Of all the many makeup machinations, styles and takes on smoky eyes (and there are A LOT of them; we’d seriously be here until next Tuesday if I tried to list them all), brown smoky eyes are among my favorites.
I know, so predictable. Homegirl loves brown, so of course she’d love brown smoky eyes, LOL! Yes, you have permission to laugh at me. It’s totally cool. We’re all friends here.
BUT YOU KNOW IT’S TRUE, THOUGH!
There are many legit reasons to love brown smoky eyes. One is their versatility in terms of what you can wear on your lips with ’em. Like, with green or blue smoky eyes, I feel like there aren’t as many lip colors you can wear with them, but brown smoky eyes go well with so many different shades! This is music to your ears, I bet, if you’re a lipstick hoarder like yours truly. 🙂
And what you choose to pair them with completely changes the vibe. Just for fun, here are five ideas for lip colors to wear with a brown smoky eye.
1. A nude beige
This one’s a classic smoky eye-lip pairing combo: the nude beige lip. The trick is to find something pale, but not so pale that you look like you’re under the weather. I like nude shades with a little bit of peach in them to warm things up, and an extra smooth formula, because some nudes look patchy on my dry, flaky lips.
Right now I’m all about MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in Creme D’Nude, a creamy, peachy nude beige.
Tom Ford’s Sable Smoke is another really good one.
2. A neutral pink
You can’t go wrong with a neutral pink lip. They go with just about anything and work for day and night. You can also wear them with warm or cool-toned brown eyeshadows, and Fast Play by MAC is a current fave.
3. A berry
If you like more color on your lips, a berry shade, like MAC Brick-O-La, will draw attention to yo’ pout but won’t take over your entire look.
4. A brown
Brown lips are back and totally having a moment right now with the ’90s revival, but if you wear brown on your eyes and brown on your lips, that can be, well…a lotta brown. With brown smoky eyes, I look for brown lip colors that have a little bit of peach in them to break up the monotony of brown while keeping everything in the same color family.
MAC Satin Lipstick in Mocha is a good one to try.
5. A red
Last, but certainly not least, RED! It’s a dramatic choice, for sure and, in theory, it can seem like a lot of look, but it works because the bold eye and lip balance each other out.
All of the colors mentioned above, by the way, are permanent shades, so they shouldn’t be vanishing off shelves any time soon.
What lip colors do you like to wear with brown smoky eyes? Inquiring minds want to know.
Another exciting night here at Tabs the Cat Industries, LLC. Tabs wanted to host a movie night — his choice — so we’re watching possibly the cheesiest movie ever, but it’s still highly enjoyable. 17 Again, with Zac Efron, which I’ve never seen before. Hey, boss’s orders! 🙂
Boy, Zac sure is young in this movie, and ridiculously pretty. Why does he have such lovely lashes?? It’s almost unfair.
I hope you’re doing something fun tonight.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,