This Color Makes Brown Eyes Sparkle

We'll be the first to admit that we have a problem hoarding eyeshadow palettes. Of course, we think it's totally justified: It doesn't just define your eyes, certain colors can seriously enhance your eye color, too.
For example, colors like green and purple can make brown irises look brighter and bring out hidden flecks of gold and green. The best part? Wearing green on your eyes can be as easy, or complicated, as you like. Opt for a wash of olive on the lids if you're feeling minimal, or grab a few shades and craft a fresh smoky eye for a more complex take on the hue. The color may seem simple, but the options are endless — and they all flatter.
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To get you started, we created a dreamy green smoky eye that can be worn full strength, or muted with a lighter hand, ahead.
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This graphic green eye will certainly turn heads. After priming your lids, gently pat a matte green shadow on like you see here, then extend the shape into a slight wing. Line your lower lashline with the same shade and add a hit of black on your waterline for more allure.
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Green shadow novices will love this easy-to-use stick from Jouer. Simply swipe the soft cream onto your lid and blend with your finger to diffuse the edges.

Jouer Créme Eyeshadow Crayon, $22, available at Nordstrom.
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This duo-chrome shadow has flecks of eggplant shimmer, which make it a striking option to wear all over the lid. (Don't forget a generous coat of mascara, too!)

Colourpop Sideline Pressed Powder Shadow, $5, available at Colourpop.
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This shadow palette features a matte, forest green hue that's as creamy as it is blendable, plus three neutrals to help you reach blended perfection.

Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Quad, $22, available at Sephora.
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