Best Makeup for Hazel Eyes

Best Makeup for Hazel Eyes

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Hazel eyes typically contain a range of tones, falling somewhere between green and brown, but often have both hues in varying degrees. They usually have flecks of grey and gold - jackpot -- giving an extra oomph to make this shade pretty striking. 

Because hazel eyes include so many colors and tones, you can easily use different makeup shades to highlight and play up what's unique about your eyes and essentially transform the hue. Fun! Here's our guide to makeup for hazel eyes - the possibilities are pretty much endless.


best eyeshadow for hazel eyes

Top row from left to right: Esteé Lauder Pure Color Eyeshadow Bronze Cube / Makeup Forever Eyeshadow in Peacock Green / Maybelline Expert Wear Eyeshadow Quads in Sunlit Bronze

Bottom row from left to right: Givenchy Le Prisme Eyeshadow Quartet in Khaki Egerie / Dior 5 Colour Eyeshadow Royal Khaki / Urban Decay Deluxe Eyeshadow

Rich autumnal colors like brownsgolds, and greens will easily play with the colors in your eyes and enhance their richness. Some makeup experts might advise against using green eyeshadow, but if you're eyes are light enough and you choose wisely, a deep green shadow can really work wonders. 

Goldbronze, and light brown shadows will help emphasize the warmth of hazel eyes.  Try using a bone or cream color on the inner corners of your lids to really create a great, luminous contrast.

If you want to pick up the green in your hazel eyes you can turn to lavender, plum, and even forest green eyeshadows. 



best eyeliner for hazel eyes

From left to right: Prestige Khol Eyeliner in Chocolate / Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liner in Brown / NARS Eyeliner Pencil / Laura Geller Beauty I-Care Eyeliner Waterproof Pencil in Duo Eggplant / Glo-Minerals Glocream Eyeliner in Eggplant

Neutral browns will enhance the richness of your hazel eyes. These earth tones provide a soft, luminous effect for your eyes, and a good base for other colors. Milk chocolate, burnt sienna, and other similar colors will help bring out the warmth in your eyes. Choose a liner with a green undertone to bring out the green. If you're looking to create a stark contrast, try an eggplant or plum color.



best mascaras for hazel eyes

From left to right: COVERGIRL Exact Eyelights Brightening Mascara in Black Gold / Elizabeth Arden Double Density Maximum Volume Mascara / Esteé Lauder Projectionist High Definition Volume Mascara / Benefit BadGal Plum Mascara / Stila Black Diamond Mascara in Blue Shimmer

If you have hazel eyes - and you've used the proper eyeshadow and eyeliner - your mascara will just be the cherry on top. Go for mascaras with subtle light reflecting and shimmer aspects.

If you're looking to play up the green in your eyes, think about the color wheel. Head to the deep purples, plums, and eggplants in order to showcase the green hues of your eyes. If you're trying to highlight the brown hues, reach for a light brown mascara. To play up the drama, reach for a bold black.


Which products do you recommend for hazel eyes? Would you try any of these? Comment below!

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