Green eyes often have flecks of golden brown or navy blue, making them a versatile base for applying different eyeshadow colors. We bring you ideas on how best to highlight green eyes in everyday or evening make-up looks.
Choose options that are the opposite of your eye color to create a pleasing visual contrast. For example, warmer tones, such as shades of gold, brown, taupe and pink, are a dynamic accent for green eyes, as they contrast with green.
Eye shadow colors for striking green eyes
While most eyeshadow colors suit green eyes, shades with warm undertones complement the natural yellow or gold hues of some eyes. Use brighter shades for a bold look and muted shades for a natural daytime look. Here are some colors to consider:
1. Red undertones: Red-based eyeshadows bring warmth to green eyes. But we do not mean bright red, but think of rust, dark red, brick red, deep red brown, red-brown, pink, maroon, coral-orange or pink-red. Rose gold is also a good option as the slightly red undertone of this golden shade allows green eyes to sparkle.
2. Copper or bronze: Like eyeshadows with red undertones, copper and bronze eyeshadows bring out the golden pigments in green eyes. You can wear a light copper eyeshadow during the day for a natural look and transition to an evening look by adding a shimmery gold eyeshadow to the top of the lash line.
3. Neutral: neutral and nude shades especially highlight green eyes. Stick to warm brown and beige shades that will go well with the minimal rest of the make-up, but also accentuated red lips. You can add a shimmery eyeshadow to the inner corners of your eyes if you want to add some sparkle.
4. Purple shades: Purple hues highlight the gold or yellow flecks found in some green eyes. Using a light purple eyeshadow, either lavender or lilac, can create a unique yet subtle daytime look, while darker purples, such as mauve, plum or magenta, are ideal for an evening look. Consider lining your lower lash line with a dark shade of purple for more dramatic eyes.
Keep scrolling for some gorgeous makeup looks for green eyes.
1. Warm neutral
Warm, matte neutral tones with a subtle, glossy inner corner highlight are a great everyday look for green eyes.
2. Always black
Black goes with everything, and a black liner or eyeliner should be part of your makeup collection if you want to simply highlight your eyes. You can create a classic cat eye or a strong cat eye.
The pink-brown tone of the eyeshadow is a perfect match with bright green eyes — especially when the shadow goes all the way up to the browbone. If you want to play with colors, try using muted dark brown with pink.
4. The color of mustard
Green and yellow go well together. Create a brown and mustard smoky eye that brings out the green in your eyes.
5. Soft blush
A subtle shade of blush combines for a natural atmosphere suitable for both work and a casual date. Create a monochromatic look by applying blush on your cheeks and lipstick in the same color.
6. Intense pink
Enhance the color of hazel and green with a bold pink shadow. The rest of the make-up should be minimal and simple.
Copper shades are an easy choice for accentuating green eyes as they pick up flecks of gold in the irises and warm skin tones. We really like this look.
8. Monochrome pink
Soft pink will beautifully emphasize green eyes with a monochromatic look of lips and blush.
9. Brown cat eye
A cat eye with a reddish-brown hue is always a winner when it comes to makeup looks for green eyes. Wow!
10. All shades of purple
Purple shades accentuate yellow in golden-green eyes, and the same goes for accentuating flecks of green in hazel eyes. Try lilac purple to plum-purple – all will make your eyes stand out.
11. Classic smokey
This smokey eye makeup is perfect for day or night events. Not to mention using these warm brown, plum and wine shades can certainly bring out the color of your beautiful green eyes.
12. No-makeup makeup
The no-makeup eye look allows vibrant green eyes to stand out – without distraction. Thin eyelashes, glossy cheeks and glossy lips create a stunning natural canvas.
13. The color of champagne
Fresh skin complements any eye color, as does sheer champagne shadow.
14. Cayenne pepper
If you want to spice up your makeup routine, try this red eye makeup look! Colors like cayenne pepper or brick will make your eyes stand out nicely because they are the best contrast to green. It is a perfect match for evening outings, but also for relaxed daytime outings.
15. Rust color
Green and rust colors really attract each other, don't they? You can play with red and brown tones and mix them until you get the shade you want. Add glamor to the corners of your eyes with shimmer. Wow!
16. Lavender color + bronze
A beautiful mix of copper-bronze or orange-brown with a hint of lavender color will help your eyes stand out, while also accentuating the natural golden flecks in the iris.
17. Natural and shiny
If you're looking for something pretty for every day, try a brown and shimmery neutral eyeshadow. We love how this makeup looks subtle and understated, but adds just the right amount of definition and dimension to green eyes! Warm cheeks, bronzer and soft nude lips complete it perfectly!
18. Soft brown
Nude and neutral shades suit green eyes especially well. A light to medium brown, warm brown or dark beige shade with a contour on the outer “V” and crease can be paired nicely with the rest of the makeup.