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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, a perfectly complementary hue of eye shadow can work wonders. Makeup looks for brown eyes can really come in handy when it comes to creating depth and dimension and in turn, make your eyes seem even more alluring than they already are. To help you pump up the wow factor for your next makeup look, find the top eye makeup colors to add to your arsenal ASAP.
Brown-eyed beauties, these are the shades you need.
Amethyst looks fabulous when incorporated into makeup looks for brown eyes! And the even better news is that so will just about any other purple hue. Just think about the 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 24 HR Eye Shadow in Smoldering Plum, L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof, Up to 24HR Pencil Eyeliner in Purple
One of the most basic, yet most versatile shades in eye makeup, bronze is a perfect option for adding dimension to brown eyes. With just a swipe you’ll be able to make your eyes dazzle like no other without looking overly done-up. That’s the thing about bronze—it’s part of the nude color family, which means it’s natural-looking with just a hint of metallic glam. We like to think of that as the best of both worlds!
Product picks: L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24 HR Eye Shadow in Bronzed Taupe, L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof, Up to 24HR Pencil Eyeliner in Bronze
Are your brown eyes super dark? Help bring them to life with a rich cobalt blue color that will accentuate the color of your irises for a look that’s completely eye-catching.
Product picks: L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Mascara in Cobalt Blue, L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof, Up to 24HR Pencil Eyeliner in Cobalt Blue
There’s just something about a nude smoky eye with gold accents that brings out the natural sparkle in brown eyes—especially if you have golden pigments in your irises. With just a touch of gold eye shadow (or even eyeliner), you’ll be able to emphasize the tiniest hints of gold and hazel in your eyes for a brown hue that shines like no other.
Product picks: L’Oréal Paris Infallible Crushed Foils Metallic Eye Shadow in Gilded Gold, L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof, Up to 24HR Pencil Eyeliner in Gold
You may not have thought of pairing this dark hue with brown eyes, but it can actually be a really great option for your eye color. Instead of reaching for black and ending up with an eye makeup look that’s a tad too harsh for the office, reach for navy pigments instead and use the subtle shade to create a cat eye.
Product picks: L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Eyeshadow in Grand Bleu, L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24 HR Eye Shadow in Midnight Blue
Warm reddish-brown shades are yet another option from the color wheel that deserve to be considered for playing up your brown eyes—the warmth of the hue will 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 with rust.
Product picks: L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow in Acro-Matte, 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 Infallible 24 HR Eye Shadow in Endless Sea, L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof, Up to 24HR Pencil Eyeliner in True 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. Want a step-by-step tutorial? Head over to our Makeup Tutorial for Brown Eyes.