Make Green Eyes Pop With These Makeup Products

March 22, 2023
By: Ariel Wodarcyk | Makeup.com by L'Oréal
Close up portrait of a person with green eyes, strands of dark hair in their face, shimmery eyeshadow and pink lipstick

While we’re firm believers that you can rock whatever eye makeup shade you want no matter what, there are certain shades that just seem designed to make a specific eye color sparkle. This is definitely true for green eyes, which look just as beautiful in their natural, no-makeup state as they do with a bold purple eye look or soft nude smoky eye. Keep reading for our recommendations of eye makeup products that make green eyes pop.

The Best Makeup Products for Green Eyes

Green Eyeshadow Palette 

Yes, green eyes can absolutely rock green eyeshadow! When it comes to makeup, a monochromatic moment is always chic. 

Urban Decay Wild Green Eyeshadow Palette

We love the Wild Greens Eyeshadow Palette from Urban Decay. This palette features a full spectrum of greens, from a soft mint to a deep hunter green, plus some earthy neutrals. 

 

Urban Decay Naked Wild West Palette

The Urban Decay Naked Wild West Palette has an edgy range of complementary shadow shades ranging from metallic gold, silver and copper to oxidized greens. Blend the turquoise green offerings when you are in the mood for a colorful look, or bring out the hazel in your eyes with desert-inspired shades. 

 

Juvia’s Place the Rebel Army Eyeshadow Palette

The four velvety greens on The Rebel Army Eyeshadow Palette from Juvia’s Place are perfect for mixing and matching. Two of the shades have soft matte finishes, while the other two are shimmery. 

 

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 is a punchy, playful option that will make your eyes pop more than a basic black pencil. 

NYX Professional Makeup Epic Wear Liner Stick in Fierce Purple

If you like darker eye makeup looks, the sparkly, almost-blue violet shade of the Epic Wear Liner Stick is for you. This longwear waterproof liner will stay looking fierce for up to 36 hours.

 

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil in Psychedelic Sister

It doesn’t get more fun than this dazzling bright purple eyeliner from Urban Decay. We love the beginner-friendly 24/7 Glide-On Waterproof Eyeliner Pencils because they go on smooth and are super easy to use to create the graphic eyeliner looks of your dreams. 

 

YSL Beauty Crushliner in Violet Inspirant

A retractable pencil with an ultra-precise fine tip, the YSL Beauty Crushliner in Violet Inspirant is our pick for a purple stand-in for your everyday black liner. Just swipe it along your lash line and brace yourself for the compliments.

 

NYX Professional Makeup Vivid Brights Colored Liquid Eyeliner in Lilac Link

For a purple liquid liner, try the NYX Professional Makeup Vivid Brights Colored Liquid Eyeliner in Lilac Link. We adore this pigmented pastel for those with lighter green eyes. 

 

Nude Eyeshadow

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. 

Maybelline New York Nudes of New York Eyeshadow Palette

The Maybelline New York Nudes of New York Eyeshadow Palette is full of toasty browns, shimmering golds and a striking red shade called Fighter.

 

Giorgio Armani Beauty Eye Tint in Nude Smoke

Maybe you’re a makeup minimalist and all you need is a neutral wash of color to brighten up your eyes and complexion. Reach for the Giorgio Armani Beauty Eye Tint in Nude Smoke. 

 

ILIA Beauty The Necessary Eyeshadow Palette in Warm Nude

The Necessary Palette from ILIA Beauty comes in two options — Warm Nude and Cool Nude. Go with the Warm Nude version if you have green eyes. It has six essential, everyday eyeshadow shades that can be worn on their own or layered together.

 

Colored Mascara

For a softer alternative to black mascara, choose a purple or brown shade that won’t overwhelm your stunning light eyes.

L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Original Mascara in Deep Burgundy

Red lies directly across from green on the color wheel, making red and green complementary colors that are sure to amp up the look of your eye’s natural pigments. The rich plum shade of this mascara is unexpected in the best way possible. 

 

YSL Beauty Lash Clash Extreme Volume in Brown

If you’re not ready to jump into purple mascara just yet, brown is a subtle alternative to black that’s still appropriate for everyday wear. We love how intensely pigmented this brown shade is. Plus, the sizable brush ensures that every lash is thoroughly coated in mascara for maximum volume.

 

Lime Crime Astronomical Volumizing Vegan Mascara in Nebula

Lavender mascara, like the Lime Crime Astronomical Volumizing Vegan Mascara in Nebula, is our recommendation for all of you beauty risk takers out there. 

 

Purple Eyeshadow

In case you haven’t noticed, purple is key for making green eyes stand out. From soft lavenders, to deep burgundy hues, to electric violets, you can’t go wrong with purple shadow. 

IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Essentials Love Eyeshadow Palette

You’ll fall in love (no pun intended) with the IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Essentials Love Eyeshadow Palette. The three shades in the mauve-purple family are the standouts, but we also are into the idea of using the chocolate brown one as an eyeliner. 

 

HUDA Beauty Khaki Haze Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette

The HUDA Beauty Khaki Haze Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette is a versatile eyeshadow palette for people with green eyes because it includes nudes, greens and even a gorgeous lavender-pink shade. 

 

 

 

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