What Color Eye Shadow Works with Green Eyes? How to Choose Makeup Colors Perfectly

Do you know how to create beautiful, stunning eyes that really pop? Do you want the first thing people see when they look at you be your beautiful green eyes? The real secret to makeup is to complement what you already have naturally. This is especially true with eye shadow. The colors you choose can make all the difference.

The eyes are one of the first things that are noticed when you look at a person. They are the focal point that can be beautifully accented in many different ways. Eye makeup defines the eyes even more and you can be as creative as you like. However, there are certain colors that you can use to really make green eyes stand out to the world.

Colors, Colors, Colors

So what shades can you put on your green eyes to make them stand out? Despite what you may have heard, avoid greens. All green eye shadow does is camouflage your gorgeous eyes. To make your eyes stand out, you need a shade that contrasts yet complements your green eye shade.

Some great color ideas for green eyes include:

o Plums

o Purple

o Violet

Don’t be afraid to experiment with bolder, brighter colors. If you have light skin, you will want to go with a brown-hued eyeliner instead of black or even a plum or purple shade of eyeliner.

Put the color eyeliner in the corners of your bottom eyelash area then line the whole top lashes with the same color. Next try a light color eye shadow and put it on your brow bone area then a darker shade on your lid.

There are so many different types of products available today that you are not limited to what type and colors you use. Now you can accessorize your eyes with a beautiful array of powders, creams and glittery dustings. Also note that Almay has a line of eye makeup specifically for green eyes that you might want to try out.

Eye Makeup Application Tips

When applying your eye shadow, the proper technique can create that ‘pop’ more than the actual makeup color. So take the time to learn the proper application process to get the most from your eye makeup.

Traditional eye shadow powders are very easy to use with small applicator brushes and foam pads. For a dimensional look, blend two colors of powder or one color of powder on top of a cream shadow base. You might choose to use your own brushes instead of the brushes and applicators that come in the packaging of makeup. This way you can have longer brush handles and more control over the application.

With cream-based eye shadows, remember that less really is more. The cream shadows generally come in small squeeze tubes that really enhance the look of your eyes with a light application across the lid, reaching up to your brows if you wish. You may use a small tipped brush or a Q-tip to help you apply the crème properly.

Running or ‘melting’ eye shadow – Melting eye shadow is a problem for many women, but there is a way to make it ‘stick’ a little longer. If you use a damp eye shadow brush and apply a layer of face powder to your lids and allow setting; the shadow will stay in place for the day.

Eye Makeup Safety Tips

The eyes are also a very sensitive part of the body. It’s very easy to get infections in the eye and to do so can affect your eyesight permanently.

You should never share eye makeup this could cause eye infections. Try not to get makeup in your eyes, if you do rinse them out as quickly as possible with warm water. Be extra careful if you were contact lenses.

Eye Care

The right eye shadow won’t matter when your eyes are puffy, swollen or red. You need to know how to take care of this delicate area of the eye so that your green eyes always look their best. Below are some basic eye care tips that will help your eyes look hot both day and night.

1. Get enough sleep at night.

2. Drink lots of water each day.

3. Avoid salty foods that cause you to retain water.

4. Certain moisturizers not designed for the eye area can create puffiness.

5. Before applying eye make up, soothe puffy eyes with a metal spoon held under cold water for a few minutes and then gently pressed onto the eye area.

6. Cool cucumber slices on the eyes at the end of the day are a great soothing technique.

7. Elevate your head while you sleep if you tend to wake up with ‘bags under your eyes’.

8. Always remove your eye makeup completely before going to bed.

9. Avoid using harsh chemicals to remove your eye makeup.

10. Keep contacts cleaned and changed regularly.

Following these steps can keep your eyes looking fresh and young so they will be even more beautiful when you expertly apply your makeup.

Importance of Removing Eye Makeup

It is vital to remove all makeup before going to bed at night. It is needed to keep your skin healthy. If you leave makeup on your face it could lead to clogged pores and dull looking skin, but leaving eye makeup on can lead to infection occurring in the eyes.

It can also cause you to have red irritated eyes. No matter how tired you are always take a few minutes to remove the makeup for your own benefit. If the area around your eyes become irritated you could begin to have an allergic reaction in this area. Not only could your eyes become red, but you could also experience pain and itching of the eyes. Repeatedly applying makeup to already irritated skin will make things much worse.

Of course, removing eye makeup is the hardest of all makeup to remove. However, there are a few tips that can help in this area. They are listed below.

* Vaseline

* Olive oil

* Cold cream

* Baby oil

Whichever method you use to remove eye makeup, you can still follow the same basic directions. Take a cotton ball with the cleaning product and gently wipe over the eye lids, then if needed you can use a warm damp washcloth to remove the cleaning product.