Between 55 to 79 percent of the worldwide population has brown eyes, making it the most common eye color in the world. Brown is created from a mix of all primary colors, which means you have an endless palette to work with when it comes to choosing eyeshadows, lipsticks, and complexion products. Ahead, find 50 our favorite makeup ideas for brown eyes.
Bold With Blue
Bold and electric shades used with brown eyes are a real winning combination. Keep the rest of the makeup look simple and apply the shadow on your full eyelid as well as the lower lashline. Blend, blen, and blend a bit more for a seamless finish. Try Nars Single Eyeshadow in Showgirl ($19).
Smoke it Out
Sultry and dark, this makeup look is a perfect date night option for that added drama. Smudge out the bottom lash line and extend the shadow beyond the eyelid to the outer edge, creating a softer looking wing. Defined brows and nude lips complete the look to keep the focus on your dramatic eye.
Light and pale shadows can also be used for brown eyes. The mint shade, when combined with a black eyeliner makes it wearable and oh-so-fashionable. Try Huda Beauty Pastel Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette Mint ($29).
A punchy shade of lipstick can brighten any makeup look, especially like the orange shade used above. Try Fenty's Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick in Saw-C ($18)
Big Bold Brows
Natural brows are being embraced and using a clear brow gel (or wax) is a great way to enhance them. Fluff them out with a spoolie brush and apply a bit of added color with a tinted gel formula if you like the fuller look.
Creating a watercolor eyeshadow look works well when the shades are of similar undertones. The Morphe Maddie Ziegler Imagination Palette ($25) has a nice range of pastels to use all in one palette.
White Hot Liner
Say hello to white eyeliner again, a trend of the early ‘60s that made its way back once more. This trick is used to make eyes appear bigger and brighter while still pulling the entire eye look together. Gently apply the eye pencil along your lower waterline from the outer corner to the inner.