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Best makeup for brown eyes

Brown eyes have a great advantage in the fact most all colors work towards accentuating them.

There is so much freedom in being able to use any eyeshadow hue and have it work towards your eye color. You can go bright and try blues, purples, greens, or tone it down in a pretty nude. Orange/ rust shades also look great on browns. If you have brown eyes and are too timid to wear bright shadows, try incorporating them with neutrals so it’s not too overwhelming for your taste. Gold eyeliners are a great alternative to black and add some sparkle to your look. You can also try white eyeliners to your lower lash line to make your eyes appear bigger.

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A few makeup products to accentuate your brown beauties…

Bobbi Brown neons & nudes shadow- this silky electric blue shade is matte and blends smoothly and easily. Wear it just on your eyelid with a black eyeliner for a dramatic, but not over-the-top look. Or try a smokey look incorporating this blue for a sultry-fun nighttime look!


Nars shimmer eyeshadow “Tropic”– pretty hue for a night out. The glitter add to this shadows vibrant look, and it doubles as a liner. Just wet your liner brush a bit and use Nars shadow for precise lining.


Elizabeth Arden intrigue eyeshadow quad– go monochromatic with this palette which includes four shades to create a classic look. The perfect little kit when going on vacation!


Kat Von D true romance eyeshadow– an array of bright and neutral shades to play up your brown eyes. Eight eyeshadows to create smokey eyes or keep it simple with two to three hues.


Guerlain eyeshadow quad– interlacing and intense hues make this unique quad simply chic. This quad includes orange, blue, brown and beige. Perfect colors to blend for fun, bright looks, and it also gives you the option to opt for a more neutral look.


Ulta eyeshadow in green machine– an affordable shadow to brighten your eyes! Check out other great colors to flatter your brown eyes from this line such as: wisteria lane, key west, and turquoise.


Nars sheer lipstick in Belle de Jour– Yes, i know nude lips work great on almost everyone; but if you are lucky enough to have brown eyes and play with colors, nude lipstick should become a necessity in your makeup bag.


Stila waterproof eyeliner in Koi– add a touch of gold to your brown eyes with this liner. Glides smooth with a rich color to make eyes pop. The perfect shade of eyeliner when sticking to neutral eyeshadows.


Smashbox cream eyeliner palette– since your eyes look smashing in bright hues, why not own a liner palette which gives you options?! Cream eyeliner is great because it applies smoothly and gives great results. This palette is also available in metallic shades.

Bare escentuals flawless mascara– complete any look with a dark mascara to add a dramatic finish. This water and smudge proof mascara is free of harsh chemicals and lasts all day.

Please add your favorite tips to accentuate brown eyes with makeup!

Accentuate brown eyes with makeup

Brown is the most common eye color, shared by over half of the worlds population.

Yet it is still unique as you can have it in various shades ranging from soft honey-like brown to dark espresso brown.

Here are a few makeup tricks and tips to accentuate brown eyes and make them pop even more.

Women with brown eyes have the freedom to play with colors since most of them work great with brown. Shades that look good on brown eyes are greens (try swimming or humid by MAC $14.50 maccosmetics.com), golds and bronzes (old gold MAC pigment is a rich color that works well dry or wet $19.50 maccosmetics.com), champagnes and browns (espresso by mac $14.50 or moonstone by Lorac $18.00 sephora.com), and blues (organic ware duo eyeshadow blue eyes $8.94 amazon.com).

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For a subtle splash of color use a colored eyeliner instead of black. (Try wet n wild megaliner in blue $2.99 at drugstores).

Curl eyelashes and add volumizing mascara to emphasize eyes. (physicians formula plump potion lash plumping mascara , around $9 at drugstores).

Accessorize accordingly. Gold earrings are a good option.

Keep it classy during daytime and go for a natural look by using shade colors like taupe, peach, gold and tan. Use the lighter shade to highlight and add a little by the inner corner of your eye to make them pop. Apply the darker colors around the crease and blend them well.

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Check out this video for tips on making brown eyes pop!