Create a standout look just by switching up the color of your eyeliner.
A trusty black eyeliner is like the little black dress of our makeup cabinet. But don’t get too hung up on it yet. There’s a way to up your makeup game by choosing a more flattering eyeliner color for your eyes.
If you’ve got brown eyes, congratulations: you have the most common eye color in the world! But that doesn’t mean you’re not special. Your irises might have a golden glint in the sunlight, or they might be so dark that they appear almost black! There’s a way to highlight your mysterious beauty with makeup.
What’s the best eyeliner color for brown eyes?
In color theory, there’s the idea that for every color, there’s another one that’s in perfect harmony with it. We call them complementary colors. Complementary colors exist on opposite sides of the color wheel. When used together in art, they make each other brighter and stand out more.
You can use this trick to help make your eyes pop. Brown is simply a muted shade of orange, and orange’s complementary color is blue! That means the best eyeliner color for brown eyes would be blue. Using a blue eyeliner will define your eyes more, making for a great statement look, or as a way to freshen up your complexion.
Of course, different shades of brown exist. A more navy blue or violet eyeliner will flatter yellowish brown eyes. A sky blue or teal would look great on brown eyes with reddish undertones.
Eyeliners for brown eyes
Creamy Long Last Liner: Royal from 100% Pure
Cruelty-free, vegan, gluten-free
Got those mysterious dark brown eyes? This midnight blue shade will provide you the air of royalty you deserve. Marula and jojoba oil nourish eyelids for smooth application. There’s a hint of shimmer from the natural mica to brighten up your look. It’s perfect for daily wear, as well as for those special nights out.
Pure Eyeliner in Nightclubbing from Ilia
Low on time for glam eye makeup, but still want to stand out from the crowd? This eyeliner comes in a suave grayish blue shade that makes it a great standalone product. It’s great for adding dimension to medium brown eyes, or brown eyes with a golden sheen. It contains soothing herbs and floral extracts that are beneficial especially for sensitive skin.
Zuzu Luxe Liquid Eyeliner in Ocean Blue from Gabriel Cosmetics
This sky blue liquid eyeliner is one-of-a-kind, yet it’s still pigmented from iron oxides that are healthy to use on skin. Pair it with light brown or warm brown eyes (maybe even use it to line your lower lash line!) for an immediate statement look. To avoid creating too costumey of a look, contour your eyelids before applying this eyeliner.
Organic Eyeliner in After Midnight from FiOR Minerals
A smokey navy shade with a satin, metallic finish. This eyeliner makes for a killer nighttime look, and would look great with a smokey eyeshadow. We’re loving the anti-aging ingredients like rosehip oil and white tea extract.
Effortless Eye Liner in Blue Jeans from Honey Bee Gardens
Cruelty-free, vegan, gluten-free
This formula has everything it needs to be your new everyday eyeliner. It glides on smoothly and comes with an elegant matte finish. The only thing that’s different is that it comes in blue! It’ll definitely make people look twice.
Soft Eyeliner in Blue from Lavera
Cruelty-free, gluten-free, vegan
A dark blue eyeliner pencil that sharpens easily, making it perfect for tightlining to create illusion of lusher eyelashes. Doesn’t tug at or irritate sensitive skin around eyes. Contains nourishing Vitamin E and Vitamin C for your precious peepers.
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