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Looking for the look that unleashed your inner green-eyed goddess? I’ve dug deep to discover the best makeup tips for green eyes so that you can rock any look day or night. From the perfect eyeshadow combo to the best lip color, if you have green eyes, you’re in for a treat-- here are the makeup tips you need to make any look complete.
In this article you will learn:
- What eyeshadow colors are best for green eyes - three different types of green eyes!
- Lipstick colors for green eyes.
- Tips for using other makeup products such as bronzers and blush to make your green eyes shine.
Eyeshadow for Green Eyes
What kind of green eyes do you have?
Makeup is all about the subtleties. When it comes to varying kinds of green eyes, the smallest shade difference will shift the way you approach your eyeshadow colors.
True Green Eyes
“True Green” is indicative of the color green that’s learned in primary school and closely resembles the green you’d find in a crayon. Rich red tones and shades of mahogany create a piercing depth to true green eyes.
An easy way to achieve this color is to combine your favorite blush with your favorite deep brown shade. Voila!
Golden Green Eyes
When it comes to creating the perfect eye look for golden-green eyes the sweet spot is in contrasting the depth and the lightness of your eyes.
Shades that showoff both the gold and the green without having them compete include lavender, plum, and wine.
Layer the three shades then use a black liner on the water line to clean it up. This look is sharp, sexy, and classic for golden-green eyes.
Hazel Green Eyes
Bring out the depths of green in your hazel eyes using greens, golds and other earthy tones. Or like your eye color-mix them! Hazel green eyes are flexible in what pairs well but avoid bright colors to avoid clashing.
The shape of your eye will determine how you wear your eyeshadows for green eyes. For example, do you have hooded eyes? If so, check out my guide on mastering makeup for hooded eyes.
Lipstick Color for Green Eyes
Green-eyed gals are lucky in that you can pull off nearly any lipstick shade. For the most desirable results reach for colors with wine, orange, peach, and pink undertones. Here are a few of my favorite lipsticks for green eyes.
Lip tint by Kjaer Weis in the shade Beloved is a subtle but effective way of adding a touch of deep purple and pink wine tones to your look. Wear it on its own or mix with your favorite nude for more impact.
Kjaer Weis Lip Tints leave the lips smooth with a velvety finish. Beeswax nourishes and moisturizes, Jojoba Seed Oil adds moisture, Rosa Rubiginosa Seed Oil regenerative skin to help reduce wrinkles and, Gardenia Florida Fruit Extract works as a natural preservative.
Ilia Multi-Stick in the shade Cheek to Cheek has the perfect sienna-earth pigment to make green eyes pop. This multi-purpose stick can be used as lipstick, blush, or an eye gloss. Its clean formula combines organic ingredients with the moisturizing properties of vitamin E and Shea Butter also make it easy to blend. Cheek to Cheek is the pop of color your green eyes are begging for.
Did someone say pretty in pink? Soft, chic, and suitable for every day, this long-wearing, moisturizing lipstick will remind you of the 80’s film while being fashion forward. Vapour Beauty Lip Nectar in the shade Desire is the perfect pink for green eyes.
These are just some of my favs. Any of these would do, but at the very least you must have a fuschia lipstick in your collection if you have green eyes.
Here’s some to choose from:
This video does an great job of explaining color theory in relation to makeup.
Secret Makeup Tip for Green Eyes
Interested in taking that extra step to highlight your green eyes? Look beyond eyeshadow and lipstick and into how the rest of your face is contributing to making your eyes shine.
Bronzer serves a basic function of adding shades of tan to the outer area of the face that are kissed with sunlight. Usually, after applying foundation, the skin is one dimensional but bronzer takes care of that.
For green eyes bronzer is especially encouraged. The golden undertones commonly found in bronzer are like the icing on the cake for any makeup look for green eyes.
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Many would be shocked to discover that mascara comes in more shades than black! Try any range of brown mascara to bright green eyes. The two earthy tones combined make for an irresistible sultry look.
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Like mascara, eyeliner also doesn’t have to be black. Will back eyeliner look good on green eyes? Of course. Is brown better? Probably.
Brown or nude eyeliner has a way of boosting the natural myriad of pigment in green eyes. Sometimes black eyeliner can leave something to be desired.
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Similar to the shades of lipstick for green eyes, blush with peach, pink, or wine undertones do a lot more for green eyes than the more red, deeps, or coral blushes.
Move Over Models
When you’re born with green eyes, you can’t help but to want to show them off. These makeup tips for green eyes have given you the perfectly paired eyeshadow for your shade of green eyes, the perfect lip color, and some major do’s and don’ts for the rest of your face makeup. Now it’s time to put your green-eyed look to the test.
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