Makeup for Green Eyes

Upon seeing the title, your first thought was probably “wait she has green eyes?”, I don’t have green eyes, but I know a few people that do. I also know that a few green eyed beauties are sometimes a bit skeptical when it comes to wearing eye shadow and eyeliner. A few readers probably have green eyes as well, so I decided to go ahead with this post. Green is across from red on the colour wheel, therefore shadows and liners with red undertones will enhance your eyes. Read on to see your recommendations..


On your next eyeliner hunt try

  • Rimmel Scandal Eyes Kohl Kajal liner in Purple or their Scandal Eyes Shadow Stick in Paranoid Purple and Bad Girl Bronze.
  • Covergirl’s Liquiline Blast in Violet Voltage,
  • Sephora Collection Contour Waterproof Pencil in 33 Love Affair (plum)
  • Buxom Insider Eyeliner in Amethyst (deep violet)

In some places, it may be a bit hard to find a full line of Rimmel products, so another great brand that makes eye shadow pencils is NYX Cosmetics. The shades Rust, Bronze and Purple Velvet in their Jumbo Eye Pencils would look lovely on green eyes! Or try their Loose Pearl Eye Shadow in Lilac, Purple or True Purple Pearl.



The next time you visit the drugstore, take a look at Maybelline’s Eye Studio Color Plush quad in Coral Oasis — or if you’re looking for something more subtle, try Legendary Lilac.


Color Plush in Coral Oasis


If you’re stopping by MAC, be sure to check out the following shades:

  • Sketch (matte plum w/slight red undertones)
  • Cranberry (reddish-plum)
  • Trax (burgundy-plum with shimmer)
  • Sushi Flower (pink-coral with slight shimmer)
  • Plum Dressing (shimmering deep purple)
  • Mulch which I’ve written about previously.


Need an eye look? The next time you’re playing around at MAC, try this combo:

  1. Apply a transition shade such as Saddle first. Do this using a fluffy, dome-shaped crease brush.
  2. Pat a more vivid shade onto your lid using a brush with tightly packed bristles. For this bit, play around with Cranberry or Da Bling – the latter is described as pink with gold pearl.
  3. Add slight definition in the hollow of your eyelid using the brown shade, Mulch, and a brush smaller than the one used in the first step. For more intense definition, or to make this look a bit smokey, apply Trax or Sketch to the outer area of your eyes.
  4. Finish off by highlighting with something neutral, such as Yogurt (matte pale pink).


If you’re really pressed for time, sweep Yogurt all over the eye and define the crease using Plum Dressing.

I chose shadows by MAC Cosmetics because generally speaking their products can easily be found globally: in department stores, at some airports for Duty Free shopping (hey there JFK!), etc. I’m almost sure that none of these shadows are limited edition so they can be purchased both online and in stores — buy the pan refill (it costs less). If you have shadows that are identical, then use those — the aim of this post was to give an idea of which colors are most flattering on green eyes.

Don’t forget click here to read about How To Make Your Makeup Beat the Heat and click here to see How To Rock A Dark Lip 

Disclaimer: The pictures in the post do not belong to me – they are not my own. They were obtained from Glamour’s website, as well as MAC Cosmetics’ website. These images are being used to provide a better visualization of the colors that complement green eyes. 


Tal 🙂



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