How to Do Makeup for Green Eyes

Three Methods:Choosing Eyeshadow ColorsChoosing Eyeliner, Mascara, Lipstick, and BlushGetting Color Combination Ideas

Green eyes are rare and beautiful. They deserve to be enhanced. Makeup is a great way to bring attention to eyes, but there are certain colors that really make green eyes pop. This article will give you a few tips on how you can bring out the sparkle in your green eyes.

Method 1
Choosing Eyeshadow Colors

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    Wear neutral browns for a daytime look. Go for reddish browns, such as terracotta, or silvery browns, such as taupe. This is great for school and work.[1]
    • If you want to bring out the green a little more, try purple eyeliner or mascara.
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    Try pinks, purples, and reds to bring out the green. Use warmer, darker, or deeper pinks instead of lighter, cooler pinks. These will help bring out the green in your eyes.[2] For purples, try: eggplant, lavender, lilac, plum, or violet.[3]
    • If you don't like to wear red, try a reddish brown instead. It will look more natural while still bringing out the green.
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    Use green eyeshadow with care. Green eyeshadow can help make green eyes sparkle, but it can also make them appear more dull. The trick is to use a darker shade of green, and sparingly.[4]
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    Try bronze, copper, or gold. They will help bring out the gold flecks in your eyes. They will also make your eyes appear brighter. Brown or green eyeshadow with gold shimmer are also great choices.[5]
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    Avoid eyeshadow with blue undertones. This includes all shades of blue and blue-ish purples. Green has too many blue undertones to begin with, so anything blue-tinted will make your eyes appear more dull. This same rule goes for eyeliner and mascara.[6]
    • Reddish or pinkish purples are fine.
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    Avoid red and purple undertones if you have redness around your eyes. This will bring out the redness even more and make you look tired.[7]

Method 2
Choosing Eyeliner, Mascara, Lipstick, and Blush

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    Try dark brown or espresso eyeliner. It is dark enough to enhance your eyes, but light enough so that it doesn't close them in. If it is a special night out, you can even try gold.[8]
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    Try adding white eyeliner to the inner corner of your eye. Be sure to blend the eye shadow in to make it look more natural. This will help open up your eyes.[9]
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    Consider using purple eyeliner or mascara. They are a great way to make your eyes look brighter while wearing brown or green eyeshadow. You don't have to wear purple eyeliner and purple mascara at the same time, however. Try pairing charcoal eyeliner and purple mascara.
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    Don't be afraid to use black mascara, but avoid using black eyeliner. Instead, go for charcoal, dark gray, or slate gray eyeliner. Black eyeliner is too harsh for green eyes. Black mascara, however, can help define your eyes.
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    Try red, pink, or violet-tinted lipstick. This will give your eyes some nice contrast.[10] To make your lipstick last longer, apply a lip liner all over your lip first. Be sure that you are using a matching shade. Apply your lipstick over the lip liner, blot it, and apply a second coat. Set your lipstick by placing a thin tissue over your lips, then dusting it lightly with setting powder.
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    Wear a peach-colored blush to compliment green eyes.[11] If you have cool skin, however, you might want to try a pink-tinted blush instead.

Method 3
Getting Color Combination Ideas

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    Use more red tones if you have true-green eyes. You can also apply some of your blush to your lash line. This will help tie your eye makeup to the rest of your makeup.[12]
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    Try smokey eyes with a twist if you have golden-green eyes. Instead of using the usual charcoal and silver eyeshadow shades, try wine or lavender eyeshadow instead. Add more definition with some charcoal or dark brown eyeliner.[13]
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    Use periwinkle on your lash lines if you have hazel-green eyes. Sweep periwinkle eyeliner on your upper lash line. Dust some periwinkle eyeshadow on your lower lash line. Finish the look with a violet or plum mascara.[14]
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    Go neutral with browns and golds. Apply gold eyeshadow all over your lid. Then, brush a dark tan shadow to the crease with a crease brush. Tap on some more dark tan eyeshadow to the inner and outer corners of your eyes. Blend everything in, then brush on some dark brown eyeliner and mascara.
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    Go neutral with peaches and browns. Spread eyeshadow primer all over your eyelid. Brush on a cream color all over your eyelid, from lash line to brow bone. Apply a peach color to your upper lid, from lash line to crease. Dust on some of that same peach color to just below your lower lashes. Apply brown eyeliner to both your upper and lower eyelids. Finish off with brown mascara on both your upper and lower lashes.[15]
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    Try mixing purple with other colors. Spread eyeshadow primer all over your eyelid. Line your upper and lower lids with brown eyeliner. Brush on a warm purple over your entire lid, from lash line to crease. Apply a strawberry color to the crease. Soften any harsh edges with a blending brush. Dust on some of that same strawberry color to just below your lower lashes. Finish off with some brown mascara on your upper and lower lashes.[16]
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    Try a monochromatic purple look. Apply some eyeshadow primer. Brush on a medium purple eyeshadow all over your eyelid, from lash line to just past the crease. Apply a lighter purple from just past the crease all the way up to your brow. Finally, brush on a dark purple to your lash line. Blend all three shades to create a smooth, ombre transition. Finish the look off with some charcoal eyeliner and mascara.
    • Consider pairing this with clear, glitter lip gloss
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    Use different shades of green for a monochromatic look. Apply a medium green eyeshadow all over your eyelid, from lash line to crease. Then, apply a lighter green to the inner corner of your eyelid. Finish off with a darker green on the outer corner. Blend the colors together for a smooth, ombre look. If you want, you can add on some eyeliner and mascara as well.
    • Apply ivory eyeshadow to your brow bone to give your eye some more definition.
    • Try using brown eyeliner or mascara.
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    Finished.

Tips

  • Add dark eyeliner to your bottom lash line to make your eyes stand out.
  • Use bold lipstick and blush sparingly. You don't want to take the attention off your eyes.
  • You don't have to match your mascara to your eyeshadow. For example, you don't have to wear purple mascara and purple eyeshadow.[17]

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