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Brown eyes



I am looking for a good eye shadow palette for brown eyes. I always have a hard time choosing the correct colors that will compliment my brown eyes(i also have medium brown hair). Any suggestions? I also am looking for a good eye shadow primer, I currently use Benefit Stay Dont Stray primer, but I am looking for an alternative. 



Thank you,


Re: Brown eyes

Hi betita,


I have brown eyes and (almost) black hair and I love the Urban Decay Naked palette (the original one!).I had collected over 100 other eye shadows but I almost never reach for them. When in doubt, I automatically reach for the Naked palette. The golds help bring out the golden specks in brown eyes, making them brighter Smiley Happy

As for the primer, I've used Benefit, Tarte, Nyx, and Urban Decay, and the Urban Decay Primer potion is the hands down winner for me (I have ridiculously oily eyelids!). I love love love the original formula and Eden. Hope this helps! Smiley Happy

Re: Brown eyes

Hi betita,


Almost every hue looks fantastic for brown eyed babies. Below are some of my favorite palettes.


Kat Von D's Poetica Palette


Lorac Pro Palette


Smashbox Photo Op Eye Enhancing Palette-Brown Eyes


In terms of shadow primers I pretty much swear by Make Up For Ever's Aqua Creams and Urban Decay's Original Primer Potion.

Whimsically yours,

Re: Brown eyes

It took me a few years to finally realize that I like blues and greens best!  My eyes are brown and when I use brown/bronze eyeshadows it's just too much brown, brown, brown!  I tried a bunch of purples too but for whatever reason just couldn't get into them.  The blues really pop though!


That said, when I'm doing makeup for my conservative workplace, I tend to use taupes and grays (definitely no blue unless it's subtle).


If I could do it all over again, I would have just bought a bunch of really cheap eyeshadow palettes in different color schemes so I could play around and know for sure which colors worked best.  THEN splurge on a nicer one.  Wet n Wild has great 3-color and 8-color eyeshadow palettes that you can find in any drugstore.  If I had done that, I wouldn't have wasted so much time and money on colors that didn't work out in the end.

Re: Brown eyes

Too Faced Shadow Insurance is the best eye primer I have used.  It's the only one I will buy now.  I like the texture better than the UD one.  I have also heard good things about the Lorac eye primer.  I have never used that as I don't stray from the Too Faced one.  I second the blues and greens for brown eyes.  Greens can be especially pretty because some people with brown eyes have green flecks in with the brown.  Purples as well.  You can't go wrong with a Smashbox palette or a Too Faced palette. 

Re: Brown eyes

I really like the Too Faced Shadow Insurance as well as the Urban Decay Shadow Potion. 

This is the UD Shadow Potion.

For eyeshadow palettes I really enjoy using the Lorac Pro Palette. I feel you can create many different looks with this one palette.  


Hope this helps! 

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Re: Brown eyes

i also have dark brown eyes (in my thumbnail picture I am wearing blue gray contacts).  I love LORAC Pro Palette. Worth every penny.

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