While all eyes are beautiful, there is something undeniably striking about a pair of emerald-green irises.
If you’ve got green peepers (lucky!), this one’s for you. We’re going to get into a little makeup color theory to find the best eyeshadow colors for green eyes.
Purples and plums
Purple is the most flattering shadow color for green eyes. It is opposite on the wheel and makes the color stand out more boldly than any other shade. In fact, when I have worn plum-tones in the past I have had many “I didn’t realise your eyes were so green!” comments.
The Glammer palette is practically made for green eyes, with shades such as Camera, Glamazing, and #LiveGlamFam.
Tip: if purple eyeshadow makes you feel a little nervous, ease yourself in with a purple or plum liner to pair with your go-to shadow shades.
Bronze and copper
Yes, we generally associate copper tones as being the most flattering for blue eyes, but they’re just as stunning next to green shades. If your green eyes have flecks of bronze or gold in them, a bronze, copper, or metallic gold shadow can really make them pop.
The Birthday Suit palette is an incredible all-rounder and suits all eye colors, but is especially stunning with gold-flecked green eyes. Exposed, Turned On, and Lingerie create a gorgeous, shimmery look, with Striptease to add depth.
Tip: buffing gold, bronze, or copper into the lower lash line can not only make green hues pop but it can warm and intensify any look without leaning toward smoky.
Silver and charcoal
Some green eyes have a slightly cooler tone, almost veering toward the grey-blue realm. For these eyes, silvery charcoal tones are stunning, especially for evening when the light catches those gleaming metallic hues. We often forget about cool-toned eye looks these days, so let’s champion them once again!
Nice and Mistletoe from the Investiglam palette have just a slight hint of green in them to perfectly accentuate green eyes while giving those icy, intense pigments.
Tip: simply pop a dab of bright silver pigment into the inner corners of the eyes to bring light and glamour to an otherwise simple daily look. Low on shadow? Take a black or charcoal kohl liner and press into the upper and lower lash lines before smudging with a stubby brush. Use your finger to press silver, grey, or charcoal shimmer over the mobile lid before adding mascara.