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Makeup for Brown Eyes

Dhanya Joy
If you have brown eyes, then you are very lucky. Because, there are myriads of eye makeup techniques and colors that you can choose from to acquire a different look.
Stunning brown eyes have a wide variety of makeup options to choose from. The best thing about this eye color is that almost all shades of eye makeup suits them well, and you don't really have to hunt for too many options. For women who think that their brown eyes are dull and boring, think again.

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Brown-colored eyes are the easiest to play around with when it comes to makeup, as most shades look good with this eye color. The most important thing to remember for any kind of eye makeup is that dark color shades should be used to make large eyes appear smaller, whereas light color shades should be used to highlight small eyes.
It is important to choose the right shades of eye shadow, mascara, and eyeliner, to achieve that perfect look.


The best shades for brown eyes are deep gold, navy blue, purple and plum. Other shades that look good with brown eyes include shades of blue, green, and bronze. As far as possible, avoid brown and its related shades, as this would make your eyes look somewhat monotonous.
Using a metallic and shimmery eyeshadow will help to play up the look. You can choose from powder or cream eyeshadows. Powder eyeshadows are easier to work with but they tend to settle on the lines of the eyelid.
Cream eyeshadows on the other hand last for a longer duration but you need to blend them well. Some of the best eyeshadows for brown eyes are:
  • Colorbar Eyeshadow in Spearmint
  • M.A.C. Eye Shadow in Aquadisiac
  • Dolce & Gabbana The Eyeshadow in Laguna
  • L'Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in All Night Blue
  • Make Up For Ever Eye Shadow No. 84
  • Bourjois Intense Extrait Eyeshadow 03 Sand Rose
  • Inglot Eye Shadow 504 DS


Eyeliner is the most important part of your makeup routine, and this will add the necessary definition to your eyes. You could also make use of eye kohl pencils instead of eyeliners for a more toned-down or smudged effect. Here, you are free to experiment with different colors like bronze, gold, dark gray and navy blue.
Copper, dark green, and grape are the other good options that can help brighten the white of the eye. To make your brown eyes pop, choose a shade of eyeliner that is darker to the shade of your eyeshadow. Draw an outline on your eyelid beginning from the inner corner of the eye towards the outer corner.
Use a thin stroke at the inner corner and thicken it as you move outwards. If you have a steady hand, you can go in for the liquid eyeliner. For the others, the pencil eyeliner is the safest bet.
Some of the best eyeliners for brown eyes are:
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Lust
  • Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Eye Pencil in Midnight Blue
  • Revlon Grow Luscious Lashliner in Onyx
  • MAC Pearlglige Intense Eye Liner Petrol Blue
  • Rimmel London Eyeful Eye Glistener in Flaunt
  • CoverGirl LiquiLineBlast Eyeliner Pencil in Green Glow
  • Sonia Kashuk Eye Definer in Blue Jean


Black mascara is the easiest and most common option for every brown-eyed girl out there. When looking for the right color, make your hair color the deciding factor. If you have dark, black hair, then use black mascara. Whereas, if you have light-colored or blonde hair, opt for brown or blue mascara. Always use an eyelash curler before applying mascara.
It is also important to apply two coats of mascara, as this makes the lashes look fuller. Some of the best mascara are:
  • Yves Saint Laurent Mascara Singulier Exaggerated Lashes Dramatic Styling in 1
  • Nars Larger Than Life Volumizing Mascara
  • Dior DiorShow Extase Flash Plumping Mascara
  • L'Oréal Paris Voluminous Million Lashes Mascara in Blackest Black
  • Estée Lauder TurboLash All Effects Motion Mascara
  • Make Up For Ever Smoky Lash Mascara
  • Clarins Wonder Perfect Mascara
Not only eye makeup, but also lip color and blush play an important role in bringing out your eye color. Remember that balance is the key here. You can enhance either the eyes or the lips. Use the above mentioned tips and show the world that your beautiful eyes are the windows to your soul.