Amongst all these, green smokey particularly grabbed my attention. It's a refreshing alternative to classic black smokey, it's easier to wear, and it's such a pretty color choice for fall!
As I mentioned in my Ivy League post, Bobbi Brown went for a pearly, moderate muted deep olive/ivy green smokey eye look with subtle glossy nude lips in this fall's Ivy League collection. Instyle named teal smokey (which has been on the spotlight since Gucci's S/S 2009 show) "this season's version of classic smokey eye". Kim Kardashian recently rocked a leaf green, retro style smokey. Teal or green smokey is a must-do this season.
If you don't feel brave enough to wear green shadow directly, go for a more subtle look: brush on a taupe or brown shadow with green/teal pearl in it, such as MAC Club or Too Faced Label Whore. If you use a darker cream eyeshadow as base, the green pearl will show up better.
For a more dramatic, rock star-like look, use matte black cream or powder eyeshadow on lids and smudge till the brow bone. Then, press green shimmery powder (MAC Pigment in Antique Gold for a warmer look, or Teal for a cooler one) onto lids with your finger. Apply the same powder more intensively to the inner rims of your eyes.
Urban Decay Zero/ Avon Textured Teal/ Bobbi Brown Golden Leaf
Too Faced Blonde Ambitions/ MAC Antique Gold/ YSL Garden of Eden
I feel like Teal goes well with peachy pink lips & cheeks, while warmer tones, such as hunter green, tend to look better with toffee-nudes or tawny-nudes. This season's pearly greens pair best with glossy but not shimmery lips.