Kermit may have coined the famous saying, “It’s not easy being green” but that’s not to say it’s not easy wearing green. You may have shied away from wearing the various shades of emerald, jade and ivy before, but don’t be scared; in small, subtle doses, it is one of the easiest-to-wear colors. Here are a few expert tips on how to rock the elusive shade.

DON’T play “matchy-matchy”

Christopher Drummond, celebrity makeup artist and creator of an eponymous organic beauty brand, advises beauties with lighter colored eyes to wear darker shades of green. Conversely, those with darker eyes should wear lighter shades. This gives eyes contrast, making them richer-looking.

DO mix greens

“Another idea is to mix green with a more neutral color such as taupe or gold,” advises Drummond. This will cut some of the sharpness green may have. If you’re gunning for a green eyeliner but want it to look less ‘runway‘ or goofy, choose a matte color with brown tones in it for a more natural effect.

DO smoke it out

Celebrity hair stylist and makeup artist Byron Williams says that green can really be “both fun and chic.” It can be a dramatic color if you do a smoky green eye. To get this look right, “use a deep green in the crease, and lighter green outside the crease.” Williams advises that you add a hint of shimmer and loads of black mascara to up the glam factor for night.