What colour products should I use for black eyebrows?

13th Oct 2020 | By Ellie, Team HD
Model with dark eyebrows applying black brow gel

Finding the right eyebrow shade can be tricky at the best of times, but those with dark hair can find it especially hard. If you’re looking for an eyebrow product that perfectly complements your natural brows but doesn’t give you Sharpie vibes, we’ve got you covered.

Best eyebrow products for naturally black or dark hair

It’s commonly believed that those with deep, dark hair should avoid wearing black eyebrow products for fear that it could look too dark and blocky. However, we’re here to tell you that’s not true. It’s one of those brow myths that gets spread around and is probably boosted by the fact that you had a terrible experience with a black eyebrow pencil as a teen (didn’t we all make some huge brow mistakes).

Yes, you can end up with blocky brows but that can also happen with any eyebrow product in any shade. The key is to choose a formula that works for your favourite brow style and always use a light hand. Remember, it’s easier to add a little more colour than it is to take away.

Eyebrow pomades are great for those who liked a bold, statement power brow, plus they have an ultra long-lasting formula that is perfect if you need something to see you through from day to night. For a softer, more natural finish, an eyebrow pencil is ideal; opt for a fine tipped brow pencil if you want to create a hair stroke effect in any sparse areas. For the ultimate natural finish or to create an on-trend brushed up, fluffy brow, choose a tinted eyebrow gel.

If you’re after a product that is the perfect match to your black hair, our shade Raven adds definition in a tone that blends with your locks.

Would a black eyebrow pencil suit me?

You might actually be surprised to know that a black eyebrow pencil suits a variety of hair tones, as well as skin tones.

Whilst it may be the obvious choice for those with black hair, it also works really well for deep brunettes. If you have naturally dark hair with cool undertones, you may find some brown pencils a touch warm for your brows. Using a black pencil with a light hand helps to add that colour and definition in a tone that reflects the cool shades in your hair and brows.

Want a secret from the pros? HD Brows stylists often our black Pro Pencil to create totally natural hair strokes on all clients – yes, even blondes. Hair isn’t naturally one uniform colour and will have subtle differences in shade. Adding ultra fine hair strokes through the brow in black using very little pressure can actually create one of the most natural finishes.

Until 30th October 2020, we’re offering 25% off our shade Raven across our entire brow retail range: that’s Browtec, Brow Define, Brow Creme and Brow Colourfix. You can also save on Smoke (for cool, ashy undertones) and Siren (for redheads).

Written By: Ellie, Team HD

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