Upon making an entrance, it does a woman no good to just be the most attractive one in the venue, let alone donning the most stunning dress that fashion has blessed the world with. No. When making an entrance, it is important to bear in mind the feature you wish the audience to focus on. My personal preference is the eyes. The beauty of a woman is not in her hair or makeup; it is in her eyes, or the place where love resides. A famous Pinterest post once said, “Eyes are captivatingly beautiful. Not because of the color but because of the words they hold within them.” They tell stories that no mouth can utter or speak of. To better emphasize and draw all eyes to yours, here is a list of some makeup looks I highly recommend trying, especially if you have green eyes.
1. The Golden Eye
For some reason, everyone has heard of the golden eye. Whether you’ve seen it from a film, novel, or play, you are probably familiar with this makeup trend. The color gold holds significance in beauty. You see, gold is a color that emphasizes every color on the spectrum — blue, green, red, purple, you name it. The same goes for eye colors, especially green. I do not know what it is about gold that makes colors pop. All I can say is that it does wonders for green eyes, especially if it’s used to underline their hue or the single thread of gold that is sometimes found dancing in the pools of green eyes. If you have green eyes and have yet to try the golden eye, do it. I promise, this makeup look will not fail in making your eyes pop.
2. The Enchanting Eye
“Those enchanting eyes, that brightest smile, that alluring voice, that breathtaking gaze, is enough for you to be the assassinator of my heart and soothe my soul altogether.”
Notice that the first descriptive word in Namrata Bhattacharya’s quote is enchanting eyes. I said it before, and I will say it again. Eyes are captivating. Dressing up green eyes with purples, blues, pinks, oranges, or a mystifying green-blue eyeshadow hue will do the trick to enchant your eyes. This look will make a simple gaze, voice, and smile that more alluring and eye-catching. This is, by far, one of the best makeup looks to try and practice if you have green eyes. Trust me! Also, if you decide to practice this makeup look, try using purple hues of eyeshadow. You will not be disappointed. I know I wasn’t.
3. The Accented Eye
Sometimes, you just need to accentuate the color of your eyes to better emphasize their natural beauty. Of all the makeup looks to test and try out on green eyes, this is the one most attempted and common, especially for a formal event or a girls night out. You can use dark or light greens. You can even incorporate a little bit of black, brown, gold, silver, or white. Really, it all depends on how you want to accentuate your pools of green. In terms of makeup looks, this one is the simplest to wear with green eyes. Also, just because you are not pulling out different colors from your eyes does not mean the effect of dramatizing the natural color and beauty of them will lessen.
4. The Smokey Eye
Now, this is one that is more fitted for a night at the bar or club, but it could also be used when going on a date. The smokey eye is one of the most preferred makeup looks, in terms of keeping it simple. Some even prefer practicing and adorning their eyes with this makeup look for their everyday appearance, whether they’re staying at home or going to work, out on a date, or on a vacation. There are many variations of the smokey eye: black and silver, browns and golds, blues and purples, etc. But my personal favorite for green eyes is purple. You can use dark or light colors to achieve this. Or, you can blend pink, gold, or silver into the purple smokey eye. You can make it gentle, sharp, aggressive, or subtle. Again, it all depends on you, and how you want to underline your green eyes for the day.
5. The Natural Eye
Lastly, the natural eye. Of all the makeup looks I have listed, this one is, by far, the easiest to do. Sometimes, as I have learned, not wearing makeup—whether it is because you are too lazy, do not have the time, or simply do not want to wear it—is the best way to highlight your eyes. However, if you did want to wear a little bit of makeup and still keep the natural look, all you have to do is brush on some light eyeshadow. It could be transparent, a light pink, a gold, or a tan-ish hue. Simply draw on a thin line of black or brown eyeliner, and then brush on minimal layers of mascara.
The thing I have learned with makeup is that it should never be used to hide an “ugly” face; it should be used to make it more beautiful. Makeup is meant to enhance your natural beauty, not hide it or make it into something it is not. Personally, I believe everybody is beautiful without makeup. However, I also believe that those who wear the right makeup can become more confident, strong, and powerful. As Charlotte Tilbury said: “Beauty is power, and makeup is something that enhances that; it’s a woman’s secret.”