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Eye Shadows to Bring Out Your Eye Color

Choosing the right color eye shadow for you shouldn’t necessarily be based upon the outfit you’re planning on wearing today, or even on your favorite color. Did you know that there are specific shades that complement every eye color, and help to really bring your eyes out? Today, Lionesse shows you some of the best colors and hues you can wear for your eye color, to help those sparkling, beautiful eyes shine through in all of their glory.

Purple eyeshadow look.

Brown Eyes
Women who are lucky enough to have brown eyes can truly consider themselves, well, lucky – because they can pull just about any eyeshadow shade off, and they look great in nearly all colors. There are some colors that will truly make your eyes pop and look absolutely stunning, which are:

  • Gold
  • Copper
  • Light or dark pink
  • Purple
  • Green
  • Copper
  • Chocolate brown
  • Neutrals

Lime green eyeshadow look

Green Eyes
Green eyes are one of the most highly coveted eye colors in the world – everyone who has this eye color should feel blessed, as nearly all colored contact lenses ordered throughout the world are ordered in various shades of green. Green eyes look best in peachy or pink tones, and also in the following colors:

  • Peach
  • Plum
  • Purple
  • Gold
  • Yellow
  • Lime Green

Pink eyeshadow look

Blue Eyes
Did you know that those with blue eyes can all be traced back to a single, solitary ancestral root? Blue eyes are considered a chromosomal abnormality that took place in the form of a single genetic mutation about 6,000 years ago. Who knew? We think they are beautiful regardless, and we know that the best colors there are to accent your gorgeous, sparkling blue eyes are:

  • Blue
  • Orange
  • Purple
  • Browns
  • Pink
  • Silver
  • Gold

Gold eyeshadow look.

Hazel Eyes
Hazel eyes are an interesting cross between the lovely shade of green mentioned above, and brown. They can vary in intensity and color, and can sometimes even appear to have hints of gold or orange in them. Hazel eyes look beautiful with any of the following shades implemented to tie the eye look together:

  • Gold
  • Brown
  • White
  • Green
  • Dandelion Yellow
  • Deep Purple

If you’ve got another shade of eyes, such as an unnatural tone by means of colored contacts, finding the right shade can be done by picking out the flecks of color within the iris of the contact or eye, and then matching it with colors listed above for the color flecked areas. Say there are flecks of brown inside a violet contact – you will find the brown eye color up above and match the shades there to that color, and end up with a fantastic result.

Matching your eyes with the perfect eyeshadow hues can really help to make your face and eyes look well put together, and these colors can really bring out your eyes to the best of their ability.  You will also look younger, brighter eyed, and glowing – all in one.

Be sure to choose a mascara shade that complements your eye color as well. Many mascara hues have flecks of color within them to accent individual eye colors – these should be stated on the front of the packaging.

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    rosie king zander

    glamorous

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    Teresa Miller

    I have green eyes, and I had no idea that peachy tones or pink tones were the best colors to accentuate my eyes. I’m not a fan of purple shadow, but I’m definitely going to start wearing more peachy and pink tones, along with a bit of gold. Thanks for the tips! I definatley learned something new today.

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    Willette Mitchell

    I love gold eyeshadow!!

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    hanh nguyen

    Great information!!

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    Nena Sinclair

    Love this post, it’s so interesting! I’ve got brown eyes and always thought they were boring! 🙂

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    Rachel

    I have blue eyes, but I always avoid cool toned shadows – somehow they just don’t work with my skin. But I love to wear browns and golds for a contrast.

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    baldo

    liked

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    Dana Matthews

    Oh my, this is awesome….love the green eyes hints, tips and colors!

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    SHARON MARTIN

    LOVE HOW THIS ARTCLES MATCHES THE SHADES OF COLOR TO EACH PERSON EYE COLOR, TO MAKE SURE IT’S THE RIGHT FIT…….

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    Brittany Martin

    very useful to know

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    Lynz

    My eyes are hazel and I use gold, but I never knew there were other colors to use as well!

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    CINZIA ROSETTI

    liked

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    seem

    this was very helpful

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    Lindsey

    I have blue eyes and I love wearing brown eyeshadow to make my eyes look bright

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    Kiera M.

    I love the one for green eyes but my eyes are brown

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    Annaloa Hilmarsdottir

    My eyes are boring – they could use some help.

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    Maria de Los Ángeles

    Me encanta este post,

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    melissa k

    Wow, I love the photos. They def inspire.

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    Shikha Jain

    Charming eye shadows in heart touching and vibrant colors

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    Joanne Schultz

    Love the brown-eyed eye shadow look!

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    Meghan

    Looks so pretty, would love to try the gold with a tan

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    Emily Benzing

    I love how pigmented these shadows are! Super pretty for any occasion, especially if I just want to dress up my eyes

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    Nicole Huckins

    These looks are absolutely gorgeous!

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    Angelica

    Wow those are some pretty eye shadows. I definitely love wearing coppers/ orange tones to bring out my blue eyes.

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    Brenda King

    I have blue eyes and loved the info regarding colors that would work best! Love the gold eyeshadow!

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    Dixie

    I love this article. I am no expert by any means in makeup so I love these color combinations for my eye color. I like to experiment but don’t like to waste time on colors that dont look good on me. 😉

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    Marilyn Holt

    I have Hazel eye’s and I will be trying some of the color’s mentioned. I mostly wear wine colored shadows.

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    Samantha

    Wow I love the purple, it’s such a tricky color to apply. Love the green also because I have Hazel eyes and green makes them pop.

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    Louanne Baelde

    Thanks for the tips! I need a color to bring out my brown eyes.

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    Jamie Johnson

    I have one green eye and one hazel eye. Yeah, good times for me!I have found the most flattering color that works on BOTH is this metallic pink. It really makes my eyes POP! Also, just a smudge of gold on my lids makes my eyes sparkle, too.

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    Ashley C

    I had never considered using different colors to enhance my eye color. I will have to try this out!

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    Ashley C

    Even though I have brown eyes, I really like the colour palette for the blue eyes. Think I might give it a try and experiment!

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    Jean F

    Some of these shadow treatments are over the top for my style. I rarely use eye shadow.

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    latanya

    These colors are beautiful and bold. I love them!

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    Misti

    I like the dark eye shadows.

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    Carol Blevins

    The tips are great. Even this old woman can learn new things here.

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    Lisa English

    It is great information, Nice to have verified, the colour choices I have been making are correct.

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    dreamersakura

    I love the look of colored mascara but I’m always to chicken to actually try them out haha

    • Jacob Langly - Lionesse Team

      Jacob Langly - Lionesse Team

      dreamersakura,
      We bet you’d look fabulous with a colored mascara! If you just want to dip your toes in the water, try using your regular mascara and just adding colored mascara to the tips of your lashes. Let us know how it goes!
      -Lionesse

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    Carolyn Massey

    I love eye shadows and always buying different colors. My eyes are hazel sometimes then brown with gold specks. I usually wear brown eye shadow but would love to experiment on different colors.

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    Steph D.

    I have blue eyes and gold/brown makes them stand out the most! I like this article 🙂

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    Jenn L.

    I have blue eyes, and I wear a lot of orange toned coppers – at least I’m on the right track? haha.

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    Kira

    I love eye make up. I have green eyes and have found that purples and golds are the best for bringing out the color in my eyes.

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    Britt

    ooooo

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    Denisa Ivascu

    Love the article. I have brown eyes and I usually use neutrals.

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    Liberty

    This article was quite educational. I did not realize there were so many colors that would go with the various colors of eyes. Great article.

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    Cynthia Knisely

    I have hazel eyes but they are a green and blue color. I try to use greens or brown eye shadows. I would really like to have blue eyes like my twin brother

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    Sana HS

    I have brown eyes and I love wearing brown, gold and neutral eyeshadows which are apparently a very good match with my eye color 🙂
    I’ll definitely follow your tips and start wearing more purple and pink 🙂

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    Carol Nine

    I was surprised to find colors I’ve never tried with my brown eyes on the list. I am going to try them. Thanks!

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    Kate S

    I have blue eyes and pretty much always use black/grey eyeshadow

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    Selena Meadows

    It is great to know that Pink shadows will work with blue eyes. The eyeshadow palletes for blue eyes typically contain blues and neutrals.

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    Fany Ayanomori

    I love the browns and pink eyeshadow. It’s really good with my brown eyes

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    Reem Arabi

    This is great information!

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    Simona Dotsika

    Many beautifull colors ! I like the photos,the pink and purple shadows are my favorite!

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    sanam hana

    i like smokey eye tutorial..

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    emiliesvs

    these looks, are absolutely gorgeous!!!!!

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    alfapasa

    Beautiful eyeshadows with beautiful colors. my eye color is greenish gray, but my skin is quite pink, which color would suit me best?

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    Alina Nicoleta

    love the one for green eyes but my eyes are brown

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    Ellie Lawson

    I’m learning more and more about eyeshadow, best way to apply, best colours to apply for skin tones and eye colours, I loved reading this article!

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    Ellie Lawson

    All these pictures of the women are beautiful

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    Ellie Lawson

    I have blue eyes and I will definitely be using the colours recommended!

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    Tesa

    I love the golden one 🙂

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    Jelena

    I love eye make up. I have brown eyes

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    lisa mckennon

    I have green eyes , her shadows are perfect . I on the other hand , if I did that it would look like makeup exploded on my face. It’s beautiful.

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    Irina G.

    Like the post, thanks!
    I have brown eyes and I wear neutrals.

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    Adriana

    Love the colors that would go with my hazel eyes. 🙂

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    Patsy

    I’ve only ever used a couple of colours,time to experiment!The photo’s are gorgeous!

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    Onyinye

    I never really use eye shadows because I feel the colours I see would not look good on me, but after reading this blog, there are some colours I never heard of and wanna try out, because I feel they will suit me.

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    Melonie Morales

    I have brown eyes and like to stick with neutrals. I think its very important to keep your skin tone, outfit, occasion and personality in mind when choosing eye make up.

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    Fitri

    I have normal black Asian eyes. I’d like to get away with wearing reddish tones eyeshadow. Have yet to find a suitable one.

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    Ifti

    Woah I didnt know about this!

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    Saajida Ebrahim

    Absolutely stunning! Cool tips and tricks. Cannot wait to try them out!

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    Hannah

    I have hazel eyes. This is interesting.

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    Brenda Tsukamoto

    I loved!!!

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    Kaitlyn Barkley

    I don’t wear makeup, but I always find the color combinations in them so fascinating.

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    Katy

    I have blue eyes and always get compliments when I wear golds or orange/ peachy shades. I think opposite shades on the color wheel always make colors appear more vivid.

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    maria cristina

    Love the article…
    I have brown eyes and I usually use neutrals.

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    Nik W

    thanks for informative article.

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    Nadejda Ilieva

    Wow these colors are the bomb.

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    Jhoseline Weffer

    My eyes are exactly as the model on the first picture! I didn’t know I could pull off almost any shadow color, that’s awesome!

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    Bo Simms

    This has inspired my daughter to try different colors on her blue eyes. She tends to use blue liner with pink tone eyeshadow but since reading this, experimented with purple and gold and it really looked great!

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    BC.S

    I have brown eyes and I love using green, gold, and navy on my eyelids. I also like using pink and white, but gold is definitely my go to color to brighten my eyes.

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    Sandra Watts

    I absolutely love these looks!!!

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    Rosanne Morrison

    Those eyes are stunning and mine ar brown but they are too hooded and droopy to wear like that.

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    Karen Nadeau

    Thanks for the great tips. I will have to try them.

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    Suzanne G

    I did not realize I should feel so lucky to have green eyes. I have not tried any peach colours as I did not think that would look great but after reading the article I will be trying it out.

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    Alicia B

    Such beautiful colors for a great price!

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    Marta B.

    Interesting post! I have brown eyes and I also like these colors. But I can add Dark blue to my own list

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    Helena

    Amazingcolors!
    love these eye shaes!
    Love the different looks!

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    Sakshi B

    My eyes are boring dark brown but thanks for this article.. will really try those tips! 🙂

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    Adriana Ladeus

    well I have big brown eyes and I love them my skin is dark and any color of eye shadows complete me 🙂 Im so lucky yes jaja but my eyes are big and I have to use matte eyeshadows that is the contra of all that :c

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    Bailey Dexter

    Who knew that I could wear orange on my blue eyes. Going to try this out over the weekend! Thanks

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    Connie Tucker

    I have Hazel eyes and was never sure what eye shadows to use so would usually stick with grays. Good to learn that’s the wrong shade for me, thank you so much for the tips!

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    Mary María

    My eyes are hazel and I love purple!

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    corrine lucero

    this eye shadow colors were so pretty 🙂 love it

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    Allyson Bossie

    I have green eyes and I have always steered towards plum and purple colors because they really help my eyes pop!

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    Maritza

    Great tips!! I have brown eyes and have always thought they were boring. It’s good to know what colors will make my eyes stand out.

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    Oksana V.

    Really artistic bright make-up!

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    Linda Torres

    I have brown eyes but have been told that sometimes it looks hazel. According to the list of eyeshadow color to use for brown eyes, I’ve already been using those shades. Maybe I will try a few shades that are for hazel eyes to see if it suits me 🙂 thanks for the tips!

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    Carmela Capano

    Great colors! So very pretty! Thanks for the chance

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    Tsvety

    These tips are great. I have brown eyes and gonna try these colors . Thanks

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    Hanadia

    All the shadow jobs are well done. I’m digging the purple shadow for brown eyes!

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    Katie

    I’ve got blue eyes and this is very helpful. and learned something new. I didn’t know all that about people with blue eyes

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    Karin S

    Thanks for the information, i’m sure these tips will help to bring out my eye color :)k

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    Melinda

    I am a makeup artist, yet I had no idea that peachy eyeshadow would sooth green eyes so beautifully! I definatley need to try that in a photoshoot someday soon! Great post and great tips! 🙂

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    ranadurham

    looks like gold is good for all eye colors. I love the color gold so i definetly will try it.

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    Caity Strickland

    This is Awesome! Thank You!

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    Kelynnma

    I have green eyes, and I love the greens and purples on my eyes as well as burgundy, it makes my eyes pop!

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    Melissa Vaught

    Great article! I have green eyes and found that dark purple shadow looks great but it’s not something I wear too often. I’m going to try some others you listed!

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    Lea

    Good to know! Now I know which colors to shop for thank you

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    stacey trim

    Hazel Eyes/blue eyes for me. it was always hard for me to choose the right color eye shadow for me

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    Juliet Mateo

    I have brown eyes and will totally try out some gold and purple eyeshadows!

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    Rachel Austin

    Since I have dark brown eyes well almost black,I love playing with colors especially coppers and golds. I love shimmers!

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    Felicia Wichert

    Loveee the tips for hazel eyes! And i lovee the look of these products! I cannot wait to buy my first round of products!! ♌️♌️

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    Ashley thomas

    I absolutely love make-up and think you gave some great advice on what to use with certain eye colors!!! My eyes are brown but I wear contacts from time to time and never thought to make them pop by looking at what other colors may be in the contacts. Thank you!

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    Heather Crowe

    I seen the purple one and I though “I love that” then I seen the green… the blue…gold.. gads, I love them all! They are so vibrant!

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    Richard Hicks

    The eye shadow certainly make a huge difference!

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    Emily

    This is just what we all need to know!

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    Adella Gonzalez

    I love wearing eyeshadow. These photos are so beautiful.

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    Tamela robb

    I use gold eyeshadow every day to bring out the gold in my eyes!

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    kelli

    i naturally liked the gold eye makeup, and it works out since i have hazel eyes. i’ll have to try it out!

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    Jennifer H.

    I like the copper and the green shadows.

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    indigo williamson

    the eyeshadow is basically bae

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    Aaliyah O

    I love seeing posts like this. They help out for the ones who don’t really know makeup (@me lol).

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    Laurie W.

    I have brown eyes and was always told that purple was the perfect colour to make them pop…too bad I don’t like purple on me. lol

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    Kazuko Smith

    I love these eye shadows. Very vibrant and so pretty! I love how it shows the lovely colors for certain eye colors. I have brown eyes and I love the purple but I really love the gold as well. I’m a medium dark complexion. I love how it blends in.

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    Molly

    I love your products!

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    Tara Woods

    Stunning looks especially the one for green eyes! I have brown eyes and I experiment with all colors, but I love browns and golds.

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    John H.

    My wife would like these styles – I like when she wears green eye shadow with her green eyes.

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    Gugu

    I have brown eyes I never knew that eyeshadow could make your eyes pop. I tried using neutral colours on my eyes yesterday and they looked brilliant. I shall consider the other tips. Thanks.

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    amanda sakovitz

    I have brown eyes and gold is my go to eye color.

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    Lynda Thomas

    I love these tips! I have always wondered which colors would look best with my eyes, glad to see that I was right to be using the browns and pinks!

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    Preston Chapman

    Beautiful colors in these eye shadows.

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    L Helenschmidt

    loving the gold shades, get ready for fall 🙂

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    Angela P

    Love it this I have brown eyes and love this list

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