How To: Rock Green Eyeshadow

Since it is St. Patty’s day, let’s look at one of my favorites today – green eyeshadow.

As we all know, green is known for making brown eyes pop. It is also super versatile – you can pair it with blue, purple, gold, black or brown PLUS you can create so many different looks with different greens! For a sultry look, try a smoky eye in a dark, mossy green. For a hint of color to brighten up your eyes, choose a pastel green. In a fun mood? Go with a bright green.

Below are some of my favorite colors to use on my Asian eyes:

* MAC Emerald Green Pigment
* MAC Chartruese Pigment
* MAC Green Gamin eyeshadow
* MAC Humid eyeshadow
* MAC Sprout eyeshadow
* MAC Swimming eyeshadow
* Stila Kiwi eyeshadow
* Shu Uemura ME Green 555 eyeshadow
* Shu Uemura ME Green 550 eyeshadow
* Urban Decay Mildew eyeshadow
* Jane Twilight Zone eyeshadow
* Milani Clover eyeshadow


  1. I don’t know if you covered this in any of your entries…but is there any way to cover/improve bags under your eyes? I have a slight bag/wrinkle (I’m 19)…

  2. also, what makeup brushes do you recommend all girls have? there’s so many makeup brushes out there it’s confusing…btw i LOVE your blog!

  3. hi – which order should u put primer, concealer and foundation in? ye cuz everytime i use foundation it kinda looks dry around my nose. thanks a lot!

  4. hi, you should put primer on first – primer is supposed to prep your skin for makeup. some people do concealer first then foundation, but I prefer doing foundation before concealer. I only use concealer if my foundation isn’t enough to cover everything. if you have clear skin, i would suggest skipping foundation and using concealer to cover up redness, zits or undereye circles.

    if your skin looks dry after you have foundation on, make sure you moisturize your skin before you put on makeup. you should also pick a liquid or cream foundation. skip powder entirely or use it only on areas that are prone to get oily.

  5. hi~
    i was wondering, do moisturizers w/ SPF 15-30 have any effect on foundations? do the foundations “melt” or oxidize faster on top of SPF moisturizers?


  6. Sunscreens tend to make your skin more greasy and hence, your foundation might not stay on as well. Another thing about wearing sunscreen under foundation is that it would make you look washed-out in pictures. I will explain this in more details in a later entry.

  7. I recently purchased a bunch of green eyeshadows. I got a Rimmel set of green, as well as golder’s green and green brown from MAC. I was wondering how I should use them properly because I have tried to do a smokey green eye and it looks retarded on me. I am asian with no double lid so it is hard for me to pull of smokey eyes. Please help! It would be a shame to have my new shadows sit and collect dust!

  8. Hey Phyllis!
    I really think you should try out Too Faced duo eyepallettes. The colours are GORGEOUS and they go on super pigmented. I have lucky charms and fantasy island…. the one drawback is that they tend to fade quickly. But that is easily solved with a little bit of eyeshadow primer :)