Beauty

fantasy colored brows: fleek or fail?

I’ve lived my whole life with my eyebrows mismatched to the rest of my hair. My brows are several shades darker than my natural hair color, so it never bugged me too much that my brows didn’t match my red and then my purple hair. But I started to notice more and more of the unicorn-haired gals I follow filling in their brows with equally magical tones (particular shoutouts to Miss Crystalinne & Dre Ronayne, two green-browed beauties), and, well, I wanted to a seat on that colorful brow train.

Not gonna lie, after two weeks of giving them a test run, I’m kind of obsessed with my purple brows. I can’t help but give myself the ol’ “how you doin’?” in the mirror every time I catch a glimpse. I was a little worried that they’d be too dramatic for going about my every day business, but so far only two of my coworkers have noticed. (And one of them just asked “…are your brows different?”) It helps that my glasses frames are thick enough up top that they block my eyebrows from view a lot of the time! I’ve heard from multiple people that it almost seems like purple is my natural color (which I take as the highest possible compliment!), and I feel like the purple brows just sort of…make sense? You can tell me if I’m talking nonsense!

How to do colorful brows

I have to confess that my method for styling my brows this way isn’t much to write about. It requires two items: eye shadow and an angle brush. I use a purple a shade or so lighter than the color of my hair to fill in the base, then go over the top with a darker shade for more definition. Both of the shades are just from a cheapie Coastal ScentsΒ zillion color eyeshadow palette, which makes them perfect for an application like this that requires packing it on!

A lot of the tutorials that I’ve seen for fantasy brows involve blocking out the brows or at least using eyeshadow primer first. I would recommend taking that step if you’re using a lighter color, but I haven’t found it necessary with my relatively vibrant purple. I haven’t had any trouble with fallout, personally, but if you’re worried about that, I’d recommend applying a clear brow gel over the shadow to help lock everything in place.

(If you want a full, in-depth video tutorial, I definitely recommend this one from the aforementioned Dre Ronayne!)

Now that I’ve gone for purple brows, I’m tempted to keep expanding my horizons! Pink brows could look cute with purple hair, don’t you think? Maybe a little bit of ombre? I actually think that rainbow brows could be super cute with “natural” hair colors too! If you’re nervous or unable to go all in on a fantasy color, why not experiment with some brightly colored brows?

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4 Comment

  1. Reply
    Sharon Antonia
    August 25, 2017 at 10:17 am

    When I was your age, said in my best Sicilian grandma voice… I dyed my brows to match my hair… big no no but what did I care… I had a very vibrant hue of red and matching eye brows were a must… which required bleaching 1st to yellow and then depositing my rocket red hair color and at the time only 1 company made a brilliant Auburn mascara that was definitely on Fleek!
    These shenanigans lasted deep into my 30’s
    In my 40’s I was a calmer shade of red…
    Enjoy my dear, do it as long as it makes you happy!

    1. Reply
      Penny Snark
      August 25, 2017 at 1:37 pm

      You live on the edge! XD Love it

  2. Reply
    D
    August 26, 2017 at 8:20 pm

    Have you considered using colored mascara?

    1. Reply
      Penny Snark
      August 29, 2017 at 1:01 pm

      I hadn’t! I guess I would worry it would be smudgy? But that might just be because I tend to smudge mascara all over my lids anyway haha. But I could see pairing colorful mascara with colorful brows for Ultra Rainbow Face…

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