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The Best Eyeshadows for Green Eyes

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If you've been blessed with eyes the color of cash, we're sure you've been advised to throw on some purple shadow and call it a day. And that's true: Since violet sits opposite green on the color wheel, the colors complement each other. But there are more options, if you want to take your gaze to the next level. Celebrity makeup artist Vincent Oquendo, who caters to the lids of celebs including Gigi Hadid and Winnie Harlow, tells us the secret to achieving a supermodel smize with green eyes.

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For Hazel-Green Eyes
Shiseido Kajal Ink Artist Shadow In Plum Blossom sephora.com

"A classic plum brings out both the brown and green in hazel eyes. I love to use this one as a liner, or an eyeshadow base," says Oquendo. Use the sponge to create a smudgy halo around the lash lines. 

For Hazel-Green Eyes
Rituel De Fille Ash and Ember Eye Soot In Serpent de Mer ritueldefille.com

The more you blend this creamy shimmer formula, the more it transforms. Load up your lid with pigment, then diffuse it into the crease for extra drama.

For Golden-Green Eyes
Yellow Gold
Haus Laboratories Glam Attack Liquid Shimmer Powder in Legend amazon.com

Shiny gold shades like this one bring out the yellow tones in golden-green gazes, says Oquendo. Consider this cream-to-powder formula, which is essentially Studio 54 in a tube.

For Golden-Green Eyes
Oscar Gold
Marc Jacobs Beauty O!mega Gel Powder Eyeshadow in Brav-O! sephora.com

 A deeper gold allows for a smokier look. Mix your metals and pair it with platinum hoops.

For Gray-Green Eyes
MAC Cosmetics Eye Shadow in Haux maccosmetics.com

If your eyes have a silver tilt to them, Oquendo suggests lightening things up. "If there's a little gray in them, try using a mauve or rosey-toned purple  shade to compliment both the grey and green." 

For Grey-Green Eyes
Charlotte Tilbury Colour Chameleon Eye Shadow Pencil in Amethyst Aphrodisiac sephora.com

Line your eyes with a jewel-tones chubby stick for instant pop without the mess.

For Blue-Green Eyes
stilaGlitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow stilacosmetics.com

Bronze and copper tones make the blue bits pop in algae-colored eyes, says Oquendo. 

For Blue-Green Eyes
10-Second Eyeshadow in Copper Halo kosas.com

Swipe the liquid-to-powder formula over lids once for a warm wash, or slick on layers while wet for that brand new penny shine.

For All Green Eyes
Warm Nightshades
Smoky Eye Brick in Tweed victoriabeckhambeauty.com

Eggplant, tomato, and mushroom: If Tom Brady wouldn't eat it, it'll look good on green eyes.

For All Green Eyes
Cool Industrial Tones
The Necessary Eyeshadow Palette iliabeauty.com

We're calling this vibe "Concrete Jungle." Blend them all together for a chic, metropolitan smoky eye.  


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