5 coolest make-up ideas for girls with brown eyes


5 coolest make-up ideas for girls with brown eyes

Celebrity favourite Daniel Bauer is giving away trade secrets

By Hasina Khatib  April 24th, 2017

You. Yes, you. If you’ve been blessed with brown eyes but stick to the safety of black smoky make-up, we have a bone to pick with you. There’s a world of fun make-up ideas out there (most of which you have access to with one random scroll on Instagram), make-up artists are playing with texture like never before and all you have to say for yourself is smoky eye? Nuh-uh. Unacceptable.

Draw up a chair and heed the wise words of make-up champ Daniel Bauer, who took some time out from making Deepika Padukone and Kangana Ranaut look like modern day goddesses, to tell you all that you should be doing to make those beautiful browns pop. Listen up and listen close; now there’s a good kid.

5 make-up tricks for girls with brown eyes


“Contrary to popular belief, black kajal makes your eyes look smaller. Swap out the black kohl pencil for a white one,” he explains before adding, “White kajal may sound scary at first, but it’s a real eye-opener. The key, as with all types of make-up, is to blend it. Start applying from the inner corner of the eye, and continue along the lower lash line. It should fade from strong to faint and be roughly the width of your baby finger.”


So how do you know what eye make-up colours work best for your skin tone? “Maroon and burgundy eyeshadow shades look stunning on dusky skin,” pipes in Daniel. “For those with a somewhat lighter complexion, you can experiment with soft tones, like pastels or blues.”


Don’t be afraid to play with textures. The secret behind all of those day looks he pulls off with Kangana? “Start out a matte eye shadow palette and throw in a gloss liner along the waterline,” Daniel reveals.


What new colours should you add to your arsenal for the season? “Few can pull off the marsala or burgundy lip better than an Indian beauty. If the shade works on lips, it works on the eyes too, but keep it matte or satin in texture,” he advises.


The one colour to watch out for though? “When it comes to the smoky red eye, unless you have celebrity photographer Mario Testino taking your bathroom selfie, it's not a good idea," he quips.