I LOVE combining green and black, its very sensual and mysterious!
But you have to have a green that is complimentary to black (contains black pigments)
How can YOU make this look a reality for you? It starts with that perfect green/black color! And I LOVE Urban Decay's "Loaded"
Available in Shadow:
AND in "eye ink" (read: creamy stain for eyes - more on that later)
So....why green?! Well, green is exotic and also works with all eye colors. A green like we are talking about here is so similar to black, it makes eye looks much more flexible (aka: not just a black smokey eye or just a black eyeliner)
So how to you keep it looking fresh and not like...well...
Use a shadow primer from lid to brow
Then blend the green/black shadow color from the outside in. Be careful not to over saturate the eye area at first, its easier to add more than take away!
You can use a gold shimmer to dull down the deep color if you prefer
Use the green liner (or black works too) on the top and bottom to create the drama. I like to avoid a cat eye when doing a green look, I prefer to make it look more 'smoked' and faded.
I know its just a sketch, but this is a flawless look:
You've got the smokey look, but the green fades to the inner corner, so you don't look like a raccoon! Notice how it it high on the bow bone, I apply that when my brush is almost out of color (so its not so harsh!)
PS- keep it simple with the lip and blush!