Eye Makeup Looks: The Must-Have Shadow Color

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A good brown shadow is the one item every girl should have in her makeup bag, no matter what her eye color. It never goes out of style, and if chosen wisely, it can make a serious impact. Who knew the swipe of a single color could be so versatile? Shop our favorite brown eye shadows and see which shades are ideal for your eye color.

Green Eyes

Green eyes can vary from cool to warm shades, so you can never go wrong with shadows that have a subtle red hint, specifically rust-colored browns. If you're going for a darker shade, apply it close to the lash line in place of your daily eyeliner.

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Brown Eyes

Since brown is a neutral hue, it has the widest range of options when it comes to choosing an eye shadow. For a natural look, apply a tan with peach undertones to the lid and blend a chocolate brown hue in the crease.

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Blue Eyes

Baby blues have a naturally cool undertone so reach for warm shades to make them stand out. A grayish-brown, metallic copper or subtle bronze on the entire lid makes this eye color pop.

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Hazel Eyes

Hazel eyes are by far the most versatile because they are an amalgam of several colors. Play up the greens shades with rust-colored browns, complement browns with peach undertones and make your gold flecks shine with a hint of shimmer on the middle of your lids.

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