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Eye Shadow for Green Eyes

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What eye shadow colors go with green eyes?

Eye Shadow for Green Eyes

When choosing eye makeup for green eyes, you should consider your skin tone as well as your eye color. Many women with green eyes have fair skin and freckles. If you have a light complexion, try to avoid eye shadow that is too deep or shimmery. However, some women with green eyes have olive skin. These women should avoid silver and blue shadows.

All women with green eyes look great in brown colors from light beiges to deep chocolate browns. Purples and pinks also complement with green eyes. Some people will suggest that you shouldn't wear green shadow if you have green eyes. However, light green can be very flattering when applied sparingly.

  • As with all eye colors, green-eyed women should apply an eye shadow primer over the entire lid before they begin.
  • Choose three coordinating shades in the same color family. Apply the deepest color in the crease, the lightest color on the brow bone and the medium shade on the lid. If you aren't using green shadow, lining your bottom lashes with an emerald green pencil makes for a nice evening look.
  • In the daytime, keep it simple. After applying your eye shadow, just a simple coat of dark brown mascara will do. Finish your look by applying a rosy cheek and lip color.



5/30/2010 12:20:29 AM
Rae said:

See everyone is saying purples and pinks when you have blond hair and green eyes but I can't wear purples or pinks. I look bruised! I don't care who has applied it (I've had it done by people in the make up business and I still look beat up).

6/11/2010 10:38:53 PM
sondra burns said:

thanks for the tip. now should the eye shadow go with your eye color or the clothes you are waering?


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