March 11, 2020
The best eye makeup for green eyes
Green eyes are naturally vivid, so you probably already get a lot of compliments on your eye colour. If you want to enhance them even more, there are certain makeup tricks and eyeshadow shades that you can use to bring even more attention to your gorgeous gaze. Read on to explore our favourite eyeshadow looks for green eyes, along with which Code8 products you can use to make them stand out the most.
Eye Makeup for Green Eyes
When shopping for the best eyeshadow for green eyes, the key is to look for something that will bring out the yellow-tones of the iris. Green’s complementary color is red, so any shadow with red, orange or gold undertones will really make green eyes pop. The Code8 Iconoclast Eyeshadow Palette in Burnt Sienna is an ideal choice for emerald-eyed women. Featuring matte terra cottas, desert reds and shimmering champagne golds, it can be used all over the lids as well as on the lower lash line for a glamourous look. Created using revolutionary Knead Technology, the pigments are enriched with sweet almond and evening primrose oils, so they blend perfectly and never crease.
Go for brown over black
Black can sometimes have a flattening effect on bright coloured eyes, so create any smokey looks using brown tones instead. The Contour Eye Pencil in Mocha is sure to give an intense smouldering look. Simply glide the deep brown shade along the waterline and lash line to add definition. Follow the kajal eyeliner pencil up with a few coats of the highly-pigmented Lash Sophisticate HD Mascara- film-forming agents give the mascara formula its persistent, long-wearing quality, so you can be sure it will stay put all day and night. With that, you’ve created an effortless yet glam smokey eye for green eyes—easy!
Keep it bronzed
It’s not just eyeshadow and mascara that can help make green eyes pop. What you wear on your face also has the power to enhance your natural eye colour, too. As we said before, gold and red are complementary colours to green, so warm highlighters and bronzers with reddish-brown and golden shimmer shades will help to bring out your beautiful eyes.
The Code8 Bronze Summer Glow Powder in Tulum is a red-toned brown, so applying it along the nose, hairline and forehead will give you a natural tan glow and let your eyes shine. Follow it up with the Code8 Highlight HD Palette in Between Two Women for a golden cheekbone shimmer that will nourish the skin and help green eyes to glow (thanks to its light-reflecting properties).
Add a pop of pink
When it comes to makeup for green eyes, people often overlook lips and cheeks, but these are important parts of any eye-enhancing beauty routine. Pop the Blush Palette in Rosé onto the apples of your cheeks and let the peachy, coral colours with red undertones bring out the golden hues in your eyes. Complete the look with the 5secs Express Lip & Cheek Colour in 'Miss Saigon'. This subtle lip tint combines the repairing benefits of a lip balm with the colour effect of a sheer lipstick, and the brownish mauve shade is the perfect finishing touch to make your eyes pop.