4 Different Ways To Use Brown Eyeliner To Level Up Your Makeup Game

Written by Urvi DalalSep 16, 2023
4 different ways to use brown eyeliner to level up your makeup game

Black eyeliners are a makeup kit staple that basically every woman — makeup lover or not — owns. One swipe of black eyeliner can instantly add so much drama to your whole look. But what about days when you wanna create a subtle and natural look? Enter: The brown eyeliner. Brown eyeliner can add depth and definition to your eyes minus the starkness that comes with a jet-black eyeliner.

But that’s not all. A brown eyeliner can do that and so much more! From doubling up as brow pencil to serving as an eyeshadow base, here are four different ways to use a basic brown eyeliner we bet you’ll love…


1. Create faux freckles

Use it as an eyeshadow

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Unless you’re living under a rock, you’d that faux freckles are a huge beauty trend. Plus, they are super simple to create and don’t require much precision or makeup skills. Start by lightly dotting a brown pencil liner like the Lakme Eyeconic Kajal – Brown across your nose and cheeks. Lightly pat each freckle to blend them in and make them appear natural. Set with loose powder to keep your freckles from budging. Easy-peasy, noh?


2. Contour your face

Use it as an eyeshadow

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This contouring hack using a brown eyeliner comes in really handy when you’re travelling and couldn’t be bothered with carrying multiple products. Simply carry a creamy pigmented eyeliner such as the Lakme Absolute Kohl Ultimate Kajal - Ash Brown and apply it right under your cheekbones. Smudge it using a contouring brush or makeup sponge and you’re good to go!


3. Define your brows

Use it as an eyeshadow

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A black eyebrow pencil can look really stark and unnatural. For softer, more natural-looking brows, use a brown pencil. But if you don’t have a brown eyebrow product, fret not, a brown eyeliner works just fine. Simply create light, hair-like strokes to fill in the gaps in your brows. This will give your brows a lot of definitions and make them appear fuller.


4. Use it as an eyeshadow

Use it as an eyeshadow

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Did you know that a brown eyeliner pencil can also easily double up as an eyeshadow? All you need to do is swipe on a little bit of a creamy matte brown eye pencil all over your lid and blend it out for subtle depth and definition. This eyeshadow hack works really well when recreating a no-makeup makeup look.

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Urvi Dalal

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Writer, avid reader and hardcore beauty enthusiast is the best way to describe Urvi Dalal. With over 5 years of writing experience in the beauty industry, you can trust her to have the latest skin, hair and makeup tidbits on her fingertips. In her time working as a beauty writer, she has had the opportunity to interact and work closely with a string of dermatologists, makeup artists and hairstylists. All that knowledge exchange, coupled with her flair and love for writing make it possible for her to bring you some authentic yet fun beauty content. When Urvi isn’t working, you’d usually catch her curled up with a big, fat book, drinking a cup of tea or practising her makeup skills; there is no in-between!


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