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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?

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.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Thu 09-May-13 23:12:46

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

Green (but probably not for green eyes)

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

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