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How to Choose an Eyebrow Color If You're Brunette

Eyebrow Beauty: Choosing the Right Shade For Brunettes

When it comes to makeup, nothing finishes off your look quite like some well-groomed brows. We already know that blondes should go a shade or two darker when shaping and filling in their brows, but what about brunettes? Generally speaking, brown-haired women look best using a product in a shade or two lighter than their hair color. This way, the brows won't look too heavy or unnatural, and the skin won't appear washed out by a too-intense pigment.

Depending on the lightness or darkness of your locks, look for brown shades in hues that complement the undertones in your hair, such as walnut, deep honey, sable, golden brown, chocolate, cocoa, mahogany, chestnut, ash brown, or bronzed brown. When in doubt, go for a taupe shade, which is considered the most universally flattering color. And for the subtlest-looking finish, apply your chosen brow product using short, feathery, hairlike strokes.

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lilmisclare lilmisclare 6 years
JoCupCake, If that is your real picture, no! You are actually not a brunette, in my opinion, I think its more of a light black. But its beautiful, and it looks great! I have problems with my brows. I don't know how to pluck them. They look terrible. Anyone want to help?
jocupcake jocupcake 7 years
I'm totally confused. My eyebrows are naturally the same shade (maybe even a tad darker) than my hair... does this look bad? I never really thought about it.
ashazooloo ashazooloo 7 years
I love Benefit's brow zings.. You can control how dark you want your eyebrows to be.. awesome stuff!
Beauty Beauty 7 years
I agree, laratf. Even though I have dark brown hair, my lighter-toned brow pencils and powders are now my staples!!
theglossarie theglossarie 7 years
love this! and it's so true. i originally thought benefit's taupe-y speed brow was way too light for my brunette arches but it's actually perfect.
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