I would guess that a lot of brown-eyed girls have, at some point, wished for eyes of a different color. Blue, green, “something more interesting” — notwithstanding Van Morrison’s best efforts to convince us that we’re special.
And common wisdom dictates that brown eyes “pop” in purples.
I feel like I’m about to declare that the emperor has no clothes… but I’ve never made that brown-pops-with-purple connection myself.
Brown may be the most common eye color, but there’s still a lot of room for variation within the category. In three recent makeovers, three different artists have used variations on green eyeliner on me, and each time, I was entranced by the results.
Tightlining with a green eyeliner seems to make my eyes look more green. It can bring out the gold, or amber in brown eyes. If you’ve never tried it, I highly recommend it.
Armani’s #6 Smooth Silk Eye Pencil ($27) is very, very darkly green. Bobbi Brown’s Ivy Shimmer Ink gel eyeliner ($21) is a bit brighter, but still a dark emerald. NARS’s Kaliste pencil ($21) is dark teal. I think they’re all subtle enough that people will notice your eyes, not your eyeliner.
Agree? Disagree? I’d love to hear your experiences.