eye makeup for green eyes
Green eyes sometimes get a bad rap (they are, after all, associated with being envious), but they're uniquely beautiful and fun to make up since different eye shadow colors appear to alter their intensity. If you have green eyes, be smug in the knowledge that you are part of a small population. Green eyes are rare and therefore meant to be celebrated with a wide variety of makeup looks. If you don't have green eyes, but want to get the look, experiment with green colored contacts. New options range from deep jade to bright emerald. Try on the best makeup for green eyes now in our virtual makeup studio.
You know the adage "opposites attract"? It's certainly true for eye makeup. Bring out green eyes with makeup that is red-based. Opt for raisin-colored eyeliner and plum eye shadow. If your green eyes are close-set, separate them by using a lighter pencil (think mauve) from the inner corner to the middle of your eye. The darker plum tones should be used at the outer edges of the eye. If your green eyes are droopy, perk them up by applying the darker purple at the inner eye and use lighter colors toward the outer edges.
To make the most of your eye makeup, try plum colored mascara instead of black. Lashes should be clean and free of all traces of makeup before you apply it. Curl your lashes and apply a lash fortifier made from tiny fibers that appear to lengthen and thicken your lashes. For optimum volume, move the wand straight out from the roots, rather than moving it in a sideways-pointing direction. Forward-pointing lashes always look lusher and longer. Your plum colored lashes will bring out green eyes and encourage you to flirt up a storm.
“Vibrant shadows look great with black,” says makeup maestro Pat McGrath, who used onyx eye shadow and soft black pencil to make CoverGirl’s emerald eye shadow smolder at the Issa spring 2010 show. Inspired by tropical storms and lush-colored jungles, McGrath finished the layered look with a touch of gold along the inner corners, a dash of turquoise on the outer edges, and “lots of mascara.”
"Green eyes set you apart from the ubiquitous blue-eyed blondes and brown-eyed girls. They up the ante in any flirting situation."
If you have green eyes, makeup should not be a problem for you to select and use. There are a number of beautiful colors that will add to the depth and personality of your eyes too! In fact, if you are lucky enough to have green eyes, you are well on your way to a stunning, exciting look that everyone else can be jealous of. Many crave the color you have. Now, you just need to find out how to enhance this shade with make up products.
To make your green eyes truly gorgeous, go for the gold! Warm, shimmery shades of bronze, copper, and gold are the perfect complement. Try an eyeshadow palette with several shades to take the guesswork out of matching.
Perhaps try a pimento brown – this contains a subtle red undertone that is cooled & tamed by the dominating brown. Many women with green eyes have fair skin and freckles. If you have a light complexion, try to avoid eye shadow that is too deep or shimmery. However, some women with green eyes have olive skin. These women should avoid silver and blue shadows.
All women with green eyes look great in brown colors from light beiges to deep chocolate browns. Purples and pinks also complement with green eyes. Some people will suggest that you shouldn't wear green shadow if you have green eyes. However, light green can be very flattering when applied sparingly.