The best eyeliner colors for brown eyes

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The best eyeliner colors for brown eyes
When it comes to make-up, choosing the right colour for your individual eyes is very important. (Jupiterimages/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images)

Eyeliner comes in every colour of the rainbow and more. Shades, tints, metallics and glitter are only a few of the choices that shoppers have. The colours you choose will depend on your style and the natural colour of your eyes. Choosing the correct eyeliner can either bring out your natural colour of your eyes or mask it to suit another style. For a more defined look and bolder colour statement, apply eyeliner thickly and to both eyelids.


Choose light colours for eyeliner to subtly highlight the best qualities of your brown eyes. Apply small amounts of a light shade that matches closely your eye colour. Browns, champagne and peaches are good colours to choose. Be sure to match this shade with your eyeshadow. This will make the eye look larger and draw out the natural colour. Stay away from black eyeliner; this will overpower brown eyes--charcoal grey is a good alternative to black.

The best eyeliner colors for brown eyes
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For a dramatic, eye-catching effect, choose dark shades of eyeliner and apply thickly. Choose dark greys and browns for the eyeliner. To make the eyes a major statement, neutral colours should be chosen for the rest of facial make-up, otherwise the dramatic effect of the eyes would be lost.

The best eyeliner colors for brown eyes
eyes (Ryan McVay/Lifesize/Getty Images)

Metallic Futuristic

Use metallic eyeliner to enhance your eyes and give you a futuristic look. Brown eyes suit metallic colours in the gold and bronze range. According to, these tones will accentuate the natural beauty of brown eyes and help them stand out and look larger than life, in an attractive way.

The best eyeliner colors for brown eyes
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Glittering Tones

Bright peaches and pinks applied to the corner of the eye will brighten the eyes and make the brown colour much lighter. This can be partnered with glittering coloured tones of eyeshadow for a bright glittering look. Using eyeliner of the upper lid only will create the effect of a wider, much brighter eye.

The best eyeliner colors for brown eyes
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