Makeup Looks For Green Eyes

December 24, 2014

Do you have green eyes? Well you’re in luck! Not only do green eyes look amazing paired with almost any eyeshadow, they’re also really easy to pair with mascara, eyeliner and even brow-taming products.

Use the following ideas an inspiration if you’re finding it difficult to create a flattering makeup look for green eyes.

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Warm taupe

Any shade which is on the opposite side of the colour-wheel suits green eyes best. Taupe is a neutral which is flattering for all colours, but particularly suits green eyes because it brings out the brown undertones. Cream, liquid, and powder eyeshadows all compliment green eyes, and they’re super easy to apply! Use an eye primer to prep the skin, so it can hold onto the product and last for hours.


You can’t go past an eyeshadow palette without seeing some kind of purple shade. This is ideal for green eyes since it makes them look even lighter when paired with falsies and a prominent brow! Dab a bit of purple eyeshadow on the outer corner of your eyes, and blend out with an eyeshadow brush to create a twist on the classic smokey eye.

Dark green

Similarly, any dark shade of emerald green works beautifully on hazel or light-green eyes. It makes your eyes appear larger than they are, and is suitable for a day or night look. Use a cream eyeshadow pencil to easily apply product all over the lid, and blend with your fingers for a seamless look.


Any earth-toned shimmery eyeshadow suits blue or green eyes, and makes them look exotic and intense. Baked eyeshadows are perfect for this because they are used with a few drops of water to create a stay-all-day shade which doesn’t crease. Use on the inner corner to create the illusion of bigger eyes.

Image via Indulgy

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