Monday, March 26th, 2012

5 Beautiful Cool-Toned Brown Eyeshadows

Cool-toned browns tend to lean just a little gray, but not gray enough to become taupe.

What’s your favorite cool-toned brown eyeshadow?

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11 thoughts on “5 Beautiful Cool-Toned Brown Eyeshadows

  1. Carla

    I love cool browns, and have lots of them; so many that it’s difficult to single out a “favorite.” MAC Coco pigment, of course, is in a league of its own, so I guess if I had to name one “favorite” cool brown, that one would take the honors.
    Also, I recently got Inglot Matte 363, and it’s a beautifully smooth matte cool medium-to-deep brown with maybe the sliiightest splash of mauve/plum. Other wonderful cool browns are MAC Handwritten, MAC Prepped for Glamour, Urban Decay Shakedown, Urban Decay Underground.

    • julia

      I love handwritten, but I would consider it a warm toned brown. At least on me. It pulls very reddish. But I have a very cool skin tone, so even colors that are typically classified as cool pull warm on me.

  2. amy

    Hands down, MAC Smut. It’s funny, though, because every time I went to a MAC counter, I never gave it a second look as it looked very boring in the pan. I had so many browns that I didn’t think I needed another one. Then I saw your post on MAC browns, and I decided to swatch it myself. It is now my HG brown. A close second, though, is a tie between Flirt Coconutty, which I have, and NARS Mekong, which I plan to pick up this week.

  3. paola

    My eyebrows are probably the same color as yours but i have blond hair. i used to use MAC Espresso and it matched them perfectly but they looked really bold, and i thought that didnt match at all with my hair. i went to my counter and one of the girls tried Charcoal Brown on my eyebrows and i love it! it fills them out perfectly, they dont look ashy or anything and they dont look as bold so that it matches better my blond hair i love that shadow! and it also looks great as a crease color!

  4. I really like Charcoal Brown. It’s such a great contrast shade to the golds and beiges I usually wear. I’m going to try to get Inglot #360 when I go to the Times Square store.

  5. Monica

    I just got Legendary black and I love it! I’m wearing it today on top of This & that, also by Mac. really nice =D

  6. Amy

    My favorite is “Couture” by LancĂ´me. I think it’s discontinued… I have it in a quad that was part of a gwp. I find myself using it almost every day. Matte, soft, tons of pigmentation. Very easy to blend. A little goes a long way.

  7. Miss J

    Charcoal Brown from MAC is probably my favorite just because it’s my brow powder, and the absolute perfect color for them that I’ve ever found. For eyeshadows, I tend to favor neutral or warmer toned browns for the most part.

  8. really need to add some UD brown….

  9. These are all quite dark (at least for me since I’m super fair); are there some lighter cool toned browns you would recommend?