The Best Green Eyeshadows and How To Wear Them

Updated 05/08/19

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Ashley Rebecca is a freelance makeup artist in New York City with an extensive list of clients, including editorial and celebrity. Her attention to detail, product knowledge, and overall experience has set her apart as a go-to beauty guru and trusted expert in her field. She combines her love for makeup and writing by bringing her clients and readers the latest scoop on what is relevant in the industry. With exclusive opportunities to see new product launches such as NYFW, print, editorial, television, and celebrity, she's always in the know of what's up-and-coming.

Eyeshadow trends come and go, but wanting to try new beauty looks will certainly last forever. When it comes to colors, many tend to stick to their trusty go-tos that look good with everything, yet can sometimes get us in a serious creative rut. While everyday neutral colors definitely have their place, there's something to be said about a pop of color to really step things up, and allow us to be creative with our makeup in ways we had not thought of before. It's no surprise we've seen green eyeshadow looks popping up all over Instagram and the red carpet, leaving us wanting more, yet wondering, how can we recreate this ourselves? Green isn't typically the first color we would gravitate to when wanting to create everyday makeup looks—or something special for a night out—yet this hue in all of its magical variations should totally be given a fair chance. Below is a roundup of the most inspiring and gorgeous green eyeshadow looks from the red carpet, along with every product you need to re-create these looks yourself.

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Green Streak

Issa Rae.

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There's nothing to feel insecure about when rocking this green eyeshadow look, actress Issa Rae debuted at HBO's Insecure Block Party in July of 2018. Pairing it with soft lips and cheeks as seen here helps the green hue to stand out by itself and completely steal the spotlight. This look is ideal for someone who wants to incorporate color into their beauty routine, but might need a little practice before going full force. The chic application of color adds just the right amount without being over the top. To re-create this look yourself, simply line your eyes with a green toned liquid eyeliner of your choice on the top lash-line, repeating the same curve right in the crease for added dimension. (You can totally skip the crease part, if you just want to start out by trying a classic liner look.) If you want to intensify the color, apply a second layer of liner before finishing with false lashes, or your favorite voluminous mascara.

Dior Diorshow On Stage Liquid Eyeliner - Matte Pop Green $31
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Emerald Dust

@lisaeldridgemakeup

Makeup artist Lisa Eldridge created this stunning emerald jewel-toned eyeshadow look on Emma Roberts, encompassing her whole lid with radiant color and blending outward from the crease to polish it off perfectly. Jewel tones are a great way to enhance eye color, and look beautiful when blended on any skin tone. With a myriad of colors to choose from in eyeshadow formulas, you might find yourself wanting to be an artist and mix a few colors to create the perfect green hue. Let your lids speak for themselves—they'll turn heads and take your selfies to the next level.

Huda Beauty Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette - Emerald $27
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Lime Crime Diamond Dew in Dragon $20
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Lime Wash

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This beautiful lime green shadow on Emma Stone is the perfect compliment to her fair skin, as seen on the red carpet of the 56th New York Film Festival's opening night premiere of "The Favourite". When working with a color so bright, you don't need to add a lot of competing colors, her soft rose blush and lip color is the perfect way to tie a trendy shadow look together for the ultimate chic appeal. Accompanied with accents of silver shadow applied in the inner corners and under the brow bone, the highlighting effect makes the eyes appear more sparkly. In return, this look pairs two colors you wouldn't think to use together, creating the ultimate masterpiece. Also, highlighting the eyes with iridescent tones can help them appear larger and more open. Brilliant.

Revlon Colorstay Looks Book Eye Shadow Palettes - 910 Player $5
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Graphic Cat Eye

@patrickta 

Makeup Artist Patrick Ta, who's looks have certainly dominated Instagram as of late, created a sharp edged winged liner with green glitter accents on Adriana Lima, putting a refreshing twist on the classic makeup look. The touch of green adds just the right amount of glam when you're really wanting to make a statement for a special event. Simply apply your winged eyeliner as normal, and place an adhesive glitter gel to the areas that you want to add a little extra shine and sparkle. If you aren't sure where to start, go ahead and pop some glitter right in the center of your lid with your finger, and then see where you could add some more. A general rule of thumb when using glitter, is to find products that easily adhere to the eyelid when applying, making it easy to do yourself with little to no fuss. The less transfer there is, the better your makeup will look and stay all day (and night).

Lemonhead Sea Punk Space Jam $28
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Benefit Roller Liner $22
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Neon Shock

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This glowing pop of green neon on Alison Brie is not lost on anyone; the bright tone is striking and memorable, which is exactly what we want our makeup to be, right? Kind of makes you want to immediately start buying everything in neon and really go for it, doesn't it? Since the neon hue is the main focal point here, you don't have to do much else to totally tie this look together. Simply apply the eyeshadow across the eyelid making sure it's covered, and finish with a tight-line on the lashes and mascara. To intensify neon colors, start by using a white cream base on the lid before moving on to shadow. This allows you to get the true color of the product from the get go to ensure it doesn't change color due to variations in skin tone.

Nyx Vivid Brights Crème Color $10
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Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer Crème $27
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Jade Lids

 @hungvanngo

In the words of Selena Gomez, I can't get enough of this metallic golden green eyeshadow look created by makeup artist Hung Vanngo. The airy feel of it all just makes us want to wear colored eyeshadow every day, hoping we gleam and glisten in the sunlight just like her, am I right? To re-create this eyeshadow look, simply apply primer on the lid and follow up with your green shadow of choice blending outward in an upright way to lift the shadow in the outer corners, creating a winged like effect. This way, it looks like you spent time crafting this look to be the most beautiful, instead of just applying it quickly. You can keep layering shadow until you get the desired color you want, and products that have an iridescent finish to them are ideal when wanting to get as close to the original look as possible.

Lime Crime Venus XL 2 Pressed Powder Eyeshadow Palette $58
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Try colors "Myth", "Sage", "Laurel", "Ivy", "Obscure", and "Locust" from this palette for a beautiful variation of greens

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