How To Apply Makeup For Brown Eyes

If you have brown eyes, you’re in luck, because nearly all kinds of colors would look good on you. However, there are a few things that you can do to make your eyes look brighter and make them pop. Let’s look at some of the tips, shall we?

Eye Makeup Tutorials For Brown Eyes

Since there are various shades even in brown, let’s get into the nitty gritty details for the different shades.

Eye Makeup For Dark Brown Eyes

1. Plum Eyeshadow

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Plum shades complement dark brown eyes so well. They have a very earthy feel and look absolutely beautiful during the autumn. I can imagine pairing this with a lovely mustard colored sweater with some jeans and boots.

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How To Get This Look
  1. Use a brown shade with pink undertones as a transition shade in the crease.
  2. Apply a plum shade at the middle and inside of the eyelid.
  3. Apply a dark purple in the outer corner and blend it out.
  4. Apply eyeliner and mascara.

2. Dark Green Eyeshadow

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Dark green is such a pretty color, and it looks gorgeous on those with dark brown eyes. It looks incredibly enchanting. It would look great in matte or shimmer. If you’re going out in the day, a matte option would be better. If it’s for a party at night, don’t be afraid to reach out for the shimmer!

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How To Get This Look
  1. Use a warm brown color as a transition shade in the crease.
  2. Apply a dark green shade all over the eyelid.
  3. Apply black to the outer corner.
  4. Apply eyeliner and mascara.

3. Gray Eyeshadow

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Gray, a softer option for black. I have dark brown eyes, and I can tell from personal experience that when I’m reaching for a dark yet subtle look, gray is the way to go. Add in a winged liner, and it’ll totally complete your look. For a little more detailing, you can add a line of silver glitter under the wing.

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How To Get This Look
  1. Use a soft brown color as a transition shade in the crease.
  2. Apply gray eyeshadow to your eyelid and blend it well.
  3. Apply a winged liner and a silver line below the wing to complete the look.
  4. Finish with mascara

Eye Makeup For Medium Brown Eyes

4. Gold Eyeshadow

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Black and gold go so well hand in hand! The gold eyeshadow is a beautiful contrast to the darkness of the black. The reason why gold works so well on brown eyes is that the pigments help to bring out the tiny flecks of gold that are present in brown eyes.

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How To Get This Look
  1. Apply the brown eyeshadow into the crease and slightly extend it into the browbone. Blend this well.
  2. Next, apply a thick winged liner.
  3. Apply the gold to the rest of the eyelid and make sure the gold and the black parts are blended well.
  4.  Now, apply the concealer in the crease, using a clean liner brush. It’s crucial that this line is very defined since this is a cut crease makeup look. Follow the line of the wing and wing out the concealer well.
  5. Apply mascara and smoke out the bottom lashes with the brown and you’re done!

5. Violet Eyeshadow

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This is such a lovely color by itself. And when it’s being worn by those who have brown eyes, it makes the light flecks in the brown stand out more! This look is fantastic for a special occasion or a night out.

You Will Need
How To Get This Look
  1. Use a soft brown shade with pink undertones as the transition shade.
  2. Apply the violet eyeshadow all over the eyelid and blend.
  3. Apply black to the outer corner and the lower lash line to create a smokey effect.
  4. Finish with eyeliner and fake lashes for a dramatic effect. Just using a mascara is fine as well.

6. Green Eyeshadow

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This color is so perfect for the fall! The slight orange around the green reminds me of a pumpkin! This look when paired with a winged liner and a pair of false lashes will do wonders for a party. Wear a cute sweater along with jeans and a pair of boots, and you’re good to go!

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How To Get This Look
  1. Use a brown shade with orange undertones for the transition.
  2. Next, go in with the green eyeshadow and apply it all over the lid.
  3. Apply some black eyeshadow in the outer corner.
  4. Add a winged liner, mascara and if you’re feeling extra fancy, some false lashes.

7. Bronze Eyeshadow

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This is a great look for parties and nights out when you have light brown eyes. The bronze will do an excellent job in complementing the lighter specks in your eyes. This is also a great look for the summers as the bronze would signify the warmth in the air.

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How To Get This Look
  1. Use a brown shade for the transition in the crease and slightly into the brow bone.
  2. Now, use a darker shade of brown in the outer corner and the crease to deepen the look.
  3. Apply a bronze shade over the eyelid and blend well.
  4. Apply eyeliner and false lashes.

Eye Makeup For Light Brown Eyes

8. Rose Gold Eyeshadow

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Rose gold is a shade that looks good on everyone, but when you really want to bring those big brown eyes forward, this wonderful color will do the job. This is a shade which is quite neutral so based on the occasion and time, you can build it up or tone it down.

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How To Get This Look
  1. Use a brown nude shade for the transition in the crease.
  2. Apply a slightly mauve shade in the outer corner.
  3. Use a rose gold shade for the eyelid and the inner corner.
  4. Apply liner and finish with some false lashes.

9. Soft Brown Eyeshadow

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I understand that matching is a thing of the past. However, this is one of those few times where matching things is okay. The soft brown eyeshadow complements the light brown in your eyes and looks very natural. This is perfect for an everyday look.

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How To Get This Look
  1. Place a piece of tape along your lash line so that you can create a sharp wing with the eyeshadow.
  2. Use a soft brown shade all over your eyelid.
  3. Apply a brown liner on your upper lash line and blend it out.
  4. Remove the tape, finish with some mascara, and that’s all!

10. Taupe Eyeshadow

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Taupe is basically a gray toned shade with purple undertones. This is a cool toned color that looks incredibly lovely if you have light brown eyes. You can dress this look up or down based on the occasion. Add a dramatic cat eye, and you’ve got yourself something fancy. If you’re all about that casual, then just apply mascara and line the lower lash line.

You Will Need
How To Get This Look
  1. Apply brown into the crease.
  2. Use a silvery white shade from the inner corner to the middle of the eyelid.
  3. Apply dark brown to the outer corner and blend well.
  4. Add some silvery purple glitter pigments to the center of the eyelid.
  5. Finish with a cat liner and some false lashes.

Makeup Tips For Brown Eyes

Following are some of the best makeup tips for brown eyes, which you should follow to look irresistibly striking.

1. Metallic Shades

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As I already said people with brown eyes are lucky, since almost all shades work for them ─ but metallic shades are worth a special mention here. This particular shade helps the eye pop out more. Metallic tones, such as brown, gold, bronze and even pinks would make your brown eyes stand out. Such shades draw attention to your eyes and help them look better. These metallic shades are often used to create bold looks.

2. White Kohl Pencil

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Who would’ve thought that we’d use white eye pencil? Many people don’t believe that white liners could make eyes look more attractive. White liners along with metallic shades can really bring out the real beauty of brown eyes. It gives you the illusion of bigger eyes which helps the brown color stand out.

3. Concealing Your Dark Circles

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Covering or hiding your dark circles can help in popping your brown eyes. You can kill two birds with one stone by using a shade lighter to conceal. This way, you would be highlighting and concealing at the same time. Highlighting your under-eyes will make you look more awake. This will bring out the brown.

4. Neutral Shades

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If you don’t like anything that’s too bright, then this tip would probably make you happy. Most often, if you have brown eyes, you need not use much color if you don’t want to. The neutral colors are perfect for brown eyes! You can choose neutral shades, such as peach, brown and taupe. You can also use eyeliners of such shades to highlight your eyes,

5. Balance The Blush

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Blush creates a big difference in your face. People with brown eyes have a large range of blush colors to choose from. The trick here is not to go overboard. You just want to dust some blush to the apples of your cheeks for healthy glow.

6. Deep Plum Liners

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Try deep plum colored eyeliners instead your regular brown or black eyeliners. Plum or purple is one of the best colors for women with brown eyes. This makeup tip has been in the trend for a long time now, but many people either forget it or are not aware of it. To get a different look, try applying dark colored liners on your upper lid and apply lighter ones on the lower eyelid.

These are just a few tips that can be followed if you have brown eyes, but in all honesty, brown is such a neutral tone so, I’m pretty sure anything would look good with them! All eye colors are beautiful, folks! It’s all about finding the right colors and tips in order to bring them out a little bit more!

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