Saturday, April 9th, 2011


5 Great Brown Eyeshadows

These are five brown eyeshadows that I really love — as requested by reader Sarah!  There are a ton of amazing brown eyeshadows (probably one of the easiest shades to do well, from my experience), and these are just five of many.

What’s your favorite brown eyeshadow?

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31 thoughts on “5 Great Brown Eyeshadows

  1. What about urban decay buck

  2. MissBrooke326

    My favorite browns do vary from time to time (usually when I stumble upon a new one I love) but the browns that reign supreme (as in repurchased as soon as i hit pan) would have to be Mac Espresso, Cork, & Brun- they are all so versatile, and my newest fave is Nars Mekong

  3. Avatar of Mariella Mariella

    My favourite brown right now is MAC’s Centre Stage (a “mega-metal” from the Peacocky collection). Other faves are Brun and Mulch (also both from MAC) and Revlon’s matte “Rich Sable” – what a great inexpensive shadow. A 5th would be MAC’s Cocomotion pigment but I’m not sure it really counts as “brown” – it’s more of a bronzey/coppery shade.

  4. UD Buck
    MAC Handwritten

  5. Anna

    I love urban decay smog ;)

  6. susan

    Nars Galapagos

  7. bobbi brown burnt sugar & java.

  8. Valerie Brower

    Mine are MAC burn and cork, NARS coconut grove, bali, and mekong

  9. M

    L’Oreal HIP eyeshadow duo in Darling, the brown half of it is just magnificent.

  10. Carrie Ann

    Oh, gosh. There are so many great browns. I really like MAC Wedge, Soft Brown, Centre Stage and Mulled Cider.

  11. M@rsy

    My fav’s are mac’s brown down and centre stage

  12. Hannah

    Urban Decay YDK and MAC handwritten

  13. the last one there looks pretty!

  14. Helga

    MAC central stage and Make up Store´s Choco d´or(beautiful brown packed with gold), i bought MAC´s soft brown because everbody where talking about how amazing blanding color it was but when i tryied it on my skin it looked orange, and i mean really really orange and doesnt suit my skin at all :s

  15. I’m not normally into browns, but Illamasqua’s Ore is lovely. <3

  16. Emily

    UD Smog/Darkhorse, MAC Mulch/Brun/Patina (though it’s diff on everyone – it shows up pale brown+gold on me).

  17. I love Laura Mercier’s Matte Shadow in Toffee!!!!

  18. Charlene

    My favorite Brown in the brown in the Comfort Zone palette by Wet n Wild. The right one that looks like Mac clubbing.

  19. My 2 favorite are both from MAC – Mulch & Texture. I use Texture almost ALL the time now, and I use Mulch for my everyday smokey eyes :D

  20. Avatar of Mandy bxboricua

    MAC Woodwinked (which comes off like a browny-gold color on me)/Handwritten/Satin Taupe

  21. cloroxcowgirl

    Stila Eden and Fyrinnae Kurismasu (both pink-beige, which looks better on me:)

  22. I have so many! My tops are NARS Galapagos, NARS Coconut Grove & MAC Satin Taupe :D

  23. Jennifer

    NYX: Golden Amber and Deep Brown

    Mac: Espresso, Cork, Texture and Brown Script

  24. Niki

    Ben Nye’s Cork, Black Plum and Mocha.

  25. Avatar of Adele Adele

    Napoleon Perdis Eye Patrol in ‘Private Boudoir’ and Mac Cork.

  26. Abby

    I love Lola Lola from Nars! I also love Golightly from Stila! Either paired with Kitten from Stila are GORGEOUS!

  27. Urban Decay sidecar and MAC satin taupe

  28. Rosanna

    NARS Mekong (dark expresso brown with goldflecks)
    NARS Galapagos (golden brown with gold flecks)

    As you can see, I’m really partial to NARS browns. :P

  29. it really is annoying that Soft Brown eyeshadow is not available in England, alot of tutorials ive seen use this popular colour, why does Mac do this to me. Its a bit far to travel to America for an eyeshadow ha ha.

  30. Sheryl

    MAC “Saddle” is my HG brown