Makeup artists understand the special beauty of green eyes–they look exquisite when painted with different hues and shades. To help you create an entrancing eye makeup look that truly stands out, here are a few colors that work best with green eyes.
Makeup artist Suchma recommends considering color theory when choosing eyeshadow shades that complement green eyes, with particular consideration given to those that lie directly across from them on a color wheel.
Green eyes truly stand out when paired with warm tones like gold, bronze and copper shades – they bring out the golden flecks in your iris for a dramatic yet natural effect. Earthy browns and beige tones also work beautifully when worn alongside green eyes to complement natural hues surrounding your iris and enhance its shimmer. Purples and plums also add depth and drama that makes your green irises shimmer even further!
If you want a natural look with warm tones, look no further than Wet n Wild Double Take Eyeshadow in Bronze Copper. Featuring both matte and shimmery textures to amplify any playful expression of boldness, its high-grade pigments blend easily for effortless beauty that lasts all day long.
If you prefer creating dramatic looks with more drama, try the L’Oreal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Liquid Liner in Brown. Its superfine tip allows for precise winged flicks that won’t smudge or fade throughout the day – perfect for creating smokey looks!
If you want something extra-deep to your eye makeup look, metallic silver hues may provide just what’s needed to add dimension. Wear it on either the lids or corners of the eyes; either way it will catch the light and make your eyes shine brightly!
While most experts advise against choosing shades identical to your own eye color, a bolder approach often works wonders with green-eyed beauty. Pink eye makeup looks particularly striking with the vibrant green of an emerald eye color; you could also try creating a monochromatic look using peachy or coral shades blended across your entire lid and using darker brown to define your crease and outer V for additional definition.
Finding the ideal eyeshadow color for green eyes requires much thought, but there are numerous attractive products on the market to help you captivate people with your mesmerizing beauty.
Green eyes pair well with various purple tones, from soft lavender to deep violet hues. These tones highlight your green irises and make them stand out. For a more subdued effect, try pairing green eyeshadow with an orangey brown shade; this combination reminds of earthy colors you see when gazing over rolling hills or sun-drenched dirt roads in Italy countryside – great way to experience this monochromatic look is through using the HUDA Beauty Khaki Haze Obsessions Palette as it offers monochromatic looks!
Orangey brown shades can look stunning on green eyes if you dare to step outside of your comfort zone and experiment with different looks. From smokey eyes to bold irises, orangey brown hues are sure to enhance them beautifully. To prevent over-dramatization of this look, add some brown eyeliner to your water line and outer corner as an eyeliner is an easy way to tone it down!
Mauve is another fantastic shade to enhance green eyes. As a blend between taupe and purple hues, mauve isn’t as eye-catching as other pink tones and can look quite elegant.
Your skin tone might suggest otherwise, but wearing makeup that complements it actually can look stunning when done right. Just choose metallic-based formulas like the L’Oreal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof Up to 24HR Pencil Eyeliner in Aluminum Foil to keep things from looking too stark.
Add some drama and dimension to your green eyeshadow by mixing in gold or silver metallic hues for an eyeshadow wash that makes an impactful statement on the lids and complements other warm tones perfectly. They even work great as highlighters on brow bones or inner corners!
If you prefer something less extreme, opt for the brown lip trend instead. Just as beautiful and eye-catching as black, brown doesn’t have the same harsh appearance – perfect for creating more subdued brown smokey eyes or using as an upper lash line slimliner before adding shimmery eyeshadow!
A Smidgen Of Light
For an understated eye makeup look, try using one hue on your lids or as an accent shade. A neutral tone such as pale peach or shimmery bronze can really bring out green eyes; use it even as eyeliner. Dark gray, brown, or navy blue eyeliners also work to create classic smoky effects that work on most green-eyed people.
Gold or copper hues work best when matching their eyes’ irises; gold will highlight any golden flecks found within, while a cool toned pink or purple can help highlight warm or cool tones present within.
Claudia Neacsu created this soft gold and pink look with natural lip colour to complement Olivia Munn’s green eyes and showcase them. Olivia used Huda Beauty New Nude Palette ($65).
If you’re feeling adventurous, give metallic eye shadows a try! Antique gold shades will really highlight green eyes while making them sparkle; silver shadow can create more of an eye-catching effect; just be wary not to go overboard on glitter as too much will distract from their beautiful green colour!
Red is right across from green on the color wheel, so any shade with an undertone of red will accentuate your green eyes beautifully. Use shimmery eyeshadow all over your lid or apply more heavily at your outer corner or crease for maximum effect.
Eyeshadow in light coral or champagne shades will look beautiful on green eyes as long as there is not too much yellow or pink pigmentation present. Or try something neutral, such as this Espresso eyeshadow from Melt Cosmetics.
For an extra dramatic touch, add black eyeliner along your lower lash line – just make sure it’s waterproof so it won’t wear away during the day!
A Little Line Of Plum
Green eyes are naturally captivating, yet with some simple makeup tricks they can become even more captivating. Complementary colors based on color theory and the color wheel can bring out their most radiant expression – such as golds, bronzes, burgundies, and purples which work as dynamic complements for green eye colors like your own.
Cool browns, mauves and grays also work to bring out the green in your eyes and add depth to makeup looks. Go smoky or natural with these earthy tones; either way they’ll bring out their brilliance in your eyes.
Pinks and lilacs provide an ideal complement for green eyes, acting as an eye makeup highlighter with feminine undertones that add brightness. Avon’s Love in Paris shade can accentuate natural green pigmentation in your eyes while making them appear larger.
Purples and violets add an elegant pop of color to green eyes when worn as eyeliners or liner. A swipe of plum eyeshadow across both top and bottom lashlines, like actress Olivia Munn’s eyelids, can draw attention to your eyes without overwhelming them with bold hues.
For an easy makeup look that requires minimal application and application time, try selecting a matte shade with some hint of warmth such as the Neutral Mattes palette which features Pixie Dust, She’s Spicy and Yes You Canyon as options suitable for green eyed users. Apply it lightly all over the lid as a neutral base or use more heavily in the crease to achieve a grayish smoky eye effect.
Black is one of the easiest eyeshadow colors to wear and looks particularly striking against green eyes; use it either as a simple liner or in a dramatic smoky eye if desired. Makeup artists Christopher Trotman and Pascale Poma advise adding splashes of fuchsia or orange for extra impact.
Make sure you add lush lashes and flawless skin for the complete eyeshadow look! A quality mascara can amplify this effect; there are numerous waterproof versions on the market as well as ones with added volume or lengthening peptides for additional volume and lengthening effects.