There’s no denying that every bride aims to look her best on her wedding day, not only is it such a special moment in your life, but photos are forever. So nailing the perfect bridal makeup is key to having an overall look that stands the test of time. One easy way to build a beauty look for your big day is by determining the best eye makeup shades for your eye color. From there, you’ll be able to tailor your eyeshadow, eyeliner, and mascara to accentuate your eyes. Below, we’re sharing the most flattering wedding makeup for green eyes. So grab your makeup brushes and some eye primer, it’s time for all you green-eyed brides to get your wedding makeup look in order.
The Best Wedding Eye Makeup Look For Green Eyes
Green eyes are already striking on their own, but there are ways to make them pop even more. Consider pairing them with an eye makeup look that will complement the shade of your irises. For a classic neutral makeup look, stick to using taupe-colored shadows. This hue can add the ideal mix of peach and ash brown undertones to your lid, helping your green eyes stand out. For a glam makeup look, opt for hues within the red color family. Since green sits across from red on the color wheel, red will work as a complementary hue for all green-eyed brides. You can also tone down reddish hues by opting for reds with brown and purple undertones.
What You’ll Need:
Before you start applying makeup, it’s important to gather all the items you’ll need beforehand to make the entire process easier. For this look, you’ll need a fluffy eyeshadow brush, a tapered blending brush, a flat eyeshadow brush, and an eyeshadow primer.
Step 1: Prime Your Lids
Apply your eye primer to your lids, as this can help create an even canvas for the rest of your eye makeup application and prevent your shadow from creasing.
Step 2: Start With A Light Eyeshadow Shade
Start by sweeping a light eyeshadow color onto your lids, which will serve as a transitional base shade and help avoid the appearance of muddiness. Use a fluffy eyeshadow brush and the L'Oréal Paris Paradise Enchanted Scented Eyeshadow Palette. Blend the light dusty rose hue onto your crease and extend the color up toward your brow bone. This hue will also help create a beautiful contrast between your eyes and lids.
Step 3: Layer On A Darker Eyeshadow On Top
Dip the same eyeshadow brush into a medium reddish-brown hue, like the L'Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow in Acro-Matte, and blend it into your crease. This shade will add warmth and help enhance the appearance of your green eyes. Continue to pat on the color until you get the vivid pigment look you want. And gently move your brush in small circular motions to blend away any harsh lines.
Step 4: Create Depth With An Even Darker Eyeshadow
Grab your tapered blending brush and tap it into a deep brown hue like the L'Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow in Matte-Ison Avenue. Place the color into your crease for a smokey effect and keep the pigment on the outer third of your eye so you don’t lose the wide-awake appearance.
Step 5: Brighten The Center Of Your Lid
Using a flat eyeshadow brush, press a highlighting shade, like the lightest shade from the L'Oréal Paris Paradise Enchanted Scented Eyeshadow Palette onto the center of your lids. This will help highlight and bring attention to your green eyes. You can also apply this shade to the inner corners of your eyes to help give a more opened-up look.
Editor’s Tip: Make use of your highlighting shade once more by placing it beneath the arch of your brows—it’ll offer a lifted look.
Step 6: Go Over Harsh Lines
Dust off your fluffy eyeshadow brush until it’s clean and use it to blend all your eyeshadow colors together seamlessly. The ultimate goal is to create a perfect gradient of colors.
Step 7: Use Brown Eyeliner
Reach for a brown eyeliner like the L'Oréal Paris Le Liner Signature Easy-Glide Mechanical Eyeliner, Waterproof in Brown Denim, and line along your upper lash line. Press the liner as close to your lashes as possible to create definition while minimizing the look of actually wearing eyeliner. This hue will help enhance your eyes with a smoldering natural effect that won’t look too harsh compared to using a traditional black colored liner.
Step 8: Apply A Voluminous Mascara
Pump up your lashes by using a volumizing mascara. Try the L’Oréal Paris Air Volume Mega Mascara, Lightweight Mega Volume Washable in Black Brown. This shade will give off a natural-looking tint of color while creating a puffed-up effect on your lashes, thanks to its weightless air whipped formula. It features a cushioned double-sided bristle brush—the short side catches lashes from the root, and the long side helps spread the product evenly for a fully blown out look.
Step 9: Finish Your Face Makeup
Once you’ve completed your eye makeup, it’s time to move on to your face makeup. Starting with your eye makeup will help prevent any fallout from messing up your concealer, foundation, and highlighter. And don’t forget to seal in your look with a few spritzes of the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Spray & Set Makeup Extender Setting Spray. If you prefer a dewy finish, use the L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Shake & Glow Dew Mist.
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