One thing we know for sure is the right foundation and concealer are essential to building the literal foundation of a makeup look. However, the eyes are where a blank, even canvas comes alive. Unfortunately, so much of the time, I am guilty of using the same old eye products to create my looks because the color of my eyes doesn’t necessarily pop. But lucky for me (and anyone else with brown eyes), I enlisted the advice of expert Fatima Thomas, senior national makeup artist at MAC Cosmetics, to help narrow down how to select the best eye shadow palettes for brown eyes.
For starters, Thomas shares that highlighting brown eyes is all about contrast. “Brown eyes look fantastic in colors that give them contrast,” Thomas says. “Colors like deep blues, greens, and teals [work well]. Plums and violets are great as well.” For extra oomph, she also recommends rimming the waterline with MAC Kohl Power Eye Pencil in Feline. “It’s an intense carbon black that makes brown eyes look like chocolate drops.”
With that sound advice in mind, keep reading for our top picks of eye shadow palettes for beautiful brown eyes.