Black eyeliner is a cross-cultural, cross-generational makeup staple. But, according to celebrity makeup artist Kelsey Deenihan, the darkest of hues can make green eyes fall flat. Who knew?
To mine the shades that make them sparkle brighter and accentuate the gold and yellow flecks common in green-eyed girls, we asked Deenihan and Emily Kate Warren (who has her own celeb clientele) to share the shades they use to make green eyes pop when on the red carpet. “Brown shadows are universally flattering and can be paired with any eye color," Deenihan says. "But, on green eyes, brown plays up the earth-tone family and keeps the eyes looking soft."
Of course, a woman cannot live on brown shadow alone. And, there are way more hues where that came from. Keep reading for nine eyeshadows tailor-made for green eyes.