The Best MAC Shadows for Green Eyes

After publishing my Best MAC Eyeshadows for Blue Eyes last week, a few of you were wondering if I would cover the best eyeshadows for green and blue-green eyes. I will cover these today and I will also run through the best products for hazel eyes.

Green eyes can be accentuated with a variety of colours. Coppers, ambers, champagnes, browns, burgundies, plums and purples can all make green eyes pop. The colours that you should use depend entirely on the colours in your own eyes. Green eyes can very hugely in colour. Some green eyes have a tinge of blue, some have a hint of brown and some green eyes are just a stunning emerald green.

While dazzling green eyes can look amazing with all of the above colours, I find that champagne colours and purples work beautifully with blue-green eyes and champagnes, coppers and browns can make hazel eyes sparkle. Here is a list of the best MAC eyeshadows to compliment your eye colour.

For Blue-Green Eyes

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I definitely recommend the following eyeshadows for blue-green eyes:

Shroom- a soft beige with a shimmer (Satin)

Satellite Dreams- a deep plum colour with a violet pearl (Veluxe Pearl)

Nocturnelle- a pinked-up chrome purple (Frost)

Sketch- a burgundy with a red shimmer (Velvet)

Shadowy Lady- a blackened plum (Matte) (excellent for a night out as it is really dark, but opt for Sketch if you want to tone the look down a little bit)

I recommend getting Shroom, Satellite Dreams, Nocturnelle and either Sketch or Shadowy Lady in a palette. There’s also the MAC Times Nine Purple and MAC Times Nine Burgundy Palettes to choose from, but I prefer making my own palettes.

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Satin Taupe- a gorgeous taupe brown with a metallic silver shimmer (Frost)

Expensive Pink- a beautiful champagne pink (Veluxe Pearl)-ideal for illuminating the inner corners of the eyes and making them pop

I recommend pairing these two together. They are a rich and classic combination that subtly bring out the colours in the eyes.

For Hazel Eyes

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Expensive Pink and Satin Taupe are also lovely on hazel eyes, as the soft rose gold accentuates the green and brings out the brown in the eye.

I always opt for neutrals, browns, golds, rose gold and copper colours for hazel eyes as they add warmth to hazel-green eyes.

Some good colours to combine in a palette for your hazel eyes are:

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Shroom- a soft beige with a shimmer (Satin)

Orb- a soft peachy beige (Satin)

Satin Taupe- taupe brown with silver shimmer (Frost)

Smut- Muted black with red shimmer (Satin) (Use as much or as little of this shade to smoke out the makeup look. It’s good for defining the crease)

The Amber Times Nine palette also has some gorgeous shades like Ricepaper and Don’t Tell. The Times Nine Shadows are a steal at €33.50 and allow you to create a variety of looks.

Gorgeous Gold, Amber Lights, Antiqued, Tempting and Embark  also work wonderfully with hazel eyes.

Green Eyes


While all of the above colour combinations will work on people with pretty green eyes, I also love:

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Shale- mauve plum with subtle shimmer (Satin)

Haux – soft muted rosy brown (Satin)

Satin Taupe- taupe brown with silver shimmer (Frost)

Blackberry- muted burgundy plum brown (matte)

to accentuate the eyes with both plum and muted brown shades.

Definitely invest in Satin Taupe and Expensive Pink regardless of what mix of green is in your eyes.

I hope this helps you in choosing some nice colour combinations.

If you have any makeup related questions, or if you try any of these eyeshadows on your green eyes, message me on Facebook, Tweet me or tag me on Instagram.

x Caroline