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If you're a brunette beauty with green eyes, you're one lucky girl. Your dark brown hair makes a great canvas for rich, vibrant eye shadows -- which is perfect, because your gorgeous green gaze was made for stealing the spotlight. Go ahead and frame those enviable eyes of yours in metallic, bright or luxuriously earthy shadows.
Makeup? Who, you? Let 'em wonder. Green eyes have plenty of natural pop, so a light sweep of soft neutral shadow is all it takes to brighten and deepen your gaze. Go with richer, more opaque neutrals, rather than sheers -- with your dark tresses, you can pull off more saturated shades. Try warm, earthy brown tones, or a slate shadow with just a hint of shimmer. Or dust your lids in a lavender-taupe shade -- anything purple-based will give green eyes a major boost.
Bright shadows stand out against your dark hair while calling some extra attention to your stunning eyes. For a cool kick of color that's super-flattering on you, frame your eyes in a funky bright blue shadow. Or sweep a pale, icy-green pastel shade over your lids. The key is to choose a green that's lighter the color of your eyes -- this trick makes your peepers look even greener. For a high-glam look, use jewel tones such as amethyst, garnet or royal purple. Purple is opposite green on the color wheel, so purple eye shadow plus your gorgeous green eyes is pretty much a guaranteed scene-stealer.
Metallic shadows absolutely smolder on green eyes and amp up the warmth in brunette hair. Apply copper, bronze or gold shadow to score a sultry glow. All will play into the warm golden undertones often present in green eyes. Depending on your skin tone, silver metallic shadow can also look divine on green eyes, giving them an icy intensity. If your complexion has blue or pink undertones, go for it; if your skin has yellow or olive undertones, stick with the gold-based metallics.
Green eyes were more or less made for smoky shadow. Thanks to your richly colored tresses, you can get away with the sultriest, smokiest shades. Unless your skin is very fair, you can feel free to layer on the classic black and dark charcoal smoky shadows. If you've got an alabaster complexion -- or you're just bored with basic black -- try rich eggplant, deep emerald or chocolate brown shadows. Smudge generously for that rock 'n' roll effect.