What brings out Green eyes?

(33 Posts)
iamnowawhaticallmother Thu 09-May-13 11:57:04

What tricks do you know to really emphasise green eyes?

Parisisalwaysagoodidea Thu 09-May-13 12:06:25

Purple eyeliner works really well

FoxyRevenger Thu 09-May-13 12:07:08

A spoon? Tongs?

<gets coat>

smoothieooo Thu 09-May-13 12:07:39

Ooh - I'm marking place because I have green eyes but have never given a thought to what might emphasise them!

thestringcheesemassacre Thu 09-May-13 12:08:38

Yes purple eyeshadow is brill for this.

auldspinster Thu 09-May-13 12:10:57

Would second purple, i've got brown eyes with a hint of green but when i wear purple eyeshadow or liner they look really green.

To make em really pop you need to look at what is opposite to green on the colour wheel so rusty reddy shades work too. A few brands do auberginey coloured mascara.

auldspinster Thu 09-May-13 12:12:37

My mum has pale green eyes and wears a lovely mauvey shade that looks fab on her.

DewDr0p Thu 09-May-13 12:13:28

YY to purple!

Quangle Thu 09-May-13 12:18:04

yy to auberginey/purple. I have a purple liquid eyeliner from Collection 2000 (so cheapo) which is great.

VenusRising Thu 09-May-13 12:22:39

Try and get a scarf with a little bit in the pattern with the exact shade of your eye. Some people with green eyes have tiny golden shafts in their eye when in bright light and the pupil is tiny. Accent these too.

Also yy to purple shades above and below the lid. Make sure also to use a good dark circle concealer - if you have dark circles!! Otherwise, it's just purple purple all the way.

I also have a green centre in my eye, with golden bits too, so I wear a lovely Rimmel grape colour, and also a eyeliner in dark grape from Clinique, and a Clinique black mascara (picky about eyeliner and mascara, as eyes water with cheaper ones).

I had a little set of four purple eye shadows from Chanel for my wedding- just after the last ice age.
I think they were called "The Planets" <old gimmer emoticon> they were lovely, a pinky, a light mauve, darker reddish mauve and dark purple.

Mine lasted years and years, and was well worth the money.

dontyouwantmebaby Thu 09-May-13 12:43:06

sounds like I work for them (I don't!) but again, benefit bad gal mascara in plum. BEST EVER for bringing out the green in your eyes.

agree to above re: gel eyeliners in purple. (get the right shade for your particular green tho).

personally I like green/gold eye shadow colours, they work for me anyway.

SneezySnatcher Thu 09-May-13 14:00:02

MAC Haux eyeshadow (purplish brown)

MAC Prunella eyeliner (plummy colour)

Someone on S&B recommended them to me (think it was HavingKittens) and they are amazing!

coffeeinbed Thu 09-May-13 14:40:55

Purple is great for winter.
In the summer just tanned skin - can be fake tan, some bronzer.
Maybe some gold highlighter.
And Clinique Black Honey Almost Lipstick, funnily enough.

coffeeinbed Thu 09-May-13 14:42:35

Also denim blue eyeshadow, as the thinnest possible line on the upper lashes.

medjool Thu 09-May-13 14:54:45

mac vapour (wich has purple tones) with either trax or sketch on the outer edges

Eliza22 Thu 09-May-13 15:02:39

Ok, jumping in with my green eyes and a question...

My green is a blue-green and how can I bring out the blue of them? Actually, I love my eyes which is great cause there's now't much else I like, at the moment (enters food intake versus exercise for today, into MyFitnessPal, --realising I've overdone the calories already and it's only 3pm--)

FasterStronger Thu 09-May-13 15:06:43

I wear lots of green clothes - from olive green to bright green.

(green eyes, slightly olive skin)

Mauve/lilac eyeshadows, as someone already said.

Gold (or bronze/copper) eyeshadow shades can also be good, or browns with or without a little gold.

As for clothes, although you'll often hear that you should be wearing complementary colours, I find green clothes can also really bring out green eyes, especially if you can find the right shade for you. DD has the sort of eyes that look different colours in different lights (grey-green mainly), but they never look so green as when she has her green cardi on.

mumblechum1 Thu 09-May-13 15:08:34

I wear lots of green too, but for eyeshadow use a pale pink which brings out the green for daytime, and purple for night time.

MadAboutHotChoc Thu 09-May-13 15:10:16

Have you been colour analysed? Wearing the best colours for your season will bring out your colouring and emphasise your eyes.

kerstina Thu 09-May-13 15:33:09

I have hazel eyes green/brown but I really cannot imagine wearing purple eyeliner or mascara as I like the natural look! I find dark greys and dark brown eyeshadow look the best. I alternate between a sparkly moss hard candy eyeliner and a brown one. I like to stick to black mascara as thats what colour they are naturally.

Callycat Thu 09-May-13 18:15:11

It depends on the shade of your eyes. I've got olive green eyes and purple looks quite wrong. Dark silver/gunmetal is better, and some dark browns.

This Bourjois colour www.makeupalley.com/product/showreview.asp/itemid=100040 is incredible; it looks a bit much in the pot, but goes on a really nice smoky teal shade.

TheRealFellatio Thu 09-May-13 18:16:53

My eyes are a green/brown. I'd heard about the purple eyeshadow thing as well but when I tried it I just looked like I had a black eye. confused

optionalExtras Thu 09-May-13 18:17:02

Crying usually does the trick for me!

wink

I used to be able to wear purple / plum shadows and liner when my hair was darker red.

It's lighter red/blonde now and I find bronze/brown/gold works better.

Clothes / scarves in the right shade of green are amazing though.

barleysugar Thu 09-May-13 18:33:25

Purple or mauve makes me look bruised. My eyes are more aqua than full on green though. I stick to sand, coral and a rich chocolate brown.

Dollydowser Thu 09-May-13 22:10:10

I went into Rituals today to buy some new eye makeup, let the girl play around and try lots of different shades on me to see what suited me bast. I came out with purple eyeliner and a duo eyeshadow, one of which is purpley. So glad to see it confirmed here! My green eyes, if looked at under a magnifying glass, are actually blue with yellow/orange around the pupil.

BinksToEnlightenment Thu 09-May-13 22:11:02

I was going to say crying too!

But otherwise, gold eyeshadow.

OrbisNonSufficit Thu 09-May-13 22:20:17

Yeah, crying for me too. Or hay fever. Bloodshot green eyes look really green...

But that aside, I agree on the colour analysis point. When I wear the right cool clear colours my eyes look a lot greener. And wearing navy blue...

dontyouwantmebaby Thu 09-May-13 22:29:03

can totally understand the people who say purple hasn't worked for them actually, I think its cos you need to find the right shade for your eyes which can be a bit of a faff trying them all out.

some of them waaaay too dark for me and look awful but I have found muted heather shades work better, not too pale tho. Royal purple shades are a no-no for me (ones with a lot of blue in them). depending on your shade of green I suppose is a factor in what purple suits you.

Corygal Thu 09-May-13 22:56:52

Very dark purple can work too for yer smokey eye. Maybelline do a thick pencil that combines both. Keep mascara brown black, not black.

My eyes are a brown/hazel and I love purple or navy.

Green (but probably not for green eyes)
Silver/grey

radicalradish Fri 10-May-13 07:18:16

I have green eyes and use a couple of different products.

When I wear eyeshadow I use the Chanel pot with highlighter/ beige/ green and brown and use them in different ways. Usually base of cream, then brown on lower half then the green to outer edge of eye and blend.

I also use Bobby Brown gel liner in grey/ charcoal which really brings out my eyes I think. I usually go a bit heavy with this and have neutral lips.

I also find that my eyes tend to be brighter if I wear red lipstick, but go easy on the eyes.

I have tried purple but it wasn't for me. I think I was doing it wrong.

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