Even if prom is a month or two away, you should already be thinking about how you want your makeup done. If you figure it out in advance, you can practice the look so that you know you like it – and if you don’t, you have plenty of time to pick a new look that you actually love.
While you can of course wear whatever color you want, you might want to consider specific eye makeup for the color of your eyes. For all you green-eyed girls out there, there are certain colors that will really make your eyes stand out. The best shades for green eyes are taupe, purple, silver, and metallic dark green (like sage). Purple makes a beautiful contrast against green eyes, while taupe is a much more flattering neutral than brown. Silver makes a gorgeous smokey eye for green eyes, and you can also play around with gray liner.
But picking an eye shadow look out of these colors is still really difficult. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, here are 12 easy prom makeup ideas for brown eyes. Bring in the picture if you’re getting your makeup done, or use the tutorials some of these have to do them yourself. Oh, and by the way: these are perfect for prom, but really work for any event!
This super sparkly silver look is perfect for prom. It was created for a special event!
This subtle look incorporates taupe and a silvery color. It’s really pretty – and I love how the fake eyelashes look as well.
A silver smokey eye is perfect for green eyes. Use your own metallic silvers and blacks to recreate it.
A bold purple look is perfect for green eyes and for prom. This one will definitely stand out.
This dark gray/taupe look is so pretty and can really work whenever.
A bold, sparkly silver line looks awesome against taupe neutrals.
This purple smokey eye is awesome. It stands out without being too in-your-face.
This mix of dark purple and gray works so well, and ends up creating a slightly more subtle version of the look above.
Copper could also work for green eyes, like this tutorial suggests. This is a great, more subtle option if you didn’t want to do anything big.
I am personally obsessed with this soft silver/gray eyeshadow look. It’s gorgeous.
This dramatic silver smokey looks relatively easy to recreate on your own and is definitely high-impact.
Why not mix silver and purple for a look that is perfect for green eyes? This option is beautiful.
Which of these looks is your favorite? What kind of eye makeup do you want to see? Tell me in the comments!