Question from Megan: Could you possibly do one of these for the different colors of brown eyes? I have very dark brown eyes. Unlike a lot of people with brown eyes my color has no gold in them at all, in fact, they seem to pull a little purple. Every tutorial for brown eyes seems to lean to a warmer brown.
Megan, you lucky girl! Your eye color can get away with wearing more shades of eyeshadow than almost all the other eye colors! One rule to remember is any color lighter or darker than your own will attract attention to your brown beauties. My favorites are shades of blue, steel blue/grey, plum, eggplant, tans, golds, such as those that are in MAC Cosmetics Mineralize Eye Quads, $19.50 in Odd Bits or Assemblage:
Depending on your skin type, you can also choose from any of the MAC Cosmetics Mineralize Eye Duos, $19.50 in Sea & Sky, Earthly Riches, Family Silver, Fresh Green Mix or Bright Side, Gallery Gal:
Oh you have so many to choose from! One quick way of achieving a stunning, and light contour look:
1. Use one of your deeper tones and apply on the outer corner of your eyelid following the outer edge, softly blend toward the center of your eye, but keep a light hand, then you can apply more if need be.
2. Then apply your highlight shadow under your brow and blend into your crease where your lid and crease meet.
3. Apply either the same color as your highlight or a tone deeper than highlight, (2) but lighter than your contour, (1).
Enjoy your trip to the makeup store Megan!