At first look a lot of people think I have brown eyes, but if you get close to me it is apparent that my eyes are brown and green. Most people refer to this as hazel eyes. Hazel eyes usually have a mixture of different color tones of brown, green and blue.
Like most other people with hazel eyes, my eyes actually look more green or brown depending on what I am wearing as well as the light around me. In fact, when I cry, my eyes turn pure green.
I personally love having hazel eyes and over the years I have developed some makeup tips for hazel eyes.
How to Do Eye Makeup for Hazel Eyes
Since hazel eyes are a combination of different colors, all of these tips may not apply to you. You definitely have to play around with eyeshadow for hazel eyes and find what does work best for you.
Also it depends on what color you to play up from your eyes. For example, sometimes I want my eyes to look more green rather than brown and other times I embrace the brown in my eyes. Keep this in mind when doing your eye makeup if you have hazel eyes.
If you want your eyes to look greener, purple and plum eye shadows work well to compliment the green in your eyes. Instead of simply apply a purple eye shadow, apply a light silver or grey one and then sweep a light purple over the grey. This gives your eyes a little more depth to them and brings out the green in them.
Another way to bring out the green in your hazel eyes is to use brown tones. Some people assume that using brown tones for eye shadow will bring out the brown in your hazel eyes, but that is actually the opposite of what happens. Brown is a complimentary color of green, which means it can enhance the green in your eyes rather than mute it.
You can also use a dark brown eyeliner to highlight in the green in your eyes as well. This can be used with a purple or brown colored eye shadow and it really will pull out the green in your hazel eyes.
You can use any of the above variations and just increase the colors to or mute them a little more to get your nighttime or daytime look. For example, if you want a nighttime look, the makeup for hazel eyes would include a dark grey eye shadow along with a darker plum color that are used together to give you more of a dramatic look. For a daytime look, use a lighter purple or even pinkish color along with grey for more of a natural look.
Another eye makeup for hazel eyes you can try is a gold or bronze eye shadow. If you use this in combination with a dark brown or even black eyeliner on top of the lids, the gold and bronze really brings out the color in your eyes. These colors are more neutral colors and look good on just about any eye color but can really make hazel eyes pop.
Truthfully, when it comes to make up for hazel eyes you may just be surprised at how many different looks will look beautiful with your eyes. If you want to play up a certain color of your eyes, check out a color wheel and then use the complimentary colors on your eyes.
Experiment with different eye shadow colors and don’t be afraid to try new colors and shades you may have never thought of wearing before.