Making brown eyes really stand out is all about what types of makeup you use and how you use them. Make your brown eyes stand out 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 dark brown eyes stand out. So, my trick for making brown eyes stand out is to choose the lighter colors in the iris. So, there's always, like, some gold or amber tones in the iris, and I always love to use that with a little bit of shimmer around the eye to really mimic the iris colors. So, to get the look, I'm going to use L'Oreal Paris Studio Secrets The One Sweep Eyeshadow in playful, for all eyes. So what I love about the One Sweep Eyeshadow is it actually has 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 it really simple. It also has this applicator brush, and we're just going to turn this, and I'm basically going to just rub my little applicator tool with a decent amount of pressure. 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 browbone. So, I'm just going to rub that on, just gently. Kind of rock it over. And you can 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 of your colors chosen for you, so you don't have to look for a matching contour color, 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've 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; needs a little bit darker. Same thing on the other side. 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 want 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. That'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've finished both of Bianca's eyes, and I really love these earth tones with the little bit of shimmer and lightness, 'cause it really does extend the light color that's in her iris out. So, there you have it. That's how you make brown eyes stand out. I'm Taylor Babaian. Thanks for watching.