Green is a stunning hue – the colour of emeralds, leafy forest glades and the sea. So why are you scared to put it on your eyes? Fear no more! Green eyeshadow is totally hot right now, and we’ve got some tips to help you rock the look – and make all your friends green with envy!
Start subtle with eyeliner and mascara
Wearing green eyeshadow might feel like a shock to the system, so you can ease yourself into the colour with green mascara and green eyeliner. You can also use green eyeshadow and an eyeliner brush to create a winged liner look.
Try NYX Professional Makeup Vivid Brights Liner in Envy and Yves Saint Laurent Vinyl Couture Mascara in I'm The Excitement.
A pop of green eyeshadow at your lash line
Use green eye makeup to create a smoky effect but keep the colour very tight around your upper and lower lash line. You can also try using green eyeshadow only in your crease, below your brow bone.
Go bold with a full green smoky eye
If you’re comfortable with green eyeshadow, there’s nothing stopping you from doing a full smoky eye using this luscious colour! Use the same technique as you would for any smoky eye, using shades of green to buff and blend the colour.
Pick the right shade of green eyeshadow
Wearing green on your eyes is all about finding a shade that works for you and enhances your peepers. The point of eye makeup is to make the eyes pop, and make them look larger, more luminous and defined. So, finding the right eyeshadow colour for your skin tone and eyes is essential! Dark eyes look great with lighter, shimmery shades of green. If you have light eyes, dark colours will make them really stand out.
Eyeshadow for cool skin tones
If you have pink or blue undertones to your skin (whether you’re fair or dark) choose eye makeup with cool undertones – teal, emerald and sea green.
NYX Professional Makeup Off Tropic Shadow Palette in Hasta La Vista – this palette contains all the brights you need for a bold makeup look, including a highly pigmented teal green.
Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Kush – a vivid emerald green with an amazing velvety texture, and super pigmented staying power.
L’Oréal Paris La Petite Mini Eyeshadow Palette in Feminist – a useful neutral palette that contains a pop of dark, dusty emerald green.
Eyeshadow for warm skin tones
If your skin has a distinct golden glow, you should wear eyeshadows with warm undertones, like forest green, olive and even yellow toned acid green.
NYX Professional Makeup Off Tropic Shadow Palette in Shifting Sand – the colours in this palette are bold, yet earthy, and include a light, shimmery moss green.
Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Mildew – this olive eyeshadow has a smooth, blendable texture with superb pigmentation.
Yves Saint Laurent Couture Palette in Lumieres Majorelle – containing 5 shades, this palette allows you to create a classic smoky eye with a touch of forest and brilliant acid green.