When choosing an eye shadow, those with green eyes should opt for shades opposite their eye color on the color wheel, says Allure magazine. There are a number of colors, including silver, violet and taupe, that highlight green eyes.
Makeup artist Erica Whelan suggests that taupe eye shadow is a great choice, as it accentuates gold flecks present in green eyes. Red is complementary to green, so any shade of purple, due to red undertones, makes for versatile options. Whelan suggests concentrating purple near the lash line. A bright, smoky effect is achieved with silver eye shadow, while a metallic sage, though similar to the eye color, can make green stand out.