Makeup Colors for Brown Eyes

Makeup colors for brown eyes may seem super easy because it's an extremely versatile tone, but here's the thing! Not all browns are created equal. The one advantage you do have is that you'll always have lots of colors to choose from, which can perpetually work in your favor!



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Brown eyes look good with just about every color in the rainbow. Your facial skin color should also help you decide which colors you can and can’t successfully wear. You can create different effects just by varying color shades and tones. Subtle splashes of the right eye colors can make your eyes shine like a star!

Makeup Colors for Brown Eyes




Makeup colors for brown eyes have no set limits. Since there are a wide variety of brown tones to choose from, it only makes sense to choose colors you already have in your eyes. They blend well with your skin and help spotlight your eyes.

When you choose colors correctly, your eyes will draw immediate and positive attention. However, make mistakes with your makeup and you could get attention for all the wrong reasons. It's all in the details ladies! That's why it's key to show due diligence when you shop for makeup!

Makeup colors for brown eyes does vary. Remember to use complimentary colors so your makeup doesn't look dull and boring! Before you start any application of makeup, you need to determine your skin tone or correct it if you need help.

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  • Makeup colors for brown eyes should start with clean skin. Apply your foundation then move onto your eyeshadow application. Cover your lid with a base coat of a neutral shade. This should always be the first step for eye makeup! Use an underlying primer if you have large pores (and need to smooth your skin) or your makeup always fades. This is especially important if you like wearing brighter, bolder shades!

    You can choose from a wide variety of shades. Different tones of pinks, greens, blues, and browns can offset other makeup shades (like lip colors) and help pull your look together. Various shades of brown can include: cinnaberry, tweed, caramel, tan, acorn, hickory, milk chocolate, bear hug, cocoa infusion, brunette, almond, and sandy brown.

  • Offset your eyes by using darker shadow colors between the brow bones and lids. This gives your eyes a contrast and helps open your eyes. Blend the dark tone into the base shade by using your fingertip. Line brow bones with a light colored tone to offset the depth. This helps create voluptuous, sensual eyes.

  • Use a liner to help outline and perk up your eyes. They can be applied in heavy or light lines, depending on the effect you're after. To help enhance dark eyes, use dark shades along lash lines on both top and bottom lashes. How thick you draw the lines is totally dependent on you! If you like to look alert, drag a pencil liner along the rims of your eyes. You can use any colors but try bright yellows, lime greens, pearl whites, glazed golds, or soft ivory shades for a twist. These colors can make you look like you're raring to go! This is a good technique to use if you're eyes are bloodshot or you're just plain tired!

  • Mascara is always used to feature brown eyes. Most women, regardless of eye color, use black as their go to mascara shade. It's the gold standard of any eye color, but especially brown eyes. A silky or polished black mascara (yummy!) makes your eyes look stunning. You may choose either a heavy or light application. If you want to, apply several coats but allow them to get dry in between applications. Of course, dark brown mascaras work extremely well for brown eyes and is complimentary. In fact, brown mascara's make your eyes appear larger than life! However, don't get stuck in a makeup rut. Try subtle sweeps of green or blue mascara for a funky look and feel.

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    Popular Color Choices for Brown Eyes

  • Brown, mocha, beige, tan, chocolate, amber
  • Gray, charcoal, shimmery light gray
  • Khaki, olive green, hunter green, deep sea green, emerald green
  • Bronze, gold
  • Purple, lavender, pink, rose, blue, turquoise blue, turquoise green

    Although you might love silver jewelry or colors, its best to avoid it if you have brown eyes. Why? Because silver can make your complexion look pale or washed out and that wouldn't be kosher!

    Some darker mustard yellows are good eyeshadow colors for brown eyes but vomit yellow (for example) would NOT be a good choice! Be selective! You just have to play around with the colors you use. I have brown eyes and like the way pink or rose looks with my dark complexion, but some women with brown eyes don’t wear pink well. This is especially if you’ve got yellow undertones in your complexion. Pinks work well for me because I have more of an olive complexion.

    Different liner colors may include navy blue, hunter green, electric blue, and copperish brown. Play around with the different colors and pick the ones you like best with your skin tone.

    Mascara lends the finishing touch. Whether you choose a black, dark brown, or charcoal shade, mascara will compliment both your eyes and your makeup. You can also opt for green or blue mascaras, as long as they don’t wash out your complexion. For best results, use darker colors.

    Since your big brown eyes look great with many shades, think outside the makeup box more often! If you don't enjoy wearing makeup, then don't! If you do, become an artist and accessorize your face more often. The art of makeup application should not become a chore for you! Makeup colors for brown eyes is no exception!






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