Why you need to need to try green eye make-up immediately

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While black may be dominating our wardrobe this summer, green-hued eyes is this season’s biggest beauty trend.

For most of us, a slick of black eyeliner or a quick smoky eye is a fail-proof eye look.

But the S/S19 catwalks were pushed a new shade into the spotlight: green. From smoky sage to vivid jade, green eye make-up provided a much-needed shot of colour and proved that opting for a bright eyeshadow or liquid liner isn’t quite as scary as it seems.

Here, we go round-up the green eye products you need in your make-up arsenal.

Enchanting emerald

Summer nights call for rich jewel tones and shimmering peridot greens. Take inspiration from Isamaya Ffrench’s standout glitter look for Halpern’s s/s 2019 show.

  • Mac Eye Kohl Pencil in Minted


    Switch up your usual black liner for this deep green shade by applying it all the way around your eye and smudge it out with a small brush. It’ll make hazel eyes more vibrant, too.

  • Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow in Zodiac


    Using a fluffy blending brush, apply this over and above the crease in your eyelid and bring it all the way under your lowerlash line too for a quick, effective and unconvential-coloured smoky eye.

  • Kjaer Weis Cream Eyeshadow in Sublime


    This super creamy formula can be applied quickly and easily with fingers, it’s got impressive pigment and dries down to a velvety finish.

  • OPV Beauty Pressed Glitter in Ravis


    Apply this in centre of your lid on top of a similar shade, matte eyeshadow for a pop of colour. It’s the easiest way to take your make-up look from day to night.

  • Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Defining Eyeshadow in Emerald Envy


    Verging more on the side of dirty brown, this slightly creamy powder shade is the most wearable of the lot and can be used wet or dry depending on how intense you want the colour to be.

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Forest green

Swap your bronze-toned shadows for deep forest hues this season. Think earthy tones of khaki, fern and moss, swept over the eyelid and melted into the lash line.

  • Tom Ford Shadow Extreme in Khaki Green


    Tom Ford’s known for its high-quality buttery formulas, which really does this metallic khaki justice. Swipe on with a finger to pick up more product.

  • Givenchy Ombre Couture Eyeshadow in Kaki Brocart

    This balm glides over lids and dries in powder form. It can be layered and layered, depending on how green you want to go.

  • YSL Full Metal Shadow The Mats in Fur Green


    Liquid shadows are second to none when it comes to blending and longevity, and YSL’s hue is like a forest-hued velvet dress.

  • Nudestix Magnetic Luminous Eye Colour in Queen Olive


    Ideal for dipping your toes in the green eye trend, this olive gold can be scribbled across lash lines and lids and blurred messily with a finger.

  • Christian Louboutin Metallic Eye Colour in Andalusite


    If you like your greens on the cooler side, this opulent liquid shadow delivers a shot of pewter that flatters everyone and really doesn’t budge once dry.

  • Burberry Beauty Wet & Dry Silk Eye Shadow in Aqua Green

    A light layer of concealer and powder (to stop it streaking) under this matte shadow helps the colour show up on your eyes the same way it does in the pan.

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Minty fresh

Crisp and summery, pastel shades of mint and lime look modern and fresh with a slightly glossy finish.

  • Kiko Smart Colour Eyeshadow in Pearly Lime Green

    Cool-toned with a creamy formula, this Kiko eyeshadow can be built up for a fresh minty eye look.

  • Milk Makeup Eye Pigment in Mermaid Parade


    Squeeze a little dot of this pigment onto your finger and buff it out with your ring finger. You’ll achieve gorgeous pearlescent eyes in a matter of seconds.

  • Pixi Liquid Fairy Lights in Lagoon


    As well as delivering intense shimmer, this Pixi liquid eyeshadow is formulated with chamomile and rose extract to keep skin calm and hydrated.

  • Bleach London Louder Powder in SPSH

    Buff Bleach’s powder eyeshadow along the upper and lower lashline for a fun take on a smoky eye.

  • Dior Diorshow On Stage Eyeliner in Matte Pop Green


    This Dior eyeliner has a sharp tip to help you create the perfect flicked eyeliner.

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