13 Emerald Greens to Covet

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02. Logan Zoya

Zoya

PPermanent. $9.00/0.5 oz.

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Zoya Logan Nail Lacquer ($8.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a "yellow-toned forest green with dense, foil-like yellow-gold and blue-green...

Zoya Logan Nail Lacquer ($8.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a "yellow-toned forest green with dense, foil-like yellow-gold and blue-green...

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03. Iggy Kat Von D

Kat Von D

DCDiscontinued. $21.00/0.1 oz.

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Kat Von D Iggy Metal Crush Eyeshadow ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a "pearlescent mermaid green." It's a lightly brightened, medium-dark...

Kat Von D Iggy Metal Crush Eyeshadow ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a "pearlescent mermaid green." It's a lightly brightened, medium-dark...

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04. Go For a Ride Sephora

Sephora

PPermanent. $10.00/0.04 oz.

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Sephora Go For a Ride Contour Eye Pencil ($10.00 for 0.04 oz.) is described as a "dark green." It's a rich, medium-dark cool-toned green with a pearly...

Sephora Go For a Ride Contour Eye Pencil ($10.00 for 0.04 oz.) is described as a "dark green." It's a rich, medium-dark cool-toned green with a pearly...

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06. Green Safari Milani

Milani

PPermanent. $6.49/0.1 oz.

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Milani Green Safari Shadow Eyez ($6.99 for 0.10 oz.) is an emerald green with subtle yellow undertones. MAC Fresh Flare is yellower. Wet 'n' Wild...

Milani Green Safari Shadow Eyez ($6.99 for 0.10 oz.) is an emerald green with subtle yellow undertones. MAC Fresh Flare is yellower. Wet 'n' Wild...

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07. Pre-nup Buxom

Buxom

PPermanent. $12.00/0.05 oz.

A

BUXOM Pre-nup Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a "shimmering emerald." It's a softened, medium-dark emerald green with cool undertones...

BUXOM Pre-nup Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a "shimmering emerald." It's a softened, medium-dark emerald green with cool undertones...

OCC Cosplay Lip Tar ($18.00 for 0.33 fl. oz.) is described as a "teal-toned green." It's a muted, medium-dark green with very subtle, cool undertones...

OCC Cosplay Lip Tar ($18.00 for 0.33 fl. oz.) is described as a "teal-toned green." It's a muted, medium-dark green with very subtle, cool undertones...

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12. Risque NYX

NYX

PPermanent. $6.00/0.15 oz.

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NYX Risque Wicked Lippie ($6.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a rich, emerald green with metallic green shimmer. It had mostly opaque color coverage, and again,...

NYX Risque Wicked Lippie ($6.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a rich, emerald green with metallic green shimmer. It had mostly opaque color coverage, and again,...

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13. Empire Colour Pop

Colour Pop

LELimited Edition. $5.00/0.07 oz.

B+

ColourPop Empire Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a "fiercely rich emerald green." It's a medium-dark, emerald green with...

ColourPop Empire Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a "fiercely rich emerald green." It's a medium-dark, emerald green with...

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 — A Cool Green with a Pearl finish.
  2. Zoya Logan — A Cool Green with a Glitter finish.
  3. Kat Von D Iggy — A Cool Green with a Frost finish.
  4. Sephora Go For a Ride — A Cool Green with a Pearl finish.
  5. Make Up For Ever ME304 Emerald — A Cool Green with a Frost finish.
  6. Milani Green Safari — A Warm Green with a Frost finish.
  7. Buxom Pre-nup — A Cool Green with a Frost finish.
  8. Giorgio Armani Emeraude (04) — A Cool Green with a Satin finish.
  9. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Cosplay — A Cool Green with a Satin finish.
  10. Make Up For Ever D306 Bottle Green — A Warm Green with a Metallic finish.
  11. Urban Decay Kush — A Warm Green with a Frost finish.
  12. NYX Risque — A Cool Green with a Metallic finish.
  13. Colour Pop Empire — A Warm Green with a Metallic finish.

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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 😉

Hey Joyce, I concur, MAC Jealousy Wakes was the BEST green I’ve ever seen! But I missed out on it because back then, I had not yet begun following MAC’s LE collections. ?

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!

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.

I own, Kat Von D Iggy, Make Up For Ever ME304 Emerald, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Cosplay, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Cosplay. Would have gotten NYX Risque but I got Colourpop Bunny instead. 😉

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.

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.

Iggy is probably a little closer, as it is cooler-toned and I didn’t want mine to be too warm-toned. It’s not quite as cool-toned, though.

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.

Just LOVE emerald greens. This is one of my favourite colours. No wonder you couldn’t pick just 5. It is a great list you have composed here. Thank you Christine.
A few extras:
UD Damaged
Charlotte Tilbury The Rebel has some gorgeous greens
MAC Humid
MUFE No 80

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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