Brown is a neutral color that doesn’t have an opposite color on the color wheel. Nearly all colors complement brown eyes. Bold colors such as light blues, deep purples, and metallic tone can make brown eyes pop and accentuate them in a good way. However, they cannot be used to pull out a natural look. It is important to know the right colors and techniques to incorporate when considering natural eye makeup for brown eyes. These are some tips that would guide you to get that perfect natural look.
Step 1: Selecting the Right Colors.
There are varieties of colors to choose from when it comes to natural eye make up for brown-eyed beauties. However, the shade of your brown eyes would determine which color would work best for you. Your skin tone is also a determining factor.
- If you have dark brown eyes, you might want to consider a medium to dark shade eyeshadow.
- If your brown eye is medium to light shade, you can try eyeshadow in bronze color.
- For light brown eyes, you should do away with dark, heavy eyeshadow as this would hide the hint of gold and green in your eye. You can try dusty pinks or subtle, matte metallic shades to increase the intensity of the flecks.
- Select an eyeshadow that is nearly close to your skin tone as your base color. Taupe, whites and light brown are ideal for fair to medium tones. Darker skin tones can also use taupe and brown but should avoid white bases when creating a natural look because they don’t blend seamlessly on darker tones.
- Choose a darker shade for your shadow. They can be browns, mauves, and taupes
- For highlighter, choose the color that matches your skin tone but make sure it is a few shades lighter than your base shadow.
Step 2: Apply Your Base Eyeshadow
Glide your eyeshadow brush onto your selected base color; gently pat the side of the brush to get rid of surplus powder. Apply the base color onto your entire eyelid lightly, making sure your eyes during the application process. This will ensure that the base covers the entire lid.
Step 3: Apply Your Darker Shadow
Use an angle brush to brush on your selected eyeshadow color along your crease area. Start from the outer corner of your eye and stop before getting to the inner corner of your eye. The result should give off an extremely pigmented outer corner of the eyes and an incline towards a lighter inner corner.
Step 4: Blend In the Eyeshadows Properly
Buffa blending brush on your lid by making light, circular movement along the outline where the two colors meet. Start from the inner corner of your eyes and work your way in a back and forth movement to the opposite side. Continue to work your brush on your lid this way until the two colors are well blended together.
Step 5: Apply Your Highlighter
With the aid of your eyeshadow brush, apply a tiny dot of your preferred highlighter in the inner corner of your eyes and on your brow bone. Then, use a small blending brush to properly blend the highlighter into the surrounding skin area.
Step 6: Apply your Eyeliner
If you want to further accentuate your brown eyes, eyeliner is not a bad idea. However, eyeliner can be tricky to apply if you are settling for a natural look. Be sure to apply it thinly on your upper lash line so it would look as natural as possible.
Step 7: Apply Your Mascara
Just like eyeliner, you have to be careful not to brush on your mascara heavily in other to maintain that natural look. One or to coat of mascara on your upper lash is enough.