Brown is quickly taking over as the color of choice when it comes to eyeliner, but not all women are satisfied with it. Brown liner is softer than black, and thus less dramatic, which doesn't please those trying to turn heads on the sidewalk. However, it's easy to amp up the wow factor by adding a subtle highlight.
Glamour magazine's beauty blog spotted this gorgeous look on Kate Beckinsale, who recently wore a smoldering smokey eye that featured brown and gold rather than the more traditional black and gray combination.
It's easy to get the look yourself. Just pick up a brown eyeliner, like Jane Iredale – Eye Pencil in Basic Brown or Black/Brown. Line the inner rims of your eyes, then use it to define your upper and lower lash lines. Once that's all set, use a golden tan eyeshadow like BABOR – Eye Shadow in Fox. Add a small line right next to the brown and your eyes will be sparkling. Finish off the look with two coats of mascara. It might be a good idea to use a brown color instead of black to keep the effect softer.