There’s a sultry new makeup trend on the horizon and Lily Collins just became one of the first A-listers to absolutely slay it—cue her khaki green eyeshadow for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Expertly crafted by celebrity makeup artist Vincent Oquendo, the pair delivered a masterclass in bridging the gap between summer and autumn beauty trends, with a statement take on one of the most wearable looks of the coming season. We're not really all that surprised green is being looked to for makeup inspiration, Greenery is the Pantone colour of the year after all. Love it? Keep scrolling for everything you need to know about the green eye makeup trend, plus four gorgeous ways to wear it now.
Green Smoky Eye
So let's start with the details—green eye makeup is hot news both for summer and the coming autumn season, with designers and makeup brands alike all touting gorgeously rich shades of khaki, emerald, jade and deep forrest greens. But while eyes are certainly the focus right now (with nails sure to follow), how exactly you wear it is totally up to you.
Layering it over a charcoal grey base for a seriously sultry eye like Lily Collins is one option, best finished with a strong brow and lashings of mascara.
Nailing the summer vibe with Joan Smalls, celebrity makeup artist Patrick Ta clashed deep green eyeliner with millennial pink, lifting the whole look with that than inner corner smudge of soft colour.
Upside Down Liner
While the best way to do the green makeup trend is to really commit to the look—a light wash of this colour runs the risk of leaving you looking a bit bruised—makeup artist Katie Jane Hughes has mastered a slightly more pared back take.
Keep your skin super clean and dewy, brows groomed, lips neutral, and simply go for it on the lower lash line.
Metallic Mermaid Vibes
If, on the other hand, you're ready to go for it, Selena Gomez and Emily Ratajkowski's go-to makeup artist Hung Vanngo has the answer—green, on top of green, on top of more shimmering green.
Not for the faint hearted, this look is all-out statement, and you'll need at least three different shades of green shadow (try creams or a damp brush to give powders a metallic finish) to capture that light-to-dark gradient.
Opening Image: @lilyjcollins