Light Brows, Dark Hair, Can’t Lose

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Rooney Mara

Since platinum hair became a thing, it seems that most of the best bottle blondes have decided against lightened brows in favor of a darker, bolder eye frame. Even the definitive brows of the moment, propped up by Ms. Delevingne, are kept brunette despite her not-so-brunette hair. After all, isn't the consensus that the deeper and fuller your brow, the younger you look? But what of the raven-haired ladies in search of a little contrast? Try subduing your brows with a blonde eyebrow pencil, gel, or pot. It’s a small, fresh change that can take a little weight out of your smoky eye, soften a dark lip look (Rooney Mara [4-5]), or just keep you out of the dreaded brow rut.

What else will keep you out of that brow rut? All of our Brow Month stories right this way.

Photos by Mathea Millman. 

  • Katy

    The brushing in the first photo is amazing. How does one even do that?

    • ITGMackenzie

      @kvte:disqus thank you! It's just the spoolie end of the Anastasia Beverly Hills brush. I just combed my brows at an upward angle. You can get the same effect with a clean mascara brush. But the dipbrow pomade gives excellent hold (and a nice, matte finish).

  • Heather P.

    Cool idea! I have very dark brows anyway, and sometimes I wish they were lighter, like back when I was a lifeguard and they'd get a big sun-bleached. :-)

  • Leslie

    I'm going to try this and see how it goes! I usually do a very dark brow since my hair is black but sometimes feel it's a little harsh.

  • Lorien

    I often lighten my brows with Jolene Creme Bleach. It makes them a lighter brown instead of black. I think it make my face less complicated.

  • Annie Lindsay

    I clicked the link for the Friday Night Nights reference alone.

    • Maggi

      Me too!

  • Behind the Mirror

    Couldn't agree more!! That is why matching eyebrow to hair color was on my list of beauty rules to break!

  • Citra

    I actually prefer my eyebrows like this. I definitely agree that it softens every look, making it much more every day friendly. There has not been a day that I haven't done this with my brows for a few months now! I absolutely love it! :) x



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