For brown eyes, I would not go with a normal color (ex. black, brown, gray). I would go with a royal blue, purple, evergreen. Depending on how dark your brown eyes are will determine the pigmentation that would be best for you. If you have light brown eyes, I would go with a dark eyeliner. If your eyes are dark brown, I would go with a light eyeliner. If you are confused about this even after reading the comments, I recommend going to your local Sephora, and asking somebody there. They are trained in make-up, and they know what is best. :)
I love bourbon for my brown eyes. I also use 1999. It's a little light but it has great shimmer. So, I line my lower lids with bourbon and my upper lids also get bourbon but topped with a little 1999. The brown underneath helps the purple pop.
answered 5 years ago
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
(My heart is in CA)
I have tried 1999 (light smoky purple) and felt that the color was too light for my brown eyes so I switched to Rockstar (a darker smoky purple) - gorgeous! The Deviant (blue) is a great color that will make your brown eyes pop out. Try a light pink or neutral shimmery UD shadow such as Chopper and line with Deviant for a WOW effect. With my dark brown eyes I also use the Bourbon if I am being more conservative. I also have smaller eyes so I NEVER line my lower lash - only the top and give it a small wing at the outer corner. My twin sis lines the top and bottom and it gives the illusion of a tiny squinty eye.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
(Inland Empire, CA)
Covet. Covet, Covet, Covet. The coppery one. It looks AMAZING on brown eyes!! I also like Dime and Bourbon.
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
My Mom is a beautiful brown eyed girl (lol) and I gifted her with an Urban Decay eye pencil in a dark plum color called Rockstar. It looks gorgeous on her and brings out the brown color in her eyes. It also has a little shimmer to it that really draws attention to it.
answered 6 years, 1 month ago
I also have brown eyes and have pretty much tried all the colors. Electric is a very bright aquamarine that I have added to the smokey look. I used it on the corners of the eyes (just for that hint of color). I've gotten compliments on the color and how it was just a hint and not an allover lined eye. Honestly, if you line your eyes with the aquamarine, your eyes will definitely pop, but it'd look like you stepped out of an 80s movie. LOL Gunmental and Dime are two colors I have used in my darker smokey looks. In the summer, I used the bronze/gold colors (baked, lucky and honey) in the inner/corner of the eyes for that bold pop. I really just tried experimenting and liked some of the looks. Other bold colors I liked/have: covet and rockstar. My brown smokey shadow looked great with Bourbon. The choices are endless. I wish I had pics to post. The black liner (Zero) is great --very rich black. The white one (Yeyo) is great too (very stark, very bold), but I would not recommend it for the waterline (especially if you wear contacts... trust me). These liners really last, so a night out with them, your eyes will be the guest of honor (or at least the talk of the evening) :-)
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
Lots of choices out there now with all the waterproof (finally!) creamy pencils...my eyes are green/hazel,but a bronzey color would work on brown as well ( I think...) I also use a light blue, teal green, or a light,silvery purple,depending on my mood and destination.But I usually start with a black close to the lash line,and put the color on above that. All the great new colors and inexpensive prices make it so much fun to experiment.
answered 6 years, 2 months ago