Eye Makeup Tips for Brown Eyes

Don’t worry if you have the most common eye color. Makeup artists around the world claim that brown eyes are the most versatile eyes when it comes to makeup and that isn’t a color that doesn’t suit them well. Learn how to make your brown eyes pop, and what eye shadows to use.

Here are the some eye makeup tips that will make your brown eyes look gorgeous.

Neutral Colors

There isn’t a neural color that will not go well with your brown yes. If you’re aiming for a more natural, everyday look choose taupe, peaches and even browns. They are all great colors that go fantastic with brown eyes.

Plum Eyeliner

Purple is one of the many different colors that will go beautifully with your brown eyes. Switch out your black eyeliner for a deep plum eyeliner. This will make your brown eyes pop!

Metallic Tones

Brown eyes are beautiful, no matter what shade they are and one of the best ways to bring them out is with some metallic tones. Gold and bronze are all colors that can make your brown eyes stand out!

Brown Goes With Brown

Yes it’s true. Brown eye shadow will go perfect with your brown eyes, no matter what shade they are. Choose your favorite brown color and make your eyes pop. You can even use brown eyeliner to accentuate your eyes even more.

Cobalt Blue

A lot of different eye colors can’t pull off this color, but brown eyes can! Cobalt Blue draws out the bright brown in your eyes. No matter what brown shade your eyes are, cobalt blue is a hot color for each and every shade of brown eyes!

Champagne Tones

Champagne eyeliner is perfect for brown eyes, and can work in many look. Champagne eyeliner draws out the beauty of those browns! It’s an excellent way to make your eyes pop!

Eggplant Mascara

We have already said that there isn’t a color that doesn’t go well with brown eyes. Leave out the black mascara this time and try something new. Switch it up a little and try the eggplant mascara.


Shimmer really goes for all eye colors! Add a bit of shimmer to match your eye shadow. This can really make your eyes pop and is the ideal for brown eyes.

White Liner

Pair white liner with some metallic tones. This will definitely bring out your brown eyes and it looks incredible! The white liner will highlight your brown eyes and make them pop!

Black is Also Great

If you’re looking to give your brown eyes a more dramatic look, then go with black. Black eye shadow goes with every eyes color and also goes great with brown eyes. Add a little black eyeliner to frame your gorgeous brown eyes.

Clean your eyes

Use a cotton ball or soft tissue soaked in eye makeup remover to get rid of any traces of yesterday’s makeup. You may be surprised how much makeup can stick to your eyes and lashes, even after face washes, showers, and sleeping. Cleansing your eyes gently with cold water will help to alleviate any bags or redness around the eye before you get started with your makeup routine.

Prime your eyes

You can use any sort of makeup primer to do this, and there are also primers meant specifically for eyes. Primers create a flawless base for your eye makeup. It gives your eye shadow and liner something to adhere to, while minimizing pores and reducing shine.

Apply under eye concealer

Pick a concealer that is a few shades lighter than your skin tone. A lighter shade will help conceal any under eye circles or shadows, and help make your eyes look brighter and more awake. Apply the concealer with your fingertips, a concealer brush, or even a cotton swab, and blend thoroughly.

Choose a color palette that enhances brown eyes

Fortunately, many different colors work well with brown eyes, because they don’t clash with much. You can experiment with several different palettes, finding one that works best with your shade of brown.

Apply the base shade to the entire lid

No matter which color palette you’ve chosen, you should use the lightest shade as the base for your look. Using a fluffy eye shadow brush, apply the shadow over the entire lid, from the lash line to above the eyelid crease.

Brush a darker shade into the crease

Apply the powder to your brush, and simply follow your natural crease. Continue brushing back and forth in the crease along your brow bone, from the outer corner of your eye to nearly the inner corner. By adding a darker color to the crease, you will create depth and dimension that will highlight the natural hues of your eyes.

Apply the darkest shade to the outer corner

If you are working with two colors, you can simply apply the crease color to the outer corner. By adding a dark color to the outer corner, you will open up the eyes and make them look bigger, especially if they are close-set. Apply the shadow in a triangle shape, extending from your top lash line and blending upwards.

Clean up fall-out under the eyes

As you brush powder onto your lids, there is bound to be some shadow that ends up under your eye. The beautiful brown color of your eyes won’t pop if you have smudged, messy makeup along the bottoms of your eyes! Dip a Q-tip in makeup remover and gently blot the shadow away, or invest in a makeup remover pen, to get rid of any stray shadow.

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