Green is cool, both literally and figuratively. It’s a secondary color made from two primaries, blue and yellow, so it’s calming and rejuvenating at the same time. And when it comes to eye makeup, green evokes an exciting quality in the best way possible. Meaning, choosing it over the standard neutral eye can be an unexpected and therefore welcome choice creatively, depending on the makeup gig or event at hand.
Not Just for Summer
With many shades in various tones and hues, it’s well-suited for year-round beauty looks. Of course, there are no rules when it comes to makeup, but for the sake of example, we suggest:
SPRING: minty pastels
SUMMER: electric limes
FALL: rich emeralds
WINTER: deep dark forests
So, when was the last time you reached for green? Whether you’re a makeup artist or an adventurous beauty lover, check out these gorgeous greens in every format, texture and finish from the professional brands you love.
La Femme Eyeshadows offer green in elegant muted tones that are perfect for vintage-inspired editorial or authentic period makeup looks. Cozzette also does green beautifully with Infinite Eyeshadows in vibrant mattes and light-catching shimmers. And, because there is no packaging to remove, making a custom green eyeshadow palette has never been easier.
Ben Nye Lumiere Creme Color delivers green makeup in densely pigmented shimmering creams. These shades are vibrant on their own but, when used as a base for the pressed powder version, it bumps up the intensity and staying power. Danessa Myricks ColorFix offers neon and metallic greens in a liquid cream formula that–in addition to eyes, cheeks, and lips–can be used to color eyelashes and brows using a mascara fan or spoolie brush.
LINE & SPARKLE
Danessa Myricks Waterproof Cushion Liner in Kandy Apple makes a sensational switch from black for winged or graphic eyeliner looks, and it also comes with a brush for precision application. Then, make it sparkle by topping it off with Lemonhead SpaceJam Ultra Luxe Glitter Balm in Luz Verde. This brilliant blend of emerald green and chartreuse with holographic diamonds adds a dazzling effect over other products or alone. It’s also an Alcone Company exclusive!
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