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Best makeup for green eyes

The best colors to complement your green eyes are purples and reds.

Purples and reds work well to complement green eyes, due to color theory. They are found across from green in the color wheel, and in theory work in making green look at its best. Browns also look good in green eyes, especially when applied in eyeliner or mascaras. A brown-hued liner won’t look as tough rimming your eyes compared to a jet black shade.

Looking to change your haircolor to make your green eyes pop even more?! Try a red-shade, which will bring more attention to your green eyes!

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A few makeup products to play up your green eyes…

Jemma Kidd eyesahdow palette– this trio is specifically designed to enhance those green jems! The colors include a deep-silky purple, a sultry brown with gold-flecks, and a nice neutral beige. The perfect combination to accentuate green eyes, and a nice size for trips or re-applications.

Maybelline expert wear in plum smoke– this quad has shadows to create the perfect smokey eye.  It includes a base, lid, crease and liner. The plum shades in this set will work great on enhancing your eyes!


MAC mineralize eyshadow- let this rich shade in “guilt by association” brighten up your lids and make your green peepers pop more than usual. Another nice shade for greens from this line is “young punk” a silky-rich purple hue.

Urban decay stardust- the silky texture and sexy shade will create a sparkling twinkle in your green eyes. Apply a soft lilac shade as a base and use stardust to create the ultimate purple smokey eye. Line with a brown liner and top if off with a brown mascara. Perfect harmony to play up your green beauties!

Lorac color me couture palette- a set of five classic shades to compliment your pretty peepers. The set includes the following shade: a creamy neutral, gold, bronze, olive green, and black. All shades are enhanced with mother of pearl to emphasize each shades intensity.


Maybelline great lash lots of lashes mascara– an oldie but a goody! This baby has been around for a while, and does good work. Try it in brown  instead of black to accentuate green eyes, rathe than overpower them.

Benefit bad gal mascara in brown– this is another of my favorite mascaras, which works in adding length minus the clumps. I like the waterproof version one too, and again brown looks lovely on green eyes.



Prestige liquid eyeliner– this drugstore brand liner applies smooth and you can’t complain with the price!


Tarte emphaseyes waterproof clay liner– this clay eyeliner is long-lasting and adds great definition with its silky application. It also comes with a liner brush for perfect application.


Lancome L’absolu rouge lipstick– try red lips to compliment your green eyes, when you are going light on the eyeshadows. Another plus with red lips is they help teeth look whiter!

The colors and products mentioned above are great for emphasizing green eyes, but aren’t necessarily your only options. Orange/ copper/ and rust shades also look great on green eyes. Monochromatic shadows to match your eyes is a big no-no in cosmetology theory, but in my opinion can look great. Teal and turquoise shades look lovely on green eyes, and though they might blend more than emphasize, they still make for a fun and bright look.

Have any tips for makeup for green eyes?! Share them in the comments!

make green eyes POP with these tips

Green eyes are not too common…

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If you’re one of the few that has them, here are a few tips you can check out to make those gems pop even greener!

– Great shadow colors to make a contrast with your green eyes and add more intensity to them are: burgundy/reds, purples, brows, golds/bronze, and copper/orange/rust. Use these colors to create natural and smoky looks.

– Use brown, grey or purple eyeliner to open up eyes. Black eyeliner makes green eyes look more intense but will also make them appear somewhat smaller. Switch up your black mascara for a brown one to accentuate them better.

– Add some frosty white eyeshadow to the tear duct corner of your eyes to make them appear brighter.

– Play with color shadows but avoid green and blues since they won’t do much to your already great eye color, and keep the rest of your makeup minimal as in nude/peachy lipstick and apricot/matte blush.  The avoid green and blue shadows can be debatable if used in correct hues and blended well. Green shadow on eyes can actually look very pretty, especially if you try different shades like turquoise, or if you like blues try a teal look. Green and blues look nice and bold, but if you’re really looking to make your eyes stand out try reds, purples, or orange and yellow tones.

– If you are not too keen on bright colors, try pastels! Lavender is a beautiful color that’s very trendy at the moment.

– Add intensity to your stare by softly filling in your brows with a soft matte brown shadow (depending on your hair color, go two-three shades lighter than your color) and an eyebrow brush in small upward strokes to achieve a natural look.

– If you prefer a natural eye, add color to your lips and keep eyes neutral with a bit of mascara and liner. Instead of bright eyes, play with a purple lip ( Heroine by MAC cosmetics is a great lipstick) or a burgundy one. Besides intensifying your green eyes, a colored lipstick also attracts people to your lips.



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Here are a few tried & loved products for green eyes, and a great variety for you to scroll through :

Flash eyeshadow – urbandecay.com

Smashbox eye shadow trio Panorama- sephora.com

mac fluidline in Macroviolet – mac.com

duwop smoke palette plum/wine – sephora.com

Cover Girl brown mascara lash blast – local drugstores

Smashbox cream eyeliner in Midnight purple- smashbox.com