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How To Wear Green Eyeshadow

how to wear green eyeshadow

How to wear green eyeshadow. Just as with accessories and clothing, green eyeshadow is fresh and vibrant and perfect for any season. Although I stick with neutrals much of the time, every now and then I like to add a pop of colour to my lids. Green is one of those colours which can look stunning on anyone, providing that you choose the shade which best compliments your complexion and eye colour. There are some basic rules to use as a guide. For those of us with pale skin, a lighter colour generally works best and those with darker skin tones should be reaching for deeper shades. The secret to achieving a true tint on your lids, is to prep them with a primer. I’m partial to Urban Decay’s Eyeshadow Primer Potion, but there are many wonderful product on the market right now.

how to wear green eyeshadow

How to wear green eyeshadow

For those with blue eyes, look for a deep hunter green, as it will contrast beautifully with the blue and will really make your eyes pop. For day, use brown mascara as it will compliment the green. For night, reach for a black mascara and don’t be afraid to add a little bit of shimmer to your lids. I like to add the shimmer in a thin line, just above my liner, as it maximizes the look.

For those with green eyes, yes, you can opt for a green shadow. I know there is a “rule” that you should never match your shadow to your eye colour, and my response is: don’t. In the end it’s all about the contrast, and there are so many hues of green to choose from that you can always play up your eyes. If you have light green or almost gray eyes, then  reach for a dark green that’s in the olive family. If, however, your eyes are darker, then look for a jewel tone such as jade.

For those with brown eyes, an emerald green or any blue-green tone can be stunning. Just remember that yellow-greens will play up hazel and blue-greens will enhance the warm orange based tones. For night, try a sharp, black cats-eye to add a dramatic flair to your look.

Green is a sophisticated and dramatic colour that will get you noticed in a crowd. It’s not an eye shadow we see everyday, but it’s certainly a beautiful one. Some tips to remember are to stick with matte for day and then have fun with the shimmer at night. Also, feel free to play with your makeup. Instead of a traditional liner, which I love, try a contrasting one in green. By layering different shades, you will add depth to your eyes and who doesn’t want to add a little bit of mystery to their gaze? Most of all, keep the rest of your makeup simple and let your eyes do the talking for you.

Will you be rocking some green eyeshadow this summer?

Here are some wonderful choices for how to wear green eyeshadow

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  1. These are some great tips on how to wear green eyeshadow. Loved that you gave tips for every eye color! Xx

  2. thanks for tips. this post is really useful for me, because i have several green colors in my palette but never could apply them. now by this post i have clear clues to how and in which combination use them.

    1. Wonderful! I would love to see what you do.

  3. Charlotte (@makupbcandlelit)

    I LOVE green on the eyes, it’s a beautiful, fresh and effectful color :o) Xx

    Makeup by Candlelight

  4. I wore green eyeshadow yesterday actually, so yes 🙂

  5. I don’t wear green often on my eyes, but I do have a couple of blue green shadows! 🙂

  6. Green is a perfect color for the eyeshadow! 🙂 Love it!



  7. I love green, Tnx so much for this useful post Caroline!!!
    Happy friday!!!

  8. I’ve never braved wearing green eyeshadow before but I would love to give it a go!
    Hope you’re well sweetie,
    Much Love,
    Kate xo

  9. great tips!:) I have dark brown eyes and I don’t wear green eyeshadows often, but now I’m excited to play more with my eye makeup!:)

    1. Green would look so fantastic on you!!! Post a pic after you’ve tried it.

  10. Paola Lauretano

    Ciao Caroline, happy WE!!!

  11. Elizabeth Mckinnon

    Love it must try…

  12. I haven’t worn green eyeshadow in sooo long – maybe it’s time to dig it out again!

    thanks so much for your sweet comment on my Wedding Season post.x

  13. I purchased my first bold green shade last year when Sephora had the Pantone color of the year eyeshadow palette. The palette included an emerald green shadow, a midnight blue and a white shadow. I always receive compliments when I wear the emerald green shade. It really plays up my eyes based on the comments I receive when wearing it. I was at first hesitant to wear an emerald shadow but from the first time I wore it it stuck a chord with me. I just love it. You offered great tips, as usual, Caroline.


  14. great tips, never thought i would be able to pull off green but ill give it a go xxx

  15. Green is a beautiful eye shadow color for brown eyes…with blue ones it’s gonna be a bit more difficult but still a great show stopper!

  16. I love green!
    kisses from Miami,

  17. I love green eye shadow! I’ve been wearing it for years. It’ my go-to eye makeup color (& my fave color). I love this post, C! Great tips! xxG

  18. The only green eyeshadow I own in the golden green one by GOSH. I love it. It also goes nice with turquoise eyeshadow if you want to create an ocean/seaside inspired look 🙂

    1. Golden-green is a beautiful shade, your combination sounds wonderful!

  19. I love all of these gorgeous shades of green! This past winter I couldn’t get enough of wearing green eyeshadow!

    1. Thanks! I love green eyeshadow too!

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