Eye Makeup – The idiot proof guide to eyeshadow colour – Green Eyes

Eye makeup has always been one of those things that just confuses me! And it turns out I’m not alone! I always end up picking something up in shop, liking the look of it then letting the highly skilled professional in the shop apply to my eyes and think “Yeah I’ve course I can go recreate that at home – no problem!” and then after attempting it at home, looked I’d gone and got myself a black eye. Not the desired outcome.

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Only when I started to learn more about eye makeup did I start to understand why I had been getting everything so wrong! The colours I was choosing weren’t complimenting my eye colour, they weren’t making my eyes pop, instead making them look flat and two dimensional. Only when I really started to learn more about eye shadow did I really start to love it and now I rarely leave the house without it!

Therefore, below I have put together my idiot proof guide to eyeshadow colour and eyeshadows and how you can become an at home expert too! Enjoy!

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Green Eyes

Again, as mentioned above, it’s all about contrast. Opposite to green on the colour wheel is red so you are going for more burnt oranges and dark browns and rusty reds to really bring out the green in your eyes. However, purples always look fabulous on a green eye which is why I’ve included a couple below!

Eyeshadow Primers

From the Jane Iredale Smooth Affair primers, I would recommend the Petal shade (a dusty pink) to really help enhance the green in your eyes. The other shades such as Lemon in Smooth Affair for eyes would be lovely as well for a natural glow to the eye area.

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Liquid Eyeshadows

I would go for the Peach Silk Eye Shere – again another pinky tone but this is silverier than the other shades of Eye Shere and really helps to add that bit of glam when you fancy more than just eyeshadow. Perfect for highlighting the brow bone as well.



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Eye Shadows

From the Jane Iredale eyeshadows I would recommend the following shades:

-Oyster/Supernova – the best-selling duo eyeshadow kit from Jane Iredale. Perfect for all eye colours but this rusty red will help enhance your eye colour. One of my personal favourites

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-Brown Sugar – as the name suggests, beautiful chocolate browns and a lovely peach to help highlight the brow bone. Great for dark green eyes.

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-Sundown Eye Shadow Triple – a more purple tone eyeshadow set but does contain some subtle hints of red if you don’t want anything that’s too look at me.

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-Soft Kiss – great for light green eyes as contains a deep, darker green that can get lost in a darker green eye.

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-Smoke Gets in Your Eyes - Another one of my personal favourites! Perfect for creating that smoky eye and great for all eye colours but green especially! Contains lots of aubergine and reds making it perfect for light to dark green eyes.


Amethyst Mystikol eye liner would be the perfect one for green eyes! It’s a lovely dark purple that helps to really enhance your natural eye colour

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Top Tips:

Matte eyeshadow – always always better than glitter for mature skin. Glitter is for younger skins.

Purple eyeshadow – a colour that practically suits everyone! If in doubt, go for purple

Rule of thumb – go for darker shades in the outer corner, lighter shades in the inner corner

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Less is more – don’t over load on your darkest shade. Remember the black eye scenario I had

Natural, natural – remember your eyes look great without eyeshadow so don’t overdo it – all you are doing is enhancing your eyes, not concealing them.

Wishing you happy and healthy skin from Ms. Glow X

 Ms. Glow