Where foundation and mascara are strictly business, eyeshadow is where you really get to play with your makeup. And when it comes to creating looks that enhance your eye color, the options are endless, though perhaps a little confusing. For hazel eyes that have a mix of brown, gold, and green hues, there's no single shadow color you should stick to. That's where the best eyeshadow palettes for hazel eyes come in to help.
Because hazel eyes have so many different dimensions to them, you can choose to play up one color, or go for a shade that's complementary. Some of the rules for finding your fave shadow for hazel eyes are quite simple: Green will enhance the green in your eyes, while shimmering gold and bronze hues will intensify any golden flecks in your eyes.
While they may seem like less obvious choices, purple shadows in metallic finishes are another makeup artist-favorite to enhance the gold in hazel eyes, as are maroon and rust. Both are great options for hazel eyes because purple is a complementary color for light green on the color spectrum, while red tones are complementary for dark green.