The classic smokey eye never goes out of style and suits everyone. I think winter colors usually suit browns, so focus on purples and greens. Apply a nude eyeshadow to highlight the inner corners and the brow bone using a flat brush. Using a blender brush, start gently smudging this inky pencil line all over the eyelid. The darker levels of brown eyes look better with darker colors like gray, browns, purple or navy.
The first thing that you need to do is put a light brown color on your eyelids. Whenever you need to apply more of your dark shadow, start at this point and work inwards or upwards. Next comes the crease of the eyes. End it in a tapered line slightly before the edge of your eyeshadow (where the darkest part meets your un-shadowed skin).
For a smudgy look, draw a thick line across the top of your lash line, and then use your fingertip or a small eyeshadow brush to smudge and blur the line. Apply your favorite dark shade to the inner rim of your eyes, followed by the outside upper lash lines too.
Finally, line the lower and upper lash lines with black eyeliner and finish off with black mascara. With the soft peach shadow, define your crease using a blending brush. Next, use a fluff brush to blend the carbon black shadow upwards and along the outer edge of the eyelid.
Then, sweep the brush in soft, broad strokes across your lid at the places where the different shades of eyeshadows meet. It also makes my eyeshadow last longer, and it doesn't smudge as much. Clean your eyeshadow brush with makeup brush cleaner, face wash, or shampoo and water.
Unlike green or blue eyes, there isn't a complementary color for brown eyes per se. Because this color actually consists of a combination of blue, yellow and red, there are not many restrictions when classic brown smokey eye it comes to makeup ideas for brown eyes. Start with priming your eyes and applying a nude eyeshadow all over your eyelid.
Use a thin brush to fill in the color towards the outer corners, the lower lashline and to evenly blend the product out. Do a subtle eye makeup for brown eyes using lighter shades of brown, taupes, camel, vanilla or peach or intensify the look with stronger tones of chocolate, plum, purple, navy or metallic tones of gold, cooper and bronze.
Take a pencil in whatever color you chose and make a thick line on your upper lash line. Apply a winged line with the black liquid or gel eyeliner. Once again, use a brush to smudge and soften out the kohl along your lower lashline. Apply a primer and start by covering your eyelid with a nude eyeshadow for the base.
Smudge it on the lid with your finger and pat matching shadow on top of it, blending it out into the crease. Using brown eyeshadow, use your eyeshadow brush and focus at the base of the crease to achieve a gradient look. Fill in your eyelid with green eyeshadow.
Curl your lashes and apply two coats of mascara. Now fill in the eyelid with gold-colored eye shadow, extending the color into the cat eye shape on the outer corner. Using your eyeshadow brush, dab it on the inside corner of your eyelid on both your upper and lower lids.
Lighten up before you go dark: Dust a brightening pale eye shadow from lash line to brow before layering a smoky charcoal on lids. Using the black eyeliner pencil, define your lower waterline and smudge this out with an angled brush for a smokey effect. I am going to use the same round, soft eyeshadow brush and just go over my crease again with this shade.
Best of all, the colors perfectly match natural brown coloring. Clean your eyeshadow brush by washing it with face soap or shampoo and water, or by spritzing it with an antibacterial makeup brush cleanser. Avoid black eyeliner and mascara for daytime wear and settle for dark brown ones or playful violets.