5 Makeup Products That Make Green Eyes Pop

September 02, 2021
Ariel Wodarcyk
By: Ariel Wodarcyk | Makeup.com by L'Oréal
The Best Makeup Products for Green Eyes, According to Editors

While we’re firm believers that anyone can rock any eye makeup shade they want, there are certain shades that seem designed to make your specific eye color sparkle. This is definitely true for green eyes, which look just as beautiful in their natural state as they do with a purple smoky eye or soft nude makeup. Keep reading for our product recommendations to make green eyes pop


Purple Eyeliner

 

Purple and green are contrasting colors on the color wheel, which means they enhance each other and look even bolder when paired together. A purple liner, such as the NYX Professional Makeup Epic Wear Liner Stick in Fierce Purple, is a punchy, long-lasting option that will make your eyes pop more than a basic black pencil.


NYX Professional Makeup Epic Wear Liner Stick in Fierce Purple

Nude Eyeshadow Palette

 

Everyone needs a good nude eyeshadow palette in their makeup arsenal, but when you’re shopping for one for green eyes, it’s important to seek out rich warm tones that complement your eye color. The Maybelline New York Nudes of New York Eyeshadow Palette is full of toasty browns, shimmering golds and a striking red shade called Fighter. 


Maybelline New York Nudes of New York Eyeshadow Palette

Purple Mascara

 

For a softer alternative to black mascara, choose a rich, red-based plum shade, such as the L'Oréal Paris Voluminous Original Mascara in Deep Burgundy. Red lies directly across from green on the color wheel, making them complementary colors.
L'Oréal Paris Voluminous Original Mascara in Deep Burgundy

Green Eyeshadow Palette

 

Yes, green eyes can rock green eyeshadow! We love the Smoke Sessions Palette from Melt Cosmetics, a Latina-owned beauty brand known for its richly pigmented products. This palette features a full spectrum of greens, from a soft mint to a smoky hunter shade.
Melt Cosmetics Smoke Sessions Palette

Purple Eyeshadow Palette

 

In case you haven’t noticed, purple is key for making green eyes stand out. The Urban Decay Naked Ultraviolet Eyeshadow Palette combines soft lavenders, deep burgundy hues and electric violets all in one place — plus it saves some room for flattering neutrals and a cute mint green.
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