Makeup Styles for Brown Eyes

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Makeup Styles for Brown Eyes
Brown eyes can wear light or dark make-up. (Christopher Robbins/Photodisc/Getty Images)

Make-up can be used to enhance the beauty of your natural features, like your eye colour. Using the right make-up to enhance your eye colour can make a big difference in your make-up application. Different eye colours, including green, blue and brown, require different make-up styles. Make brown eyes stand out with the right make-up.

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Colour Tips

One way to enhance brown eyes is by choosing the right eye make-up colours. Eyestune.com says, "Deep shades of blue and brown, blue grey, plum, gold, vanilla, shades of purple and violet, and nutmeg would be the best choice for brown eyes." Metallic colours like silver, gold and bronze also work well with brown eyes. To make dark brown eyes stand out, use eye shadow that is lighter than your eye colour, such as light purple or light brown. When applying eye shadow, use three coordinating shades and make sure to blend them well. Use lighter shades in the daytime and darker ones at night.

Makeup Styles for Brown Eyes
Choose an eye shadow that compliments your brown eyes. (Pixland/Pixland/Getty Images)

Eyeliner Tips

The Eye Makeup Tips website suggests, "When selecting eyeliner, you can go with dark browns for a natural look and black for a more intense look." People with brown eyes also have the advantage of playing with colour when it comes to their eyeliner. Dark shades of eyeliner that match your eye shadow are the best choices for brown eyes. These may include dark plum, brown or navy eyeliner. For a dramatic nighttime look, use black liquid eyeliner to shape the eyes. Eyestune.com says, "For a more natural look, keep eyeliner to a minimum, just to softly frame your eyes, or apply eye shadow as your eyeliner."

Makeup Styles for Brown Eyes
Wear dark brown or black eyeliner. (Pixland/Pixland/Getty Images)

Neutral Makeup

Emphasise your brown eyes by using neutral make-up on the rest of your face. Eyestune.com agrees with this, saying, "To draw attention to your eyes, keep the rest of your make-up minimal, choosing neutral shades of lip and cheek colour. This helps you keep the focus on your eyes." Try light peach blush tones with a subtle golden shimmer. For the lips, choose barely there pinky orange tones or even a nude lip. Simple black mascara can be piled on the eyelashes to really make brown eyes stand out.

Makeup Styles for Brown Eyes
Wear a neutral shade on your cheeks. (Jupiterimages/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images)

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