Makeup: Green for Brown Eyes

Makeup: Green Makeup for Brown EyesMakeup: Green Makeup for Brown Eyes

Green Makeup for Brown Eyes

Face

Benefit Moisture Prep Toning Lotion | Debenhams
Benefit The Porefessional | Debenhams
MAC Mineralize Satinfinish Foundation (NC 35) | Debenhams
Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer (Deep #4) | Boots

Cheeks

Bourjois Delice de Solil Bronzing Powder (Olive/Tanned skin #14) | Boots
Sleek Blush By 3 in Lace (Crochet) | Sleek
Benefit High Beam | Debenhams

Eyes

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion (Original) | Debenhams
MAC (Charcoal Brown, Carbon, Steamy and Nylon) | Debenhams
Benefit Brow Zings (Dark) | Debenhams
Natura Lapis Kajal Para Olhos (Preto) | Natura
MAC Fluidline (Blacktrack) | Debenhams
Rimmel Scandaleyes Show Off Mascara (Black) | Boots

Lips

MAC (Angel and Please Me) | Debenhams
MUA Intense Colour Eye Liner Pencil (Snow White) | MUA

Brown eyes are often referred to as being dull and not as much fun as green or blue eyes, but I’ll tell you a little secret: I learned that brown eyes are actually the most versatile of them all! Us brown-eyed girls can get away with wearing almost any shade of eyeshadow and eyeliner without them clashing with our eye colour. Isn’t that great? But if you want to make your brown eyes really stand out,  there are a few colours, such as green and purple, which will make your eyes look more beautiful than ever!

Makeup: Green Makeup for Brown Eyes

The star of this look is a bluish green with gold pearl eyeshadow from MAC called ‘Steamy’. Green is known for being very complimentary to brown eyes, so I stepped out of my brown and gold comfort zone and ventured into the world of colours.

Makeup: Green Makeup for Brown Eyes
(P.S: Loving my tanned face after applying the Clarins Self Tanner!)

I must say I’m very pleased with the result. I believe the secret to wearing a bright coloured eyeshadow is to blend the edges really well with a dark brown or black eyeshadow, creating a gorgeous smokey eye. Also, make sure you define your eye as much as possible to make the colours clearly stand out. I went for a thick black line on my upper lash line and a smokey line of green and black on the bottom lash line; to get even more definition I also line my upper and lower waterline. I used MAC ‘Nylon’ eyeshadow as a brow bone highlighter, which also helps create a nice contrast with the green eyeshadow. Finally, because the eyes are the most important part of the look, I played down the lips and the cheeks. On my lips I’m wearing MAC ‘Please Me’ layered over MAC ‘Angel’.

Makeup: Green Makeup for Brown Eyes

Now that I’ve stepped into the world of colour, I think I’m ready to experiment a lot more with other shades. The next on my list is a purple smokey eye, which I’ve also heard compliments brown eyes beautifully. This look is totally boyfriend approved, even though it is completely out of my comfort zone :)

What do you think of this look? How did I do on my first venture with bold colours? What are your tips for brown-eyed girls? :)

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48 Comments

  1. Lizzie
    30 June 2012 / 4:05 pm

    This look is absolutely stunning; I can’t wait to try it out next week :) The green really makes your eyes pop!

    • 30 June 2012 / 4:51 pm

      Thank you Lizzie! Let me know if you try this look :) xx

  2. Lizzie
    30 June 2012 / 4:05 pm

    This look is absolutely stunning; I can’t wait to try it out next week :) The green really makes your eyes pop!

  3. 30 June 2012 / 4:15 pm

    Gorgeous look! I have got brown eyes and I really like purple smokey eye. I added a post a couple of days ago.

    • 30 June 2012 / 4:50 pm

      Thank you! I’ll have a look at your purple look for inspiration on my next colourful look :) xx

  4. 30 June 2012 / 4:15 pm

    Gorgeous look! I have got brown eyes and I really like purple smokey eye. I added a post a couple of days ago.

  5. Liz
    30 June 2012 / 4:37 pm

    WOW! Gorgeous! This look really suits you! ^_~

  6. Liz
    30 June 2012 / 4:37 pm

    WOW! Gorgeous! This look really suits you! ^_~

  7. 30 June 2012 / 4:50 pm

    Thank you! I’ll have a look at your purple look for inspiration on my next colourful look :) xx

  8. 30 June 2012 / 4:51 pm

    Thank you Lizzie! Let me know if you try this look :) xx

  9. vidhyaparashuram
    30 June 2012 / 5:29 pm

    This looks beautiful. With my brown eyes, I always lean towards purple or taupe. I’m so inspired right now! Do you get your eyebrows threaded or tweezed?? They look perfect here.

    • 30 June 2012 / 5:35 pm

      Thank you :) I don’t normally venture into the colourful looks, but I quite liked how this one turned out. I’ve always tweezed my brows, I just find it a lot easier and more convenient! xx

  10. vidhyaparashuram
    30 June 2012 / 5:29 pm

    This looks beautiful. With my brown eyes, I always lean towards purple or taupe. I’m so inspired right now! Do you get your eyebrows threaded or tweezed?? They look perfect here.

  11. 30 June 2012 / 5:35 pm

    Thank you :) I don’t normally venture into the colourful looks, but I quite liked how this one turned out. I’ve always tweezed my brows, I just find it a lot easier and more convenient! xx

  12. 30 June 2012 / 8:57 pm

    This look is great!! With my dark brown eyes, I always lean towards copper or taupe, but this inspires me :)

  13. 30 June 2012 / 8:57 pm

    This look is great!! With my dark brown eyes, I always lean towards copper or taupe, but this inspires me :)

  14. Anna Chernyavskaya
    30 June 2012 / 11:17 pm

    Oh my gosh this is absolutely stunning! You suit that colour so well xx

  15. Anna Chernyavskaya
    30 June 2012 / 11:17 pm

    Oh my gosh this is absolutely stunning! You suit that colour so well xx

  16. HollysSecret
    1 July 2012 / 8:00 am

    wow this look is stunning on you! :) yay for brown eyes :) can’t wait to try out this! Thanks xxxxx

    • 1 July 2012 / 10:32 am

      Thanks, Holly! Let me know how it works out for you :) x

  17. HollysSecret
    1 July 2012 / 8:00 am

    wow this look is stunning on you! :) yay for brown eyes :) can’t wait to try out this! Thanks xxxxx

  18. 1 July 2012 / 10:32 am

    Thanks, Holly! Let me know how it works out for you :) x

  19. Meenakshi Panchapakesan
    2 July 2012 / 4:59 am

    Hello..I am a new reader..and I should say am absolutely stunned by the pictures..you look breathtaking in all of them..and your makeup skills seem exquisite..I am definitely going to be stopping by so much more…PS- I already did try a combination of the topsy-turvy ponytail and the blake lively braids..I loved the result..thanks..

    • 2 July 2012 / 9:44 am

      Wow, what a lovely comment. Thank you, I really appreciate it and I’m glad you like my blog :) xx

  20. Meenakshi Panchapakesan
    2 July 2012 / 4:59 am

    Hello..I am a new reader..and I should say am absolutely stunned by the pictures..you look breathtaking in all of them..and your makeup skills seem exquisite..I am definitely going to be stopping by so much more…PS- I already did try a combination of the topsy-turvy ponytail and the blake lively braids..I loved the result..thanks..

  21. 2 July 2012 / 9:44 am

    Wow, what a lovely comment. Thank you, I really appreciate it and I’m glad you like my blog :) xx

  22. jojo
    10 November 2012 / 2:57 am

    Liked it but nude lip would have looked better the pink makes u look cheap but ur not

  23. jojo
    10 November 2012 / 2:57 am

    Liked it but nude lip would have looked better the pink makes u look cheap but ur not

  24. Andi Marie
    28 November 2012 / 8:52 pm

    I just stumbled on your blog and holy moly, you are BEAUTIFUL!!!! I also LOVE this green look with your skin color and eye color! Amazing! I’m lighter skinned but have brown/green eyes and am super excited to try something like this! Thank You!!

  25. Andi Marie
    28 November 2012 / 8:52 pm

    I just stumbled on your blog and holy moly, you are BEAUTIFUL!!!! I also LOVE this green look with your skin color and eye color! Amazing! I’m lighter skinned but have brown/green eyes and am super excited to try something like this! Thank You!!

  26. MoniCbeauty
    27 December 2012 / 3:59 am

    Very pretty. Copper and orange tones complement. Us brown. Eyed. Girls as well

  27. MoniCbeauty
    27 December 2012 / 3:59 am

    Very pretty. Copper and orange tones complement. Us brown. Eyed. Girls as well

  28. 27 April 2013 / 3:30 pm

    beautiful makeup! green looks so nice on brown eyes :) and love your eyebrows :)

  29. CeCe
    9 July 2015 / 7:54 pm

    Your eyes look amazing!

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