Gorgeous green is the haute eye shadow shade

ESSENCE.COM Nov, 05, 2008

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Beauty is about creativity, so this winter get imaginative by experimenting with an eye-popping color like green. Step outside your comfort color box like Tia Mowry and sample a shimmery green smoky eye.

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As precious as jade, Jada Pinkett Smith is striking while creating a mysterious look with her smoky green eyes. For a more dramatic look, add black liner to the lower lid like she does for an even sexier allure.

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Beyoncé Knowles tops the pop charts and dazzles with this eye-popping green and white iridescent shadow combination that keeps her flawless look the envy of all.

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Get carried away with Kerry Washington’s glowing green eye shadow that embodies a whimsical romance. Remember when you focus on the eye, try a more subtle color on the lips like Washington does for a complete look that is not overdone. Green eye shadow pairs well with a pretty pink lip gloss. Pink bounces beautifully off most skin tones of color.

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Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon shows a greener side of her style with eye makeup color palette that has hints of ivy green and emerald. The actress looks breathtaking in this simple green smoky eye shadow that only draws the attention to color on the lids rather than the entire eye. Her raspberry lip color complements the entire makeup scheme.

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This look on former “American Idol” contestant Fantasia is green perfection. The hue springs off her deep mocha skin tone perfectly and her trademark short haircut adds a feminine touch.