Sunday, March 16th, 2014

With St. Patrick’s Day on the 17th, there was no way I could miss an opportunity to feature a few of my favorite green eyeshadows! Last week, I featured some bright greens, so this time around, I went for darker, smokier greens.  What are your favorite green eyeshadows?

  1. Urban Decay Bender — a smoky green with a frosted finish
  2. Make Up For Ever #80 — a deep, dark emerald green
  3. Inglot #333 — a medium-dark, warm-toned green with a matte finish
  4. L’Oreal Golden Emerald — a gold-shimmered, forest green
  5. Makeup Geek Dirty Martini — a murky, olive green with a matte finish

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66 thoughts on “5 Shades of Green Eyeshadow

  1. I love the MUFE! That would make such a great liner or a crease/lid color!
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  2. My favorite greens are Urban Decay’s Snare & theBalm’s All About Alex!

  3. A Name

    I just picked up Bender a couple of days ago! Love the colour, it’s pretty much an exact match to one of my absolute favourite polishes (A England Dragon).

    I want to try and pair it with a grayish, maybe blueish shade (the kind I normally find hard to wear on my warm skin) – any suggestions?

  4. Sara

    Fyrinnae has some AMAZING green loose shadows that I’ve picked up. I can’t wait to put together a look tomorrow for St. Patrick’s Day with them! I’m thinking I’ll use Enchanting Otters, Boot Season, Lucky Charmed and Ethereal Eire.

  5. xamyx

    I actually have 3 out of the 5 on this list! When I do go for color, I generally gravitate toward green and/or purple, but in the last year or so, I’ve discovered I like green & purple *together*.

    Just for good measure, though, I’d add NARS Night Porter to the list!

    • What is your favorite green + purple combo?

      • xamyx

        I love pairing L’Oréal Infallibles in Golden Emerald & Perpetual Purple or Smoldering Plum. Another pairing that works is UD Loaded & Omen, Rockstar, or Occupy. I’ve been playing with NARS Nouveau Monde a bit this week, and I’m very happy with it.

        I think I became obsessed with the combo when NARS released High Society, but it wasn’t the best quality, so I started to improvise within my stash. Purple & green both flatter brown eyes separately, but the combo is even more flattering!

  6. grlnxdor

    My favorite green is MAC’s Sumptuous Olive, although it’s not really a green. I also like the green shade in the Nars Earth Angel combo.

  7. Wwendalynne

    Really need that Makeup Geek Dirty Martini shadow.. love it!

  8. My favourite greens on the darker side? Well, I can’t NOT mention Sumptuous Olive from MAC. Others I love are the green side of Hourglass Dune, Inglot 419, All About Alex and Jealous Jordana from TheBalm and I’ve also got to mention MAC’s Bows and Curtseys from the Fashion Flower repromote. The greens in Dior’s Bonne Etoile 5-pan are also outstanding. For someone who doesn’t often wear green, I sure seem to have a lot of green shadows (and I do love them).

  9. I don’t own a lot of greens. I like l’Oreal Infallible in kaki, MAC sumptuous olive and MAC bottle green.
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  10. The Inglot shadow would be perfect for tomorrow! I wish we had Inglot counters here so I could scoop it up in time
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  11. Lily

    Love Urban Decay Bender and Inglot 333 for my green eyes.

  12. My all-time favorite eye shadow of any color happens to be green, UD Mildew.

    Some of my other favorites are UD Stash and Zodiac, LORAC Green Room, Smashbox Safari, MUFE #84 and #47, Tarte Moss (from the True Blood palette), and Sephora Mysterious Forest.

  13. CatG

    L’Oreal Golden Emerald is still one of my favorite eyeshadows of all time. Nothing like it!

  14. Someday, I need to get myself to some Inglot makeup, seriously. Their colour staples selection seems to be amazing!

    I have Bender and love it, as I do with all my UD eyeshadows :-)
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  15. MUFE’s is GORGEOUS! I normally like lighter green’s but wow that’s super pretty.

  16. Urban Decay Moondust in Zodiac! The prettiest green ever!

    I want to check out the MUFE and Inglot colors in your selection. They look lovely!

  17. Quinctia

    Last night, I went with the chartreuse-y shades from the Kat Von D Truth palette, and then I used UD Graffiti as a crease/outer v color.

    I haven’t decided yet if I’m actually wearing green eyeshadow tomorrow, though! 😀

  18. All very pretty but my favourite would have to be L’oreal Golden Emerald.

  19. MAC Humid is one of my favourite greens. =) I need to try that L’Oreal shade though!

  20. Mari

    I really like Urban Decay Loaded. But now I’m curious about the shadows you’ve shown here, specially the 2 first (UD Bender and MUFE 80). My favorite eyeshadows are the dark greens and dark purples (I’m crazy for “almost-black” colors for eyes and nails), so it’s always good to have some suggestions.

  21. I love murky greens! 😀

    My favorites are:
    1) Chanel Soft Touch Eyeshadow in Vert Khaki
    2) Inglot Pearl Eyeshadow in 419
    3) MAC Powder Eyeshadow in Sumptuous Olive
    4) Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Bender

  22. The inglot one would be my pick! I just love warm toned greens! :) However Dirty martini looks good too.

  23. I think my all-time favorite is MAC’s Sumptuous Olive.

  24. I’m wearing Urban Decay’s Covet eyeliner on my lower lash line today…Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

  25. My favourite green eye shadows include: Lancôme Jade Fever, Dior 3 Couleurs Smoky Khaki and Bare Minerals the playlist green. I also have a beautiful green fro YSL single.

  26. These are lovely shades, I think Urban Decay Bender is really nice. I like Urban Decay Mildew (even though it sounds funky).

  27. Hima

    Picked up L’Oreal Golden Emerald the other day from target for $2 because they were having a clearance. Love that shade!