Brown eyes have a lot of different shades within; sometimes they’re completely brown, other times you’ll see a green pigment in them, even gold another time; they can be light or very dark. It seems to me that the eyes are a mirror of our soul, so it’s good to be able to accentuate them and do our makeup in a way that they are emphasised in the best way possible. There are specific rules for every colour; but even though blue eyes can be quite delicate when it comes to certain colours, like blue (either light or dark), brown eyes have many shades of their own, so keep this advantage in mind.
Play around with brown, bronze, beige and the natural palette
You cannot go wrong with them, because the brown eyes will just light up on their own with eye shadows in neutral tones. It’s good to choose the ones with shimmery pigments in the same shade, so either bronze or golden. You should definitely apply some eye shadow to the bottom eyelid, while the inner corners should be light (silver or white).
Nowhere without mascara
This is a rule I would apply to all eye colours, but the brown in particular just scream for a dark mascara, which gives them depth. You can go overboard here and additionally emphasise your eyes with a black or dark brown pencil. Always apply more layers and use quality products that last all day.
A lot of eyeliner
Not just because it’s trendy right now, but because brown eyes can handle it. The line can be thick, 60’s style, and you can totally wear it during the day; this type of makeup can seem quite dramatic on light eyes, but it’s alright for daytime on dark eyes. You have to keep the line straight, and if you’re using a pencil, you can smudge it with your fingertip. The outer part of the eye should always be darker.
Pink opens up your gaze beautifully and gives brown eyes an additional emphasis. There are many different shades out there and this spring the pinks are blended with beige, which is perfect for brown eyes. Always add some golden colour for a slight shimmer, and if you’re doing an evening makeup, you can use more than one shade of pink; just keep the transitions well blended together, and like we said, the dark pink should always be on the outer part.
This look is perfect for brown eyes and you can totally wear it during the day. Just be careful to apply enough foundation to make your complexion flawless, and your use blush on the cheeks. The blush should be bronze or slightly orange, and you can use pink blush in the summer. You can overdo your smokey eyes, because brown eyes are made for this look.
The power of turquoise
Just like pink but in a wilder manner, this colour brings out the brown shade in your eyes. You should exaggerate, because it needs to be noticeable, so your best choice is a turquoise pencil with some substance, which will have the most effect on the bottom eyelid and in the inner corner. The eyelid should be nude or smokey. It’s better to choose a turquoise pencil than eye shadows, because it can quickly turn out to be the wrong choice.