Do blondes have more fun? You can be the judge of that, but in the beauty department, blondes can often experience barely-there brows — and that’s no fun at all. Blondes, however, are the only bunch that look better with slightly darker eyebrows. To try to go lighter or completely match your brows to your hair colour can result in a monochromatic look. For the most natural effect, pick a shade one to two tones darker than the hair, matching the undertones of your brow product to the warmth or coolness in your hair colour. Look for: light taupe, wheat, sable, ash blond, golden blond, lightest brown, dark blond, or soft grey.
There’s a whole slew of blonde-appropriate brow shapers to suit your shaping needs. But to customise your brow colour, even more, work with two different shades to get the perfect one for you. You may even find that a darker shade will work best for filling in sparse areas, while the lighter shade will be perfect for sweeping over the entire brow to bring it all together.
We recognised that there are different variations of blonde and so have developed an eyebrow pencil in shades that complement those with fairer hair as well as those with dark hair.
Our Brow Pro pencil is available in 6 colours, 2 with blonde hair in mind;- ‘Blonde’ and ‘Bronde’.
The Blonde pencil is our lightest shade and is a very light blonde colour, which is perfect for those who have fair/silvery blonde hair. Check out eyebrow tattoo page which has everything you might need near you.
Some blondes have warmer undertones and therefore opt for a slightly darker brown than an actual light blonde. Using a brown eyebrow pencil can often be too dark for this hair colour, so we developed the Brow Pro in Bronde, which is subtly darker than the blonde, but not as dark as brown.
These two shades are designed to enhance the brows of those with fair hair, enabling them to have natural-looking, defined brows, better suited to their hair colouring.
We all know that brow shape can make or break your face; have you ever considered brow colour? The wrong colour can look unnatural and throw off the rest of your look, especially if it doesn’t jive with your hair colour.
When I first went blonde, I did a double-take every single time I looked in the mirror for about two weeks. I felt like I was permanently wearing a wig, and I figured the perplexity I was experiencing over my appearance was because it was so different from my natural brunette hue. But something wasn’t right, and after more longing glances into the mirror than I would like to admit, I found the culprit—my eyebrows.
Because my hair was lighter than it had ever been in my life, the colour of my eyebrows was now off. The dark brows and blonde hair trend is most definitely a strikingly beautiful look (see Cara Delevingne for visual proof), but the difference between my roots and my brows was too stark.
I first realised after chatting with the makeup artist, and Chantecaille National Artistry Ambassador Eddie Hernandez, who then (thankfully!) filled me in on some tips to get it right and that would ease me into my new hair colour.See more of our eyebrow tattoo services.
“Bold brows and light blonde hair is such a modern combination and adds dramatic structure and framing to the face,” explains Hernandez. “Blondes should look for an eyebrow product that is almost ashy with no red undertones for the most natural deepening effect that won’t oxidise towards the end of the day.”
Eyebrows for Blondes
Blondes might have more fun, but they also have trouble getting visible brows. Thankfully, with the right products in the right shades, this is easily fixed. If you’re a natural blonde with fair brows, you can use a slightly darker shade to define. Notice we said somewhat – you don’t want it too dark, or it will look unnatural and harsh.
If you’re going from brunette to blonde, however, do not try bleaching your brows to match! A) It’s super time-consuming and B) You’re not fooling anyone. No matter how often you touch up, at some point you’re going to see roots, and it is not pretty. Plus, bleach by the eyes? Not our favourite.
Product-wise, a gel/pencil combo is excellent for blondes. The gel defines, which is essential with hard-to-see blonde brows, and the pencil fills in the rest. One of our favourite gels is the Anastasia brow wiz. It defines, holds and makes brows look fuller – a winner in our book!
Lucky you! You have the flexibility to either darken or lighten your brows depending on your skin tone and how light you’re going with your hair colour. “We prefer our blondes to colour their brows up to one shade darker,” says Hack. “Darkening brows is great for natural blondes who have light brown hair because the darker tint will colour any blonde hairs, making them appear thicker and more defined.” Bonus: Darker brows help make blonde highlights stand out more—think Sienna Miller, Jennifer Aniston, and Cara Delevingne.
If you’re platinum, bleached brows can look harsh, so Hack advises sticking with a darker brown shade à la Gwen Stefani, Michelle Williams, and Rita Ora.” Light blondes are best suited with a golden blonde hue to add definition without being too dark, medium blondes should go with a light, taupe brown to achieve that same goal, and dark blondes should opt for a rich, neutral brown. “This will make the white in your eyes pop, while still giving you that soft, natural appearance,” says Joey Healy, a New York City brow specialist.
If you have blonde hair and your brows, appear non-existent IRL and in photos, use these tips from makeup artist Lauren Cosenza. Her brow-to will show you how to fill in barely-there blonde eyebrows for a pretty, natural look.
How to do eyebrows if you are blonde
- Comb through your eyebrows. “Use a spoolie brush to work your eyebrows into a slightly upward direction,” Cosenza says.
- Determine where your brows should begin. “Holding a slant-tip brush vertically along the side of your nose, line it up with your brow to figure out where you should start filling in your arches,” she says. Erica used MAC Cosmetics 208 brush.Want to know more about our eyebrow tattoo services?
- Figure out where the tail of your brow should end. “Holding the end of the same brush that you used in step two by the tip of your nose, direct the tip of the brush toward the outer corner of your eye at a 45-degree angle,” Cosenza says. “This is where the tail of the brow should end.”
- Use an eyebrow pencil to draw the brow shape. Lightly fill in sparse spots of your brow with a blonde pencil, since it’s more subtle than a regular brown pencil. That way you won’t go overboard when you shade it in. Erica used Laura Mercier’s Eye Brow Pencil in Ash Blonde.
- Apply brow powder to fill in your eyebrow. With the same slant-tip brush you’ve been using and a brow powder that’s one shade lighter than your hairs, comb through your brows using backward and then forward strokes to diffuse the brow powder. This way, your arches will look more natural. Erica swiped on Amazing Cosmetics Brow Powder in Blonde.
- Clean the edges above and below the brow. Using a colour correcting cover-up and a concealer brush, diffuse any harsh lines with around the top and bottom of your brow.