The Best Makeup Colors for Brown Eyes

Try these makeup tips for brown eyes and brown-eyed-girls.If you have been wondering what the best makeup colors are for brown eyes, get ready to play with the colors instead of just thinking about them. Brown eyed girls can have more fun with their eye makeup than most realize. For starters, there’s the wide world of colored mascaras. Then, you can’t go wrong with so many eye makeup palettes that look fabulous with brown eyes. Keep reading to find out the best eye makeup colors for brown eyes.

As a brown-eyed girl myself, I have always loved shades of purple on my eyes, as well as lovely hues in the earth tone family, especially tans, taupe, and browns. I adore anything with a little shimmer, so when I saw Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips MADE FOR brown eyes, I couldn’t resist. I bought both sets.


Physicians Formula offers Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Shadow & Liner for Brown Eyes with three color-coordinated trios and three pop trios. I couldn’t choose one of the other as I felt both intensities have their own time and place in the world of eye makeup for brown eyes. In both sets of eye shadow and liners for brown eyes, the palettes contain three trios of eye color, ranging from natural to playful and finally, dramatic. The shades are easy to mix and match, blending to create your favorite custom eye makeup colors. You can even apply them wet for a different texture and finish that lasts longer and offers more dramatic results.

I love the nine custom shades for the perfect brown eyes set best, I think, as the shades are a nice blend of subtle to dramatic. The colors have just the right amount of shimmer, and I am comfortable with just about any eye shadow shade on the palette. The colors in this compact range from a shimmery sand color to a soft pinkish mauve, sparkly tan, and graduate up to a smoky wine color and glittery toffee color. These eye makeup colors all fall within my comfort zone and I enjoy wearing them on a daily basis, sometimes with more of an earthy look and other times with more of a pinky or plum kind of look.

Physicians Formula’s nine custom shades for brown eyes that pop have a definite leg up on the color intensity between these two selections of makeup colors for brown eyes. The shadow palette starts out with a white hue and goes right into a series of purplish pinks, golds, and a touch of coffee and eggplant. The colors in this makeup collection definitely do “pop,” but they work well in moderation. These are the colors you will want to wear in the evening most often, although they still may be a bit too bold for some tastes. Remember, you can always blend your colors for a perfect look!

I have tried the angled sponge applicator that comes with these eye makeup kits, but I don’t care for it as much as I like my ecoTOOLS eye shadow brush. I have also used my fingertip to apply the eye shadow on my lids and brow bone. The colors seem to last and last, although I am finally starting to see the bottom of my favorite shades. Bummer! Guess I will be picking up a new Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips palette soon.

If you are interested in trying these out for yourself, you can find Physicians Formula products at your favorite drugstores and mass market retailers, as well as online at You can also find Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips with custom eye makeup colors for blue eyes, hazel eyes, and green eyes.

By the way, I also recommend blue mascara for brown eyes if you really want eyes that pop! More on that in a future post…

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