5 Great Brown Eyeshadows Under $10

What are your favorite budget-friendly brown eyeshadows?  I’d love to hear about your personal favorites and recommendations.  Here are five of mine:

  1. Makeup Geek Barcelona Beach — a medium brown with a semi-matte finish
  2. Maybelline Downtown Brown — a shimmery bronze
  3. Inglot #422 — a shimmery, deep brown
  4. theBalm #1 — a lightly shimmered dark brown
  5. Inglot #363 — a cool-toned brown with a matte finish

>> See side-by-side swatches! <<

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I love the Inglot colours! Also Endless Chocolate from L’Oreal I think the infalliable line, is beautiful dark shimmery brown which I really like! 🙂

Oh my – someone else who has and loves Carbonized. I wish MAC would have made it permanent (and if it had cost 10 dollars or less, that would be even better-er!)

I like all of these, but especially the two Inglts and the Makeup Geek! 😀 I have many browns that I’m fond of, including Lancom Tres Chocolat and Cuban Light, but as usual, none of them are even close to under $10. LOL! Now I’m wondering if those little click together Revlon singles are around $10 each here… Hm, they’re probably still closer to $20 *eyeroll* 😉

Once again, I’ll have to go with L’Oreal Antique Brown & Deep Mocha! These are hands down 2 of the best brown eyeshadows I’ve ever tried across all price points. At around $4 apiece, the price can’t be beat, either!

I also like Downtown Brown. Other “budget” faves would be NYX Iced Mocha (the pressed shadow, not the pencil – though it might be more taupe than brown) and the browns in a terrific Maybelline palette I have called Caffeine Rush. I think the whole thing was less than 10 dollars but even if it was a bit more, the cost amortized over 5 shades would certainly put it in the running. Revlon used to have an amazing single called Rich Sable. Not sure if it’s still available but I’ve barely made a dent in mine and it’s so richly pigmented and lovely.

Gosh – I forgot to mention that I’m wearing Inglot 422 today for the first time in a while. It is such a fabulous and unique shade and I always forget that Inglot shadow are so low-priced because they truly do rival (and often surpass) shadows costing lots more than $10 (I think a few people forgot that this is the “cut off point” for shadows in this feature)

Those are all very nice. The Downtown Brown color looks pretty. I’ve never tried Maybelline’s loose shadows. So many palettes have browns, I rarely buy them in single form.

I use MUG Creme Brule, Frappe and Cocoa Bear all the time. I didn’t know I’d enjoy these eyeshadows so much to complement my eye makeup.

Sulks and kicks the floor because we don’t have Inglot here 🙁
I don’t have many browns, MAC Cork is my only brown single, it’s not under $10, though.

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