How to Apply Eye Shadow on Brown Eyes

People with brown eyes have so many options when it comes to eye shadow colors. Since the pigment of the eyes is already dark, very few colors will clash with it.

Makeup Tips for Brown Eyes


Blue, grey, plum, gold, brown, purple, vanilla and shades of violet make brown eyes stand out.


For daytime, keep your makeup soft and lighter than the brown of your eyes and for night-time, opt for darker colors.


The Smokey Eye Look works great on brown eyes.


Use black mascara for a stunning, dramatic look.

Practical Steps


The following items from our Makeup Kit will be used: 212 Spoolie Brush, Trio Brow Palette, 207 Angle Eye Liner Brush, 221 All Over Eye Blender Brush, 15 Color Eye Shadow Palette- Neutral, 219 Precision Crease Brush , 204 Crease Brush, 229 Detailing Brush, Black Eyeliner Pencil, Mascara, Eyelash Curler


Take your 212 Spoolie Brush and comb your eyebrows in an upwards movement, taking it downwards at the sides.


Use the 207 Angle Eye Liner Brush and Trio Brow Palette to fill in your eyebrows with a brown or similar color as your hair.


Take your 221 All Over Eye Blender Brush and apply a white, beige or champagne eye shadow color all over the eye area. Apply it from underneath your eyebrows and take it downwards almost into the lash line.


Take your 219 Precision Crease Brush and apply a light to medium brown eye shadow in the crease of your eyes.


Use your 204 Crease Brush and apply a dark brown eye shadow at the outer corners of the eye’s crease and only until the middle of the crease.


Take the 204 Crease Brush again and blend the 2 brown eye shadow colors well.


Take your 229 Detailing Brush and apply a white or champagne eye shadow color at the inside corners of your eyes.


Use your black eyeliner to line the eyes at the top and bottom. Make sure that the point of the pencil is not too sharp. A good tip is to sharpen the pencil and to push the point, slightly angled, onto your hand to make it less sharp and ideal for application.


Use a cotton bud and lightly go over your eyeliner line to soften it.


Take the eyelash curler and place it over underneath your eyelashes while your eyes are open. Gently squeeze the eyelashes a few seconds to give them a nice curl.


Finally, apply your black mascara by combing the wand upwards and outwards, making zigzag movements. This will prevent the mascara from forming clumps and also give the eyelashes that desired volume.

by Anneke la Grange