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Although we’re firm believers that anyone should rock any makeup color they very well choose, there’s no denying that some shades better accent brown eyes than others. From amethyst and bronze, to rust and teal, the perfectly complementary hue of eye shadow and can work wonders when it comes to creating depth and dimension and in turn making your eyes seem even more alluring than they already are. To help you pump up the wow factor on your peepers, below we share the top eye makeup colors to add to your arsenal ASAP.
Amethyst looks fabulous on brown eyes! And the even better news is that so will just about any other purple hue, too. Talk about possibilities! From deep eggplant to pale lilac, the cool shade can help bring out the deepest brown color in your irises for an otherworldly eye look. What’s more, the contrast of the purple and brown will instantly make your eyes pop for a brighter appeal.
Product picks: L’Oréal Paris Infallible Paints Eye Shadow in Shady Violet, L’Oréal Paris Infallible Silkissime Eyeliner in Pure Purple
One of the most basic—yet most versatile—shades in eye makeup, bronze is a perfect option to use to help add dimension to brown eyes. With just a swipe you’ll be able to make your eyes dazzle like no other without looking too done-up. That’s the thing about bronze—it’s part of the nude palette, which means it’s natural-looking with just a hint of metallic glam.
Product picks: L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche La Palette Nude, L’Oréal Paris Infallible Lacquer Liner 24HR in Bronze
Are your brown eyes super-dark? Help brighten them up with a rich cobalt blue to accentuate the rich color of your irises for a contrasting look that’s completely eye-catching.
Product pick: L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Mascara in Cobalt
There’s just something about a nude smoky eye with gold accents that brings out the natural sparkle in brown eyes—especially if they have golden pigments in their irises. With just a touch of gold eye shadow, you’ll be able to accentuate the tiniest hints of gold and hazel in your eyes for a set of peepers that shines like no other.
Product picks: L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Pocket Palette Eye Shadow in Boudoir Charme, L’Oréal Paris Infallible Silkissime Eyeliner in Gold
You may not have ever thought of pairing this dark hue with brown eyes, however it can actually be a really great option for your eye color. Instead of reaching for black and applying an eye makeup that’s a tad too harsh for the office, reach for navy instead to create a cat eye.
Product picks: L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Eyeshadow in Grand Bleu, L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Quad in Skinny Jeans
Warm reddish brown shades are yet another color wheel option that deserve a swipe in the spotlight if you have brown eyes. The warmth of the hue will extend into your entire complexion to really liven up your look. Whether you go for a monochrome application or add it into a smoky eye, you simply can’t go wrong.
Product pick: L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Quad in Because I’m Worth It
Want to take the contrast to the next level? Trace your waterline in teal—or maybe even go a step further by applying an eye shadow in the same signature shade. This seriously bright color will pair beautifully with dark eyes to create a look that will catch everyone’s gaze.
Product picks: L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Quad in Blue Haute Couture and L’Oréal Paris Infallible Paints Eyeliner in Intrepid Teal
So, there you have it—all the best colors to help make your brown eyes stand out. Wear them on their own or pair them together for a stunning look that’s made specifically for the brown-eyed babes of the world.