eye makeup for brown eyes red hair

Well, it’s your skin and eye color that determines your best eyeshadow colors. Blues will contrast nicely with your eyes and neutral and copper shades will harmonize with your eyes and hair. Mascara and eyeliners may fight with your hair color so try to seek out makeup- specifically mascaras and eyeliners made for redheads.

We have information on what color eyeshadow for brown eyes and red hair, does red hair make brown eyes stand out, and what makeup looks best with brown eyes.

does red hair make brown eyes stand out


Give your eyebrows a nice, clean shape. To aid in the prickly discomfort of constant plucking, try an eyebrow shaping kit that ensures your pain is minimal with quick-pull wax strips. With a few strokes, your brow shape will be quickly set and very smooth!
You can also take large pre-waxed strips and cut them into the desired shape for waxing above or below the brow. This trick is ideal if you are nervous about hair removal or are worried about making mistakes. Using the wax strips ensures you have plenty for repeated tries.
Only use eyebrow pencil if your brows are very sparse from repeated plucking over the years. You are lucky in the sense that most dark-haired girls do not have to color their eyebrows in with liner at all. The natural dark hairs provide the perfect color and face frame already.

Eye Shadow

You can wear some funky colors on your lids, such as violet, light blue, and glittery green, but your best eye shadow colors will be pink, peach, and beige. I like the colorful but light Koh Gen Do Eye Shadow Palette because the colors are not too dark against fair skin. I wasted money on too many palettes because they looked pretty in the packaging but appeared way too dark when it came to wearing them.
One of my favorite tricks is to take a white shadow and blend it in under my brow or at the center of the lid to get a gradient appearance around my eyes.


The eyeliner you select is preferably dark brown or black. With age, you will find that that brown liner usually looks better on you. This is because as the skin ages, a softer look is more flattering.
Emerald green or blue eyeliner can be used for fun evenings out, such as if you go to clubs or parties and plan to wear bright clothing.


Choose non-irritant black or brown mascara on the outer tips of your lashes during the day.
At night, try a mascara that adds thickness or volume to your lashes for a more bold appearance..

Lip Colors

Your best lip colors will be rose, pink-infused browns, and bricks.
You can wear red lipstick, but you have to be careful to find the right shade. Your skin tone is unique, and red is a sensitive color. Visit a department store counter with samples and try some reds before you buy.

Blush Colors

Your best colors will be brick, light pink, and light peach blush. You can also wear blush with hints of brown in it.
Use a blush palette kit with complementary colors to get the most bang for your buck. You can stroke one or two blended colors on your cheeks, across your forehead or temples, and along your nose to contour it.
Blush palettes have a variety of light and dark colors, so even if you think you made a mistake, you can blend it away with a lighter color in the kit. Personally, being fair-skinned, I also use blush as eye shadow, so I get double use out of it.

Foundation and Concealer

Apply concealer under your eyes and any areas on your face where you see small veins (usually next to your nostrils) and acne inflammations.
Foundation will be the most important tool in your arsenal for making your face look bright and beautiful. Since fair skin is your most noticeable beauty attribute, give even foundation coverage more attention than any other part of your beauty routine.
Your best bet is a non-comedogenic, time-tested foundation that gives you flawless coverage.

what makeup looks best with brown eyes

Neutrals All the Way

To recreate this neutral, monochromatic look, try using shades close to your skin tone and using the same product across your lids, cheeks, and lips.

Purple Monochrome

Purple shades complement brown eyes really well, as they highlight the richness of your irises. Create the monochrome look by applying a plum to purple shade all around your eyes.

Neon Light

An easy way to introduce neon colors into your makeup look is to try adding it as a colored liquid liner. Consider using this look for a festival or party, or a day when you feel like being that extra glam.

Dua Lipa in blue eyeshadow on the red carpet.

Bold, electric shades and brown eyes are a real winning combination. Keep the rest of the makeup look simple and apply the shadow across your full eyelid as well as the lower lash line. Blend, blend, and blend a bit more for a seamless finish. Try Nars Single Eyeshadow in Showgirl ($19).

Extra Nude Lips

I’ve personally found that too many “nude” lipsticks are too light for my skin tone. Make the look work for you by using a darker lip liner and using the lighter lipstick in the center of the lips only. Top off with a lip gloss and you’re good to go.

Warm Tones

Add the summer warmth to your skin by applying a lightly shaded bronzer across the highest points of your face. Use a similar shade on your eyes to add a radiant shadow, then complete the look with mascara and a warm nude lipstick.

Fresh Freckles

Freckles have a way of adding fresh-faced allure to any look. If you already have freckles, embrace them by taking a lightweight approach to your makeup that celebrates your unique features rather than concealing them.

Mellow Yellow

Bright yellow eyeshadow is a stunning makeup look that really pops with brown eyes. Keep the rest of your look relatively minimal to make your sunny color choice stand out.

Floating Eyeliner

Make classic eyeliner more interesting by embracing a more modern silhouette. Try black around the outer crease like Zendaya, then add rosy tones to the rest of your face for a fresh, romantic look.

Smoke it Out

Sultry and dark, a smoky eye is great for added drama on a night out. Smudge out the bottom lash line and extend the shadow beyond the eyelid to the outer edge, creating a soft wing. You can go as subtle or bold as you like, and the smoky chocolate tones here really help to show off your brown eyes. Defined brows and nude lips complete the look.

Minty Fresh

Light, pale shadows create an amazing contrast with brown eyes. Combined with fluttery lashes, a mint shade feels both nostalgic and modern.

Just Peachy

Peach complements every skin tone and eye color, including brown eyes. Embrace a monochrome look by choosing similar shades for eyeshadow, blush, and lipstick.

Pops of Sparkle

A darker eye color allows for lots of play when it comes to your eyeshadow. Recreate this look by applying a shimmering shadow all over your top eyelids, a touch of neon liner in the same hue, and your favorite mascara. Keep the rest of your look simple and glowing, and you’re sure to turn heads all night.


When I was a kid, bubblegum ice cream was my favorite flavor of all time. This makeup look seems very much inspired by it, and is most definitely worth a try. Matching cotton candy hair like Cardi B is not required, though it’s certainly welcome.

Barbie Babe

Nicki Minaj has mastered the brown-eyed Barbie makeup look, which balances simplicity and glamour using pink shadow and blush, dramatic false lashes, and nude, glossy lips. While larger-than-life earrings and blonde and pink hair only add to the look, feel free to accessorize as you please to become the doll of your dreams.

Tightline Backline

Bring the drama by applying black liner all around your eye. Feel free to extend into a wing or add lipstick as you wish, or keep it simple for a Parisian feel.


Colored mascara paired with eyeliner in the same hue certainly draws attention to your beautiful brown eyes. Combine this deep blue with a little bit of gold shimmer and no one will be able to look away.

Citrus Infusion

A punchy shade of lipstick can brighten any makeup look for brown eyes, especially in a warm orange tone. Try Hourglass’s Confession Ultra Slim High-Intensity Refillable Lipstick in I Desire ($39).

A Staple

Classic black liner, mascara, and red lipstick never get old, and we love how they bring out the rich drama in brown eyes.

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