Brown eyes are super versatile and can be complemented by many different makeup looks. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite autumnal eyeshadow looks for brown eyes to help you bring out your eye color while keeping up with the change of the seasons!
Fall makeup looks for brown eyes:
Matte green eyeshadow
While the model in this eyeshadow tutorial has green eyes, we think that this style would look gorgeous on anyone with brown eyes. If your eyes have flecks of green, this look will help to bring them out; meanwhile, it creates an absolutely stunning contrast effect on darkest-brown eyes. You’ll need a few different shades of green and brown eyeshadow to accomplish a matte green eyeshadow look. We recommend this palette from Huda Beauty, which includes both matte and sparkly shades of brown, beige, and green. We love this eyeshadow look with nude lips and bold brows.
(If desired, you could easily adapt the eyeshadow look using sparkly greens and browns, or try this tutorial for an intense, green smokey eye.)
Olive green halo eyeshadow
The shimmery, olive green eyeshadow in this tutorial would pair perfectly with an autumn going-out outfit. The makeup artist uses several shades from Makeup Geek, including their unbelievably gorgeous Foiled Eyeshadow P in “Jester.” You could create a simplified version of the look using a scaled-down palette of greens, like this Color Design Eyeshadow Palette from Lancome. This eyeshadow look would look gorgeous with matte, pink lips and gently highlighted cheeks.
Sophisticated champagne eyeshadow
Warm neutrals remind us of the crispness of fall–of autumn leaves and pumpkin spice. They also look excellent on brown eyes and can help to bring out golden flecks. We particularly love the elegant, champagne eyeshadow look in this tutorial, the perfect look for a special occasion in autumn. We’re also crushing on Tarte Cosmetics’ Tartelette in Bloom eyeshadow palette, which features a range of warm, matte and shimmery neutrals. Complement your shimmery eyeshadow with dewy cheeks and warm, pink lips.
Matte plum smokey eyeshadow
The matte plum eyeshadow look in this tutorial also screams “autumn” to us! It’s bold and dramatic enough for a big night out, but not too distracting for a dinner event–and it would look gorgeous paired with a coat and scarf! Meanwhile, the purple will help to bring out any green or gold flecks in your eyes. We love the matte plum eyeshadow shade featured in this palette from Huda Beauty, which also includes some warm cranberry shades that would be perfect at a Thanksgiving table. We recommend pairing this eyeshadow look with nude lips and subtle bronzer.
Pumpkin spice eyeshadow
To round off your repertoire of swoon-worthy autumn looks, check out this pumpkin spice eyeshadow tutorial. It’s a shimmery, feminine look that’s bright, bold, and perfect for pumpkin spice season. You can find some comparable shades to the ones the artist uses on this makeup palette from Bobbi Brown, and you can easily dress the style down a bit by opting for shades that are more coppery-brown than they are orange. We love the way the artist has paired this eyeshadow look with matte, orangey lips and subtle contouring, making it perfect for any event from date night to romping around a pumpkin patch.
Camille Bond is a freelance writer based in New York City. She has interned in the film industry and the publishing industry, as well as for a political campaign. When it comes to the world of beauty and wellness, she loves researching natural skincare brands, concocting DIY recipes, and discovering new mediation techniques!