12 Makeup Looks That Will Make Hazel Eyes Stand Out

September 29, 2023
Ariel Wodarcyk
By: Ariel Wodarcyk | Makeup.com by L'Oréal
Picture of a person with hazel eyes and bright yellow eyeshadow on a graphic yellow background

If you have hazel eyes, your irises are a mesmerizing mix of brown, green and a touch of gold. While our eye color likely catches a lot of attention on its own, there are certain makeup looks that will enhance your gaze even more. You can even play around with multiple colors to make certain hues in your eyes more prominent than others. Not sure how to do it? Take inspiration from the looks below, from subtle and on-trend latte makeup to smoldering smoky eyes. 

Makeup Tutorials for Hazel Eyes

Hazy Copper

A haze of copper eyeshadow brings out the gold in your eyes and lends them a subtle smokiness. For a similar look, try covering your lids in the NYX Professional Makeup Jumbo Eye Pencil in French Fries and buffing out the color with a synthetic blending brush. Finish with a red lip and bleached brows for a simultaneously edgy and classic effect

Deep Burgundy

To make the green in your eyes stand out, try reaching for red and purple tones, like this deep burgundy smoky eye by @rosem_makeup. For added smolder, trace your upper and lower water lines with a waterproof black pencil, like the Lancôme Drama Liqui-Pencil Dramatic Eyeliner in Café Noir

Clean and Classic

A simple wing with a touch of warm brown shadow in the crease highlights the natural beauty of your eye color. For a razor-sharp flick, try the Makeup by Mario Master Mattes Liquid Eyeliner.

Gold Accents

A flash of gold in the inner corners make this sultry smoky eye perfect for a holiday party or a formal evening out. A full, fanned-out pair of false lashes, like the NYX Professional Makeup Jumbo Lash! Vegan False Eyelashes in Ego Flare, will make your eyes stand out even more. 

Pop of Purple

Mauve and lavender shades look extra angelic on hazel eyes. Play up the purple tones even more with a vividly colored mascara like the L'Oréal Paris Telescopic Lift Washable Color Mascara in Galactic Purple

Latte Makeup 

Latte makeup has taken TikTok by storm, and unlike some viral beauty trends, this one is shockingly easy to recreate. The Juvia’s Place The Coffee Shop Eyeshadow Palette is one of our go-to palettes for a simple brown smoky eye.

Neon Green

An unexpected highlighter shade stuns on hazel eyes and enhances their warmth. Here, @glittergoblin_ covered her lids with the Kulfi Beauty Zari Eyes Eyeshadow in Chammak Challo.

Grunge Glam

A swipe of purple eyeshadow along the lower lash lines provides a stunning contrast to your eye color and adds a pop of color to this simple, winged eyeliner look.

Cool Tones

One of our favorite trends for fall is the revival of the cool-toned smoky eye. To get the look, reach for the hazy gray shades in the Vieve The Ninetease Palette.

Olive Green Shimmer

Match your eyeshadow to your eye color with the stunning olive and khaki shades in the Urban Decay Naked Foxy Mini Eyeshadow Palette.

Neutral Glow

Shimmery taupe and champagne shades are an elegant choice for your next night out. Fresh, luminous skin and a glossy nude lip offer a final touch of polish.

Bright Blue Liner

Add energy and vibrancy to your everyday makeup look with a punchy cobalt blue liner. The NYX Professional Makeup Epic Wear Liquid Liner in Sapphire is highly pigmented and waterproof, to ensure your wing lasts all day.

Photo: @glittergoblin_, Visual Designer: Juliana Campisi

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