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We turn green with envy when we see someone else rocking green eyeshadow. There’s just something so cool yet luxurious about the clover color. Choosing the right shade of green eye makeup for ourselves, however, has proven difficult in the past.  You too? Well, we’ve put together a cheat sheet of the green eyeshadows that best complement fair, medium and deep skin tones, ahead. Spoiler alert: Knowing the undertones of your skin is key when it comes to finding your perfect green shadow.


The Best Green Eyeshadows for Light Skin Tones


YSL Full Metal Liquid Eyeshadow in Misty Green

To really make your rosy, fair skin tone pop, try a cool-colored liquid shadow like Misty Green. This highly pigmented formula can be built up to an opaque all-over-the-lid finish or dabbed on lightly for a more subtle look. 

Lime Crime Venus XL 2 Eyeshadow Palette

Light skin tones do well with sage-y browns and soft limes, which is why Venus XL 2 is a perfect collection of shadows to add to your makeup collection. Opt for shades like Sage, Ivy or Myth for a softer finish, or go totally bold with Obscure.

The Best Green Eyeshadows for Medium Skin Tones

Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeshadow in C-Note

Medium skin tones look stunning in teal green, which makes C-note a total no-brainer. This lush, gemstone-colored shadow it perfect for applying all over the lid for a full-beat finish or just in the crease for a pop of color.

NYX Professional Makeup Vivid Brights Crème Colour in Get Money

For a strikingly bright, matte green finish, try popping on a touch of Get Money all over the lids. This pop-art-colored shadow will add major dimension to medium skin tones in just a few swipes.

The Best Green Eyeshadows for Deep Skin Tones

Maybelline New York City Mini Palette in Urban Jungle

This six-pan palette contains shades that complement deep skin tones beautifully, thanks to cool undertones and some golden gleam. Apply a forest green shade on the crease, metallics on the lid and a light green shadow in the inner corners of the eyes for major pop.


Colourpop Super Shock Eyeshadow in IRL

Golden-hued pastel green doesn’t get much better than IRL, and it looks especially breathtaking on deep skin tones thanks to its frosty finish. Apply this by itself for a glistening finish, or pack it on over a matte green shadow for some extra sparkle.

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