadow for your base and blend it out properly using a fluffy brush.
  2. Line your upper lash line and lower waterline with a black eye pencil.
  3. Use a soft smudging brush to create a sultry effect and apply a soft brown eyeshadow to your lid.
  4. Create a wing using your black liner and buff it out to achieve that smokey effect and get rid of harsh lines. There are eyeliner templates that can be used to perfect this step.
  5. Curl your lashes and apply a coat of mascara for added drama.
  6. Add some gold eyeshadow to the inner corners of your eyes to make them look more awake.
Suitable For:

This is a perfect evening winged liner look when you’re heading out to a party or a special event. Make sure the rest of your makeup is extremely subtle for it to look classy. Remember – a nude lip is a perfect companion to go with your dark smoky eye.

2. The Flirty Warm Copper Eye Look

What You Need
  1. Nude or peachy eyeshadow
  2. Cocoa or warm brown eyeshadow
  3. Warm shimmering copper or a rose gold eyeshadow
  4. Flat, stiff brush
  5. Fluffy brush
  6. Black eyeliner
  7. Mascara
  8. False lashes
Step By Step Tutorial
  1. Apply a nude or a peachy eyeshadow for your base color using a fluffy brush.
  2. Using the same brush, sweep a warm brown or cocoa eyeshadow into the crease and outer V, making sure to buff out any harsh lines.
  3. Pick out your warm shimmering copper eyeshadow and pack it in using a flat, stiff brush.
  4. Line your lower waterline with a black eyeliner pencil and apply your favorite mascara.
  5. To amp up the look, you can add a natural-looking pair of false lashes to complete the look.
Suitable For:

This look is great for daytime and evening wear – whether it’s Sunday brunch or a fancy date. Customize it as per your desires.

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A bold red lipstick will look good with the warm copper eye makeup look.

3. The Sultry Grey-Green Look

What You Need
  1. Deep smoky grey or green eyeshadow
  2. Black eyeliner
  3. Gold eyeshadow
  4. Smudge brush
  5. Flat, stiff brush
  6. Mascara
Step By Step Tutorial
  1. Pack in a deep smoky grey or a smoky green eyeshadow on your eyelid using a flat, stiff brush.
  2. Blending it outwards using a smudge brush will create a smoky effect.
  3. Line your lower waterline with black eyeliner.
  4. Blend out the line to achieve a soft, sultry effect.
  5. Apply gold eyeshadow to the inner corners of your eyes, your lower waterline, and the center of your eyelid.
  6. Curl your lashes and apply two coats of mascara.
Suitable For

This sexy look can be worn during the day or evenings. It enhances the green in your eyes and adds a very feminine, sultry touch to your face. It’s a big hit among celebrities on the red carpet!

4. The Navy And Purple Matte Smokey Look

The navy and purple matte smoky look makeup for green eyes
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What You Need
  1. Nude eyeshadow
  2. Soft brown eyeshadow
  3. Smudge brush
  4. Fluffy brush
  5. Black eyeliner
  6. Mascara
Step By Step Tutorial
  1. Start by applying a nude or beige eyeshadow on your eyelid.
  2. Apply a soft brown or peachy eyeshadow to your crease line.
  3. To highlight the inner corners of your eye, apply a light eyeshadow or highlighter and blend well.
  4. Apply a matte purple eyeshadow on your eyelid as seen in image 4.
  5. Go in with a matte navy blue eyeshadow near your upper and lower lash line.
  6. Curl your lashes and line your waterline with black eyeliner.
  7. Apply eyeliner – create a subtle wing on your upper lash line.
  8. Go in with two coats of mascara to finish the look.
Suitable For:

This look is ideal for evening wear. It adds a whole lot of depth and drama to your green eyes.

5. The Simple Look

What You Need
  1. Peach eyeshadow
  2. White eyeshadow
  3. Flat, stiff brush
  4. Soft brown eyeshadow
  5. Mascara
Step By Step Tutorial
  1. Pack in a peachy eyeshadow on your eyelid using a flat, stiff brush.
  2. Add a white eyeshadow to the area right above your upper lash line and blend well.
  3. For the crease and outer-V, apply a soft brown eyeshadow.
  4. Use this color for your lower lash line as well using a smaller brush.
  5. Curl your lashes and apply two coats of mascara.
Suitable For:

This natural look is perfect for daytime and for all those times you want to keep your eye makeup to a minimal.

6. The Prettiest Copper-Gold Look

The prettiest copper gold look makeup for green eyes
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What You Need
  1. Beige eyeshadow
  2. Soft brown or matte copper eyeshadow
  3. Eyeshadow brushes
  4. Shimmering copper eyeshadow
  5. Mascara
Step By Step Tutorial
  1. Start by applying a beige or nude eyeshadow on your eyelid for a good base.
  2. For the crease and outer-V, go in with a soft brown or a matte copper-colored eyeshadow.
  3. Blend it out well to get rid of any harsh lines.
  4. Apply your shimmering copper eyeshadow at the center of your eyelid, the brow bone and inner corners of your eyes, and your lower lash line.
  5. Use an eyelash curler to curl your lashes and apply two coats of mascara.
Suitable For:

If you simply want to add some glamor to your makeup look, this is something you could do. It’s subtle, yet it’s making a statement by itself. Anything with shimmer looks better in the evenings or nights.

7. A Tale Of Two Colors

A girl with two color makeup for green eyes
Image: Shutterstock
What You Need
  1. Nude eyeshadow
  2. Red, burgundy or wine eyeshadow
  3. Turquoise eyeshadow
  4. Falsies
  5. Mascara
Step By Step Tutorial
  1. Apply a nude or beige eyeshadow all over your upper eyelid.
  2. For your crease line and outer-V, use a red or wine colored eyeshadow and create a nice wing with the shade.
  3. Apply a turquoise eyeshadow to your lower lash line.
  4. Highlight the inner corners of your eyes with a light eyeshadow.
  5. Line your eyes with a charcoal or black eyeliner.
  6. Add false lashes for a more dramatic effect.
  7. Apply mascara on your lower lashes.
Suitable For:

This dramatic look is perfect for evening wear. The eyeshadow colors are complementing the green in the eyes so well.

8. The Festive Plum Look

The festive plum look makeup for green eyes
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What You Need
  1. Nude eyeshadow
  2. Deep matte plum shadow
  3. Eyeshadow brushes
  4. Shimmering plum eyeshadow
  5. Falsies
  6. Black eyeliner
  7. Mascara
Step By Step Tutorial
  1. Start by applying a nude eyeshadow all over your eyelid to create an even base.
  2. For your crease and outer-V, apply a deep matte plum eyeshadow and create a smoky effect using your eyeshadow brush.
  3. Apply a shimmering plum eyeshadow at the center of your eyelids and create a rich, diffused color.
  4. Line your lower lashes with the same shade.
  5. For an inner corner highlight apply a lighter eyeshadow to the area.
  6. Line your eyes with black or charcoal eyeliner.
  7. Add a pair of natural-looking falsies.
  8. Curl your lower lashes.
Suitable For:

Whether it’s an NYE party or you’re heading to the club over the weekend, this look will do justice when worn during the evening. Keep the rest of your makeup minimal.

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Dark berry lip shades will look better with smokey eyes and may help highlight the green eyes.

9. The Brunch Look

The brunch look makeup for green eyes
Image: Instagram @kathleenlights
What You Need
  1. Nude eyeshadow
  2. Peach eyeshadow
  3. Pink-red eyeshadow
  4. Eyeshadow brushes
  5. Brown eyeliner
  6. Mascara
Step By Step Tutorial
  1. Apply a base eyeshadow.
  2. For your crease and outer-V, choose a shade that’s slightly warm and peachy.
  3. Apply a pink-red, shimmery eyeshadow to the center of your eyelid.
  4. Use a small eyeshadow brush to pack the color onto your lower lash line.
  5. Highlight the inner corners of your eyes with a white eyeshadow and blend it out properly.
  6. Line your eyes with a soft brown eyeliner.
  7. Curl your lashes and apply mascara.
Suitable For

This look makes for a great Sunday brunch look! You can wear it anytime during the day and look super chic and elegant. Pair it with nude lip color and minimal face makeup!

10. The Taupe And Glitter Cut-Crease Look

The taupe and glitter cut crease look makeup for green eyes
Image: Instagram
What You Need
  1. Nude eyeshadow
  2. Taupe eyeshadow
  3. Eyeshadow brushes
  4. False lashes
  5. Glitter
Step By Step Tutorial
  1. Apply a beige or a nude eyeshadow for an even base.
  2. For your crease and outer-V, pick a taupe eyeshadow and apply it using a flat brush.
  3. Blend it out well to avoid any harsh lines.
  4. Highlight the inner corners of your eyes with a lighter eyeshadow.
  5. Apply the taupe eyeshadow using a small flat eyeshadow brush to your lower lash line.
  6. Add a pair of false lashes.
  7. Apply mascara.
  8. Apply a bit of glitter to your upper lash line towards the inner corners of your eyes. Wipe away the glitter fallout with some eye makeup remover.
Suitable For

A fan of glitter and shimmer? This Katy Perry inspired eye makeup look is great for evening wear. Nude lipstick or a gloss would go well with this look.

Saz, a YouTuber, explained how bronze and metallic shades complement green eyes and make them pop. They also add shimmer to your eyes and are best for any fun occasion. She said, “A transitional shade is usually about one to two shades darker than your skin tone, and choosing a warm shade would be really complementary as well on your green eyes (i).”

11. The Graphic Eye Look

Woman with green eyes wearing the graphic eyeliner style
Image: Shutterstock
What You Need
  1. Rich jewel-toned liquid or gel eyeliner
  2. Precision brushes
  3. Neutral eyeshadow base
  4. Makeup remover
  5. Cotton swabs
  6. Mascara
Step By Step Tutorial
  1. Apply a neutral eyeshadow base to achieve a clean canvas.
  2. Choose a vibrant eyeliner color that complements green eyes, like emerald or deep plum.
  3. Map out the desired graphic shape with a light pencil.
  4. Trace the outline with precision using the chosen eyeliner.
  5. Experiment with angles, flicks, or bold lines to emphasize the eye shape.
  6. Clean up any imperfections with a cotton swab dipped in a makeup remover.
  7. Finish the look with a coat of mascara to define the lashes.
Suitable For

This graphic eyeliner style is ideal for those looking to make a statement, accentuating their natural beauty with a pop of color and bold design. Perfect for evening events, parties, photo shoots, or those who want to express their artistic flair through makeup.

Makeup For Green Eyes – Tips

Now that we’ve covered the best makeup colors for green eyes and a whole bunch of tutorials, here are a few makeup tips for your green eyes:

  1. No matter what the color of your eyes is, an eye primer is essential to keep your eyeshadow in place for longer and also to prevent fallout.
  2. Wear neutral browns for a subtle daytime look.
  3. If you want to bring out the green in your eyes – try purples, pinks, and reds.
  4. It’s best to avoid eyeshadow with blue undertones as it will only make your eyes appear dull.
  5. Opt for a slate grey or a brown eyeliner instead of black for daily wear.
  6. Wearing a peach-colored blush will complement your eyes well. However, if you have cool-toned skin, try a blush with a pinkish tint (coordinate it according to the rest of your makeup.)

Infographic: Top 5 Eyeshadow Colors For Green Eyes

Green eyes themselves look stunning and unique. But the right eye makeup can help you accentuate your eyes even more. Since the color is uncommon, it pairs well with only a handful of shadow shades. A correct base color and a deeper crease shade can make green eyes stand out, and a matching lipstick completes the look. Check out the infographic below to find the top 5 eyeshadow colors that flatter green eyes.

top 5 eyeshadow colors for green eyes (infographic)

Illustration: StyleCraze Design Team

Having green eyes is a bit rare, and you should leave no chance to make them pop more with the right eye makeup. Eyeshadow shades like gold, burgundy, shimmering taupe, purple, smokey gray, etc., look stunning on people with such eyes. Go through the above-listed makeup ideas for green eyes and pick the best ones according to your requirement. For example, the bronze-gold smokey cat eye and the festive plum look are ideal for party nights. Remember – it is best to pick shades that do not compete with your green eyes.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you make green eyes look seductive?

Depending on whether it’s a subtle daytime look, a romantic date night look, or a bold party look, you can opt for cool tones of pink, purple, plum, and violet to make your eyes do all the talking.

Which eye brightener is best for green eyes?

While it depends on your skin’s natural undertone, maroon, red, coral, or pinkish orange eye brighteners work best for enhancing green eyes.

What nationality has green eyes?

Mostly green eyes are found in people of German and Celtic nationalities other than people from Northern, Western, and Central Europe.

How can I make my green eyes pop without makeup?

You can make your green eyes stand out by opting for outfit colors that complement and enhance your eye color. Also the color of your hair and shape of your eyebrows can make your green eyes steal the limelight.

Key Takeaways

  • Apply primer before beginning with the eye makeup to give a smooth base, and make it last longer.
  • Gold, wine or burgundy, shimmering taupe, purple, and smokey grey goes well with green eyes.
  • Avoid eyeshadows with blue undertones as they can make your eyes look dull.
  • Instead of going for black eyeliner for daily wear, opt for a brown one.
Eye Makeup for green eyes

Image: Stable Diffusion/StyleCraze Design Team

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Favour is a certified makeup artist with 5 years of experience and a lover of all things science and beauty. She is also the founder of Favoured Beauty, a brand committed to creating an inclusive community in the beauty space and developing science-backed solutions for hyperpigmentation. Favor is currently in the last year of her PhD at Washington University in...read full bio

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