Make-Up Tips for Green Eyes

By on September 30, 2013

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Depending upon eye color, when applying make-up there are certain colors that should be used and others that should be avoided. Green, being amongst the rarest colors of eyes, pairs well with shades of gold, silver, copper and bronze. Other colors to consider for green eyes include shades of purple and brown.

If looking for a more dramatic appearance, use darker shades such as brown, titanium or black. These colors are ideal for evening wear and can also enhance the overall appearance of green eyes.

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Choosing an eye shadow color for green eyes

The most obvious eye shadow colors for green eyes are shades of; gold, silver, copper and bronze. These colors allow for green eyes to sparkle and enhance their overall appearance. Also consider shades of gray and deep reds such as cranberry or brick red.

When choosing an eye shadow color for green eyes, shades of gold, silver, copper and bronze can be worn both in the day or at night. These shades are also ideal for casual attire or glamorous. The same can be said for shades of grey and reds. Green eyes have an uncanny ability to  illuminate at all hours of the day.

When applying make-up to the eyes, it is suggested to use an eye liner and “volumizing” mascara to achieve the best appearance. If you have short, or thinned out, eye lashes it also our suggestion to use “falsies” (fake eye lashes).

Lastly, consider the color of your apparel before applying make-up. You will want to use eye shadow(s) that matches or coordinates with the colors you are wearing.

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Applying eye shadow to green eyes

When applying eye shadow to green colored eyes, first, select a pallet of colors from the shades previously stated. Start by applying a light based to the whole eye. Using soft strokes, go back and forth until the eyelid is covered with your base color. Next, apply a medium based color to the outer eyelid smoothing inward. Using a dark based color, place your eye shadow brush in the lower corner of your eye and gently pull outward (making a dark line of color on along the bottom of your eyelid). Lastly, starting in the up corner of your eye and using your base color, gentle cover your eyelid highlighting the colors previously applied.

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