Do you have eyes that are not really blue, gray, green, or brown? Eyes that always seem to have a different color? Then you have hazel eyes! Hazel’s eyes are mysterious. It’s hard to say exactly what color they are. Some people call it a hazelnut color. But others call them green-brown, green-blue, or golden.
And they are all a bit right because hazel eyes are magic eyes. They keep changing color. For example, because of the light, or because of the color of your clothing, jewelry, accessories, and make-up. Or by your mood.
In scientific studies, eye color is often divided into the following three groups:
- Blue and gray
- Green and hazel
The color of your eyes depends on the amount of melanin present in the iris. This pigment is produced by dye cells in the iris called melanocytes. Little melanin is produced in blue eyes, a lot in brown eyes. Green and hazel eyes are in between.
Hazel eyes have all kinds of shades in them, so they can’t really be called blue, gray, green, or brown. According to scientists, hazel is a mix of brown and green or a mix of blue and green, depending on the light (White and Rabago-Smith, 2011).
But because hazel eyes tend to be green most, they are usually put in this category. What is striking is that almost 75% of people with hazel have a brown ring around their pupils (Sturm and Larsson, 2009). The melanocytes around the pupil then produce more melanin than those in the rest of the iris.
Hazel eyes are rarer than brown eyes but less rare than green eyes. Most people with hazel are of European descent. Hazel eyes are rare in Africa and Asia, almost everyone has brown eyes there.
Hazel Eyes And Personality
Because hazel eyes sometimes seem to have a different color than the other, people with hazel are often characterized as unpredictable, full of life, very accessible, and inviting. And because hazel eyes tend to be green the most, people with hazel eyes are also often called jealous, just like people with green eyes.
Choose Your Eye Color
If you wear clothes that have the same color as your eyes, the color of your eyes will appear more intense. Do you have hazel? Then you are lucky. Because thanks to the different shades of hazel eyes, they combine well with many different colors of clothing. This also applies to jewelry, accessories, and make-up. By wearing the right colors you can choose which eye color you want to emphasize.
Do you want to make the brown tint in your eyes stand out? Then wear brown or other earth tones such as red, yellow, or orange. Are you in the mood for green eyes today? Then wear a green jacket, sweater or shirt. Turquoise and aqua blue also bring out the green in your eyes. To bring out the blue hue in your hazel choose clothing in a shade that comes closest to it.
With colors such as navy, indigo, or royal blue you will soon be in the right place. These make hazel eyes with a light blue tint appear more intense, but also go well with hazel that has a dark blue tint in them. If you have a gray-blue tint in your hazel eyes, then gray and gray-blue garments look very nice with them.
Tip: don’t just pay attention to the color of your eyes. See if the clothing also fits nicely with your skin color and hair color. Some colors may look great with your eyes, but make your skin very pale. And you don’t want people to think you’re sick.
Jewelry And Accessories
You can also make a certain shade stand out in your hazel eyes with jewelry and accessories that you wear close to your eyes. Do you want to accentuate the green in your eyes? Then choose earrings and a necklace with green in it. Or wear a green headband or put a green haircut on your hair. You can also let the green tint shine in your eyes with a green scarf or a green cap. Do you want to emphasize the brown tint in your eyes? Then choose jewelry and accessories with autumn colors. A blue or gray tint is best accentuated with jewelry in all kinds of shades of blue and grey.
Makeup For Hazel Eyes
Hazel eyes seem to change color not only because of the color of your clothes, jewelry, and accessories but also because of the color of your make-up. So conjure up your hazel eyes and choose the right make-up to make the shade you want to shine.
Make your eyes look extra green, brown, blue, or gray. Green eye shadow can make the green tint in hazel stand out more. Purple eyeshadow can bring out the gray more and accentuate the green. Blue eyeshadow makes the blue pop beautifully. There are many different shades of these colors. Try a few to see which one accentuates your eyes best.
In general, autumn colors make hazel eyes stand out the most. Think of different brown, gold, bronze, and green shades. These make the color of hazel more intense, warmer, and deeper. Therefore, choose these colors as a base. Do not use neutral or light eye shadow, as this can make hazel eyes look dull and unattractive. If you like to use as little makeup as possible, you can also choose to only use metallic black mascara. This color reflects a subtle, golden shimmer and is also beautiful without eyeshadow.
Tip: don’t exaggerate by putting on a lot of makeup in the same color, because then the effect will be less. For example, do not use green eye shadow, green eye pencil, and green mascara at the same time. To bring out the green colors nicely, you can use better contrast. For example, combine green eye shadow with black mascara.
Can Your Mood Change Your Eye Color?
Many people say that their eye color changes with their mood. Marco Borsato sings about it in the song ‘She’: The look in her eyes changes the color of my day. It’s unbelievable, from black when she’s angry, to bluer than blue when she smiles.’ Is that possible? Can your eye color really change when you are angry, happy, or sad?
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No, but the color of your eyes may appear different due to your mood. When you are angry, the blood vessels in your eyes become larger and redder. The contrast can make your iris appear even greener if you have green or hazel eyes. When you are sad, your pupils dilate and the color of your eyes appears darker. Hazel’s eyes then appear browner than usual.
Celebrities With Hazel Eyes
American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson made her hazel famous with her hit “Behind These Hazel Eyes.” Other celebrities with hazel include:
- Tyra Banks
- David Beckham
- Steve Carell
- Lady Gaga
- Ashley Green
- Audrey Hepburn
- Kate Homes
- Angelina Jolie
- Joe Jones
- Heidi Klum
- Mila Kunis
- James Marsden
- John Mayer