February 18, 2015 Angela Melero Spotlight

The Perfect Smoky Eye for Green Eyes

You green-eyed girls have it pretty good — emphasis on the pretty. Your jewel-toned eyes have non-stop sparkle, making it hard for people to look away. However, green eyes can be tricky when it comes to shadow. You want to make sure you pick a color that complements your peepers and allows them to shine. We want to help you out, so we asked makeup extraordinaire Emma Willis to show us how to do a killer smoky eye just for green eyes!

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Step 1: Cover lid with eye primer (we love Urban Decay Primer Potion).

Step 2: Brush a purple shadow like NYX Cosmetics Hot Singles Eye Shadow in Kama Sutra all over the lid and along the lower lashes. 

Step 3: Blend a deeper, plum shade like NYX Cosmetics Hot Singles Eye Shadow in Arrogance. Buff the color out toward the temples.

Step 4: Blend a creamy orange shade (like YSL Couture Mono Eye Shadow in Marceau) into the inner corners of the eyes.

Step 5: Finish the look with mascara


Green-eyed gals! What are your go-to eye shadow looks?
Tell us in the comments below!


Photography: Joshua M. Shelton

Makeup: Emma Willis

Model: Shauna Gutierrez

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