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It took me a long time to appreciate my brown eyes. I always wished I had green or blue eyes. However, years later I am pretty happy with my eye color- and not just because of the famed Roy Orbison song. Brown goes with everything! Any eyeshadows look good with my brown eyes which is why this latest blog post was pretty easy for me. I know I haven’t exactly been doing with 30 day makeup challenge everyday, but I am still covering all of the topics so hang in there with me.

Day 8: Makeup that shows off your eye color

So for this look I used three glitter colors from Cargo that I got in a set. Unfortunately these don’t have the color names listed but I used the white shadow on the inner corner of my eye. On the lid I used the lavender purple color and in the crease I used an orangey-tan color. I really like these shadows because they give a different look than regular powder eyeshadow and they take up very little space in my makeup storage. My only complaint would be that when you open and shut them you tend to look some product. Every single time I see the product puff out and it drives me crazy that I am wasting the color.

Other colors that I love combining with my brown eyes include neutrals (anything in the NAKED palette). I love oranges, corals and pinks. Greens are actually one of my favorites with brown eyes. The only color that I haven’t loved with my eyes is blue, but I think that is just personal preference and a lot of brown-eyed girls can really pull blue off.

I also used MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack as my liner on the top and Smashbox Pencil Liner in Onyx on the bottom waterline. I topped my lashes off with L’oreal Voluminouse and Urban Decay Highlighter in Moonshine on my browbone. I love the sheen that these cargo shadows give my eyelids. It is a different feel than what I normally go for, but sometimes different is refreshing.

Just for fun’s sake I put a picture of one of my pups just because she is so darn cute. This is Maize, my year and a half old yellow lab. She loves jumping up in the playset in our backyard and surveying “her property” (a la Lion King). She is the love of our lives and we spoil her rotten (that’s what dogs are for, right?).