Much as we (obviously) love lenses, we’d never dream of under-estimating the part that the perfect eye shadow can play in getting that great look. Of course, that does mean having to actually find the perfect eye shadow! Today, we’re going to take a look at what we think are the best eye-shadows for brown eyes.
Purple Eye shadow
Isn’t purple eye shadow a wonderful thing? Aside from the neutrals, we can’t think of a single other colour that has quite the same level of versatility. From blond eyes and blue eyes to black and brown eyes, there’s not a single person out there that can’t make purple eye shadow work.
Purple works great with brown eyes in almost any situation due to the strong contrast – on the colour wheel, the two are directly opposite each other. A purple eye-shadow with a slightly blue tint can really help the natural warmth of the brown to pop.
If you’re planning on using purple eye-shadow, then you’ll want a pair of lenses that have that warmth. Our natural hazel contact lenses are ideal.
There’s no denying that blue eye shadow can be a bit of a divisive beast. When done wrong, it makes the wearer look like they belong in an eighties techno band. (Not that there’s anything wrong with that, if that’s the look you’re going for!). However, when done right – as a combination with brown eyes for example – it can look great. The coolness of the blue again contrasts nicely with the natural warmth of the iris.
Again, if you’re going to use blue eye-shadow then it’s probably best to go with a slightly warmer brown. Our natural brown contact lenses are ideal.
Yellow and Orange Eye-shadow
One of the benefits of using eye-shadow is its ability to bring out different tints in the eye, depending on which colours are used. For brown eyes, orange and yellow eye-shadow is a perfect example of this. When worn with slightly brighter brown or hazel eyes, they help to bright out the yellow-y tint within the iris. This is quite a unique effect, but is one that will still appeal to a number of different people. A mix of the two – more of a gold-y shade – can also look good.
If you’re looking to go for that slightly yellow-y effect, then the Big Eyes Pretty Hazel Contact Lenses are well worth a look.
Like blue eye-shadow, one of the main reasons that silver eye-shadow can work so effectively with brown eyes is that it has a natural coolness which contrasts nicely with the opposing colour. Fortunately, those looking to go with silver eye-shadow have a lot of different options: more or less any shade will work, including platinum, metallic silver or even gun-metal. The only thing to bear in mind is that silver under the lower lash-line can highlight any dark circles under the eye, so it might not work quite as well the morning after a late night.
Silver eye shadow obviously offers an eye-catching look, which makes the Diva Brown contact lenses a very sensible investment.
Brown and neutral eye shadow
If in doubt, go with the matching colour! Whilst wearing eye shadow that’s the same colour as the eyes isn’t exactly the most transfixing, we all need to make a good impression here and there! (It’s not like bright silver is going to suit a professional day at the office!). A good way to help to inject a bit of personality into the matching look is to add a little bit of colour (such as purple, teal or green) just under either the lower lash line or the waterline. The effect will be subtle enough to go un-noticed, but will still help the eyes pop.
For a day-to-day, but still classy, look, go for the Bigger Eyes sweet honey contact lenses.
Last, but nowhere near least, is green eye-shadow. Again, this colour really can look great on both hazel and darker brown eyes. In the case of the former, the eye-shadow can help to emphasise the hazel’s hints of green. For a really vivid pop, teal green is perfect, offering unrivalled vibrancy. Ideal for those occasions where nothing less than really standing out will do.
A slightly darker brown will be ideal for that vibrant green effect. Our Edward Scissorhands contact lenses are the ideal choice. Yes, really: they look gorgeous!