Did you know that just an estimated 2% of the world’s population have green eyes?
If you’re lucky enough to rock this rare eye colour, you’ll definitely want to make sure those peepers pop on your wedding day!
Choosing the right wedding makeup for green eyes will not only enhance the colour of your iris and create bright eyes, but it will also help to create a bright and fresh complexion, so you look your absolute best as you walk down the aisle.
As any professional makeup artist will tell you, the place to start when working out the best makeup colours for your eyes is with the colour wheel. Complementary hues are located directly across from the colour in question, and in the case of green eyes, that means red-violet (so warm colours, pinks, and red-based purples are all key shades).
Ahead, we’ve rounded up all the info to help you choose your wedding makeup for green eyes, along with some beautiful inspiration from the talented Make Me Bridal makeup pros!
Understanding the Basics of Makeup for Green Eyes
When it comes to makeup for green eyes, there are a few things you should keep in mind. First, consider your eye colour and skin tone. The colour wheel can be a helpful tool to determine which shades will complement your green eyes. As green is a cool colour, warm-toned eyeshadows can help to make your eyes pop.
If you have a red undertone in your skin, shades of pink and mauve can help to bring out the green in your eyes. On the other hand, if you have brown undertones, shades of gold and bronze can help to enhance your eye colour. Coppery bronze eye shadow shades are another great option for making green eyes pop, whether you go for a matte terracotta shadow or something with a bit more sparkle.
When choosing eyeshadow for green eyes, consider the intensity of the shade. Lighter shades like soft pink and champagne can brighten the eyes, while darker shades like merlot and deep purple can add depth and dimension.
For bridal makeup, it's important to keep it soft and natural. Light pinks and rose gold shades are great choices as they can bring out the gold tones in green eyes. Golden highlighter can also complement the natural yellow or gold hues in green eyes.
In summary, when it comes to makeup for green eyes, consider your eye colour, skin tone, and the intensity of the shades you choose. Use warm-toned eyeshadows to complement the cool green colour of your eyes, and keep it soft and natural for bridal makeup.
Preparing for the Big Day
Your wedding day is one of the most special days of your life, and you want to look your best. Preparing for your big day can be stressful, but with the right makeup tips and inspiration, you can create the perfect bridal makeup look that will enhance your natural beauty and make you feel confident and beautiful.
One of the most important things you can do to prepare for your wedding day is to find the right makeup artist. You want to work with someone who understands your vision and can help you achieve the right makeup look that complements your green eyes. Take the time to research and find the right makeup artist who has experience with bridal makeup and can help you achieve the right makeup look.
When it comes to your bridal makeup look, you want to strike the right balance between natural beauty and the right makeup. You want to look like the best version of yourself, not like someone else entirely. Choose the right makeup that enhances your natural beauty and makes you feel confident and beautiful.
To achieve the perfect bridal makeup look for your green eyes, you need the right makeup inspiration. Look for inspiration from magazines, social media, and bridal makeup tutorials. Choose the makeup looks that resonate with you and your personal style.
On your special day, you want to make sure that you have the right makeup that will last all day and night. Choose the right makeup products that are long-lasting and will not smudge or fade. By following these makeup tips, you can achieve the right makeup look that will make you feel confident and beautiful on your wedding day.
Choosing the Right Shades For Green Eyes
When it comes to choosing the right makeup shades for green eyes, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, consider the intensity of your eye colour. If you have lighter green eyes, you may want to opt for softer shades, while those with darker green eyes can pull off bolder looks.
One of the best ways to enhance your green eyes is to choose shades that complement them. Warm tones like copper, bronze, and warm browns can bring out the best features of green eyes. In particular, rose gold and soft pink shades can help bring out the gold tones in green eyes, making them appear brighter and more vibrant.
If you're looking for something a bit bolder, purple shades can be a great choice. Purple hues like plum and eggplant can create a striking contrast against green eyes, making them pop. For a more subtle look, try using soft brown or neutral shades to create a natural, everyday look.
When it comes to bright colours, green-blue shades can be a fun choice for those with green eyes. However, it's important to use these shades sparingly and pair them with more neutral tones to avoid overwhelming your eye colour.
In summary, when choosing makeup shades for green eyes, consider the intensity of your eye colour and opt for shades that complement them. Warm browns, rose gold, soft pinks, purple shades, and neutral tones can all be great choices, depending on the look you're going for. Remember to have fun and experiment with different shades to find the perfect look for you.
Creating Your Wedding Look
When it comes to your wedding day, your makeup should be just as special as the day itself. With green eyes, there are a variety of makeup looks that can make your eyes pop and enhance your overall look. Here are some wedding makeup looks for green-eyed brides that will leave you feeling confident and beautiful on your special day.
The Natural Look for Green Eyes
If you're looking for a natural look, go for soft, earthy tones that enhance your natural beauty. Use a light brown eyeliner to line your upper lash line and waterline. Apply a shimmery gold eyeshadow to the inner corners of your eyes to make them look brighter. Add individual lashes to your outer corners to create a subtle yet gorgeous look. Finish the look with a nude lipstick.
To bring out the earthy tones in your eyes, opt for warm neutrals like taupe, beige, peach, and mocha or warm browns with orange undertones. Adding shimmer to the inner corner adds dimension. The on-trend no-makeup makeup look will also let your green eyes stand out in a natural way. A thin swish of liner, well-defined lashes, glowy skin, and a soft, neutral or coral lip all allow your eyes to take centre stage. We also love how this bride’s greenery crown enhances her eyes – a great look for a boho bride!
The Smokey Look for Green Eyes
Smokey-eye wedding makeup looks are a great option for green-eyed brides. Use black eyeliner to create a cat eye and blend it out with a fluffy eyeshadow brush. Apply a shimmery gold or soft gold eyeshadow to the inner corner of your eyes and blend it outwards. Use a red-based purple eyeshadow to create a subtle smokey eye look. Purple really flatters every eye colour, but it’s particularly stunning on green eyes. You’re looking for purples with red undertones like lavender and violet.
The subtle purples with a bit of shimmer make this an ideal look for a spring or summer bride. Add long lashes to the outer corners of your eyes to create a sexy look. You can’t go wrong with a smoky eye! Go for brown to make green eyes stand out or opt for an olive-toned grey. And, though we love a dramatic eye, your makeup artist can also tone it down for bridal if you want to look more classic.
The Dramatic Look for Green Eyes
For a dramatic look, use black liner to create a bold line on your upper lash line. Use white eyeliner to line your waterline and the inner corners of your eyes. Apply a dark brown or black eyeshadow to the outer corners of your eyes and blend it outwards. Use brown eyeliner to line your lower lash line.
Finish the look with a bold lip. To bring out the vibrancy in green eyes, look to shades like soft pink, mauve, blush, rose gold, and merlot. Pinks really brighten green eyes and can bring out gold tones as well. For bridal, you want to keep it soft and natural, making light pinks a great choice. A darker shade at the outer corners opens up the eyes and finishes off the look perfectly. Pink doesn’t only work on the lids to bring out green eyes. Another trick if you like a bold lip is to wear lipstick from the red-violet part of the spectrum like bright pink or pink-red. Keep eye shadows neutral for the best effect.
The Classic Look for Green Eyes
Classic smokey eyes are a timeless look that can be adapted to suit any bride. Use black eyeliner to create a cat eye and blend it outwards. Apply a shimmery gold eyeshadow to the inner corners of your eyes and blend it outwards. Use a dark brown or black eyeshadow to create a smokey effect on the outer corners of your eyes. Apply individual lashes to the outer corners of your eyes to create a gorgeous look.
Finish the look with a nude lipstick. Another great tip for green eyes is to use rich chocolate eyeliner instead of classic black. This will give you all the definition, but with a warmer contrast that’s less harsh.
Remember to use an eyeshadow primer to keep your eye makeup look in place all day. With these wedding makeup looks for green-eyed brides, you'll be able to create new looks that enhance your natural beauty and make your eyes pop.
Finishing Touches For Green-Eyed Brides
Now that you have created the perfect wedding makeup look for your green eyes, it's time to add some finishing touches to complete your look. Here are some tips to help you achieve a flawless finish:
For a classic bridal look, a nude lipstick is a great option. It will complement your eye makeup without overpowering it. Look for a shade that matches your natural lip colour or is one or two shades darker. Apply it with a lip brush for precision and a long-lasting finish. A nude lipstick would work well, but we also love a high-glamour look with bright red lipstick!
Long lashes can make your eyes look even more stunning. Individual lashes are a great option for adding volume and length without looking too fake. Apply them with tweezers and lash glue for a natural-looking finish. Making eyes stand out as a feature isn’t just about colour. Lashes can also make a big difference, especially if you prefer not to wear a lot of makeup. Focus on the lashes! Have your makeup artist apply individual lashes and curl them together with your own, then apply a great waterproof mascara.
If you have green eyes and red or auburn hair, take your cue from your skin tone. If you have classic fair-to-medium skin with warm undertones, then pinkish browns work beautifully. If you have darker skin (or more pink undertones), choose bronzes and dark greens instead.
Work out what works best for you and your style, and make sure you put those gorgeous eyes on display at your wedding!
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