A round up of gorgeous, neutral eyeshadows that make brown eyes POP!

If you’re anything like me in the morning, the quicker you can get out the door, the better.  An easy, well edited beauty routine is a must in my books!  When it comes to daytime eyeshadows, I opt for creamy neutral shadows with a hint of shimmer (think beautiful bronze, creamy champagne, sheer pink) that effortlessly brighten up my brown eyes.  By neutral I mean an everyday eyeshadow that you can wear to work or out on a date, that works overtime to bring out your beautiful brown eyes.

The following picks will work for a variety of eye colours, however they are especially suited to all of you brown eyed beauties.   These sophisticated neutral eyeshadows help you to appear less tired, give some glow, and are fool proof to apply quickly.  No contouring or 3- step shadow applications necessary to make these colours work for you.  I employ the highly effective ‘swipe and go’ method with these!

Neutral eyeshadows for brown eyes:

netural eye shadow for brown eyes


1. Bad To The Bronze– Maybelline Color Tattoo 24 Hour Eyeshadow
This is the eyeshadow I reach for most often.  I literally swipe on a sheer wash of this shimmering bronze, followed by mascara and I’m done.  It can also be layered for more intensity.  This shadow is inexpensive and a definite must-have!

2. Woodwinked– MAC Eye Shadow
So gorgeous! I’ve repurchased this shadow many times over the years. This gives a stunning bronzey/golden glow to eyes.

3. Silk– NYX Single Eye Shadow
Soft champagne offers subtle gleam and shimmer.

4. Champagne Quartz – Bobbi Brown Metallic Eye Shadow
Subtle champagne pink that adds soft sheen to the lids.

5. Patina– MAC Eye Shadow
Warm brown with hints of soft, luminescent gold.

6.  Shazam & A-Ha- Bare Escentuals bareMinerals Ready Eyeshadow from The Magic Act Palette
I use Shazam on a regular basis.  It is a light pink that truly brightens the entire eye.  A sheer application of this pretty shadow adds just a hint of shimmer and light.  A-Ha is a stunning shimmery pearl bronze.  Both of these eye shadows can be found in The Magic Act palette.  I highly recommend this beautiful palette to all of you ladies with an olive to deep brown complexion.  Every single gorgeous shadow, blush and highlight looks amazing on brown skin.  This palette is great for travelling because it contains everything you’ll need for a polished look.

If you have any colours to add to this list, please do share.  I’d love to hear from you.

Thank you so much for following along.  Wishing you an abundance of sunshine this week!



    1. Thanks Camilla! Have you ever tried make up from a brand such as Jane Iridale or Pure + Simple? Their formulas are very clean and natural so perhaps they won’t irritate your skin!

    1. Thanks Asa. Urban Decay makes a good primer, but I’m currently looking for an all natural option. When I find one that works I will definitely let you know.

  1. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!! I have wanted to change up my routine for a while now, but I always stuck to more gold colors for my lids. I am excited to try thes shades….
    Do you have any recommendations for nude lip colors for brown beauties?

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