Women with warm, chocolate-coloured eyes have the option of wearing almost every shade on the colour wheel! So the million dollar question is how can you tell what the best eye shadow for your eyes is? Well, it’s the one that plays up your best features.
Unlike with other eye colors, you can wear eye shadow that is the same colour as your eyes. Shadows in the brownish-gold family are ideal for brown eyes, as well as peach, gold, light brown, and purple hues. In fact, there are a plethora of shades for brown-eyed women to work with. The following guide highlights a few of our favorites.
Experiment with shades of brown shadow to compliment your eyes. Try a matte brown shade worn in the crease for a daytime look. Apply more heavily for a dramatic night look. Use a wet-liner cosmetic brush to achieve a bold line. This versatile colour works well with all skin tones.
This regal shadow is ideal for formal occasions and can help dress up any ensemble. Purples hues can be tricky, but with the wide array of variations to choose from, nearly any skin tone can pull off this lovely colour. Try a rich, reddish purple guaranteed to make brown eyes pop. Cover with a gold-pearl frost to add shine.
Make your brown eyes pop by teaming them up with the opposite colour on the colour wheel. Since brown isn’t represented on the colour wheel, the next best choice is to pair your brown eyes with a bold colour found in nature. Experiment with shades of green eye shadow to add warmth to your eyes.
Blue is one of the best colours to draw focus directly to the eyes. For chocolate-brown eyes, try a red, orange, or blue-tone shadow for the perfect complement. Consider a rich, navy blue for a nighttime smoky eye to brighten the eyes. Royal blue hues are bold and pair well with darker skin tones.
Brown Eyes Palettes
For women who have little experience selecting shadow colours and applying eye makeup, it may be ideal to start with an eye shadow palette made specifically for brown-eyed women. Opt for a shadow palette that contains a base colour, crease colour, and highlighter to enhance brown eyes. Move onto more complicated palettes with multiple shades or for specific looks, such as a smoky eye palette.