Hey Everyone! Today’s post is about the top five brown eyeshadows that I believe should be in everyones collection. My top five browns just happen to be all MAC eyeshadows but feel free to use this as a guideline for what you already have and or what your favorite brands are. Pictures and swatches are below.
#1. A Cool Light Brown, such as Wedge, should be an essential in everyone’s makeup collection because it wears so many hats. This type of color can be used as a lid color, brow color, and my personal favorite, the queen of all blending colors! Wedge, for me, is a go-to color for any and every look if i need to add depth to my crease or blend out any harsh edges. It is also an amazing transition color from crease to brow bone.
#2. A Warm Light Brown is another basic must-have for the same reason as a cool light brown. My favorite warm light brown, Cork, is amazing at adding warmth to any look at the same time as blending and transitioning colors. Though I typically prefer more cool to neutral brow colors, a color like this is excellent if you are trying to add warmth or just naturally have a warm hue to your hair color.
#3. A Medium/Dark Brown is one of the first colors I would recommend picking up as soon as you start collecting makeup. This essential eyeshadow for me is, Espresso, but it’s important for this color in particular to be most suited to your skin tone. I find that Espresso is a neutral brown, but some people could argue it leans more warm or cool; it just depends. The eyeshadow you choose for this category will be a staple color used for many things, so make sure you choose one that you feel works best!
#4. A Warm Red-Brown, like Folie, is a must-have for me because it makes simple, everyday looks seem instantly more high-fashion. I believe this is because most people wouldn’t normally gravitate towards an eyeshadow with red undertones for fear of looking tired or ill. While this is a valid concern when it comes to pink and red eyeshadows, red when mixed with brown correctly, it can be one of the MOST flattering combinations and make you look more editorial and chic. **I like to use this color in the crease and attach to the outer part of the lower lash line**
#5. A Deep Cool Brown is a fundamental piece for all collections, especially for those who love smokey eyes. The most basic and common way to use a color like this is to apply it to the lid/crease and more heavily in the outer corner to add depth for a classic smokey eye. However, I like to use this color with an small angle brush to add insane, natural looking thickness to my lash line. My favorite deep cool brown is Mystery.