Would you like to try some green eyeliners? Well, we have some best brands and shades including dark, forest, olive, lime, mint green as well as glitter and liquid ones. We will also cover something on how to wear them and which shades will look great on brown, hazel, green and blue eyes.
It is a fact that the black and brown eyeliners are the quite popular one but they are so common. Trying other colored eyeliners and for this case, a green one is something worth trying as they are going to give you new alluring looks. As nymag.com says, “the color is dark enough to accentuate your lash line and make your eyes look bigger, but still light enough to make the eyes pop” Why not try it?
Best color shades
If you are convinced enough to try this color, together, let us explore some of the popular shades and their respective best brands for each color shade. This will ensure you made a great choice while trying green eyeliner makeup looks!
It is a good choice that will give you subtle looks that can substitute your daily blacks or browns. It will work best for green, blue eyes or even brown eyes. Some of the best brands sold in stores that could be liquids, gels or pencils include:
- Prestige Cosmetics Kohl
- Dolce & Gabbana – Almond
- Stila Stay All Day® Waterproof Liquid – dark army green
- Bourjois Khol & Contour Eye Pencils Verte Inspire
- Urban Decay Mildew
The second wonderful shade to try is this one. This is liner resembles most of the three as well as other plants you will get in the forest, thus the name and it will compliment most of the eye colors and give subtle looks. Some of the good brands of this eyeliner include:
- stila Stay All Day® Waterproof Liquider
- NARS Larger than Life Long-Wear -Metallic
- Rimmel Special Pencil # 131
- MUA Intense Colour -Pencil
- Faces Canada long wear eye pencil
- Mary Kay Eyeliner Eye Defining Pencil Forest Green Wood NIP RARE
- Maybelline Vivid & smooth Forest
- AQUA EYES Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil 20L forest
This is another eyeliner shade you cannot afford to miss. It is a brighter shade that closely resembles limes, a kind of citrus fruit. If you are wearing it, expect bold and dramatic looks. Some of the its good brands you should give a try include:
- NYX Mechanical Eye Pencil, Lime
- CoverGirl LiquiLineBlast Eyeliner Pencil in Glow – bright lime green
This color resembles mint green pigment popular in the 1950’s. If you would like to try this eyeliner color, some best brands to buy include:
- NARS Barrow Street Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner
- Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner Mint Julep
Best olive green
It will accentuate your haze and brown eyes. They will also give you looks suitable for your day to day life or combine it “with another natural, earthy tones like warm beige and golds, olive green eyeliner shines and makes eyes sparkle” [makeup.allwomenstalk.com]. You could opt for liquid, pencil, or other forms. Some of the best olive green brands include:
- EYEKO Skinny Liquid Eyeliner olive
- Korres Eyeliner Pencil Olive No.5
- Anything Goes Liquid Liner – Dark Olive
- Sante Kajal Eyeliner in Olive
- Make Up For Ever #5L
- Urban Decay Stash
- bareMinerals 10AM
These are not the only shades since you can also try neon, bright green, among many others shades you need to try before you can tell us how they look like. Let us now look at liquid and glitter brands in this color.
Liquid eyeliners are precise i.e. they tend to give neater and sharper looks. They also, stay for longer, give bolder and dark looks and clamp less. Some of the best green liquid eyeliners you should try include:
- stila Stay All Day® Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner Dark Arm
- Revlon® Colorstay Skinny™ Liquid Liner in – Spark
- Anything Goes Liquid Liner – Dark Olive
- Barry M Liquid Eye Liner
- Stila Stay All Day® Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner Emerald
- Milani Infinite Liquid Eyeliner, Eternal
- Wet n Wild MegaLiner Liquid Eyeliner, Turquoise
- Yves Saint Laurent Liquid Eyeliner Moire – YSL
Loaded with light reflecting micro-particles, green glitter eyeliner can help you steal the show during your evening or night even. Some of the best brands you should try include
- Rimmel Exaggerate Eye Definer Emerald Sparkle
- MAC Emerald Bright clean – glitter eyeliner
- Urban Decay Heavy Metal Spandex with-b and Pink Bits
- Barry M Glitter Liquid Eyeliner, 5 – Dark Pink
- Stila Glitter Eye Liner – Gold 3ml
We only dealt with liquid and glitter colored liners. You will find other forms of this eyeliner color that will include pencils, creams or gels, cake, or even powdered ones.
Other best brands
While looking at the various shades as well as liquid and glitter green liners, we mentioned a number good brands. We have decided to list a few more general best brands below to give you a wider range to choose from.
- NYX COSMETICS Studio Liquid Liner Extreme
- L’oreal Contour Khol Vert Profond Deep
- Milani Liquid Eye Liquid-Like
- Revlon Colorstay One-stroke Defining Eyeliner(Glazed)
- Lakme Nine To Five Forever Silkr – Gypsy
- Nyx Slim Eye Pencil in Emerald City
- Lakme Glide-on Eyecolor Smoky
- MAC Superslick Liquidr Treat Me Nice Emerald
How to wear green eyeliner
To wear green colored eyeliners correctly, consider the looks you want to create i.e. subtle, flirty, dramatic or bold looks as well as your eye color. Here are some of the great looks you can achieve with this color. Unfortunately, there are no tutorials on how to achieve the looks.
Note: All photos are courtesy of nymag.com’s Eric T. White and they are intended for illustration purposes only.
Using a slight metallic brand i.e. Tom Ford’s Eye-Defining Pencil in Metallic Moss
Using the slightly glittery Urban Decay’s 24/7 Eyeliner in Mildew to get flirty looks that makes your eyes pop out.
If you want a dramatic look, “try a lighter green shade in the inner corners of the eye (Urban Decay’s 24/7 Eyeliner in Freak) anchored with a darker outer shade, like By Terry’s Khol Terrybly in Emerald Evasion” [nymag.com].
For a subtle, all day look you go for darker shades such as Stila’s Jade Eyeliner as a substitute for your brown or black eyeliner you wear daily.
These are just illustrations on how you can wear it. What you can achieve with this colored eyeliner depends on your creativity. Let us see now see which shades you can wear if you have brown, green, hazel or blue eyes.
Can you use them with brown eyes
Humans have brown eyes that range from dark to medium to light brown with dark brown eyes more dominant. If you have brown eyes, you can go for a wide range of eyeliners including blue, navy blue, pink, gray, black, copper, purple, plum, golden brown, bronze, some green shades among others.
Going to the specific shades, the “olive greens are especially flattering” [xojane.com] and they will make your brown eyes to look great. Try any of the best olive green liners we have mentioned. Other best brands brown eyes include:
- CoverGirl LiquiLineBlast Pencil in – Glow
- Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting – in Jade
- Dolce & Gabbana The Crayon Intense in -Almond
- Sephora Jumbo Liner 12HR wear waterproof in
- NYX Slim Eye pencil in Emerald City
To get what works best for your brown eyes, play around with the various shades to see which will best for you. In most instances, dark and forest green colors work well with brown eyes. However, ensure you stay away from lighter shades since they can make your brown eyes to look washed out.
Green eyeliner for hazel eyes
Hazel eyes have colors that shift from brown to green with a few people having blue flecks. When choosing an eyeliner to use, you should consider if your hazel eyes appear brown, green or have a blue tint. Generally, the best colors for hazel eyes include brown, gold, bronze, eggplant, and pink as well some deep and mossy shades.
For instance, emerald green eyeliner, a light and bright shade with some faint blue cast is a good choice you should give a try if you have hazel eyes i.e. “emerald and gold bring out the green tones in hazel eyes” [allure.com].
Alternatively, you can go for Givenchy Color Kajal Eye Pencil Intense Look in 01 (Vert Invention) which is a “medium warm green with gold shimmer” [mostlysunnyblog.com] or a dark forest green brand such as Yves Saint Laurent Eye Pencil in 5.
For green eyes
Owing to the fact that you can use the same color of eyeliner for the same eye color, you can opt for green eyeliner for green eyes. However, be very careful on which shades you will be used since not all the shades will flatter your eyes. Stick to dark shades.
In general, purple, plum, mahogany, bronze, rust, garnet, amethyst, and other shades with reddish undertones will greatly flatter them.
On blue eyes
Although blue eyes will look best in eyeliner colors such brown, lavender, taupe, violet, silver, gray, copper, gold, deep blue, among others, you can also use a dark green especially dark golden green and forest green. Avoid light green shades unless you want to make your blue eyes to look faded.
Where to buy them
If you want any of the best brands we have mentioned, it does not really matter whether you are in UK, India, Australia or Philippines. Check in your local drug and beauty store for these products.
Alternatively, you can buy them from the various online stores such as target.com, boots.com, Sephora.com, amazon.com, eBay.com, among others or from their respective manufacturers’ website. However, ensure you know which shade of green you want to try.
Note that green day eyeliner has nothing to do with the color. It is a trademark eyeliner worn by Armstrong, one of the Green Day band members!
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