For the perfect neutral blend of colors, that work beautifully even in daylight, are the shades of browns. Brown and green is a match made in heaven, we see this match everywhere in nature as well. However, blue also works well with brown and of course brown eyes are blessed with the advantage that they go with almost any color. However, if you really want to highlight those gorgeous brown eyes, try not to go for brown shades, as it will just neutralize that color of yours, rather than highlighting it. Rest is your call (it will never look bad, if you still want to play it safe with the browns).
Start off with the three color palette; it can be sand, mid brown and chocolate brown. If you are using the brown palette for an evening makeup, then you may add in gold to accentuate those eyes and bring in a Goddess feel to it. Once the palette has been chosen, start off with the primer over the eyelids; be sure to cover every end. If you want a bright eye shadow, then do not skip the primer – as it will make the eye color last long and appear bright. If you do not have primer, then obviously go for the alternate which is either a concealer or the face foundation. Do let the base settle in first – wait for few minutes. After which apply thin layer of compact powder, this will ensure that the base is set for the eye makeup.
Another benefit of primer is that it will not make your makeup look cakey. Once you are done with basic steps, start off with the lightest shade – which is sand color in this occasion. Start applying it over the entire eyelid, starting from the lash line till the brow bone; this is to give the entire eye a uniform color. After this apply, the medium shade of brown over the eyelids, starting from the lash line till the crease.
For the final color application, use chocolate brown. Start applying it on the outer edge of the eyes and gradually bring it inwards – without picking up more color, otherwise rather than the eye makeup looking natural, it will seem overdone. You can even apply it over the upper eyelid contour and slowly blend it upwards. Finish it off with a brown liner, for a more natural/ day look. Brown always gives in a soft look. Start off with the eyeliner stick and you can even smudge it off to give in a more blended affect. Apply it on the upper eyelid contour, slowly extending it outwards. Apply the same pencil, over the lower lid but only three quarters of it.
The makeup will be completed after some coats of mascara. Apply it first downwards and then upwards, this will create a fake lash affect and will make your eyes more prominent. For and evening look, add in gold instead of mid brown and then continue with chocolate brown. The entire look will end up looking divine. End the gold makeup with black eyeliner, as you would want the eyes to look more dramatic than soft.