5 Great Shimmering Brown Eyeshadows

There are a lot of browns to choose from, but here are five of my favorites (of the moment!) that have a fair amount of shimmer. I’d love to hear your top picks for shimmery browns!

  1. Burberry Nude (No. 002)
  2. Make Up For Ever ME644 Iced Brown
  3. Make Up For Ever ME614 Graphite Brown
  4. Urban Decay Radar
  5. ColourPop Mooning

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There are really pretty but I doubt I need anymore neutrals anytime soon! Two browns I’ve been using a lot are Benefit Thanks a Latte and Urban Decay Lost

I’m surprised that I’m not have much of shimmer brown in my collection! most of my brown shades are satin or matte! I used MUFE ME658,ME614 and Colour Pop Moonshine and Makeup Geek Goddess ,Makeup Geek Pigment Blitz the most recently tho.Burberry look so promising! 🙂 I don’t have eyeshadow from this brand before too

I have Burberry Nude 002 and it’s one of my fave shadows –goes with everything and lasts all day long. Now I can see why everyone raves about it

Shimmery browns are among my very favourite shadows. MUFE Iced Brown and UD Radar would be in my top 5 too, I think, along with NARS Subra (LE), and MAC Havana and Stolen Moment (both Extra Dimension formula).

Metallic is more reflective with a smoother sheen! It’s almost like with frost you can see the bits of shimmer but metallic is more like a continuous sheen.

This time I can say that I have not just 2 of the 5, but unintentionally a double of 1: UD Radar! Haha!

I love my little pan of MUFE Iced Brown in my Nudes You Need palette, it’s a beauty! But I also love that darker shade, Celestial Earth, too. Another favorite sparkly brown of my own is MAC Mulch.

Btw, MUFE ME614 Graphite Brown is on a very long MUFE wishlist! Someday, someday. ?

UD Radar is nice one! I’d put that in my favorites as well. I actually have a ton of shimmery brown eyeshadows…it’s hard to pick favorites! I love all the brownish shades in the MUFE Nudes You Need Palette, including Iced Brown and Celestial Earth. I also love the shimmery browns in UD Naked 3. Other favorites are BareMinerals Nude Beach and Queen Tiffany; Too Faced Gilded Ganache (heavenly for hazel-green eyes), Hot Fudge, Haute Chocolate, and Black Forest Truffle; Hard Candy Fierce Effects Duo in Slow and Steady; ColourPop On the Rocks and Partridge. Tarte has some beautiful shimmery browns as well (they get lots of practice making browns 😉 ).

I have 4 out of the 5 e/s you mentioned, so I obviously have a problem! I don’t have that Burberry shadow, but it may find itself in my home before the end of the year….. I also recommend Mac’s Havana, UD Snakebite, Loreal Infallible e/s in Bottomless Java and Nars Galapagos which is a chocolate brown with gold shimmer. It’s shimmery in pan, but very subtle on the lid. A long time fave.

The Burberry shade is so pretty! I’ve been unsuccessful in locating a local place that carries Burberry cosmetics. Besides this eyeshadow, do you have other recommendations or can you point me in the direction of a good overview of the line?

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