40 Eye Makeup Looks for Brown Eyes

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11. Red Glitter Eyes

Red Glitter Makeup look for Brown Eyes

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Red seems like one of the hardest colors to master when it comes to the eyes.  We not gonna lie, some red eyeshadows can be a bit tricky. This gorgeous color isn’t only reserved for Halloween and you can easily pull it off without looking like you have an inflamed eye. Black and purple eyeshadows will help make the look a little safer.

12. Cut Crease + Rose Gold Glitter Pictorial

Black Cut Crease Rose Gold Makeup Eye Look

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Get a bold, glamorous look following the step-by-step tutorial:

Step 1: For perfect edge and clean eye look, take a piece of tape and line it towards your temple (as pictured on the step one). Apply a light brown matte eyeshadow in the upper crease area with an eye shading brush.

Step 2: Start creating wing with a black matte eyeshadow. It’s only a draft so it doesn’t need to be perfect.

Step 3: Bring the black eyeshadow into the crease. With a black gel liner, precisely draw the wing.

Step 4: To create a gradual effect, add a dark matte brown eyeshadow to the outer corner of the lid.

Step 5: Apply rose gold glitter eyeshadow.

Step 6: Complete the wing with a black gel liner. Apply black eyeliner to the waterline and smudge it out.

Step 7: Apply falsies.

Step 8: Clean any individual pieces of glitter that landed above the winged eyeliner.

13. Black & Gold Eyes + Dark Matte Lips

Black and Gold Eyes with Dark Lips

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Gold eyeshadow will maximize and bring out the size of your eyes, while black will minimize and countour them. It seems that gold and black pair for a perfect makeup look for brown eyes. This lip color goes perfectly with eye makeup.

14. Dramatic Matte Cut Crease

Dramatic Dark brown Cut Crease

Instagram / iluvsarahii

This cut crease look isn’t too hard to recreate and makes your eyes look sexier and bigger. The look was created using ‘Semi-sweet Chocolate Bar’ palette by Too Faced.

15. Matte Navy Blue Eyes Pictorial

Navy Blue Matte Eyes Pictorial

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For a night out, try this matte blue look with glitter eyeliner. Always pair the blue eyeshadow with neutral colors such us tan, brown or grey. Neutral eyeshadows will offset the brightness in the blue.

Step 1: Apply matte brown eyeshadow into the crease. Smudge white eye liner onto the lid.

Step 2: Apply matte blue eyeshadow to the entire lid.

Step 3: Blend eyeshadows together with a fluffy blending brush. Soft any harsh edges with a light brown eyeshadow.

Step 4: Apply liquid, glitter eyeliner in black.

Step 5: Line the waterline with grey-ish eyeliner and smudge it slightly underneath the eyes. Highlight the inner corner of the eye. Finish the look with a pair of false eyelashes.

16. Cranberry Eyes without Eyeliner

Cranberry Eye Makeup Look

Instagram / c_flower

You’ve probably noticed that burgundy and cranberry eyes have taken over Pinterest and Instagram. As you can see, these colors look amazing on brown eyes! Another thing we like about this look is that it doesn’t require eyeliner. Used products for the look are MAC Cranberry eyeshadow and Sigma Electrify eye liner.

17. Turquoise Inner Corner

Turquoise Inner Corner Eye Makeup Look

Instagram / amrezy

Make your brown eyes shine by highlighting the inner corner of your eye with a shimmery, turquoise eyeshadow. This makeup look is perfect for a summer night out. Would you agree?

18. Burgundy Glitter Eyes

Burgundy Glitter Eye Makeup Look

Instagram / franciannemakeup

Burgundy isn’t only a hot lip trend, you can use it on your eyes, too! Top shimmery eye shadow will brighten up your brown eyes. Burgundy eyes will look great on just about anyone.  Don’t hesitate to try this look!

 19. Dark Burgundy Smokey Eye

Dark Burgundy Smokey Eye with a Pop of Gold

Instagram / lookamillion

To catch everyone’s attention, try this gorgeous burgundy smokey eye with a pop of gold. The thing that makes this look trendy and sexy is the ‘cat’ eyeliner. This eyeliner frames the whole eye by adding a little V in the inside corner of the eye. The look was created using Melt Cosmetics eyeshadow stacks and ‘Cat Eyes’ palette by Too Faced.

20. Red Smokey Eye with a Pop of Gold

Red Eye Makeup with Pop of Gold Glitter

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Step 1: Apply eye primer. Eye primer will help your makeup last longer. Make sure to blend it well. With a fluffy blending brush, apply peachy brown eyeshadow into the crease as a transition color. For the first step, makeup artist used ‘Creme Brulee’ eyeshadow by Makeup Geek Cosmetics.

Step 2: Apply black matte eyeshadow to the outer V and work it to the crease with a blending brush. Apply the same eyeshadow to your lower lash line, too.

Step 3: With a flat shader brush, apply cranberry/burgundy eyeshadow to the lid.

Step 4: Highlight the inner corner of the eye with a gold glitter eyeshadow.

Step 5: Wing your eyeliner.

Step 6: Apply false eyelashes. Eyelashes used in this tutorial are ‘Eazy Duz It’ by Luxy Lash.

Step 7: Highlight the brown bone.

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  1. jess

    June 4, 2015 at 3:53 am

    Hi! Just wanting to know the brand/shade of the lipstick featured in ur dark lip/gold eye look?! The dark matte red I’ve been looking for this colour for ages

  2. Samy Morenos

    June 4, 2015 at 6:05 pm

    Me encanta por FA en español

  3. Monique

    June 26, 2015 at 4:35 pm

    The lipstick is Lime Crime in shade “Wicked”.

  4. Lisa

    September 23, 2015 at 12:35 pm

    I love the double wing look. Although as one ages, you don’t seem to have much of an eye lid any longer. My issue is applying eye lashes that stay up right so you look like you have lashes on and not point downward. Any particular brand you would recommend?

  5. Marisabel Jasso

    November 19, 2015 at 11:07 pm

    This is authentic professional Makeup! 🙂

  6. Kathy

    December 31, 2015 at 4:56 am

    Lisa, I have used Lancôme mascara for years, all types, try their newer Hypnose Star. I too have hooded aging lids. Also, try using an eyelash curler before applying mascara. Always use black.

  7. Lisa Wilkinson

    January 5, 2018 at 7:32 am

    Lisa, when applying false lashes the key to keeping them upright is first making sure the glue is tacky before applying. Then apply one coat of mascara and pinch the lashes to your natural lashes so they stick together and then push up and hold until the glue is dry

  8. Jacqueline Roland

    February 5, 2018 at 11:30 pm

    Thank you Lisa, great tip

  9. Lisa

    March 2, 2018 at 5:57 am

    What is the color of lipstick in the purple Smokey eye photo please?

  10. Monique

    March 2, 2018 at 9:45 am

    Hi! The lipstick is Too Faced melted liquified long wear lipstick in ‘Melted Nude’.

  11. Jamie

    February 2, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    Hello. I love the collection of looks! What types of eyeshadows are being used?

  12. Anonymous

    April 26, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    I would like to know what brand of make up are yall using to brown cut erase?

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