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The Best Green Eyeshadow Looks and How to Wear Them

By Carly Cochrane - 1 year 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 colorful.

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:

Anastasia Beverly Hills Eyeshadow Singles - Emerald-Metallic

Anastasia Beverly Hills Eyeshadow Singles

$8.40 $12.00 (30% off) Go To Store

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 eyeliner for a look that’s subtle but pops with color.


2. Lashings of lime

Get the look:

NARS Cosmetics Single Eyeshadow - Matcha

NARS Cosmetics Single Eyeshadow

$14.27 $22.00 (36% off) Go To Store

Lime green has been an unexpected color trend this year, and it’s not going away any time soon. Swiping a lime shadow over your lids is one quick and easy way to unleash your inner fashionista.


3. Neon nights

Get the look:

Shrine Neon Pigment

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:

Huda Beauty Mint Obsessions 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.


5. Emerald eyes

Get the look:

Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow - Zodiac

Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow

$22.00 Go To Store

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


6. Glitter lids

Get the look:

Revolution Viva Glitter Body Gloss

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 lipstick, this is the type of glam we live for.


7. Forest green graphic

Get the look:

Huda Beauty Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette Emerald

Huda Beauty Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette Emerald

$26.51 $28.70 (8% off) Go To Store

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 Eyeshadow - Jade

Stila Shimmer & Glow Eyeshadow

$24.00 $25.40 (6% off) Go To Store

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 colorful? This metallic green inner corner is giving us serious mermaid vibes without being too overpowering.


9. Glossy green

Get the look:

NYX Professional Makeup Vivid Brights Creme Color

Gucci Eclat De Beaute Effet Lumiere Gel Face Gloss

Think outside the box and get glossy! Not one for the faint-hearted, this green glossy eyeshadow is certainly a head-turner. Wear for special occasions or even just to the store if that's what you fancy.


10. A touch of teal

Get the look:

NARS Cosmetics Single Eyeshadow - Goa

NARS Cosmetics Single Eyeshadow

$14.27 $22.00 (36% off) Go To Store

Contrasting colors 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.

Go for green!

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

Carly Cochrane

Written by Carly Cochrane

As the Senior Content Editor for Cosmetify, Carly is the go-to for all the latest (and greatest) beauty tips, tricks and trends. With over six years of experience in the industry, she knows all the ins-and-outs when it comes to health, beauty and wellbeing. 

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