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.

Photos by Mathea Millman. 

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  • 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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