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26 Stunning Makeup Colors For Brown Eyes

Calling all the girls with brown Bambi eyes! While people say brown eyed girls have it easy as every color goes with brown, it can be quite tricky to find the perfect eye makeup look, but we’ve got your back with 26 stunning makeup tricks and looks. Whether you have light hazel or almost black eyes, there are various eye shadow shades and makeup looks from natural and innocent to sultry and daring that will make your eye color pop!

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11 Glamorous Rose Gold

After the launch of Urban Decay’s famous Naked3 Palette, glittery rose gold shades have become crazy popular – and we can absolutely understand why. Besides looking sultry and luxurious, they will also make any eye color brighter, including hazel and dark brown eyes as well. Use 3 different rose gold and pink tones and blend them together softly to create a stunning ombré look.

1. Glamorous Rose Gold

22 Burnt Sunset

Another makeup trend that has evolved into a beauty cult classic is burnt orange and terracotta eye makeup. Because of its warm, darker undertone, deep orange will accentuate brown eyes and make them look even richer. Orange eye makeup looks go perfectly together with subtle, mauve or nude lips and with dramatic, black lashes.

2. Burnt Sunset

33 Classic Cat Eyes

Ah, who could forget about the all-time favorite, classic cat eyes? To create the ideal angled liner for your cat eye look, prime your lids and apply a matte ivory shade all over your lids – this will not only make your liner last longer, but will also compliment your brown eyes.

3. Classic Cat Eyes

44 Champagne Shimmer


We could never leave out the universal champagne shade from our list, which is a versatile color that works for any occasion. Whether you are going for a casual breakfast with your friends or for a first date, a champagne eye lid will make your brown eyes look bigger and even more mysterious.

4. Champagne Shimmer

55 Electric Vibes


Don’t say goodbye to your blue eyeshadow palette just yet! A deep, daring blue shadow with brown eyes is a match made in heaven – and to make the contrast even more visible, switch your black eyeliner to a blue kohl pencil or gel liner and don’t be afraid to experiment with your makeup.

5. Electric Vibes

66 Daring Pinks

If you are not a big fan of blues, but would still like to try out something exciting, matte hot pink is another shade that looks great with brown eyes. If you are going for a full-on Barbie look, make sure to apply a thin, black liner and mascara as finishing touches!

6. Daring Pinks

77 Cool Toned Lilacs

The huge pastel trend reached the makeup world as well, and that’s great news to all the girls out there with brown eyes! Although creamy and soft lavender shades might seem too wild for the first try, if you mix it with a more subtle shade (such as white) or add a gold liner for special occasion, you can create a stunning, unique look.

7. Cool Toned Lilacs

88 Soft Mauves

Mauve and brown are both neutral shades that complement each other beautifully, so if you are looking for a subtle, more natural eye look, apply a soft mauve shade to as your crease color and mix it with a matte beige all over the lid color.

8. Soft Mauves

99 Dramatic Falsies

One of our favorite makeup tricks that will instantly create wide, innocent Bambi eyes is simply applying false lashes without any dramatic eye makeup. Use a champagne or ivory eyelid base color, and instead of going in with a crease color, just apply your falsies.

9. Dramatic Falsies

1010 The „No Makeup” Makeup

Using brown mascara and a smooth white eyeliner in your inner corner will bring out the depth of your brown eyes, while looking 100% natural and appropriate for school.

10. The „No Makeup” Makeup

1111 Good & Evil

Blend black and white on your eyelids like a pro with a simple trick: in the inner corner of your eyes, use a waterproof, white liner, and follow up that line to a regular flick or cat eye with a black liner. The contrast of the two liners will bring out your brown eyes beautifully.

11. Good & Evil

1212 Teal & Peach

A beautiful combination that we are currently obsessing over (especially for brown-eyed girls) is teal and peach. These two shades create a very romantic, stunning overall look as they mix both cool and warm tones together. Add a little shimmer on top and you are good to go!

12. Teal & Peach

1313 Classic Pin Up

With neutral, yet bold shades (such as black and ivory), the classic pin up look is the perfect choice for girls with brown eyes. The signature, hot red lipstick will make your eyes pop, while the black, thick liner will create an illusion of larger, more opened eyes.

13. Classic Pin Up

1414 Hint of Glitter

Any type of shimmer and sparkle will look amazing on brown eyed girls (especially if you have darker eyes), so it’s time to dig up that glitter liner from your makeup collection! Don’t worry, you don’t have to cover your entire lids with glitter to get that “wow” effect – just have fun with it and try to find how you like it the most (such as a double liner mixed with black or a few sparkles on your lower lash line).

14. Hint of Glitter

1515 Camouflage Shades

Caramel, sand, beige, olive, greens and deep browns…do we need to say more? The great thing about these shades is that they effortlessly complement brown eyes and it’s super easy to create a look with them! As usual, blend the lighter shades to your inner corner and lid, and use the darker colors (such as the brown and olive) as a crease color.

15. Camouflage Shades

1616 Flirty Burgundy

After seeing beauty guru Huda Beauty create a gorgeous makeup look using deep reds and burgundies, we can’t leave it out from our list. Needless to say, it looked stunning with her dark brown eyes, and it’s overall a stunning choice for simple outfits or girly night outs.

16. Flirty Burgundy

1717 Mermaid Makeup


The rendez-vous of daring green, teal and blue colors results in a fun, one-of-a-kind look that will make your brown eyes sparkle. Start with the lightest color of your choice and gently combine it with shimmery, darker shades.

17. Mermaid Makeup

1818 Pop of Yellow


Yes, we know, it sounds like a crazy choice, but yellow actually works really well with dark hair and eyes, so don’t be afraid to get out of your comfort zone and give vivid yellow a try.

18. Pop of Yellow

1919 Gold Smokey Eyes


To create a unique smokey eye that will not only make your brown eyes even more mysterious, but will also make you the show-stopper at any party, blend rich gold colors together with dark chocolate brown and black. Say goodbye to the regular grey smoked out look and apply light and dark yellow and gold shades to your lids and crease.

19. Gold Smokey Eyes

2020 Sweet Peach


Just like a coral dress or necklace looks amazing with a tan, a peach makeup look will be exquisite with brown eyes. Use a dark peach blush, a pop of coral on your lids and a nice, orange undertone pink gloss on top of your lips to get that summer goddess look!

20. Sweet Peach

2121 Metallic Shine


Besides glitter, metallic shades and ‘liquid glitter’ shadows are also great choices to create a fun and sultry look, not to mention they will also brighten up your brown eyes. The trick to a great metallic look is the perfect application – use a slightly wet, flat brush and tap the product carefully to your lids to avoid fallouts or brush strokes.

21. Metallic Shine

2222 Autumn Plum


Although purple might not be your first thought when it comes to makeup, deeper plum shades are actually amazing for smokey eye looks, especially if you have brown eyes. If you are not a fan of monochrome looks, add a bit of gold or silver (depending on your outfit) to your lower lash line to mix things up a bit.

22. Autumn Plum

2323 Soft Cut Crease


Cut creases can be quite dramatic looks, but if you match two soft shades (such as mauve and brown) and switch your regular black liner to a brown one, your cut crease look will instantly become more wearable, even for everyday occasions.

23. Soft Cut Crease

2424 Brown on Brown


You can easily reach a simple yet stunning and very fashion forward look by matching the eye shadow to your eye color and applying a soft, deep brown all over your lid. Smudge and blend it out around the edges for a smokey effect, add mascara, and you are good to go.

24. Brown on Brown

2525 The Wet Look


The “wet look” makeup trend originated from various runway shows, and we are absolutely in love with it! The key to this makeup look is quite simple: use a liquid, glossy shade all over your lids and use a dramatic mascara that will clump up your lashes just a bit (yes, spider lashes can actually look amazing with a wet makeup look). Keep the theme going with a hint of highlighter on your cheek and a clear gloss on your lips.

25. The Wet Look

2626 Bronzed Goddess


Channel your inner Goddess and create that beachy summer look inspired by bronzy and gold shades! Whether you have lighter or almost black eyes, the mix of shimmery gold and soft browns will accentuate your eyes even more.

26. Bronzed Goddess
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