Makeup trends change from time to time, whether you are a rookie or a beauty junkie, you’ll need to learn in order to keep up with the new craze.
To be honest, eyebrow trends don’t look good for everyone. Different people have different skin tones, face shapes and styles.
And just face it, choosing that one right product, out of the thousand out in the market is a catastrophe and causes a lot of money to be wasted.
Plus, for the most part, as a woman of color with dark skin, it is sometimes hard to find one, when there are only a few products you can trust with the color and quality.
Now is the time not to worry! I’m here to help you with your makeup obstacles. Let’s find you the right one — or a couple maybe. Haha!
How to find the right eyebrow shade for your skin type
1 Choose your finish
Choosing on what finish you desire is an important part before starting on.
If you want a natural-looking finish, try to match the color of your product exactly to your brow hair color— not your hair color, okay? Your brow’s hair color.
If you have dyed your hair, go for a shade darker to your tone.
2 Consider the undertone of your hair
What are hair undertones?
Hair undertones are a particular but not obvious color characteristic of your hair. It’s the same thing as skin undertones for foundation and concealer. But, you’ll just be focusing on the complexion of the color of your hair.
How to know your undertones?
A white background and your phone camera are all you need for one neat, simple way to figure out your undertones. Simply stand or sit in front of a white wall. Take a photo of yourself with your hair plainly visible. Observe which colors stand out the most in the hair, then choose the hue that creates the most contrast with the white background to determine your undertone.
Giving attention to the undertones
You’ll want to choose eyebrow makeup that has undertones that match those of your hair color.
The key to a glowing, radiant beauty is knowing which hues will make your skin more appealing rather than make you seem washed out.
Do you have golden or red highlights in your hair? Or do you have darker undertones to your hair?
For the most natural effect, choose a brow shade that has the same undertones as your skin and hair. However, this rule is not applied to all.
For Black hairs, this case is exceptional—if your eyebrow pencil has warm undertones, it can make your brows appear orange. A simple math is that, if your hair color has cool undertones, your brow color should have cool undertones also.
Are you doing your eyebrows the wrong way?
1 Darkening your brows
Go for a brown matte color if you have dark skin.
Going too dark on your brows would create a blocky and obvious drawn on appearance.
Brows looking intense and harsh is a no go for a natural finish look.
Try to find a cool, light to medium brown shade that has a matte finish if your skin is dark or black. The color should be 1-2 shades lighter than your skin tone so it stands out on your face and makes your brows look defined.
2 Starting at the inner corner of your brow
In creating a brow that is natural with subtle finish, one this is for sure, do not over power it.
Start filling from the tail end of your brows with just soft hair-like strokes, filling in further until you reach the inner corners.
Do not put too much pressure on your hands when doing this. It would create a dark shade that is too much to look at. Just be gentle and follow your desired shape.
3 Forgetting to blend your brows
Blending not only applies on your contouring but also in your brow makeup.
Accidentally, darkened your brows? Blend it.
If you ever find the outcome to be too dark and heavy, try blending out with a spoolie or a brow brush to remove the excess on one part and leave a softer finish. This will save you a lot of time compared to re-doing your brows if you aren’t happy with the results.
Eyebrow Products for Dark Skin with Black Hair
L’Oreal Paris Makeup Brow Stylist Definer Waterproof Eyebrow Pencil
✔ Ultra fine self-sharpening mechanical eyebrow pencil fills in sparse regions or gaps with tiny brow hairs and defines brow form with spoolie brush.
✔ Waterproof, ophthalmologist-tested mechanical pencil that is safe for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers.
Maybelline New York Express 2-In-1 Pencil and Powder Eyebrow Makeup
✔ With a precise teardrop tip on one side to define and shape brows, and a powder-packed sponge on the other side to fill and smooth, this is an all-in-one tool that offers you fuller, natural-looking eyebrows.
NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP Lift & Snatch Eyebrow Tint Pen
✔ This brow pencil has a flexi microtip for adjustable hair widths, creating a brow from nothing, filling in sparse areas, or building on top of already snatched brows.
✔Buildable shades allow you to go from a super natural to super snatched in a few quick flicks.
Maybelline New York TattooStudio Brow Tint Pen
✔ With this smudge-proof and transfer-proof eyebrow pen, you can easily create hair-like strokes and enhance your brows by filling in gaps for full, natural-looking brows.
✔ Features a distinctive multi-prong tip that gives the appearance of naturally filled brows, as well as a long-lasting solution that lasts up to 24 hours.
NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP Control Freak Eyebrow Gel – Clear
✔This Eyebrow Gel has a new approach to quickly tame those arches; the clear solution pairs well with powders and pencils to fill in, seal, and hold brows in place.
✔ Perfect if you do not want to add any more color just to seal in your brows.
WUNDER2 Wunderbrow Waterproof Eyebrow Gel
✔ Waterproof, smudge-proof, transfer-proof and lasts up to days as endorsed by the manufacturer.
✔Eyebrow gel with ‘hair-like’ fibers to fill, sculpt and seal natural-looking eyebrows
Know your undertones. Considering your hair undertones might be the game changer to your beautiful brows.
If you are dark skinned, do not choose brow products that are darker than your hair. Choose 1-2 shades lighter than your hair color to make it more defined.
Start filling out from the outer and do light, feathered strokes inwards. Blend out your brows when you feel it’s too dark.
You got it going, girl!
Let’s learn more. See you in the next article!