Makeup tips for hazel eyes are unique and unexpected – just like hazel eyes themselves! I used to hate my eye color because I just wanted it to be green – no mix of brown and gold, just plain green! Since learning how to make the most of them, however, I've learned to embrace my eyes, to love them. After all, hazel eyes are beautiful, whether they pair green with brown and shards of grey, or with gold and flecks of blue. Highlight your gorgeous, bejeweled eyes too, by making use of these stellar makeup tips for hazel eyes!
1. Make the Most of the Kaleidoscope
Hazel eyes are extraordinarily unique because they do contain so many different hues. Furthermore, whether you've got gorgeous mahogany skin, flawless caramel coloring, a rich golden tan, or a pale porcelain visage, your eyes capture that color and likely change accordingly. That means that you're in the unique position to change the color of your eyes by highlighting the hues you like best. As you read these makeup tips for hazel eyes, keep that in mind by remembering that your skin, hair, and clothing options all make a difference.
2. Go a Little Greener
If you're like me and still like to play up the green flecks in your eyes, turn to purple. You've probably noticed that, depending on your coloring, various shades of purple look phenomenal on you. Embrace that! Play around with different palettes, experiment with subtle shades of lilac, lavender, and violet, or bold, jeweled tones like plum, eggplant, and deep, royal purple. Add in a little gold for even more texture and depth. Feel free to try a gold-flecked purple mascara, even, if you don't want to work the shades in eyeliner and shadow.
3. Get Envious
Now, there are some people who will tell you that green eye shadow is a no-go, but that's simply not true. This season especially, emerald green is the color. Even if you're subtle, your hazel eyes can easily carry green shadows and liners. You can blend it and keep it soft with taupe, beige, or gold, but give it a try. You don't have to go all out, but a little green color will take you incredibly far. This color tip is especially worthwhile if you want to play up the gold tones in your eyes.
4. All That Glitters is Gold
Gold and gold-toned eyeliners and shadows look amazing with hazel eyes. Again, you can take the subtle route with warm taupe, copper, or bronze with flecks of gold, go with a purple or green that incorporates gold, or go for a neutral palette that introduces just a little gold glimmer. Depending on your particular eye color, this will either make your brown hues pop or attract attention to the green haze over that pretty gaze.
5. Pretty in Pink
Pink looks beautiful with just about any eye color, so you can understand why it complements hazel so well. If your hazel eyes have blue undertones, a little bit of soft, shimmery pink goes a long way. If you have a richer brown color, then darker shades of bold pink look incredible. A light, matte mauve brings out the green in your eyes as well. Really, you can't lose with pink, so just play around with different palettes!
6. Experimenting with Eyeliner
Even if you wear it light during the day, always play around with your eyeliner. You have a unique eye color and it can handle colored eyeliners. While black will simply call attention to your hazel color just as it is, think about wearing purple, a coppery brown, or even a deep, forest green. While you should largely stay away from eye shadows in shades of blue and light grey, a navy eyeliner will look splendid with your pretty, multicolored peepers!
7. Don't Neglect the Pout
Sometimes the best way to bring out your eyes is with a complementary lip color. Naturally, you don't want to wear green lipstick, but play around with rich plums, pretty pinks, subdued mauve lip colors, and even shades with hints of copper, brown, or gold. Anything gold or bronze that shimmers will lend its illumination to your eyes, and berry is a wonderful bold choice when you're trying to bring out blue shards. To play up all those green glimmers, think about a fun coral or keep it nude and neutral.
8. Accentuating Accents
If you have the skin tone to carry it off, a little bronzer will definitely bring out all the colors in your eyes. Don't go overboard, just add a little shimmer to your cheeks and your forehead, maybe a little over your noise. Failing that, make sure you add on some highlighter. It looks best around your eyes – but again, use a light touch!
Your eyes reflect your mood, sometimes taking on stronger green or golden or stormy brown tones. By bringing out your hazel eyes, you'll make them light up even more. Have you ever wanted to change your eye color or do you love your gaze, just the way it is?