Green Eyeliners: Swatches, Dupes, and Comparisons

Green Eyeliners
Green Eyeliners: MAC Emerald Sea, MAC Landscape Green, UD Graffiti

Green Eyeliners: Your Guide

I’ve split greens into three sections: medium and aqua greens, then dark greens and olive greens.

  1. MAC Emerald Sea is a brightened, light-medium green with yellow undertones. (LE)
  2. MAC Landscape Green is a medium, grassy green with yellow undertones and a matte finish. (FYI, not safe for water line usage.)
  3. Urban Decay Graffiti is a grassy green with subtle yellow undertones and a subtle sheen.
  4. CoverGirl Green Glow is a chartreuse green with a warm, gold sheen.
  5. Make Up For Ever #17L is a pale chartreuse green with a golden sheen.
  6. MAC Colour Matters is a true chartreuse with strong yellow undertones and a matte finish. (LE)
  7. NARS Parrot Cay is a pale, aqua green with a matte finish. It is very much like Korres #12.
  8. Korres #12 is a pale aqua green with a matte finish. It’s a dupe for NARS Parrot Cay! (DC)
  9. Chanel Jade is a dark aqua blue/green with a frosted sheen.

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Behind-the-Series:  It was my intention to provide heavy, opaque swatches to provide an accurate color comparison.  Some eyeliners required one pass, some required five, and a few even more.  When possible, the shade name (above) is linked to the original review so you can read more about the quality, wear, etc. of a particular eyeliner.  If we’ve never done a review, there will be no link.  Shades that were limited edition will be marked with “(LE)” and shades that were discontinued will be marked with “(DC)” after the color description.  You can also find all comparisons on The Dupe List.

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Green Eyeliners
Green Eyeliners: MAC Emerald Sea, MAC Landscape Green, UD Graffiti

Green Eyeliners
Green Eyeliners: CoverGirl Green Glow, MUFE #17L, MAC Colour Matters

Green Eyeliners
Green Eyeliners: NARS Parrot Cay, Korres #12, Chanel Jade

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About the Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). (For more information, please check the FAQ.)

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I have UD Stash (though that might be a khaki) and Mildew as green liners. I love a dash of green on the lower lash line. Even if the rest of the eye makeup is neutral it makes things so much more fun!

Covergirl Green Glow is a favorite to use on my waterline with a neutral eye, just for that little bit of my signature color.

Speaking of liners that work well on the waterline, btw, the NYX Slide-On pencils are fantastic. They’re the easiest to apply to the waterline out of all the pencils I own, they stay put pretty well, and the Papaya Green shade is great when I want something a little louder than the Green Glow. I’m wearing the gold shade today.

With hazel eyes, green is an important color for me because it can really make my eyes look green instead of light brown.

Yellow-greens, like the MAC Emerald Sea and Cover Girl Green Glow that you should are on my shopping list now!. However, the blue-greens, like NARS Parrot Key, Chanel Jade, even UD Graffiti just make me look like a brown-eyed girl wearing green eyeliner.

LOVE LOVE LOVE MAC LANDSCAPE GREEN AND COVERGIRL GREEN GLOW. NOT SURE WHAT NARS AND KORRES WERE THINKING WHEN THEY CREATED THEIRS-JUST PLAIN OLE WACK!!

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