Nailing down your bridal makeup can be tricky. After all, you want to look and feel special, but at the same time, you want to look like yourself. And what about all the different options for eyeshadow colour, lashes, lips, etc.? One of the great things about having a professional makeup artist on board is that they can advise on which bridal makeup trends will suit you, taking your features into account. Elements like eye colour, hair colour, and skin tone will have a major impact on which wedding makeup will suit you best. This is especially true for brown-eyed beauties, as it’s the most common eye colour across a range of ethnicities. Making sure your bridal makeup brings out your unique natural beauty is the number one priority. And, while brown-eyed girls have a lot of choice in terms of colours and styles, there are some looks that are especially flattering and will make those dark eyes shine! Below, we’ve gathered some gorgeous inspiration from the Make Me Bridal pros.
Copper and bronze eyeshadow colours are a classic choice for brown eyes. They pick up and brighten tones within the iris and work on a variety of face shapes and colourings.
Love colour? The good news is that brown eyes can carry off just about any hue. Subtle purple shadow is a particularly lovely option, as it makes a flattering contrast that really makes brown eyes pop. Other rich, pigmented shades that work especially well are teal and midnight blue.
Shadow doesn’t need to be matte! A little shimmer can really bring brown eyes to life. Ask your makeup artist to build up sparkle using glitter pencils, light shimmers, or translucent powders.
A smoky eye is always a good choice for a glamorous bride and it looks striking with brown eyes. Keep the centre of the eye lighter and combine with dramatic black or a deep brown liner.
Cat eyes are another liner look that is particularly flattering for brown-eyed babes, and it can be as subtle or dramatic as you like. Your makeup artist will be able to advise which angle is the most flattering. Your makeup trial is the perfect time to experiment to get just the right wing.
Luscious lashes add extra dimension to perfectly made-up brown eyes. Choose between having a few individual lashes or a full line of them, depending on how full you would like them to be.
Full, defined brows draw attention to the eyes and give the bride a polished look. A bit of highlighter under the brow line finishes it perfectly.
Natural no-makeup-makeup is a big trend in bridal at the moment, and it looks great with brown eyes. Soft neutral eye shadow is combined with minimal liner and mascara, as well as glowy cheeks. It’s deceptively simple and looks effortlessly lovely.
A bold lip looks great with any eye colour, including sparkling deep brown eyes. A beautiful berry tone is the perfect choice here.
Well-placed blush draws the eyes upwards to the high points of your face and ultimately to your eyes. For brown-eyed brides, coral or rose tones are good choices, as they will bring out the warmth in your eye colour.
You’ll find even more bridal makeup inspiration in our gallery!