Thursday, January 17, 2013

Brown Eyed Girl

Hello Lovely!

What color eyes do you have? I have your everyday, normal dark brown eyes. Don't get me wrong, I do love my eye color, but I am not one that someone would say, "You have the most gorgeous eye color!" When I have received those comments I think to myself. . .my eyes are just plain brown, but thanks. I've always wondered what I would look like if I had blue or green eyes, and yes I know I can easily do so with colored contacts, but I just never have tried it. Maybe something fun to try for an upcoming blog post!

Since brown doesn't have an opposite or complementary color on the color wheel, most eye makeup colors will work for women with brown eyes - so I did get lucky there.

Follow these simple makeup tips for brown-eyed gals to look your best and enhance your natural beauty.

Brown eyes are the one color that most eye shadow colors work well on.The determining factor is usually the depth of the eye color -- are they almost black, or are they medium brown? Women with brown eyes can also pull off both black and brown eyeliner (brown works best in the day and black at night).

For deep brown eyes

If your eyes are dark brown, medium to dark shades of eye shadow will work for you. Try plum, forest green or charcoal gray. Check out the flecks of lighter color in your eyes and use those hues to select your eyeliner color. For darker brown eyes, also try dark browns or mauves. Gold and bronze is also beautiful on dark brown eyes.

2For medium brown eyes

Medium to light brown eyes can try green, violet or bronze colored eye shadows. You truly can wear almost any color of eye makeup if you have medium brown eyes. A purple or green eye shadow palette can work equally well for daytime. Experiment by pairing neutral shadow with metallic eyeliner in copper or bronze for evening.

3For light brown eyes

Avoid black eyeliner, if you have light brown eyes, and use dark brown or other colors instead. Apply a neutral shade of shadow on the lid, a darker hue of the same color in the crease, then line your eyes in gold or green to reflect the flecks of color in your iris. If your eyes are so light they are hazel, try champagne tones with violet, bronze or brown liner to define the eye.


  1. I lurrrrve purple on brown eyes. Have you seen Shakira's eyes? Major inspiration for brown-eye-love!

  2. Purple on brown looks really gorgeous and brings out that "doe-eyed" character.

    1. Purple is my favorite eye shadow color on me, but I play with many different looks.