Too often, women with brown eyes wistfully wonder what they would look like with pale baby blues.
Brown eyes, though? They’re gorgeous! Embrace what you have by learning how to maximize the positive effect popping your brown eyes can have on your appearance.
Follow these steps to transform your brown eyes into deep, rich, chocolatey heaven.
Applying Eyeshadow Primer
This is a step that many individuals skip, mistakenly viewing it as an unnecessary expense. A high-quality eyeshadow primer will prevent eyeshadow from fading and creasing for a surprisingly generous amount of time.
Urban Decay’s Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Sin is a powerhouse product when it comes to preventing lines and fade out, and provides a subtly shimmery champagne finish. The product comes equipped with a wand but is best applied by tapping a finger on the wand applicator and applying it with a fingertip.
Gently pat the primer all over your eyelid, blending from your lash line all the way up to your brow bone. Doing this allows you to skip a highlight color, as the primer already offers the perfect complementing color to the look.
Pack On the Purple
Next, apply the shadow using an eyeshadow brush with short, thick bristles. Start at the lashline and pack on the color, blending up to the crease. Apply the shadow in thin layers until you reach your desired color saturation.
Sephora’s Colorful Eyeshadow in Starry Night goes on fairly pale at first, so apply several layers until the desired saturation of color is achieved. When your top lids are complete, tap the tips of the brush bristles onto the eyeshadow, and carefully apply a gentle wash of the color just under the lower lashes.
Get Dramatic Contrast
To give a look at a dramatic twist, line the rims of your eyes with a black liner, such as KVD Vegan Beauty’s anti-precision pencil eyeliner. To help encourage staying power, try gently blotting your waterline with a q-tip to absorb moisture right before applying the liner.
Many people only line their lower rim black. However, it is possible and beneficial to line the upper rim as well. The easiest way to do this is to gently grasp your upper eyelashes and slightly pull upwards. If you prefer, also do your upper lash line on the lid, staying as close to your lashes as possible.
Finish With Bold Black Lashes
To further contrast your pale purple shadow, drench lashes in black volumizing mascara. Lancome’s Hypnose Drama in Excessive Black is excellent at delivering the bold, dark, thick lashes that help enhance brown eyes’ mysterious appeal.
Starting at the lashline, wiggle the brush back and forth as you drag it upwards for the first coat, ensuring that the lashes are wrapped in color. Then, keep applying coats until you reach your desired level of volume.
Brown eyes are far from boring. Try this pale purple shadow trick and enjoy being a doe-eyed beauty!