31 Pretty Eye Makeup Looks for Green Eyes

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When buying new makeup, it’s always worth carrying out some research online before you splash out. Don’t just research makeup to suit your skin tone, think about your eye colour too. Many people tend to forget that different shades of colour can enhance your green eyes. This will show off your eye colour in a different way. Makeup artists will tell you this and they will give you a colour guide to follow.

If you hadn’t already guessed, this article is all about green gorgeous eyes and showing them off! Of course, there are different shades of colours that favour green eyes more than others do, and you need to know what tones these are and try to stick to them. Gold, purple, lilac, lavender and plum are just one of them. To make things easier for you, we have come up with 31 pretty eye makeup looks for you to try. Enjoy!

1. Black & Gold Look

Black and gold looks so pretty with green eyes. Mixing black and gold for shimmering eyes, looks phenomenal. To finish the look off, add the same gold eyeshadow to your water line and use a white cream to the corner of your eyes to stand out.

Try to avoid silver. If you want to add a metallic shade to your eyelids, keep to bronze or copper tones. Silver doesn’t always look as great on green eyes and it certainly doesn’t show how good and sexy they are. If you do intend to wear silver, go for a deeper, darker steel shade, which works better.

Products used: Too Faced Stardust Palette by Vegas Nay

2. Tutorial for Green Smokey Eye

Look at these four shades – emerald green, deep purple, dark red and white. Picture one shows the eye without any makeup on and as you go through the photos, you can see how dramatic and attractive these colours make green eyes look. Try this today to release your sexy vibe.

Products used: MAC eyeshadows in “Shroom”, “Embark”, “Brown Script”, and “Soft Brown” & ABH eyeshadow in “Emerald”.

3. Copper Makeup Look

Copper colour shades looks amazing. Copper tends to highlight green eyes and makes your eyes have a wide-awake appearance.

If you have green eyes, try switching your black eyeliner and mascara to brown. This will instantly give you a different look. Black tends to be overpowering and harsh. It will add a warmer shade to your eyes before you even apply your eyeshadow.

4. Peach & Gold Eye Makeup Look

Peach and Gold Eye Makeup Look for Green Eyes

Source: @stylistanna

Peach can sometimes looks like copper so this colour will work well too. This is a slightly softer look and not as shimmery on the eyelid as the copper tone. This is perfect for a daily into evening makeup.

Products used: ABH eyeshadows in “Sienna”, “Orange Soda”, “Fuge”, “Metal”, and “Metallic”; Waterline: ABH “Metallic Luster Liner”.

5. Black Smokey Eye with a Pop of Glitter

Black Smokey Eye Makeup Look for Green Eyes

Source: @miaumauve

We all know that black, smokey eyes look sexy on any colour eye. This will look amazing for a night out with your green eyes. Add a touch of silver or white to the corners of your eyes near the tear duct and for the extra glam, apply a pop of glitter to below your water line.

6. Cut Crease Look

If you haven’t heard of the cut crease look, you simple need to know. It’s the new makeup craze that Kim Kardashian West loves and we can see why. If you have small eyes, it creates the illusion of bigger eyes making them stand out. The best tip for applying eyeshadow this way would be to use a spoon. Hold the spoon over your eye and use the spoon line to guide you. Apply a darker eyeshadow above your eyelid crease and use lighter and softer shades below, then blend. It’s that simple.

7. Glamorous Light Purple Eyes

For a glamorous style, go for a light purple shade and apply to your eyelid. Apply a deeper purple above and a white to the corner of your eye. Blend the deep purple in above your crease line and add a bit of sparkle to the lilac shade.

Bear in mind that not everyone with green eyes will like purple or lilac. You might love your green eyes with black mascara and that fits perfectly with your charisma and style. It’s all about experimenting and practicing to find out what suits you and your character. Your friends may have green eyes too, but remember, there are different shades of green. We all like different things and we have created this as a guide to give you a few ideas on how to highlight your emerald eyes.

8. Green & Gold Eye Makeup Look

Just because you have green eyes, doesn’t mean you should stay away from the green eyeshadows. As you can see above, green works so well with green eyes, especially if you pair it with gold. Apply the green shade to your eyelid, then line your lid with a sparkly gold eyeliner, winging out the end. This will act as a border between your green eyes and green eyeshadow.

9. Matte Pink + Winged Liner

Matte Pink Eye Makeup Look for Green Eyes

Source: @beautsoup

For a softer, girly look, combine matte pink with a cat eye. Usually winged liners or cat eyes can be very dramatic but with this matte pink, it’s give a pretty and feminine style. Add a gorgeous nude colour to the lips and you will look amazing.

10. Gold & Purple

Teaming gold and purple together is a match made in heaven for green eyes. This picture shows just how stunning your green eyes can look. Keep the purple on and below the waterline and the gold in the inner corner of the eye. Perfect!

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  1. Anonymous

    July 12, 2016 at 3:08 pm


  2. Gma22

    July 31, 2016 at 7:42 pm

    Make up for Drag queens not for women every day!

  3. Terry

    August 4, 2016 at 2:11 am

    Beautiful I’m 50 plus wish I knew how to pick and apply like this thanks for sharing hope to learn how to do at least one of these beautiful colors

  4. Hannah Byrd

    October 18, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    Purple is not across from green on the color wheel! You’re killing me smalls. Red is across from green.

  5. Lindell

    March 8, 2017 at 11:12 pm

    Love the colors you have put together.

  6. Rikka

    June 16, 2017 at 7:21 am

    Hannah, check out an RGB color wheel. 😉

  7. Polly

    October 25, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    Would you please write exactly which shades you used? I know you did put under some pics and I realise it may be cumbersome but it would be such great help. Thank you!

  8. Monique

    October 30, 2017 at 11:25 pm

    Thank you for your suggestion. We will make sure to include them in our future makeup articles.

  9. sivangi joshi

    December 1, 2017 at 10:34 am

    most beautiful l like this

  10. Shelley Schneider

    December 22, 2017 at 1:55 am

    Where can you get those color eyeshadows for green eyes

  11. Debra Baker

    June 11, 2018 at 6:00 am

    Where can I find the eye shadows that you’ve shown on the models?

  12. Monique

    June 11, 2018 at 11:50 am

    Hi, Debra. You can find them at your local Sephora store or online. Also, many beauty brands listed in the article have their own online stores where you can easily purchase eye shadows you like. Happy shopping!

  13. pepita comiskey

    July 16, 2018 at 7:32 am

    Your colour choice and method of application is fantastic.
    So attractive and dramatic. I love how you have done this. It is fabulous.

    What suggestions do you have for grey eyes with reddish hair. I know red/brown does suit. I wear contact lenses so eye liner can’t be too greasy. I have almond shaped eyes
    I hope you can please help?

  14. Shanda Carter

    July 27, 2018 at 3:48 pm

    Number 28 i would love for u to TELL me what color eyeshadow is and who makes it

  15. Monique

    July 28, 2018 at 10:02 am

    Hi, Shanda! Products used to create the look are Anastasia Beverly Hills eyeshadows in “Bone” and “Moss” & Morphe Brushes “350 Palette”.

  16. Jill

    December 16, 2018 at 7:27 am

    Hi! Can you please tell me the products used in numbers 17, 18 and 20? Thank you!

  17. Mary Stanley

    March 3, 2019 at 5:34 pm

    What color is on #3, the copper color? Having a hard time finding those deeper copper tones, many are harsh orange. This has a deeper more red/brown element that is really beautiful and makes green eyes stand out. Help!

  18. Anonymous

    March 7, 2019 at 9:18 pm

    What brand and colors in #30

  19. Teresa

    March 29, 2019 at 11:52 pm

    Enjoyed the tutorial but got sidetracked by (multiple) basic grammer mistakes. If you’re going to be a makeup artist and writer, maybe you should focus on your writing skills also. Just some friendly advise.

  20. Ashlee

    August 31, 2019 at 3:25 am

    Teresa, you misspelled “grammar” and “advice” 🙄

  21. Ingrid peers

    November 13, 2019 at 11:27 am

    What colours were used in number five?

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