A tiny 3% of the population has green eyes (me being one of them 😊), making it the world’s most uncommon eye color. And because there aren’t a lot of green-eyed people around the globe, it can be a little challenging to find an eyeshadow look that will not only compliment your green eyes but also make the color pop!
Here’s an eyeshadow look for green eyes that’s perfect for a special occasion or date night!
Tutorial | Eyeshadow Look For Green Eyes.
Step 1: Priming Your Eyelid.
The first step in any eyeshadow look is to prime your eyelid. This creates an even color base for your colors.
I used the Colourpop No Filter Concealer in shade Fair 02.
Apply the concealer liberally to your eyelid, all the way up to your brow bone.
Handy Tip: Use a concealer a few shades lighter than your skin color. The lighter color will help the shadows look more vibrant and bold, plus it will also act as a highlight for your brow bone!
Step 2: Blend Out The Concealer.
Once you’ve applied the concealer, It’s time to blend it out for a nice even coverage.
Using a small foundation brush, blend out the concealer all the way up to the brow bone and down past your eye socket.
Don’t set the concealer with any powders. Leaving it wet will help the eyeshadows stick to your lid.
Step 3: Adding the First Color.
The first shade we are going to apply is a burnt orange shade. You can use any orange shade you like, but start with light shade as we will be going darker later on.
I used the first shade in the top row of the Carli Bybel Deluxe Eyeshadow palette.
When applying, make sure to really pack on the eyeshadow, as orange is the color that makes green eyes pop! We’re making a statement!
Don’t be afraid if it doesn’t look good right now. We’re not finished just yet. This step is about adding a lot of eyeshadow to give the finished look that WOW factor.
Step 4: Blending Out the First Color.
Now that you’ve applied the first color, it’s time to start blending it out.
Using a soft, fluffy blending brush, swoop the brush left to right across the lid to blend out any harsh lines, and uneven patches.
Don’t be afraid to go all the way up to your brow bone, as this will help the overall eyeshadow look more blended and professional.
Step 5: Enhancing Your Outer Eyelid.
Now that you’ve blended the first orange shade out, we’re going to add some definition and make your green eyes really stand out!
Using a dense, flat brush, add a darker orange shade to your outer lid.
Once again, I used the Carli Bybel Deluxe Eyeshadow Palette. The shade I applied was the middle shade in the top row.
Using more product will make the eyeshadow look more dramatic.
Handy Tip: Adding a dark shade to your outer lid will make your eye appear wider.
Step 6: Blending the Eyeshadows Together.
With a clean blending brush, blend the two orange shades together, and make sure there is no distinct line between the two different shades.
Then blend out the darker orange to the outer crease of your eye to create a bolder look.
Step 7: Highlighting.
This can be a tricky part!
Using the same concealer from step 1 and a steady hand, paint the concealer over half of your lid.
Don’t cover your whole eyelid or go past your eye socket!
Once the concealer is on, pack A LOT of gold shimmer/highlight shade over the top without getting it on any other part of your eye. Make it as neat as possible for a better finished look.
Step 8: Blend the highlight.
You don’t want any harsh lines, so go in with a blending brush and a small amount of the dark-orange eyeshadow, and blend out the shimmer.
Step 9: Finishing The Look
You’re almost finished! But no eyeshadow look is complete without eyeliner or mascara.
First, eyeliner! Apply a light, small wing halfway across your eye. Don’t go overboard. If it’s too big and bold then it will take away from your beautiful green eyes.
Lastly, mascara! when it comes to applying mascara the saying “the more, the merrier” is an understatement! Having long, bold eyelashes really finish the look and ties everything together.
Nothing beats having a new makeup look under your sleeve. Especially when it makes your eye color pop!
Do you want to see more tutorials for different eye colors or do you have an eyeshadow look for green eyes? Comment below and let us know!