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A lot of women with darker features find it hard to create the perfect makeup look that accentuates their beautiful complexion. I have brown hair and olive-hazel eyes, so I know that finding the right color palette can be tricky. However, I have discovered a look that I can wear day and night, and that doesn’t wash me out or look over the top. Here are some makeup essentials for green eyes and dark hair: 


If you have olive or hazel eyes, reach for rich, autumnal colors like browns, golds, greens and neutrals. Play with the colors you want to highlight in your eyes. You can’t go wrong with shimmering shades of dusky gold, rich chocolate, creamy bone, and forest green in Chanel Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eye Shadow in Intuition. Another two of my favorites include the Urban Decay Naked Palette and the Urban Decay Naked3 palette. The shades provided in both palettes range from golds to rich, cool colors, which are perfect for olive or hazel eyes.


When you have a warmer canvas to work with, be mindful of how many colors you apply to the cheeks. You don’t want to go too bronzed or too pink. Luckily, I stumbled upon what is now one of my favorite products for cheeks. Try MAC’s Sun & Moon Mineralize Blush. It is the perfect combination of blush and bronzer in very subtle tones. It complements light to dark features.


Whether or not you wear a bold lip depends on how bold you make your eyes. If you rock a bold eye look, try a neutral lip with Yves Saint Laurent ROUGE VOLUPTÉ Silky Sensual Radiant Lipstick in creamy neutral beige. This shade works for almost all skin tones, but looks perfect with dark hair and olive or hazel eyes. It creates a soft look that accentuates your natural beauty in all the right ways. If you’re going with a more toned down eye with lighter, more neutral shades, then add a pop of color to your lips with Yves Saint Laurent ROUGE VOLUPTÉ Silky Sensual Radiant Lipstick in creamy orange coral.The best thing about this product is that it acts as a lip conditioner and a lipstick. The color is bright and will not fade.

What are your favorite makeup essentials for green eyes and dark hair?