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The Best Green Eyeshadow Looks and How to Wear Them

By Carly Cochrane - 5 months ago | Updated
Best Green Eyeshadow Shades

Unless it’s St Paddy’s day, green eyeshadow shades hardly get a look in.

And we totally understand why you would want to steer clear. It’s daunting, not quite as subtle as our everyday browns and undoubtedly ups the chances of our eye makeup looking like it was inspired by Shrek.

But after seeing the likes of Kendall Jenner, Lucy Hale and La La Anthony recently pull off the green eye, we think it’s about time to bite the bullet and get colourful.

So, in true Cosmetify style, we’ve done a little digging and not only found the best green eyeshadow looks but exactly how you can wear them (without looking ogre-ish).

1. Khaki cut-crease

Get the look: delilah Compact Eye Shadow in Forest

Khaki is an ideal shade to ease your way into the whole green-eyeshadow-thing, as it still has dark undertones. We love that this cut crease blends into a winged liner for a look that’s subtle but pops with colour.

2. Lashings of lime

Get the look: Lime Crime Venus XS Palette

Lime green has been the unexpected colour trend of 2019 and it’s not backing down any time soon. Swiping a lime shadow over your lids is one quick and easy way to unleash your inner fashionista.

Disclaimer: not to be confused with lime green. If you’re the all-or-nothing type, then neon green is calling your name. It’s the loudest and brightest of the bunch and will certainly get you noticed, making it perfect for festivals and parties.

4. Minty liner

Get the look: ZOEVA Sweet Glamour Eyeshadow Palette

Give your eyes a fresh new look with this cute mint green liner. Working well on all skin tones, this pastel shade is everything you need to make your eyes pop.

Who said green can’t be sexy? This smoky eye adds just a hint of emerald to the mix for a seriously sultry look that’s ideal for every occasion, from date night to girly gatherings.

Party season is fast approaching, giving you the perfect opportunity to try out this green glitter lid look. Paired with some fluffy falsies and a dark red lip, this is the type of Christmas glam we live for.

Graphic eye looks are super popular on the runway and your fast track to becoming an instant cool-girl. Not only are they super simple to do but you also have complete freedom of the design. We love this statement forest green look.

8. Mermaid in the corner

Get the look: Stila Shimmer & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow

We’re used to sprucing up an eye look by dabbing a little highlight in the inner corner, so why not swap the champagne golds and pinks for something more colourful? This metallic green inner corner is giving us serious mermaid vibes without being too overpowering.

9. A touch of teal

Get the look: MAC Small Eye Shadow in Steamy

Contrasting colours along the bottom waterline are a great way to amp up your eyeshadow looks. Slowly introducing green into your makeup routine is made easy with this touch of teal.

Now that you're equipped with nine gorgeous green eyeshadow looks and exactly how to wear them, it's time to step outside your comfort zone and enter the world of colour.

Once you've mastered the green eye, why not learn how to nail red eyeshadow looks like a boss?