Makeup Tips For Green Eyes

Green eyes are really fun to work with. They have such a wide color range from turquoise to forest green and on. These tips are designed for the majority of green eyes but there are exceptions to every rule.

In general, start with these tips and then start experimenting. You'll be surprised what looks good.


Choosing An Eyeshadow

Makeup Tips For Green Eyes

These colors are some of the most popular. Different browns, especially chocolate tones, will make eyes pop. Brown and dark green with copper or gold highlights are also a great choice. Dark purple and plum are ideal for green eyes. Coppers and golds will make a really glamorous evening look. Apricot and taupe are good choices for highlighters.

Colors To Avoid

When you're learning makeup tips for green eyes it also helps to know what colors to avoid. First up, blues. Any color of blue doesn't do your eyes justice. Avoid light blues, dark blues and even purples and pinks with blue undertones. Pinks are also a hard color to wear, along with silver.

Eyeliner Colors

Unless you really like black eyeliner avoid it and try something different. Charcoal gray, copper, and chocolate browns are nice. Use gold or white to open up the eye if your eyes are small.

The Rule Of Thumb

A good rule of thumb when choosing a color is to focus on warm colors and avoid cool colors. While there are exceptions to every rule this should provide a nearly fail-safe method for choosing eyeshadow colors to bring out the beauty of your green eyes.

The Application

How you apply your eyeshadow depends how many colors you're wearing and what the occasion is.

For basic every day wear, here's what you do:

1. Apply a highlighter like crystalline to the entire eye from the bottom of the crease to the eyebrow.

2. Use taupe or apricot next and apply it to the whole eyelid. Blend it just above the crease with the crystalline.

3. Your third color (chocolate brown, dark green, copper, etc.) can be applied one of two ways:

a. Apply from the middle of your eyelid from the eyelash to just above the crease. Blend it well.

b. Apply from the inner corner of your eyelid and sweep it out to the outer corner of your eye. It will get darker the further out you go. Blend well.

4. Apply eyeliner and mascara as you normally would.

And there you go! Great makeup tips for green eyes that will help you showcase one of your most beautiful assets.

Makeup Tips For Green Eyes

Lynn Starner founded Beauty Bliss Mineral Cosmetics ( ) in 2004.