Shay Mitchell just showed us all how to pull off green eyeshadow

Shay Mitchell's green smoky eye

Get ready to update your classic smoky eye

Beauty Crew Beauty Writer / May 30 2018

There are always going to be *those* shades in an eyeshadow palette that remain untouched – it’s just a fact of life. They tend to be a little ‘out there’ for our norm, and we immediately think we won’t be able to pull them off.

But we come bearing good news – those neglected shades could soon have their chance to shine. Shay Mitchell just showed us that green eyeshadow CAN look amazing - so we’re pretty much re-thinking everything we’ve ever known.

The actress arrived at the 2018 A&E Upfront event in New York City wearing THE most amazing green smoky eye. While it’s quite possibly the last colour we’d ever think about swiping on our lids (apart from maybe as a teeny bit of St Patrick’s Day fun), we’re actually super into it.

Shay Mitchell

Created by none other than celebrity makeup artist Patrick Ta, the mossy green eyeshadow (which seemed to have a copper/metallic tinge to it), was blended around Shay’s upper and lower lid, lifting her entire look and accentuating those chocolate brown eyes on a whole other level.

The star allowed her bold eye makeup to take centre stage, keeping the rest of her look somewhat subtle. Teamed with spidery lashes, she opted for contoured cheeks, super polished brows and a matte nude lip.

Her long hair was worn slicked back in loose waves; she absolutely oozed Hollywood glam.

We’ll just be over here waiting for Patrick Ta to break down the whole *entire* look. Until then, we’re revisiting our eyeshadow palettes to find the next best thing to recreate a green smoky eye of our own.

If you need some tips on how to master a good smoky eye, check out these simple steps for nailing a sophisticated smoky haze in seconds.

What do you think of Shay’s green smoky eye? Would you try this hue on your next night out? Let us know in the comment section below.

Main image credit: @shaymitchell
Inset image credit: Getty

Erin Docherty is a Beauty Writer for BEAUTYcrew, Beauty Editor for Women's Health magazine and a Grooming Writer for Men's Health magazine. She has a keen interest in cosmeceutical skin care and is currently working on minimising her 9-step skin care routine – because ain’t nobody got time for that. When she’s not writing about the latest beauty news, or applying copious amounts of serum, you can find her spending all her money in Sephora.