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How to Perfect Your Eyebrows When You're a Redhead

April 03, 2018

While there are plenty of beauty challenges to overcome—like blending the perfect smoky eye or nailing the precision necessary to master a cut crease—few things are quite as difficult as finding eyebrow makeup to match your arches when you have red hair. While those with blonde hair and brown hair have the luxury of easily finding their eyebrow match, matching coppery or auburn arches isn’t as easy a task. Which means it’s time for us to dive head first into the makeup problem to deliver you with the ultimate “fake it ‘til you make it” approach to achieve natural-looking eyebrows when you have red hair. Here, you’ll find three never-fail eyebrow tips (including a recommendation for our best eyebrow pencil) to ensure your best eyebrows yet. Let’s get started!

Tip #1: Try Our Best Eyebrow Pencil to Customize Your Color

With the right blending techniques, you can make any eyeliner pencil shade work. Say you have pale copper brows. If you don’t have an auburn eyebrow pencil, try mixing a light brunette shade with a touch of blonde for a natural ombré effect that’s often seen on redheads. And, if your eyebrows are on the darker side, work with two darker brown shades to achieve a fuller, shapelier brow. Below, we outline two options (one for those with lighter eyebrows and one for those with darker eyebrows).

If you have light copper eyebrows…use the L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Definer Mechanical Pencil in Light Brunette on your tails, paired with Blonde everywhere else.

If you have dark red eyebrows…use our eyebrow pencil in Brunette on your tails, paired with our eyebrow pencil in Dark Blonde everywhere else.

Tip #2: Go for a Bold Eyebrow Look

When you’re a redhead, sometimes your eyebrows can be a tad, shall we say, sparse. And if one thing’s for sure, there’s nothing more on trend than bold, beautiful eyebrows here in 2018. To achieve the ultimate filled-in eyebrow, start by brushing your arches upwards and over towards your tails before penciling them in. If you’re an eyebrow newbie, you may want to start with the L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Shape & Fill Mechanical Pencil. The angled tip makes outlining, filling-in, and shaping easier than ever.

Another easy way to mold bold eyebrows is by embracing the boy eyebrow trend. This is when you brush your eyebrows up, but not over, and coat them with lightweight eyebrow gel to add color and volume. To get the look, try using the L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Boost & Set Brow Mascara, and just swipe it on.

Tip #3: Consider Eyebrow Tinting

Since finding the best eyebrow pencil can be so difficult when you have red hair, you may want to consider getting a tint. Not only does this eyebrow technique allow you to achieve beautiful-looking arches, but it can also help eliminate the need to scour shelves for auburn eyebrow pencils.

Editor’s tip: Keep in mind that eyebrows shouldn’t completely match your hair, as eyebrows are never the exact shade of the hair on your head. Also, be sure not to go lighter, as that can also look unnatural and wash you out.

Tip #4: Highlight Your Eyebrows

Once you’ve determined which eyebrow makeup to use and how to apply it, it’s all about making your eyebrows look their best. To do so, you can accentuate your eyebrows with some well-placed highlighter. To get the look, start by concealing the under-side of your arches with the matte end of the L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Brow Raiser Highlighter Duo, and then the edges of your tails with the same. Next, add a little shimmer with the other end of the crayon directly under the brow tail. Voila!

Now that you know how to perfect your brows as a redhead, let’s learn how to slay your makeup. Check out our article, The Ultimate List of Flattering Makeup for Redheads.

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