Here's a Stunning Makeup Tutorial for Brown Eyes

Sure, brown is the most common eye color—more than 55 percent of us have them—but that doesn't mean they aren't special. If you look closely at a dark iris, you'll likely find varying flecks of gold, auburn, or hazel. And to bring out these beautiful hues that make dark eyes unique, celebrity makeup artist Matin has created a tutorial on makeup for brown eyes. From his tips on how to add depth to the proper technique for applying metallic shadow, Matin has brown eye makeup down to a science. Scroll down to watch Matin's makeup tutorial for brown eyes.

Meet the Expert

Matin is a celebrity makeup artist and non-toxic beauty advocate, with clients among the likes of Angelina Jolie, Rebel Wilson, Awkwafina, and more.

Now that you've learned how to recreate Matin's look, keep scrolling to shop our favorite products for brown eyes.

Red-Toned Shadow

MAC Brown Script eyeshadow
MAC Eye Shadow in Brown Script $7

Emphasize the depth and richness of your brown eyes with a shadow that has red undertones and apply it to the crease of your eye. We love this warm chestnut-brown color from MAC, as it works for a variety of skin tones and is surprisingly easy to blend.

Metallic Shadow

MAC Amber Lights eyeshadow
MAC Eye Shadow in Amber Lights $17

Next, opt for an opaque metallic eye shadow with a yellow or champagne undertone for the middle of your lid. It'll make your eye color pop and keep your lids looking gorgeously glossy.

Highlighting Shadow

MAC Nylon eyeshadow
MAC Eye Shadow in Nylon $17

Use this ivory-colored shadow on the inner corners of your eyes as well as along your brow bone for a glow that will show off your eye color as well as your bone structure.

Warm-Toned Palette

Urban Decay Naked 2
Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette $54

This definitely isn't the first you've heard of Urban Decay's now cult-favorite Naked 2 Palette—but that's for good reason. It houses every warm shade you'll ever need to show off those brown peepers in a variety of textures with a serious color payoff.

Neutral Palette

Persona palette
Pérsona Identity Eyeshadow Palette $32

Want to get Gasparian's exact look? The beauty vlogger created her very own palette composed of 12 neutral-colored shadows, all of which complement brown eyes.

Bronze Eyeliner

Persona eyeliner in Bronze
Persona 24 Hour Waterproof Eyeliner $14

In another video, Gasparian shows off her everyday makeup routine using the Persona Cosmetics 24 Hour Waterproof Eyeliner in the color Bronze. She smudges the pencil along the lash line and blends it out with a fingertip for a natural, smoked-out effect.

Natural Brows

Glossier Boy Brow in Brown
Glossier Boy Brow $16

Gasparian is a big fan of Glossier Boy Brow in the shade Brown to create a soft, fluffy brow to frame the eyes. The brand carries three other colors including Blonde, Black, and Clear, so choose the one that best matches your hair.


Lilly Lashes Triple X Mascara
Lilly Lashes Triple X Mascara $24

Several coats of black mascara will really make your lashes and brown eyes pop, as demonstrated by Gasparian. In her latest favorites video, she recommends this newly launched formula by Lilly Lashes for lengthening and separating the lashes.

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