Makeup Tips for Green Eyes

January 30, 2014

Whether you have light green eyes or hazel eyes, there are so many makeup options to make your eyes pop. You just have to know which colours to use, and which to avoid. Follow these makeup tips and product recommendations to enhance your beautiful green eyes.

Purples are best
Nothing brings out the beauty of green eyes like purple shades. The reason why purple compliments green so nicely is because it’s on the other side of the colour wheel from green, so look for shades of plum, violet and grape.

You don’t have to do an all-purple eye: replace your black eyeliner with a dark purple eyeliner, or look for a light grey-lavendar shadow for everyday makeup.

Our favourite productsClinique Quickliner for Eyes Intense in Intense Plum. We don’t leave home without it. To really make the eyes pop, line the waterline and upper lash line with this dramatic purple liner.



NARS Eye Paint in Tatar is an intense cream eyeshadow that every green-eyed girl should put on their wish list. With just the right amount of shimmer, use it to line the eyes (it makes an incredible cat eye) or blend over the lid for a sexy evening smoky eye.


Go for gold
Copper and gold tones are also perfect for highlighting green eyes. Also look for soft brown eyeshadows with flecks of gold. Choose a brown mascara instead of black to avoid a harsh contrast.

Our favourite products: Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics Pressed Eyeshadow Quads in Moulin Rouge. The copper Can-Can eyeshadow is perfect for making green eyes pop, while the chocolate brown Cabarets eyeshadow doubles as a perfect eyeliner.


Avoid blues, silvers and whites
Blues clash with green eyes, so try to avoid blue eyeshadow and eyeliner. And avoid silver if metallic tones are your thing – warmer metallics are your friend.

What are your favourite makeup products for green eyes?

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