A Field of Greens | An Ode to Green Eyeshadow

If you love green eyeshadows, this post is for you; 48 shades of green from cooler greens to olive greens and everything (and I mean that!) in-between. I’ve broken out the greens into four families: cooler-toned greens, just barely warm-toned greens, more balanced (but warm-toned) greens, and olive-toned greens arranged lightest to darkest (for the most part).

If you need some look inspiration, check out all of the looks submitted by users and myself within the green color category.Ā  Here are some of my favorite looks that I’ve shared as well:Ā  gold/bronze/green, tropical greens with a pop of pink, mint & emerald greens, chartreuse & olive greens, smoky emeralds, and smoky golds & olives.

Cooler-Toned Slightly Warm-Toned Warm-Toned Olive-Toned

Cool & Crisp | Cooler-Toned

Glass Slipper, Hint of Mint, Clickbait, Mermaid Parade, Pre-nup, ME304 Emerald, Conjure Up, C-Note, Gumby, Unexpected, S300 Pine Green, Forbidden

Glass Slipper NYX

NYX

PPermanent. $6.00/0.043 oz.

A-

NYX Glass Slipper Prismatic Shadow ($6.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a bright, pale aqua green with subtle, warm golden shimmer, though it read a bit "cool" on...

NYX Glass Slipper Prismatic Shadow ($6.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a bright, pale aqua green with subtle, warm golden shimmer, though it read a bit "cool" on...

Hint of Mint City Color

City Color

PPermanent. $6.99/0.13 oz.

B+

City Color Hint of Mint Shimmer Shadow ($6.99 for 0.13 oz.) is a light-medium green with warm, golden shimmer and a metallic finish. The texture was...

City Color Hint of Mint Shimmer Shadow ($6.99 for 0.13 oz.) is a light-medium green with warm, golden shimmer and a metallic finish. The texture was...

Clickbait Sugarpill

Sugarpill

PPermanent. $13.00/0.19 oz.

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Sugarpill Clickbait Loose Eyeshadow ($13.00 for 0.19 oz.) is described as a "metallic mossy teal with golden sheen." It's a softened, medium...

Sugarpill Clickbait Loose Eyeshadow ($13.00 for 0.19 oz.) is described as a "metallic mossy teal with golden sheen." It's a softened, medium...

Mermaid Parade Milk Makeup

Milk Makeup

PPermanent. $24.00/0.34 oz.

A+

Milk Makeup Mermaid Parade Eye Pigment ($24.00 for 0.34 oz.) is a bright, medium emerald green with subtle, warmer yellow undertones and cooler,...

Milk Makeup Mermaid Parade Eye Pigment ($24.00 for 0.34 oz.) is a bright, medium emerald green with subtle, warmer yellow undertones and cooler,...

Pre-nup Buxom

Buxom

PPermanent. $12.00/0.05 oz.

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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...

Conjure Up Colour Pop

Colour Pop

PPermanent. $4.50/0.05 oz.

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Colour Pop Conjure Up Pressed Powder Shadow ($5.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a muted, medium green with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque...

Colour Pop Conjure Up Pressed Powder Shadow ($5.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a muted, medium green with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque...

Gumby Coloured Raine

Coloured Raine

PPermanent. $6.99/0.064 oz.

B+

Coloured Raine Gumby Eyeshadow ($6.99 for 0.064 oz.) is a medium-dark green with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had good color payoff, which...

Coloured Raine Gumby Eyeshadow ($6.99 for 0.064 oz.) is a medium-dark green with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had good color payoff, which...

Unexpected Coloured Raine

Coloured Raine

PPermanent. $6.99/0.064 oz.

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Coloured Raine Unexpected Eyeshadow ($6.99 for 0.064 oz.) is a dark jade green with subtle, cooler undertones and a warmer, golden sheen. It had...

Coloured Raine Unexpected Eyeshadow ($6.99 for 0.064 oz.) is a dark jade green with subtle, cooler undertones and a warmer, golden sheen. It had...

Forbidden Coloured Raine

Coloured Raine

PPermanent. $6.99/0.064 oz.

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Coloured Raine Forbidden Eyeshadow ($6.99 for 0.064 oz.) is a deep green-teal with cooler shimmer and subtle, warm brown undertones. The color payoff...

Coloured Raine Forbidden Eyeshadow ($6.99 for 0.064 oz.) is a deep green-teal with cooler shimmer and subtle, warm brown undertones. The color payoff...

A Touch of Envy | Subtly Warm-Toned

Springtime, Sea Foam, Perfect Vacation, Up and Up, Kush, Turtle Bay, D306 Bottle Green, Evergreen, Timber, Island Paradise, Golden Emerald, ME310 Fir Tree Green

Springtime Sydney Grace

Sydney Grace

PPermanent. $6.00/0.06 oz.

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Sydney Grace Springtime Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a bright, light green with subtle, warm undertones and a cooler, aqua-greenish...

Sydney Grace Springtime Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a bright, light green with subtle, warm undertones and a cooler, aqua-greenish...

Sea Foam Sydney Grace

Sydney Grace

PPermanent. $5.00/0.06 oz.

B

Sydney Grace Sea Foam Matte Shadow ($5.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a pale green with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good color coverage...

Sydney Grace Sea Foam Matte Shadow ($5.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a pale green with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good color coverage...

Perfect Vacation Sydney Grace

Sydney Grace

PPermanent. $6.00/0.06 oz.

B+

Sydney Grace Perfect Vacation Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a bright, light-medium lime green with subtle, warm undertones and a...

Sydney Grace Perfect Vacation Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a bright, light-medium lime green with subtle, warm undertones and a...

Up and Up Colour Pop

Colour Pop

PPermanent. $4.50/0.05 oz.

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Colour Pop Up and Up Pressed Powder Shadow ($5.00 for 0.042 oz.) is a muted, medium green with cooler undertones and a warmer, golden sheen. It was...

Colour Pop Up and Up Pressed Powder Shadow ($5.00 for 0.042 oz.) is a muted, medium green with cooler undertones and a warmer, golden sheen. It was...

Turtle Bay Sydney Grace

Sydney Grace

PPermanent. $5.00/0.06 oz.

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Sydney Grace Turtle Bay Matte Shadow ($5.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a muted, medium grass green with subtle, warm yellow undertones and a matte finish. The...

Sydney Grace Turtle Bay Matte Shadow ($5.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a muted, medium grass green with subtle, warm yellow undertones and a matte finish. The...

Evergreen Sydney Grace

Sydney Grace

PPermanent. $5.00/0.06 oz.

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Sydney Grace Evergreen Matte Shadow ($5.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark green with very subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It was...

Sydney Grace Evergreen Matte Shadow ($5.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark green with very subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It was...

Timber Sydney Grace

Sydney Grace

PPermanent. $6.00/0.06 oz.

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Sydney Grace Timber Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a deep, forest green with subtle, warm undertones and a cooler green shimmer. The...

Sydney Grace Timber Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a deep, forest green with subtle, warm undertones and a cooler green shimmer. The...

Island Paradise Sydney Grace

Sydney Grace

PPermanent. $5.00/0.06 oz.

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Sydney Grace Island Paradise Matte Shadow ($5.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a medium-dark green with subtle, warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. The...

Sydney Grace Island Paradise Matte Shadow ($5.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a medium-dark green with subtle, warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. The...

Golden Emerald L'Oreal

L'Oreal

PPermanent. $7.99/0.12 oz.

B+

L'Oreal Golden Emerald Infallible 24-Hour Eyeshadow ($7.99 for 0.12 oz.) is a vibrant, medium-dark forest green with warmer, olive undertones and...

L'Oreal Golden Emerald Infallible 24-Hour Eyeshadow ($7.99 for 0.12 oz.) is a vibrant, medium-dark forest green with warmer, olive undertones and...

On the Fairway | Warm-Toned

Sea Breeze, Chartreuse, Celebrate, Bay Breeze, Meadow, Take the Time, Golden Olive, Side of Olives, Cadet, Jaded, Pear Tree, Herky Bird

Sea Breeze Sydney Grace

Sydney Grace

PPermanent. $5.00/0.06 oz.

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Sydney Grace Sea Breeze Matte Shadow ($5.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a light chartreuse green with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had opaque color...

Sydney Grace Sea Breeze Matte Shadow ($5.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a light chartreuse green with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had opaque color...

Celebrate Sydney Grace

Sydney Grace

PPermanent. $6.00/0.06 oz.

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Sydney Grace Celebrate Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a bright, lime green with warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. The...

Sydney Grace Celebrate Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a bright, lime green with warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. The...

Bay Breeze Coloured Raine

Coloured Raine

PPermanent. $6.99/0.064 oz.

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Coloured Raine Bay Breeze Eyeshadow ($6.99 for 0.064 oz.) is a bright, light-medium lime green with warm, golden sparkle over a metallic finish. The...

Coloured Raine Bay Breeze Eyeshadow ($6.99 for 0.064 oz.) is a bright, light-medium lime green with warm, golden sparkle over a metallic finish. The...

Meadow Sydney Grace

Sydney Grace

PPermanent. $5.00/0.06 oz.

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Sydney Grace Meadow Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a light-medium lime green with soft, warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. ...

Sydney Grace Meadow Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a light-medium lime green with soft, warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. ...

Take the Time Sydney Grace

Sydney Grace

PPermanent. $6.00/0.06 oz.

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Sydney Grace Take the Time Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a medium, grass green with warm, yellow undertones and a shiny, metallic...

Sydney Grace Take the Time Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a medium, grass green with warm, yellow undertones and a shiny, metallic...

Golden Olive MAC

MAC

PPermanent. $21.00/0.15 oz.

B+

Golden Olive is described as a "high frosted green-gold." It's a medium-dark, muted green with warm undertones and a golden khaki frosted finish. ...

Golden Olive is described as a "high frosted green-gold." It's a medium-dark, muted green with warm undertones and a golden khaki frosted finish. ...

Side of Olives Coloured Raine

Coloured Raine

PPermanent. $6.99/0.064 oz.

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Coloured Raine Side of Olives Eyeshadow ($6.99 for 0.064 oz.) is a medium olive green with warm, olive undertones and a golden, metallic sheen. The...

Coloured Raine Side of Olives Eyeshadow ($6.99 for 0.064 oz.) is a medium olive green with warm, olive undertones and a golden, metallic sheen. The...

Cadet Sydney Grace

Sydney Grace

PPermanent. $6.00/0.06 oz.

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Sydney Grace Cadet Matte Shadow ($5.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a medium-dark, olive green with warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. It was...

Sydney Grace Cadet Matte Shadow ($5.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a medium-dark, olive green with warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. It was...

Jaded Tarte

Tarte

PPermanent. $14.00/0.07 oz.

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Tarte Jaded Metallic Shadow ($14.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a medium-dark, olive green with strong, warm undertones and a golden sheen. It was richly...

Tarte Jaded Metallic Shadow ($14.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a medium-dark, olive green with strong, warm undertones and a golden sheen. It was richly...

Pear Tree Sydney Grace

Sydney Grace

PPermanent. $6.00/0.06 oz.

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Sydney Grace Pear Tree Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a medium-dark green with subtle, warm undertones and warmer, olive green shimmer...

Sydney Grace Pear Tree Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a medium-dark green with subtle, warm undertones and warmer, olive green shimmer...

Herky Bird Sydney Grace

Sydney Grace

PPermanent. $6.00/0.06 oz.

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Sydney Grace Herky Bird Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a deep, army green with warm undertones and a bright, metallic finish. The...

Sydney Grace Herky Bird Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a deep, army green with warm undertones and a bright, metallic finish. The...

Olives on Display | Olive-Toned

Recruit, Sideline, S324 Bronze Khaki, M322 Khaki, Jester, Commission, Gold Earth, Bravo, I328 Bronze, D320 Golden Khaki, Defiance, ME624 Black Gold

Recruit Sydney Grace

Sydney Grace

PPermanent. $6.00/0.06 oz.

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Sydney Grace Recruit Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a medium, olive green with warm, bronzy undertones and a frosted sheen. The...

Sydney Grace Recruit Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a medium, olive green with warm, bronzy undertones and a frosted sheen. The...

Sideline Colour Pop

Colour Pop

PPermanent. $4.50/0.05 oz.

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Colour Pop Sideline Pressed Powder Shadow ($5.00 for 0.042 oz.) is a medium-dark olive green with warm, brown undertones and a pearly sheen. It had...

Colour Pop Sideline Pressed Powder Shadow ($5.00 for 0.042 oz.) is a medium-dark olive green with warm, brown undertones and a pearly sheen. It had...

Jester Makeup Geek

Makeup Geek

PPermanent. $9.99/0.064 oz.

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Makeup Geek Jester Foiled Eyeshadow ($9.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a "bright mossy green with slight gold undertones." It's a light-medium,...

Makeup Geek Jester Foiled Eyeshadow ($9.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a "bright mossy green with slight gold undertones." It's a light-medium,...

Commission Sydney Grace

Sydney Grace

PPermanent. $6.00/0.06 oz.

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Sydney Grace Commission Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a medium, olive green with warm, bronzy undertones and a metallic sheen. It...

Sydney Grace Commission Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a medium, olive green with warm, bronzy undertones and a metallic sheen. It...

Gold Earth Sydney Grace

Sydney Grace

PPermanent. $6.00/0.06 oz.

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Sydney Grace Gold Earth Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark olive green with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It...

Sydney Grace Gold Earth Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark olive green with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It...

Bravo Sydney Grace

Sydney Grace

PPermanent. $5.00/0.06 oz.

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Sydney Grace Bravo Matte Shadow ($5.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a muted, medium green with strong, warm olive undertones and a matte finish. It had rich...

Sydney Grace Bravo Matte Shadow ($5.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a muted, medium green with strong, warm olive undertones and a matte finish. It had rich...

Defiance Sydney Grace

Sydney Grace

PPermanent. $6.00/0.06 oz.

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Sydney Grace Defiance Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a rich, blackened green with warm, olive undertones and a pearly sheen. The...

Sydney Grace Defiance Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a rich, blackened green with warm, olive undertones and a pearly sheen. The...

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I do love green eyeshadows! This post is for me! It could double as a wishlist for my b-day (coming up in a few weeks). I need to see what holes there are in my collection that I could fill in…

I’m just gasping looking at all the gorgeous greens. My personal weakness is for shimmery dirty olive/bronze greens like Commission, I328, D320, Herky Bird, Sideline, etc. I’m just oohing and aahing over them!

My perfect post. Thank you so much, Christine. So many wonderful greens. You don’t realize how many there already are until you see a post like this and I have quite a few but there are still some that I am drooling over! In particular I really want to pick up some of the Sydney Grace greens. In my book, you can never have enough green shades!

Thank you for posting this, as I needed it in order to talk myself completely out of ordering the Melt pot palette šŸ˜Š
So many of the above are sitting on my WL. Some for a very long time. I tend to forget what’s on it after awhile, these types of posts serve as excellent reminders. Plus, they rekindle whatever feels I had when I first read reviews of them and ooh’d and ahh’d over their respective swatches!

I feel just the same. So useful to have this as Smoke Sessions reappears. I really love the range between slightly warm and practically Chartreuse the most. I also like true greens- that are at the midpoint of the spectrum. So there’s no point in getting SS when those shades are very cool or almost too bordering orange on me. Especially as Sidney Grace is coming up with a new green bundle! Thanks, Christine. Also I just went through my stash and located all of my Chanel Yeux Stylo green liners. So happy I got them before they went to the thick style smudge stick. Hope that goes away and the skinny ones come back.

I am in heaven Christine! You have definitely made my day, this is so, so stunning. I really do appreciate all the work you have done for fellow green eyeshadow lovers.

Thank you for this, it must have been quite a lot of work. All those beautiful colors, just pure eye candy. I have green eyes so I feel like I shouldn’t want green eyeshadow, but I just always do!

I love greens! My husband is away so I’m wearing all my greens. He’s not fond of that color. He wasn’t fond of orange neither until a couple of years ago they started calling it coral, then he was down for that. Now my closet has quite a bit of “coral” in it lol! He’s so weird!

Love, love, love greens. Especially the envy, fairway and olive sets. Always on the hunt for the perfect green. So many brands put in too much blue/aqua and I’m always on the hunt for that perfect green. This is such a great display of options. Thanks for posting!

Ah! … greens … one of the projects on my life list — I really want to get good at incorporating greens in my eye looks, but I’ve barely scratched the surface. Cool greens are the most challenging for me, as they make me look completely washed out; neutral, light, sage-y (greyed) greens too. I’m much more successful with dark, intense blue-greens, and the entire range of warm greens, from pale (especially near-yellows) to dark, forest to olive. But even the ones I know work for me are challenging. Gotta get better!

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