Emerald Eyeliner

 emerald eyes

Typically I’m a black eyeliner kind of girl. During the workweek I keep my makeup minimal (usually just some mascara on my eyes), but on nights and weekends I like to add a bit more. Black is great, but sometimes I get bored and want to change things up without going too overboard. That’s when emerald liner comes into play. It’s the perfect color to go with my brown eyes and is dark enough to look good as eyeliner (plus, it’s Pantone’s color of the year). Whether you want to replace your top liner with emerald or add a bit to your bottom liner if you’re bold, here are my tips and suggestions.

emerald eyelinerEmerald eyeliner on top lash line only

emerald makeup

Emerald liner on top and bottom lash lines

Instead of buying an emerald eyeliner, I usually wet my liner brush and use one of my eye shadow shades. I have a huge palette from Sephora as well as a BH cosmetics one, so I have about 5 different emeralds to choose from. For this purpose, I picked my Makeup Geek eye shadow in “Envy”. First, I apply primer to my lids- paying extra attention to my eyelid- where the liner will go. Then I wet my eyeliner brush, dip it into the shadow and apply it in short strokes across my lid. I finish with one final thin stroke and clean up and mess with a q-tip dipped in makeup remover.

So, are you convinced that emerald is the new black yet? Here are some eye shadows and eyeliners to use if you’re going to give it a try.

emerald eye makeup

 Maybelline Color Tattoo 24HR Eyeshadow in “Edgy Emerald”  /  NARS Eyeshadow Duo in “Mad, Mad World”  /  Urban Decay Eyeshadow in “Loaded”  /  L’Oreal Double Extend Eye Illuminator Liner in “Black Emerald”  /  Make Up Forever Aqua Liner in “Emerald Green” /  Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Shadow Pencil in “Clinic”  /  Tarte Skinny SmolderEYES Waterproof Liner in “Emerald”  /  Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in “Forest Green”


  1. Emerald is such a hot color this year it only makes sense to start incorporating it into makeup! Loving these pics

  2. What a cool trend.  I wonder if emerald eyeliner would bring out or dull my brownish green eyes?  Hmm I guess Ill try it out!

  3. This is so pretty! It looks gorgeous on you Rachel 🙂 I used to wear emerald eyeliner ALL the time… but I would just use it on the very outside and inside of my eyes. Everyone used to ask how I did my makeup and it was just some cheap pencil from Sally’s Beauty. You just made me want to go buy it again!

  4. I love this trend! I have green eyes so the emerald is a bit repetitive but with your gorgeous brown eyes this looks great

  5. I LOVE your eyes with the emerald liner…really makes them pop! 

    And someone updated her header and buttons…I like! That new pic in the top right corner is beautiful!

  6. This is such a great post Rachel! I’ve worn emerald eye shadow before but never a liner. I love how it’s a subtle change from your usual black and it looks so lovely!

  7. You know, I never thought of emerald eyeliner, as I also usually wear black as well, but wow I totally love the look on you and emma stone! I think I need to try this hehe. Thanks for the inspiration! xo

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