Why do people say brown is the boring eye colour to have? As one of the many people in the world with brown eyes, I think I speak for everyone when I say that brown eyes are beautiful too!
One of my favourite things to do is play up my eyes. If you want to draw attention to your peepers and really make those dark eyes pop, here are a few tried and tested eyeshadows to add to your stash:
MAC Quarry: A subtle brown-toned muted purple, this matte shadow works as a lovely defining crease colour and is especially flattering on fair skin tones. I often reach for Quarry as I find that the purple-toned hues in the shadow really compliment my dark eyes and draw attention to them.
MAC Satin Taupe: A highly wearable taupe, you can either pair this shimmery shade with a lighter eye look to give it a little oomph or wear it alone all over the lid. It’s a multi-dimensional shadow in the sense that as you blend it can look like you’ve used multiple shadows, even if you’ve just used the one (it’s one of those shades). When paired with Quarry especially, you’ve got a serious power duo.
Urban Decay’s Naked and Buck: Both from the original naked palette, these matte beauties are two tones of brown that blend together into the crease like a dream. Used separately or together, Naked and Buck add just the right amount of definition and are especially great if you’re going for the natural look.
MAC Corduroy: A rich chocolate brown, when used in the crease Corduroy is a foolproof shade for blending out any kind of neutral shadow. While it’s great for everyday wear, I also find myself reaching for Corduroy when I want to deepen or slightly intensify my look. There are a lot of brown eyeshadows out there, but none that I’ve found that are quite the same rich tone as this one.
Any time I’ve been complimented on my eyes I’ve been wearing either one or more of these shades. Coincidence? I think not. Just some great eyeshadows and savvy blending. Even if you don’t have brown eyes, these are still beautiful shades to try out.