Brown Eyes | The 5 Best Makeup Colors for Brown Eyes
Brown Eyes Transformation:
Around here, we don’t believe in prescriptive beauty or “rules”. However, when it comes to enhancing your eye color, certain color wheel principles might be quite useful. Take the hue brown for example: You can bring out depth and dimension like whoa when you pair the best eye shadow hues for brown eyes. We tapped makeup artist Vanessa Ungaro of Lauren + Vanessa to share which eye makeup colors bring out the most stunning facets in every range of brown. Read on to find the best makeup shades for your eye color. (And, in case you’re curious or stumbled into this page by accident, we also found the five greatest makeup colours for blue eyes and the same for green eyes.)
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Rusty Warm Eye shadow The key to enhancing brown eyes is to first figure out which pigments are present in yours. Smudging a warm brown eye shadow with coppery overtones onto the lash line will bring out green and gold flashes in brown eyes, according to Ungaro. The touches of red in the shadow will stand out against any green or gold, giving them a more dramatic appearance. Ungaro suggests adding depth to the look by following the eye shadow with a jet black liner on the waterline.
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This velvety shadow comes in a color-coordinated palette, allowing you to experiment with different brown shades with each cosmetic application. Because I’m Worth It, L’Oréal Paris Color Riche Shadow Quad, $7, drugstore.com.
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This richly pigmented shadow contains specks of shimmer for a more dazzling finish. $25, narscosmetics.com, Nars Shimmer Eye shadow in Lola Lola.
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With a soft, matte finish, this eye shadow’s red undertone can make any shade of brown eyes pop. Clinique All about Shadow Single in Chocolate Covered Cherry, $16, clinique.com.
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Purple eye shadow is a beautiful shade of purple. “All hues of purple work on brown eyes, from eggplant to lavender,” explains Ungaro, “because it brings out the truest brown color in your irises.” Not only can that, but the gentle contrast of purple brighten the whites of your eyes, making you appear more awake.
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Sweep the middle shade across your lid, the bottom left purple along the crease, and the bottom right plum in the corners and lower lash line to make your eyes pop. Dior 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette, Victoire, $62, dior.com.
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Purple eyeshadow is a beautiful shade of purple. This eye shadow appears bold in the pan, but it can easily be blended into a less pigmented colour, allowing you to pick the strength you like. Eggplant Make Up For Ever Eye Shadow, $21, makeupforever.com.
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To make this eyeshadow appear brighter against your skin, apply it dry or with a wet brush. $30, chanel.com, Chanel Ombre Essentielle Soft Touch Eyeshadow in Pulsion.
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Eyeliner in a Deep Bronze When it comes to eye makeup, bronze is one of the most flexible colors, but Ungaro feels it looks especially stunning on brown eyes without being too harsh. “For a deep, sultry appearance, smudge a dark bronze liner around your eye from the top lash line to the bottom,” she advises. Try a golden liner with a hint of shimmer for an even more stunning result—you’ll be astonished at how much this warm tone can transform your entire look.
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Deep Bronze EyelinerThis 2-in-1 Lancôme eyeliner has a foam-tipped end to easily smudge your eye makeup for a more lived-in look.Lancome Le Stylo Waterproof Long Lasting Eyeliner in Bronze Riche, $27, lancome-usa.com.