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Best Eyeshadow Palette for Brown Eyes

Oh, you brown-eyed babes – you get songs written about you, the brown shades come in about 5,000 colors and your pretty eyes catch the sun to glisten like no other eye color (can you tell the rest of us are a tad jealous?). While I may not be in the brown eye brigade, this Organic Beauty Report editor is a former professional makeup artist, so hopefully, I’ve earned back my street cred (brown eyes are actually our favorites to work with!). Not to mention, we’ve got a crew of chocolate-colored cuties testing out every shadow under the sun to determine what makes brown eyes smoldering.

Our team has tested every color, texture, consistency, and finish to find the best of the best to make your brown eyes pop. Here are some of our favorites:

Top 5 Eyeshadow Palettes For Brown Eyes:

  1. Maybelline The Nudes Eyeshadow Palette – $9.29

No matter your eye color, everyone should have a great nude palette. And for those with darker eyes, nudes appear exceptionally flattering. This palette is great if you are just starting out or if you have been in the makeup game awhile. The palette hosts a variety of shades from dark to light and a variety of textures. 

The possibilities are so endless that you can use this palette for both your day and night looks. The richly pigmented shadows are long-wearing and blend harmoniously together. While the applicator may be a little flimsy, that is about the worst thing about this palette. Plus, you should be using a brush anyway! If you can find this multi-functional product in stock, scoop it up because at $9.29 it’s an absolute steal.

  1. Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eye Palette – $49

Not to make this about me, but as a blue-eyer, even I have this palette! It may not compliment my eyes the way it will for your coffee-colored crowd, this is simply a staple for any makeup collection. The whole palette has chocolate-inspired shades, and I can’t stress enough – this lineup smells just like chocolate too. It’s actually infused with cocoa powder (you’ll want to eat it, but please don’t!). 

There are 16 matte and shimmer shades in this baby and the compact is super durable (and bonus, it’s magnetic so it picks up all your bobby pins – just saying!). This is considered a must-have for the brown-eyed beauties out there, but it will cost you. $49 is going to be one of the best palette investments you’ve ever made (I can legitimately back this up). 

The only, and I mean, only con is that the shimmer shades tend to fall out so handle with care. It also comes with a glamour guide for “how-to” strategies on different looks. I promise you will love this palette!

  1. Almay Intense i-Color Everyday Neutrals – $8.99

Our friends at Almay always have sensitive skin in mind, no matter the color. This particular palette was created to make brown eyes brighter, bolder, and more beautiful. One of the best things about this palette is that it comes in an eye shape, so there is no guesswork about which shades to apply where. It’s also incredibly compact, so perfect for traveling or to toss in your purse for touchups. It is ophthalmologist tested and doesn’t contain any of the harmful ingredients that can be found in many shadows. 

Yes, it’s only three shades, but you would be surprised at how dramatic your look can be as you build it. Only $8.99 at Wal-Mart, it’s worth a try – but you may kick your other shadows to the curve when you see just how well it applies.

  1. NYX Professional Makeup Perfect Filter Shadow Palette – $18.47

The palette color name may be “Olive You,” it is definitely the carousel of colors that will make brown eyes blaze. There are 10 matte and satin shadows that will make all your photos #instaworthy. The fun thing about these shadows is that they can be applied dry or wet, depending on how intense you want your look to be. 

And there are color options and combos for days! NYX is a PETA acknowledged and cruelty-free brand, so you will have peace of mind that their products have never been tested on animals. At $18.47 you will be quite pleased by the photo-filtering effects, hence the name!

  1. Urban Decay Naked Cherry Palette – $49

The Naked line from Urban Decay is one of the most popular collections in makeup history. The Cherry palette was made for brown eyes. Drunk Dial, Privacy, and Bang Bang are among the most popular shadows from Urban Decay and all are included in this must-have palette. Matte, iridescent, shimmer, metallic – this lineup of crush-worthy colors offers something in every texture. 

Known for its quality pigments and ultimate blend-ability, this 12-shade top-seller keeps your eyes looking flawless all day long. You can go subtle or glam and the finished look will be professional grade. Don’t think twice about the $49 price tag. This will be one of your best makeup investments yet.


If you are a copper-eyed queen, one (or all) of these palettes could be just what you need to give your eyes a fresh dose of wow factor.

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