I think green eyeshadows look beautiful with brown eyes, especially if you have dark hair as well. Although I would consider myself a neutral eyeshadow lover, when building my MAC palette (see here) I didn't just want to buy 15 different shades of brown/beige and instead decided to add a little bit of colour in the form of green neutrals. Now almost a third of my palette is dedicated to these kinds of shades. Although four of the five eyeshadows I am going to show you are MAC, I also have one from No.7 which is well worth a mention!
Let's start with MAC. These unfortunately are not cheap, they cost £10 in pan form (which slot easily in to a pro palette like mine) or £12.50 if you want them in an individual little pot but they are beautifully pigmented and long lasting.
|Sumptuous Olive over the Maybelline Colour Tattoo in On and On Bronze with Espresso in the crease and Wedge to blend.|
|MAC Fiction over the Maybelline Colour Tattoo in On and On Bronze with MAC Coquette in the crease.|
Although Coquette is not a true green, it is a matte mid-tone brown with a slightly green undertone which really shows when paired with other green eyeshadows. For this reason Coquette is one of my favourite crease shades when using either Sumptuous Olive or Fiction.
|MAC Club over Colour Tattoo in On and On Bronze, small amount of Wedge to blend.|
|No.7 Khaki over Colour Tattoo in On and On Bronze, Coquette in the crease and a small amount of Wedge to blend.|
This is is very similar to Sumptuous Olive in the pan but is more green when applied whereas Sumptuous Olive definitely looks more gold. The formula of the No.7 eyeshadow is also fantastic. It is very soft and pigmented so a little goes a long way. If I didn't already have too many eyeshadows, I would definitely look at getting some more from No.7.
I have been tempted to buy MAC's Humid eyeshadow which is a bright almost emerald green shade but because it is so bright I'm not sure I would use it as much.
Do you wear green eyeshadow? Which is your favourite?