You can make your brown eyes look lighter in a number of different ways depending on your preferences. Make your brown eyes look lighter with help from a celebrity makeup artist in this free video clip.
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Hi, my name is Taylor Babaian. I'm a celebrity makeup artist, and today I'm going to show you how to make brown eyes look lighter. So my trick for making brown eyes look lighter is to take the lightest tone in the iris and put a little bit using some speckle, whether it's a gold on the inner corners of the eye as well as wrapping it around the entire eye to really bring that light color out of the eye. So to get the look I'm going to use L'Oreal Paris Studio Secrets The One Sweep Eye Shadow in Playful for all eyes. So what I love about the one sweep eye shadow is it actually has all your colors that you need when you're applying eye shadow which is the highlight color, the base color and the contour color already together for you so it makes this really simple. It also has this applicator brush. So we're just going to turn this and I'm basically just going to rub my little applicator tool with a decent amount of pressure and just rub it back and forth and you'll get this lovely application. You want that dark base color to be at the base of the lashes right in here and the lighter color, which is the highlight color goes underneath the brow bone. So I'm just going to rub that on, just gently, going to rock it over and you could always intensify these colors by using a brush but it's kind of nice that it actually just shows you where it's supposed to lay. I'm just applying it on the lid and I'm just going to pull it right out. For more pigment you might want to add and do it a couple of times and this is fantastic for novices. It's basically pretty foolproof. I like that it has all your colors chosen for you so you don't have to look for a matching contour color or a matching highlight color and it shows you exactly that you need the most amount in the center, a little highlight and a little contour at the base. So we finished using our applicator to kind of create our template on Bianca's eyes. Now I'm just going to add a little bit more pigment using my brush, just where I want just a little bit of extra and to smooth things out, just in that outer corner right there. It needs a little bit darker, same thing on the other side. I'm just going to do a little bit of the bronze color. You see how the applicator actually did create a nice little template for us so we know where to apply if we need a little extra, when you blend things out. So notice like even just that application really brought the brown out in her eyes, they don't look so dark anymore. Sometimes like if you use a flat color it can look really dull and that's not what you want. You want it to brighten, you want the eyes to pop. So if you have dark brown eyes and you really want to brighten and lighten them up, one trick that I like to do is choose the lightest of the two and wrap it underneath the eye. That way the dark brown basically has lighter colors surrounding it to make the illusion that it's actually lighter. So we're going to take this nice bronze color and wrap it underneath the eye. It's really going to help to pull those ambers in the brown and for those of you that think that oh my eyes are just dark and there's no amber or any lightness to them, try looking at yourself in a lit bathroom and you'll be able to really see. If you really look, it's very rare that you see like black eyes. I don't think I've ever really met one person with black eyes So we're just going to take that bronze, wrap it all the way underneath and then take that gold tone and apply it to the inner corner. So it's just going to frame that eye with lightness and really give it that illusion of being a little bit lighter, definitely brighter. So I finished both of Bianca's eyes and I really love the earth tones with a little bit of shimmer to really lighten the look, especially when you have dark hair and dark brown eyes. It gives it that nice transition from the top of the head down but it just brightens it and makes everything look a little bit livelier. So there you have it. That's how you make brown eyes look lighter. I'm Taylor Babaian. Thanks for watching.