Makeup That Goes With a Light Green Outfit: 5 Tips & Looks
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Light green, whether it’s mint, sage, or somewhere in between, is a gorgeous color for clothes. It’s versatile in that it can make the vibe, like with Danish pastel or with the army aesthetic, but it can also act like a neutral if it’s muted enough.
But then when it comes to makeup, what colors should you wear with light green? Read on for some helpful tips!
1. Base Your Dressy Makeup On Contrast
Dressy makeup is always a bit special.
The classic red
The classic red lip can look fine with an olive or khaki dress.
Khaki silk dress from Etsy: SilkSpiritStore
Golds and peaches
If you’ll be wearing a mint green dress, try for your eye makeup shades like rose golds and frosty peaches — colors which will softly enhance the cool tones in your outfit while still adding a lot of glam.
Browns and berries
Shimmering brown eye makeup can look great too even as a single color eye look, but wear a darker berry lipstick.
The plum statement
For a statement, a purple eyeshadow all across your lid can also give your eyes an instant pop of color while also really accentuating the dress. You can make it either graphic or blended, depends on what you like the best.
To keep things soft and subtle, use a brown eyeliner along the upper lash line and finish off with mascara. If you just want to look good, there’s no need to do anything elaborate!
2. Keep It Neutral for a Minimalist Green Outfit
What if you are looking for a more down-played look for the day?
The safest way is to keep your lips nude and for the eyes stick with neutrals like dark browns and grays, or with darker greens that will create little contrast.
If you’re going for an all-green look (for example a sage green top paired with olive bottoms), then you can also match some of the greens as closely as possible.
That’s 201 though. What works almost always is simply to reach for earthy tones such as taupes and bronzes for both eyeshadow and blush — this will provide just enough contrast without clashing with your clothes too much.
3. Eye Makeup For Sage Green Dress
Sage green is another popular shade when it comes to clothing; think deep forest greens mixed with hints of grey or blue-ish purple undertones.
For this look try playing up some dark tones like chocolate brown or very dark plum eye shadows; these colors are complementary but not overly flashy so they won’t steal attention away from your outfit itself!
Line your eyes with a deep black pencil liner and use lots of mascara to complete the look.
4. Eye Makeup for Neon Green Dress
For an outfit that has at least a touch of neon green, go for more structured makeup. The high vibrancy of the neon calls for it.
A classic cat eye using the blackest black liquid liner paired with some volumizing mascara will really make those bright green hues stand out.
5. Use The Basics of Color Theory
When it comes to makeup, you want to choose colors that will bring out and complement the light green hue of your clothes, or ones that will support it. To do this, let’s mention a few basic principles of color theory.
All colors can be broken down into either warm or cool shades. Warm colors typically have yellow undertones (think the 70s golds or warm olive greens), while cool shades consist of blues and greens (like the Paris pinks or baby blues).
- To bring out the green of your dress, you’re looking for a color that is in contrast to green, but has the same undertone.
- To support the green in your dress, you are looking for another green - lighter or darker, same or different undertone.
This means that any makeup look you create needs to coordinate with either the warm or cool tones in your clothing.
So, if you’re wearing a mint green dress, that’s a cool shade of light green. You will want cool contrasting colors like cool purples and grayish taupes.
But if you’re wearing a light olive, then that’s a warm green and you will want reddish purples or golden tan beiges.
Finding makeup looks that compliment light green clothes can be tricky but don’t let that discourage you! With just a few simple color theory tips (like understanding the difference between warm vs cool shades) you can create stunning eye looks that perfectly match whatever light green outfit you may have chosen! Whether it’s mint green dresses or all-over sage ensembles - there are tons of beautiful makeup ideas out there waiting to be discovered! So get creative, experiment, and enjoy finding new ways to enhance your favorite light green pieces!