13 Emerald Greens to Covet

Long-time readers will probably find this no surprise… but I love emerald green when it comes to makeup! Whether it’s for nails, eyes, or lips. Here are 13 favorites — from deeper to brighter, warmer to cooler! 🙂

  1. Butter London British Racing Green
  2. Zoya Logan
  3. KVD Beauty Iggy
  4. Sephora Go For a Ride
  5. Make Up For Ever ME304 Emerald
  6. Milani Green Safari
  7. Buxom Pre-nup
  8. Giorgio Armani Emeraude (04)
  9. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Cosplay
  10. Make Up For Ever D306 Bottle Green
  11. Urban Decay Kush
  12. NYX Risque
  13. ColourPop Empire

See side-by-side swatches!


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Joyce Avatar

Ooh! What a bonus! 13 items, not 5! hehe 🙂

2 more for the list…
NYX Slide-On Eye Pencil in Tropical Green and MAC JEALOUSY WAKES. I know it was limited edition, but just sayin 😉

xamyx Avatar

I recently saw Jealousy Wakes on eBay, and at a fair price! I passed on it, but only because it’s just not a shade I would wear often, and since it was LE, I’d rather someone else grab it who would show it the love it deserves… I was quite tempted, though!

Mariella Avatar

I love Kush. Way back when, when I couldn’t get Jealousy Wakes, I had to content myself with Kush and over time, I’ve come to love it. I only have one green nail polish – OPI’s Yodel Me on My Cell, which some say is more “teal”, but whatever it is, it’s all I need since I only wear it on my goes and green nails or lips aren’t looks I go for. Now, green liner – bring it ON! I love Sephora’s Good Mood, which I think I found thanks to you.

KK Avatar

And which one of these is the closest to the emerald you wanted to create? I recently came to know about Jealousy Wakes – went through your post on the ideation, conceptualisation and work towards achieving the final colour. Wow! What a lovely journey. And such a amazing opportunity.

Nancy T Avatar

As a fellow emerald green lover here, I must ask you a question, between MUFE ME304 Emerald and KVD Iggy, which, if either, is a dupe of your stunning creation, Jealousy Wakes? I ask because after 4 years, I know there’s no way of obtaining that one (PERFECTION!)
Great to see Sephora’s Go For A Ride included here! My favorite green eyeliner ever!
Greens are a big fave of mine, primarily because my eyes are on the teal or emerald side of light hazel? Hard to define or explain.

Rachel R. Avatar

Lucky 13! These all look stunning. I love emerald greens, but good ones seem hard to find. The only one I have on this list is Risque. I want to get Empire, the two MUFE shadows, and Kush.

From what I own, my favorite emeralds are: Lip colors — Nyx Wicked Lippie in Risque, Makeup Revolution Atomic Lipstick in Serpent, and ColourPop Dr. M. Eyeshadow — Wet n Wild Color Icon Single in Envy, Tarina Tarantino Sweetzer, Milani Bella Emerald, UD Dragon, UD Junkie, and UD Damaged. Eyeliner — UD 24/7 pencil in Mars (LE), and Nyx Eye/Eyebrow Pencil in Emerald City.

Ashley Avatar

Long time lurker, first time to comment! I was totally looking for Undercurrent in this list…. Realized it was more teal based than emerald, but I almost ALWAYS reach for it during the holidays, that golden sheen makes me feel all holly jolly 🙂 So Need to get my hands on Iggy and ME304

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