7 Makeup Ideas for a Green Dress

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Customer Happiness Team

October 30, 2017

When it comes to selecting a gown colour for an upcoming event the vibrant green hue is the perfect option. Besides the fact that it offers you endless options and a variety of shades to choose from, it’s also super complementary for most skin tones. However, the trickiest part is picking what makeup ideas to try with a green dress and what shade of green best suits your skin tone. In this post, we'll show you 7 makeup ideas for a green dress.


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As a general rule of thumb, the richer dark toned greens work better with fair skin types, whilst the lighter and much brighter tones usually are more suited for the medium to dark skin types. In saying that, it’s best to always try on your garment before making the stereotypical judgment call between one of the two groups as listed above. Think back to art class, it’s all about light and shade in the colour you’re selecting. Be aware that if a colour has more white or black added to it, then the nature of the tone can be changed. This means some darker toned colours can have a more muted tone if there is more white in them which works well with medium to dark skin tones. On the other hand, light or bright tones can have more black in them which makes them more suitable for fair skin types.


Gray scale grid representing range of grays from white to black that can be added to a colour creating a balance of light and shade within the hue.

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Once you have picked which colour that best suits you it’s time to move onto the next important detail, how to style your makeup when wearing a green dress. Whether it’s a marvelous mint number or elegant emerald gown you’re wearing to that special upcoming function, you’ll no doubt look and feel super glamorous with our top 7 makeup style tips to match with your gorgeous green gown.


  1. If using a green eyeshadow make sure you match the colour to your dress shade.
  2. To intensify the colour of your eyeshadow mix in a little black.
  3. Avoid too much green makeup such as green eye liner with green eyeshadow.
  4. When selecting accompanying makeup colours, opt for light gray or beige hues.
  5. Unless you want to look like a Christmas elf, avoid bright shades of red and opt for softer coral or deeper reds lip shades.
  6. For a natural earthy makeup look, create a subtle smokey eye using olive green toned eyeshadow.
  7. For an effortlessly natural look choose a bronze eye and peach coloured lip.
  8. A neutral lip colour will give you a beautifully understated look and work well with a bold eye.
  9. Pearl coloured highlighters are great for contrasting and illuminating your features, especially with an emerald coloured dress.
  10. When applying eyeliner, make the line slightly thicker along the outer edge of your eyes to create a boldly contrasting look, perfect with a jade coloured gown.

So as you can see, selecting to wear a green gown at your next special function can be loads of fun! Remain at ease and stress free with our helpful hints and top 7 makeup styles to match to your alluring green dress. For more hot tips read our Ultimate School Formal Style Guide 2017FACT: Did you know? Traditionally green is known as the symbolic colour of life, also synonymous with growth, harmony and energy. It can be interpreted as the colour of safety or renewal, thus creating a general purpose of positivity.


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