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Welcome to Ask The Makeup Diva™! Our resident expert, The Makeup Diva, answers makeup and skin care questions sent in by readers just like you.

Q: You've talked about what eye shadow colors to use for brown, blue and green eyes. What about hazel?

A: The most important thing to remember when wearing makeup is you need to feel comfortable in what you are wearing, looking like yourself. If you have access to lines like Bobbi Brown, Lorac, MAC, Stila, Nars, etc., I would suggest starting there. They each offer a variety of color options that are suitable for everyone. Now, onto color choices. The best color choices in general are more on the neutral side. I would suggest sticking with brown-based color eyeshadows, blushes and lipsticks. But wearing COLOR that is brown-based is key in making your eye color pop.

Some of my favorite MAC eyeshadow suggestions for green/brown eyes would be Shroom as a base color, Haux and or Shag in the crease or outer corner of the eye, Sketch as a liner and Strada or Cubic Blush. I also love MAC's new peachy pink shimmer called Trixie. This color would be great on your eyes and cheeks. Check out MAC lipsticks in Lame, Sequin, Viva Glam II, and Spirit for the shades listed above or Plastique and Oh Baby or Prr gloss for peachier eye colors, like the Stila ones below. Using red-brown or plummier shades will definitely pop the color of your eyes, as well as peachy or orangier brown colors. Stila eyeshadows like Kitten or Sun as a base, and Barefoot Contessa, Eden, or Heath in crease would also be pretty. If you are looking at these Stila colors, check out Jane or Fiona lipstick. You really do have so many options. Also check out Bobbi Brown Bone, Taupe, Stone, Heather, Shell and Petal (a favorite on greenish eyes) shadows. Actually, all of her shadows and lipsticks are perfect as they are all brown based and work well on all skintones. I love love love Bobbi's Sand Pink Shimmer lipstick with just about anything.

If you want to wear more color options, I would suggest just one shimmery eyeshadow swept across the lid in either lavender (MAC Crystal, Stila O'Keefe and Viola, Bobbi Brown Lavender Shimmer), green or pinky peach (Stila Sun or Shell and MAC Bliss, Hush and Trixie). Just experiment and have fun. However, I would suggest with your description to go much lighter on the makeup as to not overwhelm your wonderful features. Go have your makeup done by a few artists to help with your look. And remember to have fun. Good luck!


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