Green eyes are really fun to work with. They have such a wide color range, from turquoise to chartreuse, through forest green and bright light green and on and on. These tips are designed for the majority of green eyes, but of course there are exceptions to every rule. The best advice I can give you is to try every color that you’re interested in. You might be surprised at what looks good!
Choosing an Eyeshadow for Green Eyes
These colors are some of the most popular for green eyes. Try different browns, especially chocolate tones. Browns and dark greens with copper or gold highlights are also a great choice.
Apricots and taupes are good choices for highlighters.
Dark purples, plums and metallics work too. Coppers and golds will make a really glamorous evening look for makeup tips for green eyes. I personally really like the way deep purples look with dark green eyes.
Colors To Avoid
When you’re learning makeup tips for green eyes, it also helps to know what colors you might want to avoid.
First up, blues. Any color of blue doesn’t do green eyes justice. I would recommend avoiding light blues, dark blues and even some colors (purples or pinks) with blue undertones.
Pinks are also a hard color to judge. Some can look really, really good and others can look really, really bad. This is usually a matter of trial and error.
Silvers are not a good choice either. Leave them for the blue eyes.
Unless you really like black eyeliner, it’s usually a color to avoid. Try steely grays or chocolate browns. Use gold or white to open up the eye if your eyes are small.
The Rule Of Thumb
A good rule of thumb when choosing a color for makeup tips for green eyes is to focus on warm colors and avoid cool colors.
Like I said, there are exceptions to every rule, but this should provide a nearly fail-safe method for choosing eyeshadow colors to bring out the beauty of your green eyes.
How you apply your eyeshadow depends how many colors you’re wearing and what the occasion is. For basic every day wear, here’s what you do.
- Apply a highlighter like crystalline to the entire eye from the bottom of the crease to the eyebrow.
- Use a taupe or apricot next and apply it to the whole eyelid and blend it just above the crease with the crystalline.
- Then use your third color (chocolate brown, dark green, copper, etc.) and apply it one of two ways:
- Apply it from the middle of your eyelid from the eyelash to just above the crease. Blend it well. You can even blend it under the lower lashes for a more dramatic look.
- Apply it from the inner corner of your eyelid and sweep it out to the outer corner of your eye. It will get thicker the further out you go. Blend well.
- Apply eyeliner and mascara as you normally would.
And there you go! Great makeup tips for green eyes.