#MakeupGoals: The Perfect Eye Shadow Palette for Brown Eyes

Never underestimate the power of brown-eyes. They may not channel the sea or include flecks of green and gold, but chocolate-colored peepers have a mystique all their own. Just ask Van Morrison – “Brown-Eyed Girl,” anyone?

To celebrate and pay homage to dark-eyed women everywhere, we found an eye shadow palette made especially for them. Check out this killer look created in-house, courtesy of makeup wizard Alana Dawn, and learn how to make your eyes smolder for days. 


Step 1: Prime the eye area by applying a matte brown base color to the lid, working it into the crease.

Step 2: Take a shimmery brown shadow and dust it over the base color, covering the entire lid.

Step 3:  Highlight the center of the lid by swiping on a light shadow primer – try the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk. Pat the color with your finger to blend it in without disrupting the base shadows.

Step 4: Layer on an iridescent, ivory shimmer shadow over the entire look and, starting at the crease, blend it outward so it transitions seamlessly.

GET THE LOOK: Urban Decay Naked3 Eye Shadow Palette


Photography: Jessica Schram

Makeup: Alana Dawn

Model: Ashley 



    About the Author: Angela helps inspire and inform the Makeup.com audience by delivering the latest beauty tips, tricks and trends.