Brown instead of black – trust me and just try it!
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Brown instead of black – trust me and just try it!

Translation: Eva Francis

You’ll find plenty of black mascaras and eyeliners on every make-up shelf. However, brown is often the more flattering alternative. It’s a simple trick that makes a big difference.

When it comes to make-up, black looks harsh on me. That’s why I’ve started using brown mascara, eyeliner and kajal lately. It makes my make-up look more natural and softens my features. How come? Well, brown harmonises better with many skin tones, while black creates a strong contrast. I like going for a harsh look sometimes, but in everyday life, it’s not me anymore.

Brown eyeliner is almost as dramatic as black, but a bit softer.
Brown eyeliner is almost as dramatic as black, but a bit softer.
Source: Natalie Hemengül
essence Liquid Ink (Ash Brown)
Eyeliner + Kajal
Quantity discount
4.60 CHF per piece for 4 units 1533.33 CHF/1l

essence Liquid Ink

Ash Brown

Maybelline New York Lash Sensational (4 Brown)
Mascara
19.– CHF 2638.89 CHF/1l

Maybelline New York Lash Sensational

4 Brown

NYX Professional Make-Up Epic Wear (7 Deepest Brown)
Eyeliner + Kajal
Quantity discount
7.25 CHF per piece for 3 units 5991.74 CHF/1l

NYX Professional Make-Up Epic Wear

7 Deepest Brown

essence Liquid Ink (Ash Brown)
Quantity discount
4.60 CHF per piece for 4 units 1533.33 CHF/1l

essence Liquid Ink

Ash Brown

Maybelline New York Lash Sensational (4 Brown)
19.– CHF 2638.89 CHF/1l

Maybelline New York Lash Sensational

4 Brown

NYX Professional Make-Up Epic Wear (7 Deepest Brown)
Quantity discount
7.25 CHF per piece for 3 units 5991.74 CHF/1l

NYX Professional Make-Up Epic Wear

7 Deepest Brown

You can use the same trick when it comes to eyeshadow. Do you usually go for black eyeshadow to add dimension to your look? Try a dark, rich chocolate brown. It won’t look less dramatic, but will create a softer transition from the eyeshadow to your skin. This especially makes blending a lot easier.

Black eyeliner and black mascara.
Black eyeliner and black mascara.
And the same in brown.
And the same in brown.
Source: Natalie Hemengül

Sometimes the tiniest details can make or break the way our hair looks or our make-up pops. In my Blazing Beauty Tips series, I share useful techniques and products with you that I’ve either discovered myself or stolen from the pros.

Header image: Natalie Hemengül

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As a massive Disney fan, I see the world through rose-tinted glasses. I worship series from the 90s and consider mermaids a religion. When I’m not dancing in glitter rain, I’m either hanging out at pyjama parties or sitting at my make-up table. P.S. I love you, bacon, garlic and onions. 


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