Envy-Inducing Green Eye Makeup

Wearing color on your face—whether it’s a hot pink lip or saturated blush—is intimidating, especially without a makeup artist on hand. Green sounds especially scary, but stars like Elle Fanning and Emma Stone make it look easy. Fanning’s sea foam green eye was painted by makeup artist Erin Ayanian-Monroe at the Santa Barbara Film Festival. Monroe used two shades of Clinique’s Chubby Stick Shadow Tint for Eyes ($16)—“Whopping Willow into the crease and Big Blue on the lid”—before finishing off with a coat of black mascara. The black, especially on curled lashes, will pop against the green. “Keep the other components of your look refined and minimal,” Ayanian-Monroe says of experimenting with bright makeup. “The look will stay modern if you pair a graphic sweep of bright color on the eyes with a neutral, sheer lip.”

Stone’s makeup artist, Rachel Goodwin, took it up a notch, turning the color sultry at the Gangster Squad premiere. “I wanted to create a very glamorous look so I played with jewel tones on the eyes and lips,” Goodwin says. She blended Revlon’s Photoready Primer + Shadow ($9) in Pop Art all around the actress’ eyes, then wet the shadow and applied it as a liner with a thin brush for added intensity. Even though Stone would be under bright lights, Goodwin skipped powder. “Keep the skin looking dewy for a modern twist,” she advises when playing with color. Apparently, green is good.