Are you blessed with brown eyes? Lucky you!
Brown is the most versatile of all the eye colours, and goes with almost any shade of makeup. In fact, according to most makeup artists, no colour is off limits if you have brown eyes, but there are a couple of shades that compliment your eyes and make them stand out more than others do.
Now we realise there are various shades of brown out there, and with the help of some expert opinions, we’ve come to realise that some colours work best with certain eye shades.
For light and warm browns
Go for a smokey eye to emphasise the subtle tones. Instead of going for a traditional charcoal and black smokey eye, opt for chocolate browns, caramels and golden browns to get the effect. They are less harsh and will make your eyes appear warmer. Black will likely be too hard and make you look washed out.
How to draw attention to them while wearing everyday, neutral makeup? Wear a navy blue rather than black mascara on your bottom lashes. This will reflect upwards and draw attention to your peepers.
For darker shades of brown
Try cool toned colours like silvers and greys. You want to illuminate your eyes, so choosing shadows in metallic and shimmery shades work best. If you prefer to keep your eyes neutral, opt for one of the following: a bright lipstick or a striking shade of blusher. Bright lipstick draws the eye upwards, while an illuminating blush enhances your dark eye colour.
Try to avoid over-the-top, dramatic makeup and deep shades. If your eyes are already dark, you should be using warm tones to brighten them. Very dark tones will make them appear dull.
Colour them in
Our favourite colour to throw in the mix? Purple. The warm hue works beautifully on all shades of brown and works during the day or after hours.
Make them stand out
Line your eyes with a grape, navy blue or emerald green liner, it makes the white area of your eye appear brighter, which in turn brings out your natural eye colour.
Draw even more attention to them by applying some shimmery eyeshadow in a light colour to the inner corners of your eyes for that wide-awake look.
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