People with very light eyebrows may find that it often looks as if they have no eyebrows at all; others who dye their hair may find that their eyebrows no longer match, which can be a dead giveaway. For these reasons, many people choose to darken their eyebrows using various methods. While it is possible to darken the eyebrows with dye, it is important to be very careful and to keep some important tips in mind.
Before using dye to darken eyebrows, try darkening or filling in your brows with an eyebrow pencil or eyeshadow. Not only can these cosmetic products make brows look darker, they can also make them look more shapely and filled-in if you happened to be a little overzealous while plucking them. Simply sweep the makeup over the brows, following the natural brow line; use makeup remover if necessary to correct any mistakes.
Using makeup can be a great and simple way to make the eyebrows darker, but it requires re-application every day and has the potential to smudge. For this reason, many people choose to dye their eyebrows instead. This can be done at a salon by a professional or at home. Be sure to purchase a kit especially made for dyeing eyebrows, however, and do not simply use regular hair dye.
Keep in mind that the eyebrows do not generally match the hair exactly. Instead, even when trying to darken your eyebrows, choose dye that is a few shades lighter than your normal hair color. Eyebrows that are too dark or match too closely will look strange and unnatural. Mix the dye according to the package instructions, and only leave it on the eyebrows for the specified amount of time. It might be a good idea to leave it on for less than the time specified to get an idea of the color.
There are different types of dye for eyebrows, including semi-permanent, which lasts the longest, or an eyebrow tint, which may be more subtle and fade more quickly. Either one can be effective. Be very careful when applying the dye, making sure not to drip it into your eyes, which can cause pain or injury. When you choose to darken your eyebrows to enhance the look of your face, be sure that you know what you are doing; if a mistake occurs, a salon technician may be able to help alter the color, but it can take months to grow out again.