Which eye shadow colors are good for BROWN EYES? Today, we are taking a look at brown eyes. Check back later for posts for an answer to the same question for hazel and blue eyes.
Notice how the model’s eyes are brighter on the inner and outer corner and just below the arch of the eyebrow? Use a highlighter after you apply your shadow for a more dimensional and brighter look
For an evening or glamour look, use a dark brown or dark purple shade in the waterline, the inside line above the lower lashes. They apply a soft shadow underneath as in the picture.
JEWEL TONES — borrowing from my blog on sparkly eyes and this article, colors like emerald, sapphire and here in the pic, burnt orange are fun. Debora’s tip: I would use these as special event colors as the model is. And unless you are comfortable with contouring, use them as accent colors.
PURPLES — lighter skin, lavender and mauve; darker skin, eggplant and plum. Debora’s tip: Some purples are warm and some are cool. If you have more hazel in your eye, warmer tones are better and if they are a solid color brown you are more likely to use the cooler shades.
GREYS — Some artists recommend grey shadows; but I must be honest … these are shades for younger women. We women who adorn laughter lines are also losing warm pigments in our hair and skin and this makes gray shades look harsh.