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The Best Makeup Looks for Brown Eyes

Let’s take our cues from these pretty celebs and influencers, shall we?
The Best Makeup Looks for Brown Eyes
Let’s take our cues from these pretty celebs and influencers, shall we?

Don’t underestimate the power of a brown-eyed girl. From soft neutrals to vivid jewel tones, there are infinite ways to play up this gorgeous eye color. Ready to unleash your full makeup potential? Keep scrolling for some major makeup inspo from some of our favorite brown-eyed beauties!

Solenn Heussaff

She’s an all-around cool girl and a certified makeup artist, so we know that her beauty looks are always on point. 

Frosty Pinks

We’re loving the way the shadow on her crease blends seamlessly into the pink shades on her lids. When you combine that with soft lashes and a hint of liner, it becomes a great way to play with bold colors without making it look too strong or overpowering. 

All-Around Liner

Highlight almond-shaped eyes with sexy eyeliner that goes all the way around. The trick is to keep the line super thin as you get close to the waterline and smudge out the edges to give it a worn-in, bedroom-sexy appeal.


Brown On Brown

It’s always beach season in the Philippines, so here’s a great way to look selfie-perfect when you’re under the sun. A nude shadow (choose one that a shade darker than your natural skintone) swept across your lids can add dimension and depth without being too OTT. Don’t forget to curl your lashes and define your brows to complete the look. 

Martine Ho

As one of the It girls behind Sunnies Face, you know she’s on top of her game when it comes to makeup and beauty.

Sweet Peach

If you scroll through her IG, you’ll notice that Martine is partial to using this eyeshadow color over her lids. Cop her style and don’t forget to dust a little over your lower lashline for extra oomph.

Silvery-Grey Smokey

Don’t get intimidated by smokey eyes. This look is actually one of the easiest eye makeup looks to do since mistakes can be hidden easily with a clean brush and a little blending. P.S. If you wear glasses like Martine, pairing this look with falsies is another great way to make your eyes pop.


Light Mauve

If you want go soft and matte with this hue (just like Martine did!), then make sure you pair it with a shimmery highlighter on your brow bone for an ethereal feel.

Janine Gutierrez

She recently started a YouTube channel and we’re totally excited to see more live makeup tutorials from her. Until then, we’re getting our fix here.

'60s Mod

A sexy and sultry cat eye paired with a nude eyeshadow is always a great date look. If you’re having trouble making those wings look even, try placing the edge of your credit card against the corner of your eye to use it as a guide and to help steady your hand.

Purple Glam

Here’s proof that matching your makeup to your outfit isn’t a bad idea. We love how the smokey browns were concentrated more towards the outer edges of her eyes and allowed bright, purple hues to shine through.


Half Liner

Another summer-ready look we’re loving! To cop this look, grab a shimmery eyeshadow stick and apply brown eyeliner on the outer corners only. Make sure you smudge your liner with a cotton bud for a more laidback look!

Kelsey Merritt

We love seeing how this angel transforms her look with different makeup styles!

Brighten Your Waterline

If you need to look extra fresh and bright-eyed, make sure you line your lower waterline with a white or nude pencil. It’s a great way to look awake—especially if you’ve been working late hours or partying hard on the weekends.

Color Pop

Don’t have the time to apply a bold wash of color all over your lids? Just dab a bit on your inner corners to make your peepers pop!

Maymay Entrata

This former PBB star is living proof that you can be goofy, glam, and fasyon—and sometimes, all at the same time, too!


Tangerine Dream

Take your peach shadow to the next level by rocking a brighter orange on your lids. Just remember to apply an eyeshadow primer beforehand to ensure that the pigment pops and stays on all day. Don’t have one on hand? Swipe a little concealer or nude lipstick on your lids to help the powder stay in place.

Anne Curtis

She’s never been one to shy away from trends! Check out the way this actress-slash-singer-slash beauty rocks these unique eye colors.

The Red Crease

Notice how her eyeshadow is a little darker above the crease? When you use a matte or semi-matte shade, it can add more depth to your look. The little pop of shimmer over the center of the lids softens this and makes it more feminine. It’s a great way to find some balance when you’re using a bold and unique color.


A Green Wash

Emerald eyes can help bring out the lighter tones in brown-eyed girls. Sweeping on jewel-toned greens or dark, khaki shades are great ways to add drama to your eyes. The best part? You can use your fingers to swipe it on and you won’t without having to worry about adding other eyeshadow colors into the mix. Just add a bit of liner and mascara to complete the look.

'80s Burnt Sienna

Reddish-browns are definitely a flattering look for Pinays—especially if your eyes have bright flecks in them. Tip: Use brown eyeliner instead of black for a more polished and seamless look.  

Pia Wurtzbach

This beauty queen shows us that you shouldn’t be afraid to experiment when it comes to beauty.

Technicolor Eyes

Why limit yourself to just one color? Adding a variety of complimentary hues to your lids is a great way to maximize your eyeshadow palettes and show off your creativity. Tip: If you’re too scared to play with a bold eyeshadow hues, try using colored eyeliner instead.


Lovi Poe

This actress proves that low maintenance makeup can look just as hot.

Frame Your Eyes

Darker, sultry brows are the perfect way to frame brown eyes. When going for this look, stick to brow powders to create a fuller effect and don’t forget to apply brow wax (ditch the mascara—it’ll look too crunchy) to keep those strands in place.

Light Lashes

It’s the perfect look for a chill night out or casual drinks with the girls. To do, simply curl your lashes (pump at the root, the middles, and the ends) and sweep on as many mascara coats as you want. Want to be more playful? Ditch the black and brown hues and try colored mascaras like pink or blue instead!

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