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5 Gorgeous Matte Brown Eyeshadows

5 Gorgeous Matte Brown Eyeshadows

There are SO many brown eyeshadows on the market! I know that sometimes it can be a “boring” category, but browns can be incredibly versatile and even though I love wickedly bright hues, I have a major soft spot for browns and beiges and the like.

  1. Inglot #360 — just slightly gray-tinted medium-dark brown
  2. Make Up For Ever #162 — rich burgundy-toned brown
  3. MAC Swiss Chocolate — warm, chocolaty brown
  4. Bare Escentuals Foreshadow — dark brown with red-burgundy undertones
  5. Inglot #329 — dark, barely warmed over, chocolate brown

What’s your favorite matte brown eyeshadow? What do you pair with it?

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5 Deep Brown Eyeshadows

5 Deep Brown Eyeshadows

I love a rich, deep brown–they can look so luxurious!

  1. Make Up For Ever #162 — deep red-toned brown with a matte finish
  2. Bare Escentuals Foreshadow — deep, dark chocolate brown
  3. Tarina Tarantino Dreamy — deep, dark black-brown with gold shimmer
  4. MAC Embark — matte red-toned dark brown
  5. MAC Legendary Black — dark gray-tinted brown

What’s your favorite deep brown eyeshadow?

Make Up For Ever: Eyeshadows #311, 141, 162, 84, 47 (Plums/Greens)


Make Up For Ever #311 Eyeshadow

Here’s kind of a mish-mash of shades — plummy/browns.

  • #311 is a shimmery burgundy shade. It runs a little on the reddish wine side, and the shimmer is noticeable without being too much. It’s a diamond shadow, so it has a frostier finish than other iridescent shadows by Make Up For Ever.
  • #141 is a sheer, slightly shimmery pale mauve-pink. It doesn’t have the best color pay off, but it can be layered to get a little more pop out of it.
  • #162 is a matte, brownish-burgundy shade. It can be layered for increased intensity, though it has decent color pay off. I like it for the crease, personally!
  • #84 is a shimmery, smoky green with gray tone. It has golden shimmer laced throughout. It reminded me of a lighter MAC Greensmoke eyeshadow, actually.
  • #47 is a matte, grayed-down green. It’s kind of like a drab green in a way, but it’s a nice way to add depth to the crease without adding a lot of darkness.

Which of these are your favorites?

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