In human genetics, hazel eyes are a recessive characteristic. Lighter eye colors are recessive to darker eye colors; this means that brown eyes are dominant over every other eye color.Know More
All humans inherits from their parents two alleles, or forms of genes, that govern eye color. The HERC2 gene has two alleles, brown and blue. The other genes for eye color, the gey and bey2 genes, work together to dictate the different shades. Each person's eye color depends on which two alleles they inherit.
The brown HERC2 allele is dominant overall, so anyone that inherits a brown HERC2 allele will have brown eyes, no matter what the other allele is. The combination of bey2 and gey make brown, green, hazel or blue eyes. These different alleles dictate how much melanin to make, and more melanin means darker eye color.Learn more about Molecular Biology & DNA
As of February 2015, popular estimate is that between five and eight percent of the population has hazel eyes. This makes hazel eyes the third most common eye color after brown and blue.Full Answer >
Since hazel eyes contain a range of colors, many options are available. Elle suggests trying lavender, violet or plum to enhance the green streaks in hazel eyes. Since hazel eyes are in between brown and green, complimentary colors of either one work well for hazel eyes.Full Answer >
Brown eyeliner enhances the golden-brown flecks in hazel eyes, green tones are brought out by green eyeliner and purple provides a bold contrast. Since hazel eyes are a combination of brown, gold and green, eyeliner choice depends on the color that one wants to bring out.Full Answer >
People with hazel eyes should use autumn tones like golds, browns and greens individually or combined to accentuate their eye color. Playing with the colors and flecks of the natural eye color mimicked in eyeshadow, liner and mascara complements and brings out the hues.Full Answer >