Exploring the art of eyeshadow is a never-ending journey (it feels like there’s always something new to learn or try), but when you’re just starting out – or jumping back into it, or wanting to revamp your collection and technique entirely – the idea of building or rebuilding your makeup drawer can be daunting. However, there are always a few key tips and tricks to steer you in the right direction. First example, if you have brown eyes and you struggle with deciding which eye shadows to try out, knowing the best eye shadow colors for brown eyes is an easy hack that, for a makeup lover, is akin to life-changing.
In most cases, finding the best eye shadow color for your eyes would start with determining the color opposite of your eye color on a color chart, but because brown isn’t on the color wheel, brown eyes call for a different approach. All you’ll need to do is determine whether the undertones of your eye color skew red, or gold, and voilà – Those with reddish undertones will want to try various shades of green eye shadows, while those with gold undertones are recommend to reach for purple. Of course, because brown eyes are relatively neutral, they pair well with a number of other colors as well, such as gold, gray and bronze. Without further ado, if you’re ready to explore untapped eye looks with shades that compliment your brown eyes most, we recommend starting with the options ahead.
Huda Beauty Haze Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette
This 9-shade palette is all you need to create the perfect soft smokey eye.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina® Pro Pigment Palette Vol. 5 for Face & Body
Anastasia Beverly Hills’ Norvina Pro Pigment palettes are fan-loved due to the sheer amount of options they come with, among other reasons. Packed with 25 shades, the majority are various shades of purple you can use to create flawless transitions and ombrés.