Eyebrows accent your eyes and complete your look – from your hair to your shoes. It is the cohesive piece to your ensemble and you only realize that when something about them is a little off.
If you’ve ever stood in the mirror trying to figure out what new thing you can do with your look, you have undoubtedly considered this question: should eyebrows match hair color? There are arguments for both sides and enough examples out there to show the good, the bad, and the ugly of it all. Put plainly, there is no definitive answer. But that doesn’t make the question go away, does it?
Consider this instead: how would changing your eyebrows alter your look?
Lightening your eyebrows can make you look younger, more youthful. It conveys a certain casualness that usually goes hand in hand with youth. Darkening your eyebrows can make you appear sultry and mature. If you are wearing a backless dress to a special affair, darker eyebrows will certainly go well with your overall look. Overall, finding the balance is the key for both looks.
How do you change your eyebrows? The answer is simple: very carefully.
First of all, using bleach to lighten your eyebrows is a no-no. You could burn yourself or worse, blind yourself. Use an eyebrow pencil instead. If you are trying to lighten your eyebrows choose a color that is just a little lighter than your eyebrow hair and fill in your brows. Apply the color using the pencil and then blend it in with a brush. A tinted brow gel that is a shade lighter than your natural eyebrow hair is also a good choice.
If you are darkening your eyebrows, you can use the same technique as with lightening but using a darker eyebrow pencil instead. Don’t go too dark or too formed. You want your eyebrows to look natural and there’s a very thin line between achieving this and having an epic fail on your hands.
If you eyebrows already match your hair color and you like it, you’ve got it made!
If you want to make changes to your eyebrows keep a couple of things in mind:
- If you are not used to wearing make-up, you will have to get into the routine of applying it everyday.
- That means you have to be careful not to go too dark or too light all over again.
- Using the eyebrow liner gives you a very put together look – if that is ok with you, great.
For those who like a more casual look on a day-to-day basis, this may be more designed than you might like.
The debate about eyebrow color, matching or not matching, etc. will go on forever. What you choose should what is best for you. While you decide which direction you want to take your eyebrows and your hair look, take advantage of our buy 1 get 1 50% off all hair care and hair color for the month of September!