Saturday, June 23rd, 2012

5 Rich Brown Eyeshadows to Savor

I think richness isn’t just a really dark shade–I think it has more to do with intensity, vibrancy, and how much depth a shade can have.  These shades look so luxe to me!

  1. NARS Surabaya — two rich browns–one more yellow-toned, one more red-toned
  2. Make Up For Ever #14 — dark brown with coppery-red undertones
  3. MAC Embark — deep, dark matte red-toned brown
  4. Inglot #409 — deep brown with a golden-bronze sheen
  5. Tarina Tarantino Dreamy — deep, dark chocolate brown with ruby and gold sparkle

What’s your favorite rich brown eyeshadow?

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11 thoughts on “5 Rich Brown Eyeshadows to Savor

  1. xamyx

    Another staple in *any* makeup kit. While not as “harsh” as black, they are so versatile. I use them to line, contour, fill in brows, and add depth. NARS Bengali & Coconut Grove Re beutiful, but my absolute favorite lately is NARS Mekong (though the shimmers limit its uses). I actually love Mekong as a lid color, with a lighter, matte brown to blend out the edges, and mascara; simple, quick, and sophisticated.

  2. Mariella

    My all time favourites are both LE shadows from MAC – Centre Stage from Peacocky and Burning Ambition (from a MES duo that seemed permanent for a long time but was discontinued within the last year or so).  I also love some of the browns from Too Faced palettes – Erotica and Sexpresso (I think both are available on their own). And I have to agree about the brown from Tarina T’s Dreamy palette.

  3. I see most of my top picks here!  Definitely MAC Embark and Nars Surabaya duo (I’ve hit pan).. and as Xamyx mentioned below, Nars Mekong and and and and.. 

  4. TheAmanda10

    I love MAC Centerstage, also am a fan of MAC Mulch.

  5. U.D Darkhorse.  I think UD have some nice rich brown shades.  I have only explore UD for 2 years and seem to really like the brand…though I have makeup at early as 1980s.

  6. corallista

    I love Inglot #409! It applies more of a mid tone everyday brown on me, excellent for an effortless neutral eye for my skintone!

  7. Brenda

    Fyrinnae’s Monarch would be my pick for this category – it’s so luxe and velvety.

  8. hwendy

    Nars Mekong is the best !
    I never really used my NARS Surabaya before but recently i found it in my makeup drawer again and use it quite often. for some reasons, this duo works much better on me now then before but it doesn’t look brown on my tan skin, it looks more like rusty bronze.

  9. Lesley Rose

    Alima Pure’s Tiger Eye