Can You Wear Green Eyeshadow for Green Eyes?

Most fashion blogs, articles, and makeup artists claim that the perfect makeup for your eyes is the color opposite to the color of the eyes. Thus, if you have dark brown eyes, green and rose complement them most. If you have blue eyes, you are recommended to wear gold and red colors on the eyelids. And if you are of those who have deep green eyes, you are recommended to use darker colors only. Is it true?

Of course, there are some colors, which make our eyes more or less bright. But this doesn’t mean you can’t play with makeup and wear the colors you want. The secret formula is to know how to do makeup properly to make even a green shade complement your beautiful olive eyes.

So, let’s learn how to use green shades for green eyes.

Makeup Tutorial for Green Eyes

Always go for a smokey effect.

  • First of all, avoid bright shades. You want something soft. For example, olive, artichoke, emerald, or sage. These tones are the easiest ones to adapt to green eyes. If you use lime or mint shade, you risk losing the calmness and freshness the green color has.
  • For the first look, prep your eyes with an eyeshadow base. Take a peach tone and cover the eyelid. This will help the further layers to blend better. Take a darker orange tone as a transition color and blend it directly in the crease. Take a darker green tone and put it in the outer corner. Blend a little bit. Then, take an olive or emerald tone, which is lighter than the previous shade and cover the eyelid in the middle. Blend everything together. Use a green shadow with a shimmer directly in the middle of the eyelid. Then, take a black eyeliner and draw a wing. Use the same colors on your lower lashline. Blend to create a smokey effect.
  • The second look is more of a daytime. You need three shades of green (from the lightest to the darkest). Take the lightest shade and apply it all over the eyelid. Take the darker shade and apply it in the center and in the corner of the eye. Blend it well into the crease. Take the same color and line the waterline and the lower lashline. Then, take the darkest shade and emphasize the corner once more. Blend it well.

Even a green color can perfectly match green eyes if it is used in a proper shade. Try wearing more olive, artichoke, and sage colors.