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green eyeshadow

Green With Envy

Maderich insists that green eyeshadow is a color that works on everyone — it’s just about choosing the right shade. One foolproof way to get that perfect hue (besides following the tips below) is to mix a green eyeshadow with a gold eyeshadow. This will instantly warm up the original green color. As for the rest of your face, keep it simple. For example, “You could do a sheer gold lip gloss, which would be nice and kind of punchy,” says Maderich. In the meantime, check out these skin tone shade suggestions:

Fair skin tones: A bright green shadow (like Make Up For Ever Eyeshadow in Apply Green, $19) looks great against pale skin. The trick is to highlight your eyes with multiple coats of mascara, and keep the rest of the face neutral.

Medium skin tones: Choose a subdued green with hints of gold, like Napoleon Perdis Ultra Pearl Eye Shadow in Golden Khaki, $19. This shadow is especially flattering for women with warm undertones, since the flecks of gold pick up on that warmth.

Darker skin tones: According to Maderich, an olive green color (like Make Up Forever Eyeshadow in Olive Green, $19) works best on darker skinned women. But don’t stop there — make sure to finish your eyes with a heavy liner. “When you put bright color on darker skin, you tend to lose the shape of the eye, so it’s nice to provide extra definition with the liner,” says Maderich.