Yes, you can wear green eye shadow on a day other than St. Patrick’s Day! “I love using bright yellows, violets and greens on darker skin tones,” Landis says. Green also works for brunettes, she adds. As for eye color, Marissa Govedarica, HC Campus Correspondent at the University of Illinois at Chicago, says greens look particularly great on brown eyes.
Olivia Wilde recently sported navy blue eye shadow with a hint of green mixed in. It’s a beautiful look that really helps to highlight her green eyes. If you try to pull off this look, make sure to concentrate the green on your upper and lower lashlines as well as the outer edge of your top lid.
If you want to try a simpler look, choose a soft green shadow and apply it to your lid up until your brow bone, blending the shadow until it is smooth and even. Then, choose a second green shadow that complements your eyes and skin. Put this shadow on your lid, but do not go past the crease of your eye. Again, blend this shadow until it is even and smooth. Add eyeliner along your upper lashline, and then go along the eyeliner with a third darker shade of green shadow. Lightly blend this eye shadow line with the rest of your shadow, and your look is complete! Just remember that matte shadows are best for the daytime while shimmery and metallic shades are great for the evening. Jada Pinkett Smith’s green eyes are perfect for a night out on the town.