In the makeup world, there is an unimaginable amount of styles and ideas. However, some are more flattering for our features than others. For example, I have brown eyes, and there are certain shades of eyeshadows that make my eyes stand out more. For this reason, today, I want to show you some makeup ideas for brown eyes.
Like most people, I don’t consider myself a makeup expert. I believe that as we practice, we become more skilled. In the beginning, when I had a commitment to which I wanted to go with makeup, I looked for ideas on the internet. But when I tried to replicate them, they did not turn out as I expected.
For this reason, I use a system that has been very helpful to me. I will try to explain it in the simplest way possible.
When you find an image of a makeup that you like, and it does not have a tutorial or step by step that you can follow, I recommend that you divide it into three parts.
Transition shadow: This is generally a matte shadow that shows up very subtly above the eye crease. This shade is the one that allows you to blend the darkest shadows easily.
Depth shadow: This shadow is usually the darkest and is commonly located in the outer third of the eye.
Eyelid shadow: In most cases, it is the lightest shadow. It is also possible that this shadow has some shine. The usual thing is that it is used in the eyelid from the inner corner (tear-duct) to the inner two-thirds.
I am sure that many makeup looks have more shadows than the ones I just mentioned. It is also clear to me that sometimes they will require much more elaboration. However, this technique has allowed me to replicate many styles that I had no idea how to do before.
Now let’s clarify, it is possible that when we make them, they will not be exactly the same as in the photo. This is due to several reasons: First, we do not always have the same products. Second, chances are that a different makeup technique was used. And third, sometimes we don’t have the same features as the person in the photo.
So if the first time it doesn’t work out the way you want, keep trying, don’t be discouraged. Something similar has happened to all of us. Later, you may find a way to put on makeup that you like the most, and that is easier for you. And afterward, you are going to start creating your own styles, adapting them to your features and your technique.
But without further ado, below, I am going to show you 3 makeup styles. As I already mentioned, when I try to replicate a makeup from a photograph, the first thing I do is find the 3 principal shadows: transition, depth, and eyelid. From there, I do the makeup step by step.
Look # 1 = Smokey eye with brown shadows.
Transition shade: Caramel, medium brown, or a light brown matte eyeshadow.
Depth shadow: Matte dark brown eyeshade.
Eyelid shadow: Satin champagne or light gold eyeshadow.
- Apply the transition shadow above the crease of your eye. If you have hooded eyes, I recommend that you raise the shadow almost to the eyebrow, only leaving a small space. Wear it only on the outer two-thirds, creating a kind of semicircle.
- Apply the depth shadow to the outer third of your eyelid, just below the transition shadow. You can also create a small triangle in the outer corner of your eye.
- When you have the darkest color positioned, return to the transition tone and begin to blend it smoothly with movements in the form of small circles. The idea here is that you blur any sharp lines. In this way, it will not be seen where each shadow begins or ends.
- Now is the time to apply the satin shadow. Apply this on the entire eyelid, from the inner corner to the darkest shadow, without covering it. Since this shade and the dark brown shade have different finishes, it will be difficult to blend them into each other. So that you don’t see a very sharp line where the matte shadow ends and the satin shadow begins, apply a little of the brown shadow. Just a little bit and just above this line to blur it.
- Subsequently, you can use the same shadow of the eyelid or your highlighter to illuminate under the browbone.
- Now, let’s go to the lower lashline. Here you are going to apply the darkest shadow first, only in the outer third, joining it at the end with the shadow of the upper eyelid.
- Then use the transition shadow to blur this color. You can wear this color on the outer two-thirds.
- Next, apply the satin shade on the inner third of your lower lashline. Remember to put a bit of the transition shadow on top of the gold, so you don’t see a sharp line.
- Finally, you can finish the look with cat eyeliner and mascara or false eyelashes.
Look # 2 = A bit of green to highlight.
Transition shade: Matte medium or light brown.
Depth shade: Matte dark brown.
Eyelid shade: Satin or shimmer green.
- Apply the transition shadow gently over the crease of your eye. You can use it until you almost reach the tear-duct. Bring it carefully up to just before the brow, leaving only a small space for brightening later.
- Apply just a little of the dark brown shadow on the outer third part of your eyelid and blend it very well with a clean brush or with the help of the transition shadow. You don’t want to apply a lot of the dark shadow here, just a little bit to create depth.
- Now for the mobile eyelid, apply the main character of this look: the green shadow. Work it carefully from the inner corner, leaving the tear-duct free, to the outer third, allowing only a little of the dark brown to show through. Don’t forget to bring the shadow up to the top of your eye crease, just below the transition shadow.
- To avoid seeing a very sharp line where the dark brown ends and where the green begins, apply just a little of the dark brown shadow on that line, just so that it looks a bit faded.
- Next, you must illuminate under the browbone and the tear-duct. For this, use a very light shade, it can be silver, cream, or white. You can also use your highlighter.
- For the lower eyelid, apply the medium brown color closer to the lash line and try to blend it with the green tone. Apply these to the outer two-thirds and connect them with the shadows of the upper eyelid.
- Complement the look with cat eyeliner and false eyelashes. If you don’t have lashes, I recommend applying several coats of mascara.
Look # 3 = Orange eyes.
For this look, you are only going to need one shadow, and personally, I think it looks beautiful.
Only shade: Orange or coral color.
Simply apply the shadow on the entire eyelid and bring it above the crease of your eye. Additionally, use it on the lower eyelid and connect it with the shadow on the top.
Also, you can apply a matte light shadow to illuminate the inner corner of the eye and under the browbone.
Complement this makeup with mascara on your eyelashes.
I hope you liked it…
I really hope you like these makeup styles, and above all, I hope you try to replicate them. Do not forget that if you want to change a shade of shadow or add something else to the look to make it more yourself, you can do it.
Finally, I would like you to tell me what you think of these makeup looks. Let me know if you have any questions or topics that you would like me to discuss. You can do it by leaving me a comment at the bottom of the post.