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The Best Eyeshadow Shades for Your Eye Color

The secret to making your eyes pop: the color wheel. Find the best shades to draw attention to brown, blue, green, and hazel eyes.

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    • Create Contrast

      Making your eye color stand out goes back to the basics of the color wheel. Using contrasting hues draws attention to eyes and intensifies their color. "Whatever your eye color is, you want choose an eyeshadow on the opposite side of the wheel to intensify your eye color," says New York City makeup artist Michelle Coursey.


    • Brown Eyes

      Brown eyes actually contain shades of orange and red, making blues and greenish golds the best shadow picks. Bright blues are Coursey's first choice, but if you're not up for going bold with cobalt, navy is a more subtle option. Coursey suggests putting dark blue shadow or liner next to the lash line for a hint of color. Subdued green-gold shadow keeps the look from being overly colorful.

    • Picks for Brown Eyes

      Deep navy eyeliner is an easy way to incorporate shades of blue into a look without going too bold.


      Try: Retractable Waterproof Eyeliner ($13; sephora.com)

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    • Picks for Brown Eyes

      For a more colorful look, opt for highly pigmented blue shadows. This trio comes with application tips for using the three shades together.


      Try: Smashbox Photo Op Eye Shadow Trio ($28; beauty.com)

    • Picks for Brown Eyes

      For an everyday neutral, stick with green-gold hues that complement rich blues.


      Try: BareMinerals Brown Eyecolor Eye Shadow, Queen Tiffany ($14; beauty.com)

    • How to Apply Eyeshadow for Brown Eyes

      Learn how to make your brown eyes pop with this tutorial!

    • Blue Eyes

      Rich, warm colors are the perfect contrast to cool blue eyes. Rich browns and terra-cottas -- all colors with a hint of orange -- are just right for every day. Metallic tones like gold or bronze can help baby blues stand out for evening. Skip black eyeliner -- it tends to look too harsh on lighter skin tones and opt for brown or bronze instead.

    • Picks for Blue Eyes

      Warm shades of orange are perfect for an easy, everyday look.


      Try: NARS Duo Eyeshadow ($35; sephora.com)

    • Picks for Blue Eyes

      Hints of metallic help to bring out gold highlights in blue eyes.


      Try: Laura Mercier Baked Eye Colour, Wet/Dry ($23; sephora.com)

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      Picks for Blue Eyes

      A shimmery bronze eyeliner is a subtle way to define blue eyes and help them pop.


      Try: Tarte Skinny SmolderEYES Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liner, Aztec Gold ($19; beauty.com)

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      Green Eyes

      To provide contrast for green eyes, reach for shades of purple and pink. Keep a daytime look from getting too colorful by using taupe or other neutrals all over the lid and keeping purple hues closer to the lash line. With green eyes, it’s also best to avoid harsh black liner and instead choose charcoal, silver, or deep purple liners.

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      Picks for Green Eyes

      Deep gray eyeliners help green eyes stand out without being overpowering.


      Try: Lancome Artliner 24H ($30.50; Lord & Taylor)

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      Picks for Green Eyes

      This soft palette is perfect for adding a subtle hint of purple hues to a daytime look.


      Try: Stila Desert Sky Eye Shadow Set, Pink ($35; beauty.com)

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      Picks for Green Eyes

      Go bold at night with deep purples that will make green eyes stand out.


      Try: Bobbi Brown Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow ($22; sephora.com)

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      Hazel Eyes

      Autumn colors are ideal for helping hazel eyes stand out. Go for rich browns, golds, and greens if you want to make hazel eyes look more brown. If you’d like to bring out the greens and golds, try bronze or eggplant, Coursey says.

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      Picks for Hazel Eyes

      Dark, eggplant-color liners help the green and gold flecks in hazel eyes pop.


      Try: Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil ($20; sephora.com)

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      Picks for Hazel Eyes

      Warm shades of brown are an easy go-to look.


      Try: Stila Eye Shadow Trio ($20; sephora.com)

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      Picks for Hazel Eyes

      Sunflower yellow adds a pop of color to a neutral look.


      Try: Make Up For Ever Metal Powder ($23; sephora.com)

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      Want to look younger instantly? Start by making some easy tweaks to your cosmetic bag. Find out why your current look might be aging you. Then, follow our easy, age-defying makeup tutorials to help you achieve more youthful, glowing skin, brighter eyes, and fuller lips.
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