Green eyes, whether natural or acquired with colored contact lenses, add an extra layer of glamour to pretty much any outfit, even the pyjamas you hang around the house in. There are several color choices you can make though which will help your green eyes be even more dominant and attention-grabbing. And if your eye color is indeed a result of a pair of green color contact lenses, then getting them to shine to their maximum and grab plenty of that attention is surely what it’s all about. So here are a few tips for a variety of situations which will make the most of the green in your eyes.
Casual Daily Wear Colors for Green Eyes
There are several shades of brown which work wonders for green eyes. Dark, chocolate browns help the green of your eyes stand out and work particularly well with lighter or blond hair. For fully paid up members of the brunette club, try tan shades reminiscent of a warm coffee with milk. There are some shades that should be avoided, however, especially very light shades of brown. Beige is right out.
• Darker browns with lighter hair.
• Darker tans with darker hair.
• Avoid beige or its variants.
Smart Daily Wear Colors for Green Eyes
For smart wear during the working day, you can’t go wrong with black. Again, it’s a dark foundation which lets the bright color of the eyes shine out. A more colorful combination is to match deep reds with some dark blue as green eyes respond well to warm colors. Just make sure the red is more prominent. Light colors won’t do much for green eyes, and especially avoid light blue if you want your lovely green peepers to be noticed.
• Black works well with lighter colored eyes.
• Deep, warm colors, especially red.
• Avoid light blues.
Eveningwear Colors for Green Eyes
When it’s time to glam up for an evening out, then you should consider purple as your base color. It’s an elegant color that works well with most types of jewelry, though particularly well with silver. Also try out some plum make up, as the deep warmth of plum greatly accentuates the green of your eyes. If you really want to go for it though, then deck yourself out in head to toe gold. You want it to be an earthy gold, nothing too shiny, but if you get it right then expect to be turning plenty of heads.
• Purple and plum are perfect.
• Go golden for extra glamour.
• Avoid anything too shiny or sparkly.
Colors to Highlight Subtle Green Eyes
While there are plenty of green eyes that are bright and colorful, there are also plenty that are more subtle shades which can get lost in poor lighting or in the bright glare of the sun. In such situations you want to break out some green colors to help highlight your eyes. Sage and olive tones are excellent, while darker bottle greens also help accentuate the green in your eyes.
• Greens with yellow bases (olive etc).
• Dark greens work if they are rich in tone.
• Avoid lemon shades.