They say that green is the one of the rarest eye colours found around the globe, with as little as 2% of the world’s population having green eyes. If you’re one of the lucky few to have olive-, lime- or emerald-hued eyes, why not take full advantage of your unique peepers and wear shadows that make them pop? Try these 5 shades for mesmerising green eyes, every time:
Ever cried your eyes out and they ended up looking extra pretty? Only green-eyed girls will get this because red sits directly opposite green on the colour wheel, meaning that all shades of red (even the veiny kind) will enhance green eyes beautifully. We adore the NYX Professional Makeup Hot Singles Eye Shadow in Flustered, a stunning cherry red.
Just as red does the trick, it makes perfect sense that pink also works wonders on green eyes. We came across a genius tip from a makeup artist: Lightly apply a bit of your pink blush with a fluffy eyeshadow brush along your lash lines to enhance your greenies. Just be sure to use plenty of mascara when rocking a pink eye look so that you don’t look like you actually have pink eye! Our go-to lash oompher? Maybelline Great Lash Mascara in Blackest Black.
Other contrasting colours to green? Violet, plum, lavender and lilac. We recommend creating a soft smoky eye in varying shades of purple, or simply lining the eyes with Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Vice for an easy pop of colour.
It may sound matchy-matchy but applying a shimmering green shadow that matches the lightest colour of green in your eyes, will bring out your natural colour without trying too hard. Sweep the NYX Professional Makeup Prismatic Eyeshadow in Venom all over your upper lids or stick to just the inner corners of the eyes for an instant brightening effect.