One of the biggest beauty challenges for redheads are the eyebrows because most natural redheads have either very light copper colored eyebrows or blondish-white eyebrows and both can appear nearly invisible. Because well shaped and defined redhead eyebrows frame eyes and enhance the face shape, redheads often have to “fake it” to make brows look normally shaped and colored in. It’s easy to do if you have the right products (and methods) available.
Here are a few tips to make the most of your ginger brows:
1. The Fuller the Better: Though your brows may be light in color, a thicker shape will frame your face better and will be easier to fill in with pencils or powders, so be sure to never over tweeze. Tip: Simply tweeze only the stray hairs outside of your brow’s natural shape or have a professional esthetician expertly shape your brows to best suit your face shape.
2. Try a Tint: Tinting redhead brows a *slightly* darker shade than your ravishing red locks can significantly cut down on primping time, and will give you a natural look that will stay put for several weeks. Most spas offer safe brow tints designed especially for the sensitive eye area that are applied by trained and licensed technicians.
‘Redhead Friendly’ Tip: Do not match your brows exactly to your red hair. Eyebrows should always be a shade or two lighter than your hair.
If you’re looking for a fantastic eyebrow tint for redheads, opt for a product like a product like Anastasia Beverly Hills Tinted Eyebrow Gel in Auburn or Blonde. The product looks and applies like a tube of mascara, but it is a light tint made to define light eyebrows. The color is fantastic with matched with red locks.
3. Pencil Me In: If you prefer to use a pencil to darken and shape your brows, head over to “The Best Eyebrow Products for Redheads” to see our favorites.
4. Set Eyebrows in Place: Whatever method you choose to darken and shape your brows, a great trick used by many stylists and makeup artists is to use a clear mascara to brush and set your eyebrows; this will keep them in place all day.
Rock it with beautiful eyebrows, Redheads!
Photo Credit: David Tom, Model: Stacey Sexton