By: Jessie Harbin

There are tons of makeup tutorials online about how to do your eyebrows so you have that fancy arch that makes you look sophisticated, but very few eyebrows products for redheads. We aren’t on many radars because we make up such a small percent of the population, but there are ways to fill in your eyebrows using non-redhead products.

There are several options–use a mix of brown and blonde colors, use a clear gloss, or order special products for redheads. The trick is to customize the product for YOU. If you use a brown pencil (for instance), blend the product with a clear eyebrow gel until the look is natural.

Never, ever try to match your brows with your hair! It should always be a shade or two lighter than your shade of red.

Here are a few of my favorites:

Pencil: 

1. Rimmel Professional Eyebrow Pencil in light brown, $4: This pencil blends pretty well with red hair. The color is very neutral and blends with strawberry blonde hair.

2. CoverGirl Brow and Eyemakers Eye Liner in Soft Brown, 2 for $4: I’m still not sure why this is sold as a eyeliner as the texture is much better as an eyebrow pencil. It’s similar to the Rimmel pencil, but this one is cheaper and requires more sharpening. 

3. L’Oreal Brow Stylist Definer in Blonde, $8: As far as color goes, this is my favorite. The drawback is that it doesn’t last long at all. It’s a twist-up pencil with a very fine tip. You can’t fill in brows with this pencil, you can really only underline them or darken in the tails. 

4. Wet ‘n Wild Color Icon Brow Pencil in ‘Ginger Roots’, $2: This pencil (and its name) are made for redheads. The product is great, the brush at the end is fantastic and you can’t beat the price. The product was also in the January H2BAR Subscription Box!

READ: How to be a Redhead’s Co-Founder’s in the NYTimes, Dishing Their Favorite Redhead Brow Products

Gel:

1. e.l.f. Eyebrow Kit in light, $3: This is my all-time favorite. You can use the powder side for a lighter coverage or the gel side for a darker shade. I usually mix them to create a medium color. Plus, e.l.f. cosmetics are cruelty free. 

2. L’Oreal Brow Stylist Plumper in light to medium, $9: If you don’t want to define your brows and only want to fill them in, this is an excellent choice. It’s easy to use and your eyebrows will stay in place all day. 

3. Anastasia Beverly Hills Tinted Brow Gel in Auburn, $22: This comes with an excellent brush for easy application. The tinted brow gel allows you to achieve natural lightening and darkening without the risks involved with dyeing your fair brows.

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Tools:

1. e.l.f. Eyebrow Duo brush, $3: I’ve had this for years and it’s still holding up. The angled side will give you the perfect line for the inside of your eyebrows. The brush end will help you get everything in place.

2. Tweezerman Brow Shaping Scissors and Brush, $19: You’re not supposed to use these for anything other than your eyebrows, but I find myself using them for everything. Have a thread on your dress? Use these. Hang nail? Use these. 

READ: Turn to the “How to be a Redhead” book for your redhead eyebrow must-haves!

Highlighters:

1. Wet ‘n Wild Ultimate Brow Highlighter, $3. Confession: I love Wet ‘n Wild, as you can tell. This highlighter is perfect to underline my eyebrows to make them look extra shaped. Even when I need to get them waxed, I can use this pencil to hide strays. Note: this is only at a few stores so stock up when you see it, or purchase it online. 

BONUS: Chella Beauty’s Highlighter Pencil in Ivory Lace is a neutral-hued highlighting pencil for your brow bone. Your redhead brows will love this!

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2. Maybelline Color Tattoo Eye Shadow in ‘Barely Branded’, $8: I went snorkeling with this on and my eye makeup was still perfect when I got out of the water. 

Wondering how to apply the products? Watch below!

  • Angelique

    I love the Maybelline “Brow Drama” eyebrow mascara in the Auburn shade. Really good color for redheads, and makes my practically invisible brows look fuller and more defined, but not at all over the top.

    • Julie

      That’s my go to! I love it and buy it whenever I see it because I always sort of anticipate it being discontinued because it’s for redheads and probably doesn’t sell as well as other tints.

  • Sharise

    Hi, I have vivid red hair and am searching for eyebrow products. Preferably a mascara like product.
    At the moment, I’m dealing with a dark red/brown lip liner because it’s literally the closest I can get to my hair colour without being ‘too’ exact. The only downside is that it doesn’t shade in my hairs, just the skin underneath (hence why I need a gel thing). I don’t know if you can recommend any products for me? Like I said, my hair is BRIGHT red naturally so I don’t want anything that’s just a light brown; I’ve been there and it never quite looked right on me. Any tips would be great! Thanks 🙂

    • Admin

      Hi Sharise, Have you tried Anastasia Beverly Hills Tinted Brow Gel in Auburn? It’s a wonderful, redhead friendly product!

    • Heidi

      Try Benefit brow gel #3 . You might also want to go to a European Wax center (if there is one near you or in your town) and pick up their brow kit. They have a dry kit you use with an angled brush , looks kind of like a shadow but I believe is brow wax.
      Each kit comes in two shades.
      I tend to use this with the Anastasia pencil and then a clear gel ( Givenchy is my go to and favorite)

  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer in Taupe is amazing for redheads with nearly invisible eyebrows like mine!