Complementary eye makeup colors—the colors that are opposite your eye color on the color wheel—will make your hazel eye color look most vivid. When considering your best colors related to your skintone, stick with shadows and liners that also have cool undertones (like your skin). These colors won’t have any yellow-ish or orange-y tones, or “warmth” in them, but will lean more towards an “icy” look or have hints of gray in them.
Kat Von D True Romance Pigment in Ladyhawke, $16.
A sifter dispenser keeps loose powder in control, and a generous pot-sized amount of product will keep you stocked up for ages to come.
Trish McEvoy Matte Eye Shadow in Glamorous, $16.
Lids in need of full coverage color will appreciate the creamy matte finish of Glamorous, a classic deep plum.
Sephora Baked Moon Shadow Trio in Dusk Till Dawn 04, $17.
Rich plum shimmer joins with lilac and sheer magenta for a modern take on the classic smoky eye.
Topshop Make Up Eyes in Potion, $14.
Color doesn’t get more intense than this – best for lining and smudging the lash line, this metallic finish eye shadow is a striking burnt burgundy plum.
VMV Hypoallergenics Two True Hues Eyeshadow Duo in Bleeker, $40.
Free of fragrance, dyes, phthalates, parabens and preservatives, even sensitive eyes can enjoy intense color pay off in an eyeshadow.
Philosophy Long-Wear Creamy Eye Liner, $23.
This super creamy formula is a godsend for lids that otherwise crease and crepe; be sure to first use primer for ultimate layering that lasts all day – and night.
L’Oréal Paris Studio Secrets Professional Ready-To-Wear Shadow in Lush Raven 920, $4.85.
For a sultry smudge, sweep a stiff angled brush across shadow, and then line top and bottom lash lines with sheer coal color.
Bare Escentuals BareMinerals Ready 4.0 Eyeshadow Palette in The Truth 02, $30.
Caffeine and cucumber reduce puffiness, while cold-pressed borage oil and sea minerals revitalize skin touched by color.
Becca Lost Weekend Palette, $49.
A wearable collection of earthy nudes, Becca’s universal palette enhances virtually every skin tone.
Pixi Fairy Light Solos Eye Shadow in No. 2 Champagne Glow, $14.
A mineral powder formula lifts and enlivens eyes, while keeping skin crease-free and glowing.
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