Days are getting longer, trees are budding, flowers are blooming, and it’s finally warm again! I have put away my dark heavy shades and made room for light and airy color options. Face Stockholm is an excellent place to turn for their beautiful palette of fresh, pretty pastel shades, and they sent us some great shades that are perfect for brown eyes.
Face Stockholm says, “Light lilacs, petal pinks, minty greens, sky blues and lemony yellows, mix to make a smooth and delicious collection of sweet shades that will delight any and every palette with their refreshing versatility.
Subtle and fleeting in nature, these sheer washes of color offer a playful palette that can be ethereal and easy, light and lovely or striking and sultry.”
I love their shade recommendations for different eye colors:
For blue eyes, try blue, buttercup and lavender.
For green eyes, try mint, lavender and blush.
For brown eyes, try lavender, blue and mint.
I have brown eyes, so my blue shade is Pearl Shadow #16 ($19), mint is Vintage Eye Dust ($22), and lavender is Sky Eye Dust ($22).
I absolutely adore Face Stockholm pearl eyeshadows. Honestly, I have so many eyeshadows I almost never reach pan…but I can see pan on every single Face Stockholm pearl eyeshadow I own. They go on like butter, and the ‘pearl’ makes them fantastic lid shades or highlighters. They have awesome pigmentation and last all day.
Pearl Eyeshadow #16 is yet another winning pearl shadow – a shimmery ice blue that is such a happy shade…and it’s a wearable, flattering shade too. It really does make brown eyes ‘pop’.
For the mint shade recommended for brown eyes, I went for the Vintage Eye Dust. This is a shimmery minty green with golden tones. Oh my is this gorgeous! It really brings out the green in my mostly brown eyes.
For the lavender to compliment brown eyes, I chose Sky Eye Dust. Strange name for a purple shade, but this shimmery blue-lavender is simply to die for. Just look at how sublime that swatch is! This is a purple shade that even those wary of purple can wear.
So which shade works best for brown eyes? My eyes are brown with a bit of green, and here is how they look with a wash of each shade:
You tell me — which shade looks best paired with my brown eyes, Pearl Eyeshadow #16, Vintage Eye Dust, or Sky Eye Dust? And which pretty pastel shades would you choose for your eyes? - Lisa
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