How to Do Green Eye Makeup for Dark Skin

Five Parts:Cleaning your eyesUsing eyelinerAdding colorsFixing your eyebrowsCompleting the look

There are endless color combinations for eye makeup but not all work the same for different skin colors. If you have dark skin and want to wear green eye makeup, this article will help you to learn how to make the most of this makeup style.

Part 1
Cleaning your eyes

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    Begin with cleaning and moisturizing the eye. Remove any previous makeup so that your new makeup looks fresh. Moisturize the eye! Many people ignore moisturizing the eye, even though well moisturized eyes are more likely to stay looking youthful for longer. This also helps to prevent the creasing of other products you may apply on your eyes.
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    Conceal any dark circles and imperfections around the eyes. Use a concealer that suits you best in terms of color and texture. Use a brush or your fingers, depending on what you are comfortable with. Well concealed eyes help the colors of the eyeshadow pop better.

Part 2
Using eyeliner

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    Make your eyes look larger with the help of eyeliner. This works best with black eyeliner. The eyeliner can be extended in four directions to give the illusion of larger eyes. You can extend the tail (the flick of the eye liner).
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    Extend the eyeliner from the inner corner of the eyes
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    Thicken the eyeliner from the top.
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    Draw a thin line right under the lower lashes to make the eyes look bigger.
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    Locate the outer 'V' and socket line on your eyelid. The outer 'V' is the perceived 'V' shape formed at the outer corner of the eye. The eyeshadow should form a 'V' here, then start fading out beyond this point. The socket line is formed where the eyeball meets the eye socket. It is lower for small eyes and higher for larger eyes–-the eyeshadow should start fading out beyond the socket line. For droopy eyes, you can draw a socket line above the natural line, to fake a higher socket line.

Part 3
Adding colors

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    Start adding colors. Choose a green color palette of eyeshadow, one that suits your taste. Begin with applying the darkest green on the outermost 'V' that you have located from the previous steps. Add different greens in a gradation of your choice as you move inwards in the eye. In the innermost corner (the inner 'V'), add black for more intensity to the gaze of the eyes.
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    Make sure to smudge the harsh lines between all these colors with a clean brush for a more professional look. Clean any fallen eyeshadow from the face with the help of a makeup removing tissue or an ear bud (or fingers).
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    Use black eyeliner to make the eyes look bigger. As directed in step one of the eyeliner part of this article, extend the eyeliner in all four directions to give the impression of larger eyes. Other colors of eyeliners that go well with this look are purple or blue - in case you don't prefer black eyeliner. Extend the tail.
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    Extend the eyeliner on the inner corner.
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    Thicken the top.
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    Use your favorite mascara to finish the look. The tutorial has used black mascara.

Part 4
Fixing your eyebrows

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    Don't ignore the eyebrows. No eye look is really complete without well groomed eyebrows. In fact, badly shaped brows can ruin a look by making the face look shabby. Brush through the brows with a brush. Use an eye pencil to make light feathery strokes on the brows that mimic real brow hair (make sure to use a pencil that best matches your real brow hair). Finally fix the brows with brow gel.

Part 5
Completing the look

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    Line the eyes with black eye pencil.
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    Highlight the brow bone with a silvery-white eyeshadow to finish the look.
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    Done. This is the final look.

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