Eyeshadow Palettes That Pair Perfectly With Brown Eyes

October 27, 2021
Jazmine A. Ortiz
By: Jazmine A. Ortiz | Makeup.com by L'Oréal
7 Eyeshadow Palettes That Pair Perfectly With Brown Eyes

Eyeshadow can really take your makeup look to the next level, and while technique is key (it’s all about blending!), your color choice is important as well. If you’re not sure what shade to start with, look to your eyes. There are certain hues that look particularly flattering on specific eye colors. If you have brown eyes, you’re in luck — it’s the most versatile color you could have, meaning you can pull off just about any eyeshadow. You can go bold with head-turning reds or keep it neutral with warm browns — the choice is yours. To help make your decision easier, we’re sharing some of our favorite eyeshadow shades and palettes for brown eyes. 

Warm Browns and Neutrals

Warm browns and neutrals really enhance your brown eyes and are great options for the makeup lover who’s just getting into eyeshadow, or someone who wants a low-key look. Try the Maybelline New York Nudes Of New York 16 Pan Eyeshadow Palette, which features brown and neutral shades in shimmer, metallic and matte finishes. You can use it to create a no-makeup makeup vibe, smoky eye looks or anything in between. For an even richer look, try Urban Decay Naked Wild West Eyeshadow Palette. It’s got deep browns and shimmer-flecked neutrals that are anything but boring.
Urban Decay Naked Wild West Eyeshadow Palette

Oranges and Reds

Oranges and reds warm up the complexion and are the perfect colors to use to create a fun, smoldering look. As a brown-eyed babe, go for an understated burnt orange or a vivid neon eye — either way, you’ll look fly. The NYX Professional Makeup Ultimate Shadow Palette in Festival features fiery reds and oranges, a shimmery gold, a rich plum and more to help bring a little extra something to your everyday look. 

NYX Professional Makeup Ultimate Shadow Palette in Festival


If you want to go bold, try bright purples on the eye. NYX’s Festival palette has a few shades you could try, or for those who like to go big or go home when doing their makeup try a completely purple palette like the Juvia's Place The Violets Eyeshadow Palette. It contains six velvety soft purple shades ranging from a cheery orchid to a deep eggplant. Pair the purples with neutral shades for a multi-dimensional look.
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