Not true at all- of course you can use light eye shadow colors
You are lucky because green eyes and auburn hair go so well together. If you hair color stands out, then you will have to adjust your makeup colors to match with your hair color.
Since you said you have auburn hair, I would stick to lips and cheeks with a more peach undertone as this will complement your hair color the best.
NARS Beautiful Liar
NARS Hot Voodoo
Try Laura Mercier Lipliner in Chesnut
or Make Up For Ever Aqua Lip Liner in Chesnut 4C
Laura Mercier Blush in Spiced Cider would be gorgeous on you (the color swatch does not do it justice)
For your eyes, stick with browns with red or orange undertones as these will complement your eye color and hair color the best. Here are some options:
Smashbox Palette Blue Eyes (don't be fooled- it will look great on you too even with green eyes)
Kat Von D True Romance Palette in Ludwig
Smashbox Softbox Palette
Lorac Little Black Palette
Charolette Ronson Palette in Nicole
Dior Holiday Palette
I hope that gives you some ideas and let me know if you need any application tips
Hello fellow ginger!! I also have red hair and greenish/hazel eyes. I think you can use light coloured shadows if you also apply some eyeliner and mascara, I do this in the summer when it's super hot out. I think it also depends on the colour of your brows and lashes. If you're fair with fair features a light shadow colour on it's own will wash you out.
I tend to stick to browns and plums for my eyes, anything with a violet base never orangey, although the Urban Decay Naked pallet is amazing. I do like peach and warm pink for cheeks, I'm dying to get the Nars Orgasm blush. For lips it's usually gloss in a light nude pink/plum, I just got the Buxom lip gloss in Dolly and I love it and Syrup lipstick from MAC is a fav too!
Hope this helps!
Ok, so I don't have auburn hair OR green eyes, BUT one of my favorite beauty bloggers does! I swear she can pull anything off and she always recommends the BEST products. Check her out and maybe you can get some ideas? (She looks amazing with a vampy colored lip!)
Hope this helps!