Fresh ways to wear green eye makeup this spring

Fresh ways to wear green eye makeup this spring

It's easy being green

Text: Renée Batchelor

What better way to signal the start of spring than with a pop of green? Here's some fresh interpretations from the spring/summer 2016 shows

Whether in lime, jade or emerald, green is trending. Did you know that green — especially in deeper hues — actually brings out brown eyes? If you're afraid of the shade, start small with green liner or mascara, but if you're more confident you can veer into more outrageous territory. Taking our cue from some of the looks at the spring/summer 2016 shows, we found five novel ways to go green.

On the brows
It's not for everyone, but the sheer, lime green seen on model Lineisy Montero at Max Mara had a cool, almost superhero-ish vibe.

Max Mara

As an allover wash
At Holly Fulton a slick, green shade was worn from the eyeline and over the crease. To create that shiny texture, mix a cream shadow with a dab of vaseline.  

Holly Fulton

For a peacock feather effect
At Diane Von Furstenberg, the models had custom-blended shadow, with more green or blue added, depending on their eye colour and skin tone. On model Bella Hadid's stunning multi-coloured eyes, the peacock look was all the more bewitching. To copy it, start with an iridescent, pale green lightly dabbed around the eye, add in turquoise eyeliner and blend.

Diane von Furstenberg

As a pop of liner
Not the fussy sort? Go for easy, green eyeliner as seen at Monique Lhuillier. The secret of its success? A clean and precise line and bold, solid shade of emerald.

Monique Lhuillier

With other pastel shades
While most of the looks here are predominantly green, at Alexis Mabille, this trending hue was just one of a few pastel shades worn for these rainbow-effect eyes. Blended with pale blue and a wash of yellow, the eyes had a playful yet ethereal appeal.

Alexis Mabille

Get green-eyed with these beauties: