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- 1+ 11- 0Burnt sienna can be an excellent eyeshadow color for many different eye colors, including hazel. This shade is definitely in the "brown" category, though it's more of a mid-range brown with a hint of rust (and definitely darker than bronze). If your hazel eyes have flecks of light brown in them, wearing burnt sienna could really bring that out. Try blending the burnt sienna with other shades (including bronze and a more classic brown) for high drama.
- 2+ 9- 0Carnelian is another great shade of eyeshadow that can really make hazel eyes look incredible. This shade is quite similar to burnt sienna, though it's a bit more on the red end of things. I've seen several different shades of carnelian - ranging from a lighter color to a dramatic, smoky dark. If you're going with a darker carnelian on your hazel eyes, use a light touch. Layering is important. Start with just one sweep of shadow and, if that's not enough, gradually add a little more.
- 3+ 7- 1Whether your hazel eyes have more green in them or more brown, violet and plum shades of eyeshadow can really enhance the natural color. A light violet or plum on the lids can really bring out the beauty in hazel eyes - but so can a darker, stronger purple shade. Combining the two? That can be eyeshadow glory!
- 4+ 2- 1Believe it or not, green is one of the components of hazel. So, it makes sense that putting green next to hazel will bring out the green tones in your eyes. In this case, being a green-eyed monster is definitely a good thing! British racing green is a bit darker and more exotic than other shades of green, but putting it on lids (particularly in the crease) can really make some shades of hazel eyes pop!
- 5+ 1- 0Anything with gold flecks in it will catch the golden tones in your eyes, instantly warming them up and making your whole face appear warmer as a result. Pair with big lashes, bronze cheeks and natural lips for an overall bronze goddess look.
- 6+ 3- 3Ah, silver shadow! Silver shadows are a must when creating a true smoky eye effect - especially when you have hazel eyes. Silver is wonderful, because it blends so beautifully with so many other eyeshadow shades. Try using silver as your base shadow and then blending some of these other hazel eyeshadow colors over it. If you're really going bold, add a super-dark gray or even a black eyeshadow over it.