The Appropriate Makeup for Brown Eyes

01/02/11 8:05 am | Comments (0) | Posted By: leeorlian

Brown eyed beauties are really lucky since makeup for brown eyes is a very hassle-free affair. They can experiment with all kinds of looks and colors and there are very few no-no’s that they have to keep in mind. Both light and dark make up for brown eyes looks good. Several looks that may be considered too severe on other colored eyes suit women with brown eyes. Like I said before, you are really lucky!

Eye Shadow for Brown Eyes

The colors that go really well with brown eyes are deep shades of brown, blue, plum, gold, blue gray, vanilla, purple and violet. Even eye shadows that have metallic overtones, such as gold and bronze, help to bring out the color of your eyes. When applying eye shadow, remember this thumb rule – shades that are lighter than the natural color of your eyes can be used to create a subtle look whereas shades that are darker and more intense will lend a dramatic look to your eyes.

Eyeliner for Brown Eyes

Now let’s look at the second step of makeup for brown eyes – your eyeliner. Women with brown eyes can experiment with eyeliners of different colors. Try on different shades like bronze, golden browns, dark grays, and navy blue, to name a few.

Decide what kind of look you are trying to create before you begin applying eye makeup for brown eyes. For a natural look, eyeliner application will be minimal or you could line your eyes using eye shadow. For a more dramatic look, pair dark eyeliner with light eye shadow. For instance, with plum eyeliner use mauve eye shadow or with light pink shadow you could use aubergine colored eyeliner.

Here are some suggestions that might be helpful for you.

  • Use light shades like peach, taupes, champagne, light pink, and browns to open up your eyes.
  • With pink eye shadow, apply a darker color in the crease of your eyes to make your eyes look really bright.
  • For a smoky look, choose grey shadow and liner.
  • Choose shimmery colors of eye shadow to make your eyes look alive and bright.

When applying makeup for brown eyes remember that light eyeliner will make your eyes appear larger while dark liners will contour your eyes and make them appear smaller. Depending on the look that you are trying to achieve, choose your colors carefully.

Towards the end, I’d like to say that these are simply general guidelines and suggestions for women with brown eyes. As you experiment with various colors and combinations, you will see for yourself what suits you and what doesn’t. And if you really like a certain style of makeup and think that it looks good on you, let nobody else tell you anything different.

At the end of the day, makeup is a very personal thing and if you are comfortable with a certain style, look or combination of colors, and you are able to carry it off with confidence, what else do you need?

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