Brown eyes rule! With diverse shades, ranging from dark chocolate to hazel and specks of gold – brown eyes have the power to hypnotise you. Additionally, makeup can help accentuate them and make the brown in your eyes pop.
Here’s a little something to educate you on brown eyes and picking the right shadow palette. It’s a general principle to pick eyeshadow colours based on the colour wheel – and like me, I reckon you too would not have the time and patience for it. Having brown eyes is an exception – meaning you don’t have to examine the colour wheel, because your eyes are gifted to literally work with any eyeshadow color.
Then again, you’d wanna pick the best colour, so for all you brown-eyed beauties – here are 5 gorgeous eyeshadow colours you can use both on a lunch date or a night out.
Matte eyeshadows have been around for ages and we’ve seen many brown-eyed celebrities rock it.
You’d probably ask: “Won’t brown eyeshadow clash with brown eyes?” It’s actually the opposite – it makes your eyes stand out by bringing more depth to your eyes. Contrast is key when wanting to intensify a certain colour. In this case, choose eyeshadow colours that oppose the brown shade of your eyes. For instance, for dark chocolate eyes, light hazel-brown shades would be a gorgeous pick. For hazel brown eyes, intense dark brown will sharpen your eye look.
SHADES OF PURPLE
If you are a brown-eyed beauty – a purple eyeshadow palette is a must have. Purples are known to bring out soft hints of brown. The various shades – like eggplant, lavender and violet – can be layered to create a beautiful purple eye make-up look.
The contrast in purple actually highlights the white of your eyes, making you look more awake and alive – giving you that sexy, sharp look.
First of all, blue and brown look amazing together. Blues are known to give warmth – and especially to brown-eyed babes, it’s mesmerising. Light brown eyes, in particular, rock blue eyeshadow like no other colour.
Blue is an ultra-cool shade which emphasizes the chocolatey hue in a brown eye – which is why when applied side by side, it makes your brown-eyes more striking and lively. The trick is to use more cooler shades, like blue, as it highlights the brown to make it pop.
Most brown eyes have hints of gold or yellow pigments in them and they become more visible under the sunlight. Thus, why various tones of gold make brown eyes more flattering. Gold shades are also widely used by makeup artists to widen and give a more awake look to the eyes.
If you’re about to go on a date night with a sultry makeup look, use gold shades around your eyes like copper, bronze or rose gold, to achieve that flirtatious look. Brown flirtatious eyes – please, who would pass?
TEAL AND TURQUOISE
Teal and turquoise are pretty vibrant shades to work with, I would say. If you are a wild person who loves experimenting with colours on your eyelids – and you happen to have brown eyes – then you should try this eyeshadow colour.
For medium brown eyes, making green shades your go-to eyeshadow colours are a smart choice. Shades of green, like teal and turquoise, makes brown eyes look more prominent. There are many ways you can apply teal coloured shadows.
Highlighting your inner corners, swiping shimmery turquoise on the centre of your eyelids, blending bold teal on the outer corner of your eyes and using it as a under eye makeup are a few techniques to play with.
Here’s a bonus for you brown-eyed babes who are still on the hunt for the perfect eyeshadow palette.
Maybelline City Mini Palette, Urban Decay Naked Cherry Palette and Nars Skin Deep Eyeshadow Palette are a must have in your vanity that would be perfect for every occasion. You’re welcome honey!
Whatever you choose, make sure you have fun. Do some experiments, go wild and find your groove.
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