This Is The Makeup That Looks Coolest With Green Eyes

One of the coolest things about makeup application is that it's kind of reminiscent of being in art class. The hues that we use all exist on the color wheel, and a basic understanding of that can maximize your look's potential exponentially. Green, for example, is opposite from red. So it would stand to reason that red pigment would make green eyes stand out — right?
The only problem with that is not many of us want to run around with brick-red shadow on our eyes. (And if you're one of the ballsy few who would — we salute you.) So which shades should you actually reach for? We chatted with makeup artist Janessa Paré to get the answers. Ahead, find the best shadows, liners, and mascara to make your green eyes look even more enviable. Time to put those art lessons to work in everyday life!
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"Cocoa or walnut-brown liner gives [green eyes] the most emphasis," says Paré. "You don't want too much red in the color, because red can sometimes make you look tired." We love this rich shade in the bronze family, because it's the perfect mix of brown and red.

Charlotte Tilbury Colour Chameleon in Bronzed Garnet, $27, available at Charlotte Tilbury.
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This versatile formula is smooth enough to blend out like a shadow, while also delivering intense pigment with each line for a smoky, warm hue.

Wander Beauty Slide Liner Gel Eyeliner in Bronzed Brown, $22, available at Wander Beauty.
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This MAC palette allows you to play around with a bunch of different browns with red undertones.

MAC Eye Shadow Palette in Burgundy, $32, available at Macy's.
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For a classic cat-eye, swap out your inky black for a creamy, chocolate gel liner.

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Chocolate Shimmer Ink, $26, available at Sephora.
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This NYX gel liner is also smudgeable, in case you want to create a smoky eye (which you do, of course).

NYX Gel Eyeliner & Smudger in Scarlette, $8.99, available at NYX.
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If you're willing to go a little redder, this cool-girl copper is a clutch choice.

Nyx Hot Singles Eye Shadow in Heat, $4.50, available at Nyx Cosmetics.
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"Violets are really beautiful for green eyes, too," Paré says. "It brings out a bit more of the yellow of your eyes. So if that's what you're going for, it's a good color option."

Laura Mercier Eye Art Artist's Palette, $55, available at Sephora.
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A gorgeous purple mascara is a fun alternative to black and will bring out the warmth in your green eyes.

Marc Jacobs Beauty O!Mega Lash Volumizing Mascara, $26, available at Sephora.
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Want to go bold? Swipe on this regal purple hue.

Guerlain Mono Eyeshadow in Deep Purple, $34, available at Bloomingdale's.
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You can't go wrong with Colourpop's pigmented singles. Tip: Lace, a deepened violet, really pops with a primer.

Colourpop Super Shock Shadow in Lace, $5, available at Colourpop.
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This waterproof liner and shadow hybrid will tone down any heavy eye look with just a few swipes.

Sephora Collection Colorful Shadow & Liner, $14, available at Sephora.
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Can't decide which direction to take? "That's why Urban Decay's Naked palettes are so popular," Paré says. "They allow you to experiment with different colors." Pick one up and play away.

Urban Decay Naked Basics Eyeshadow Palette, $29, available at Urban Decay.
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This purple liner pencil would complement a brown smoky eye in the prettiest way.

CoverGirl LiquilineBlast Eyeliner Pencil in Violet Voltage, $6.94, available at Walmart.
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