Friday, December 3rd, 2010


Green Eyeliner: MAC Tealo, Korres #4, MUFE #16L, MAC Jade Way,
UD Mildew, shu uemura #07, UD Graffiti, tokidoki Sandy, MUFE #17L, CoverGirl
Green Glow, NARS Parrot Cay, Korres #12

Green Eyeliner Comparisons & Dupes

I’m always surprised by the sheer variety you can have within a single color.   You have deep, muted, cool, warm greens.  You have undertones.  You have finishes.  It’s just incredible how even a slight alteration to a color can change it.

  • MAC Tealo Powerpoint Eye Pencil is a darkened green-based teal with a creamy matte finish.
  • Korres #4 Eyeliner Pencil is a muted medium-dark green with a creamy matte finish.
  • Make Up For Ever #16L Aqua Eyes is a muted medium green with green shimmer. It is a lighter version of Korres #4. (Review)
  • MAC Jade Way Technakohl Liner is a dark teal with a softly blackened teal base. It is a tealer version of Urban Decay’s Mildew.
  • Urban Decay Mildew 24/7 Liner is a dark forest green. It has a blacker base, and less teal and more green than MAC Jade Way. (Review)
  • shu uemura ME Green 07 Drawing Pencil is a light-medium green base with a soft golden sheen.
  • Urban Decay Graffiti 24/7 Liner is a medium grassy green with cool undertones. (Review)
  • tokidoki Sandy Glitter Eyeliner is a medium grassy green with warmer undertones and gold glitter. It is yellower and a little brighter (plus has gold flecks) compared to Urban Decay’s Graffiti. (Review)
  • Make Up For Ever #17L Aqua Eyes is a pale chartreuse green with strong gold sheen. It is a much lighter, paler version of CoverGirl Green Glow. (Review)
  • CoverGirl Green Glow Liquiline Blast is a bright pop of chartreuse green with a lighter chartreuse sheen. (Review)
  • NARS Parrot Cay Eyeliner is a pale sea foam green with a creamy matte finish. It is similar to Korres #12 but leans greener. (Review)
  • Korres #12 Eyeliner Pencil is a pale aqua with a creamy matte finish. It is similar to NARS Parrot Cay, but it leans a little bluer.

Thoughts

SIMILARITY ALERT! (I don’t think any of these are close enough to call a true dupe, but there are a couple that are quite similar.) The general feel of Korres #4 Eyeliner Pencil and Make Up For Ever #16L Aqua Eyes are very similar, but Korres is a shade or two darker and has less shimmer. MAC Jade Way Technakohl Liner and Urban Decay Mildew 24/7 Liner also seem similar at first glance, though MAC Jade Way has less black in its base and is tealer, while Urban Decay Mildew has a blacker base and leans greener. Make Up For Ever #17L Aqua Eyes and CoverGirl Green Glow Liquiline Blast are both chartreuse greens, but CoverGirl Green Glow is much darker and brighter–less gold. NARS Parrot Cay Eyeliner and Korres #12 Eyeliner Pencil are also similar, but NARS leans greener while Korres leans bluer (but they are close!).

Product Formulas/Wear: All of these wear all day long on me except NARS Eyeliners, which migrate and smudge terribly on me. I urge you to check out the NARS review and comment section, because some readers had similar experiences while others had great ones! I have not tested shu uemura’s formula at this time. CoverGirl tends to need a second pass for true color intensity. I’m not a fan of tokidoki’s Glitter Eyeliners, because their texture is rather rough from the gritty glitter, but they wear fine.

See more swatches!


Green Eyeliner: MAC Tealo, Korres #4, MUFE #16L, MAC Jade Way,
UD Mildew, shu uemura #07, UD Graffiti, tokidoki Sandy, MUFE #17L, CoverGirl
Green Glow, NARS Parrot Cay, Korres #12


Green Eyeliner: MAC Tealo, Korres #4, MUFE #16L, MAC Jade Way, UD Mildew


Green Eyeliner: MAC Jade Way, UD Mildew, shu uemura #07, UD Graffiti, tokidoki Sandy


Green Eyeliner: UD Graffiti, tokidoki Sandy, MUFE #17L, CoverGirl Green Glow,
NARS Parrot Cay, Korres #12

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19 thoughts on “Green Eyeliner Comparisons & Dupes

  1. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Marie Marie

    Thank you so so much for this! I’ve been looking for an eyeliner for my brown-greenish-grey eyes, and those comparative pictures definitely helps. :)
    Korres #4 looks very interesting. Too bad I can’t buy it anywhere. :(

  2. I love the last two mint eyeliners!!

  3. I LOVE LOVE NARS Parrot Cay, Korres #12 i think one of them just went on my wishlist which one any suggestions??

    • NARS Parrot Cay it is!!! lol i couldnt find the Korres pencil :(

    • NARS smudges terribly on me, so I can’t recommend their liners at all!

    • Lorna

      i’ve never noticed mint green eyeliner but now i want to try them out. i love NARS parrot cay but if this smudges on me, i will be terribly disappointed.

      • gabriella

        On me personally it doesn’t smudge! I’m so glad you have posted this because I never EVER thought of using parrot cay(or eye liners) until this post. I was trying to think of ways to make my hazel eyes look bigger and greener and now I use this in my water line! I have used it all day.. it might fade a tad by the end of the day but as any normally might.. but not all smudged out and it won’t leak onto my skin or anything!

  4. Jessica

    Thanks for doing all of these eyeliner comparisons! They’re really helpful.

  5. molly

    I love bare escentuals buxom blue jade. it is similar to MAC Minted. I like the BE one better actually. I’m surprised to not see Minted here.

  6. Missa

    Thank you for the post, I was just thinking the other day I needed a green eyeliner, Ive been getting into color liner on my bottom lash line for a pop, an I really wanted a green one, but didnt know where to start looking. =)

  7. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Mshel mlou

    MAC Forever Green is my HG!

  8. Roxanne

    Covergirl Green Glow needs to be mine!!!

  9. Georgie

    Hi Christine I was just wondering if you had ever review Korres eye liners anywhere and if not, what are your thoughts on then? If anyone else had tried them feel free to chime in. Thanks xxx

  10. asha

    I like pencil liners on waterline. are these waterline safe MAC Tealo, MAC Jade Way, UD Mildew ?

  11. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Joan Joan

    I adore Mildew.

  12. Eileen

    Mac Tealo is nice! Wonder if I can still get one?

  13. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Sophia Sophia

    thanx alot! i love green eyeliners! may i recommend Bourjoir Duochrome eyeliners! i have the green one and I LOVE IT!

  14. Lyndsey

    You are a goddess! I just spent forever searching through a million makeup and opinion sites comparing green eyeliners, until I found you. The swatches are amazing, and your info was clear and super helpful. Thank you so much for taking the time to make such a great site!!