10 Legit Eye Makeup Looks for Brown Eyes and Tutorials
Many brown-eyed ladies are unaware of the different ways to use makeup in order to make their eyes pop. Luckily, the internet is packed with gorgeous makeup looks and tutorials by talented makeup artists.
Women with brown eyes are really fortunate because they can rock any shade of eye shadow and look great! From green to purple, to gold to copper – all these eye shadows look phenomenal when paired with brown eyes. Lucky us!
1. Silver & Black Cut Crease
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Brown eyes look good with just about any eyeshadow color. If you want to create a high-drama eye effect, opt for cut crease look. This look definitely takes a little practice and some blending skills. Eyeshadows used for this look are: ‘Bulletproof’ by Sugar Pill Makeup and ‘Vogue Mineral Shadow’ by Motives Cosmetics.
2. Pictorial for Gold Eye Makeup Look
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Brown eyes and gold eyeshadow are a perfect compliment. The gold eyeshadow will emphasize and make your brown eyes shine.
Step 1: Prime your eyes and add brown eyeshadow to the crease. With a winged liner brush, draw a line to create a cut crease.
Step 2: With a blending brush, blend the cut crease line, making sure there’s no harsh line. Apply concealer underneath the cut crease to clean it up.
Step 3: Apply gold glitter eyeshadow on the lid.
Step 4: Apply black gel liner.
Step 5: Highlight the brow bone and finish the look with false eyelashes.
3. Seductive Black Smokey Eye
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When it comes down to creating the perfect black smokey eye, there are some many choices and ways. We opted for this gorgeous black, matte look with a pop of gold in the inner corners of eyes.
Prior to applying the black eye shadow, it’s important to apply an eye shadow base first. Base color will create a smooth surface and ease the blending process. Check the tutorial for this below:
4. Green Glitter Eye Look
Green looks vibrant on brown eyes. Greens aren’t the most common eyeshadow choice among brown-eyed women because they seem ‘too much’. Women sometimes need a nudge to try something new. Follow the tutorial above for the perfect green glitter, cut crease look.
5. Purple Eyeshadow + Blue Waterline
Purple is another color that works great on brown eyes, especially if you pair it with blue waterline. Choose this look when you want to add dimension and depth to your eyes. Don’t forget to highlight the inner corner of your eye with a shimmery eyeshadow. This step will make your eyes appear brighter and larger.
6. Dark Blue Eyes
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This look features bold, dark blue eyeshadow that really flatters brown eyes. The coolness of the blue provides a beautiful contrast against the warmth of brown eyes. Turquoise, glitter highlight in the inner corner makes this look even more unique and special.
7. Brown Eyes + Brown Lips
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Right eye shadow color and technique can help enhance the brown color of your eyes. Matte lips are definitely this season’s hottest beauty trend. Lipsticks and lip liners with matte finish look incredibly stunning and elegant. Make sure your lips are healthy and moisturized before applying the lipstick.
8. Copper Glitter + Green Eyes Pictorial
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This eye shadow combo looks surprisingly well on brown eyes.
Step 1: With a fluffy brush, add a base color to the crease.
Step 2: Add a tape for clean edge. With a smaller blending brush, blend peachy brown eyeshadow into the crease.
Step 3: Add darker brown eyeshadow to the outer corner of the eye.
Step 4: Apply glitter eyeshadow to the center of your lid with finger or brush.
Step 5: Highlight the brow bone.
Step 6: Run the teal green eyeshadow under your lower lash line. Blend it with a clean brush.
Step 7: Line your waterline with black eyeliner and place some glitter eyeshadow to the middle of the lower lash line.
Step 8: Apply liquid eyeliner in black.
Step 9: Finish the look with mascara and wispy false eyelashes.
9. Black & Green Eyes
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To make your eyes pop a bit, wear a bit of green (or teal and purple) under your lower lashline. The easiest way to apply the green eyeshadow is by using a pencil brush. Choose a nu-de lipstick for a flirty and feminine lips.
10. Brown Cut Crease
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Another gorgeous cut crease look. This makeup trend has been a high-fashion staple for decades. When properly applied, cut crease can be worn in the day. Check tutorial for this exact eye makeup below:
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