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What colour eyeshadow for green eyes?

(43 Posts)
macnab Fri 07-Aug-15 16:41:09

I have green eyes and since forever (am 40) I have been wearing brown shades on my lids. During the day I wear a pale gold/bronze shade and for going out I tend to stick to similar shades but a bit bolder/darker.

I'd like to wear something else for a change but no idea what. Can anyone suggest what other colours might suit? And recommend an inexpensive brand please?


Dukketeater Fri 07-Aug-15 16:45:22

Anything ... Any colour you want. You don't have to stick to a colour just because of your eye colour. Just don't wear one colour alone because that looks naff.

PetiteBateau Fri 07-Aug-15 16:51:57


SuperFlyHigh Fri 07-Aug-15 16:52:35

actually Dukketeater no any colour looks silly sometimes - I doubt red or cranberry would suit green eyes.

this article give some good ideas.

Inexpensive brands can be anything from Maybelline/L'Oreal to Bourjois.

Bobbi Brown do nice single eyeshadows and so do MAC (probably cheaper than Bobbi).

macnab Fri 07-Aug-15 16:53:08

Sorry but what do you mean about not wearing just one colour alone? For daytime I only ever wear one shade (pale) is that a real faux pas? blush

CherryBonBon Fri 07-Aug-15 16:53:43

Purples and plums. Browns.

Purples aren't easy to wear for a daytime look though. Something like MAC Satin Taupe (a silver purple taupe) would look incredible.

MaryBerrysEyelashes Fri 07-Aug-15 16:55:21

Mac shale

SuperFlyHigh Fri 07-Aug-15 16:55:26

you can easily wear more than one colour for day but make sure you get tips how to apply and blend it properly.

You can easily wear one colour for daytime if you prefer it.

macnab Fri 07-Aug-15 16:58:08

That was a good link, thanks. I never would have considered purple, not sure if I'm brave enough but might try a test run first some night!

I wouldn't have time in the mornings to be adding extra colours and blending etc, so glad to hear that one colour for daytime is ok.

Might give the silver/grey shade a go for that.

Dukketeater Fri 07-Aug-15 17:05:42

Red or cranberry look terrible on anybody. Like they have an eye infection...

SuperFlyHigh Fri 07-Aug-15 17:08:30

wow Dukketeater - I guess my Shu Uemura ME brown, Urban Decay Gash and there's another MAC one I use that I use on my eyes looks crap - unless the people I'm with are lying...

I'm one of those people who have blue/grey eyes with gold/brown flecks and I suit green so eg if I wear a green top my eyes look more green.

Red isn't good generally but I know some people who do it but the above is fine.

AnaisB Fri 07-Aug-15 17:09:39

Definitely purple - Bobby Brown Dusty Mauve (stick) and Heather (powder) are nice. I don't agree that only one colour looks bad either.

MaryBerrysEyelashes Fri 07-Aug-15 17:09:56

I'd agree with all those recs in that article. I like grey pencils. Maybe dark purple. Shale shadow if at all

PetiteBateau Fri 07-Aug-15 17:10:34

There are so many purples, have a look around & see which ones you like

Dukketeater Fri 07-Aug-15 17:12:17

When did I say brown looks crap?

SuperFlyHigh Fri 07-Aug-15 17:13:26

the ME Brown I'm on about is the same shade as UD Gash.

SuperFlyHigh Fri 07-Aug-15 17:15:23

this is the UD gash in eyeliner format:-

MaryBerrysEyelashes Fri 07-Aug-15 17:15:52

I don't think brown works as well as a purple tbf

bloodyteenagers Fri 07-Aug-15 17:17:23

I wear golds, Browns, plum, purples, dark green. Peach and cream together. Pinks.
Silver didn't look good. But smoky grey looked good.

Mascara brown. Eyeliner depends on eye shadow, sometimes all I wear is a black eyeliner and mascara.
Went to lots of make up counters and also experimented at home with a palette (helped that I had dd's with loads of makeup)

SuperFlyHigh Fri 07-Aug-15 17:18:03

Mary the Shu Uemura one I was referring to is called ME Brown - but it has numbers after it and looks cranberry in colour.

SwedishEdith Fri 07-Aug-15 17:19:59

Plum looks good. And navy, dark grey or dark green eyeliner.

macnab Fri 07-Aug-15 17:35:40

Thank you all so much for the suggestions. I'll have to lock myself in the bathroom like a teenager and practice!

My MIL told me recently that only 2% of the world's population have green eyes. But of trivia for a Friday afternoon smile

MamaLazarou Fri 07-Aug-15 17:52:41

The L'Oreal nude pallette in Rose is lovely for green eyes.

TripTrapTripTrapOverTheBridge Fri 07-Aug-15 20:28:18

plums and purples look fab.golds and browns too, these can be lined with a different shade of green which can sometimes work. Even teal can look good but only for special occasions!

Pinks can look really weird though and bring the green out far far too much so be careful with them!

MaryBerrysEyelashes Fri 07-Aug-15 20:52:22

cranbery - good DONT WORY i am sure you look lovely!

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