Eyeshadows: The Best Browns

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Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Busted

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Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Busted

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NYX Nude Matte Shadow in Betrayal

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NYX Nude Matte Shadow in Betrayal

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Ardency Inn Modster Manuka Honey Enriched Pigments in Hell

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Ardency Inn Modster Manuka Honey Enriched Pigments in Hell

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Stila Eye Shadow in Rain

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Stila Eye Shadow in Rain

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Clinique Chubby Stick Shadow Tint For Eyes in Lots O' Latte

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Clinique Chubby Stick Shadow Tint For Eyes in Lots O' Latte

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Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Darkhorse

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Urban Decay eyeshadow in darkhorse

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Nars Eye Shadow in Coconut Grove

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Nars Eyeshadow in Coconut Grove

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nars eyeshadow in bengali

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Make Up Forever Artist Shadow in TK01A

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Make Up Forever Artist Shadow in TK01A

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Bobbi Brown Eye Shadow in Taupe

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Bobbi Brown Eye Shadow in Taupe

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Tom Ford Eye Color Quad in Cognac Sable

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Tom Ford Eye Color Quad in Cognac Sable

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L'Oréal Paris Colour Riche Eye Shadow in Absolute Taupe

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L'Oréal Paris Colour Riche Eye Shadow in Absolute Taupe

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Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Busted

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Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Busted

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NYX Nude Matte Shadow in Betrayal

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NYX Nude Matte Shadow in Betrayal

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Ardency Inn Modster Manuka Honey Enriched Pigments in Hell

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Ardency Inn Modster Manuka Honey Enriched Pigments in Hell

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Stila Eye Shadow in Rain

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Stila Eye Shadow in Rain

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Clinique Chubby Stick Shadow Tint For Eyes in Lots O' Latte

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Clinique Chubby Stick Shadow Tint For Eyes in Lots O' Latte

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Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Darkhorse

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Urban Decay eyeshadow in darkhorse

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Nars Eye Shadow in Coconut Grove

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Nars Eyeshadow in Coconut Grove

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Make Up Forever Artist Shadow in TK01A

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Make Up Forever Artist Shadow in TK01A

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Bobbi Brown Eye Shadow in Taupe

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Bobbi Brown Eye Shadow in Taupe

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Tom Ford Eye Color Quad in Cognac Sable

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Tom Ford Eye Color Quad in Cognac Sable

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L'Oréal Paris Colour Riche Eye Shadow in Absolute Taupe

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L'Oréal Paris Colour Riche Eye Shadow in Absolute Taupe

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There's a bad Van Morrison joke here somewhere...

Best almost-bronze : Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Busted

Best buildable color : NYX Nude Matte Shadow in Betrayal

Best low-key shimmer : Ardency Inn Modster Manuka Honey Enriched Pigments in Hell

Best could-be-gray, could-be-mauve, it all depends on the light : Stila Eye Shadow in Rain

Best in case of no brush : Clinique Chubby Stick Shadow Tint For Eyes in Lots O' Latte

Best Katy Perry inspo : Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Darkhorse

Best almost-black : Nars Eyeshadow in Coconut Grove

Best warm chocolate : Nars Eyeshadow in Bengali

Best red undertones : Make Up Forever Artist Shadow in TK01A

Best can't-live-without staple shade : Bobbi Brown Eye Shadow in Taupe

Best in luxury : Tom Ford Eye Color Quad in Cognac Sable

Best impulse palette purchase : L'Oréal Paris Colour Riche Eye Shadow in Absolute Taupe

Photos by Tom Newton. Makeup by Annie Kreighbaum.

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