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Best advice on lightening or dyeing your eyebrows

Oct. 31, 2011 at 12:20 PM ET

How to Dye Eyebrows
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Best Advice on Lightening or Dyeing Eyebrow

You've just found your perfect hair color, but now your brow color doesn't seem right! Are your brows so dark they stand out like Groucho Marx's, or so fair they're practically nonexistent? Our beautiful readers offer their insights on how to dye your eyebrows:

This is a tip that famous makeup artist Sam Fine does to lighten brows: Use a good regular facial bleaching cream and apply it to your eyebrows. Leave it on for one minute. This should lighten them. I saw it demonstrated, and it made dark brows a chestnut brown shade. It looked nice and it opened the model's eyes. Also try tinted brow gel or powders.
—rina1020

Most salons dye eyebrows. It's worth the time and money to have it professionally done.
—sugar_magnolia_33

I had my white-blonde eyebrows dyed over the summer. My natural hair color is a nice red with brown undertones. I always pencil brows in with a pencil that's close to my hair color. The dyeing was fine, only took a few minutes and cost about $15.
—hedgehog79

If your hair color is ashy, cool toned, brown or blonde:
Your brows should be ashy, cool toned or light-to-medium brown.

If your hair color is red or with reddish highlights:
Your brows should be auburn or brownish red.

If your hair color is platinum blonde:
Your brows should be taupe, light brown or medium brown.

If your hair color is golden/dark blonde:
Your brows should be medium brown or golden brown.

If your hair color is brunette:
Your brows should be dark brown.

If your hair color is black:
Your brows should be dark brown or charcoal black.

If your hair color is gray or white:
Your brows should be medium brown or slate gray.
—rina1020

A version of this story originally appeared on iVillage.


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