Make Your Eyes Even Prettier Than They Already Are

We know, we know—we didn't think it was possible either. But these tips from our favorite makeup pros prove it can be done.

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For Brown Eyes

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The Complement: Navy

Recommended By: Matin Maulawizada, @itsmatin

How It's Done: Instead of doing a traditional smoky eye, swap out gray shadows for deep blues. If you're after a subtler look, use a navy eyeliner instead of your usual black or brown.

5 Couleurs Designer, $62, dior.com.
Grandiôse Bendable Liquid Eyeliner by Lancôme, $32, ulta.com.
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The Complement: Deep greens

Recommended By: Julie Harris, @makeupqueennyc

How It's Done: Warm-toned browns look especially enchanting with a soft sweep of dark green eyeshadow. Smudge it on your upper and lower lash lines for a smokey look.

Eye Shadow in Humid, $16, maccosmetics.com.
Eyeshadow by Urban Decay in Loaded, $19, ulta.com.
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The Complement: Rich gold

Recommended By: Michael Anthony @manthony783

How It's Done: A simple stroke of gold eye shadow gives brown eyes a romantic glow; for an edgier vibe, opt for gold eyeliner. Apply it to the waterline for maximum impact.

Rock 'n' Kohl in Eye Cheat, $27, charlottetilbury.com.
Highlighter Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner by Marc Jacobs Beauty, $25, sephora.com.
PhotoReady Eye Art by Revlon, $9, ulta.com.

For Blue Eyes

The Complement: Champagne pink

Recommended By: Michael Anthony @manthony783

How It's Done: For an easy daytime look, sweep a light pink shadow all over your lid. A shadow with a hint of shimmer makes it all the better.

Velvet Shadow Stick by Nars in Goddess, $28, nordstrom.com.
ColorStay Not Just Nudes Palette in Romantic Nudes by Revlon, $15, ulta.com.
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The Complement: Blue

Recommended By: Matin Maulawizada, @itsmatin

How It's Done: You can actually make your blue eyes pop by wearing makeup in the same hue. Try out a navy or royal mascara to make those baby blues look even bluer.

They're Real! Lengthening & Volumizing Mascara by Benefit Cosmetics, $24, sephora.com.

The Complement: Rusty orange

Recommended By: Julie Harris, @makeupqueennyc

How It's Done: Since orange is the opposite of blue on the color wheel, these two colors enhance one another. Work the contrast by enrobing blue eyes in a sweep of metallic orange shadow, both on the lid as well as along the lower lash line.

Artist Shadow Eyeshadow and Powder Blush in Tangerine, $21, sephora.com.
Eyeshadow by Urban Decay in Fireball, $19, ulta.com.

For Green Eyes

The Complement: Plum

Recommended By: Matin Maulawizada, @itsmatin

How It's Done: Green and purple are complementary colors, so reach for a warm plum hue when you really want to enhance your enviable eye color. A plum smoky eye makes for a surefire evening look.

Veluxe Shimmer Eye Shadow by M.A.C in Star Violet, $16, saksfifthavenue.com.
Illuminance Creme Shadows by Revlon in Moonlit Jewels, $5, target.com.
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The Complement: Tan

Recommended By: Michael Anthony @manthony783

How It's Done: When you have light eyes, a little color can go a long way. That's why a simple tan eye shadow can make green eyes stand out even more. Think of it as a better-than-natural daytime option.

Shades Quartette in Shades of Nude, $11, pixibeauty.com.
The Sophisticate Luxury Palette, $52, charlottetilbury.com.
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The Complement: Burgundy

Recommended By: Julie Harris, @makeupqueennyc

How It's Done: Burgundy eye shadow has been a runway beauty favorite recently, and lucky for those with green eyes, it's incredibly flattering (even if it is a little intimidating at first). Apply burgundy shadow close to the lashline for just a hint of color, and add on plenty of black mascara to make lashes stand out against the unexpected hue.

5 Colour Eyeshadow by Dior, $62, sephora.com.
Artist Shadow Eyeshadow and Powder Blush by Make Up For Ever in Burgundy, $21, sephora.com.
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For Hazel Eyes

The Complement: Copper

Recommended By: Michael Anthony @manthony783

How It's Done: Bring out the golden tones of hazel eyes by choosing a copper eye shadow with a metallic finish. Sweep it over your whole lid to created a bronzed look fit for a goddess.

Duo Eyeshadow by Nars in Isolde, $35, sephora.com.
Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow by Nars in Telesto, $29, sephora.com.

The Complement: Vibrant violet

Recommended By: Julie Harris, @makeupqueennyc

How It's Done: Since hazel eyes are a mix of green and brown, they can handle a deeper, more saturated hue. Don't shy away from dark, cooler-toned purple eye shadows and liners:

they're guaranteed to make your hazel eyes pop.

Clay Pot Waterproof Liner by Tarte in Blackened Plum, $21, sephora.com.
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