How To: Darken Your Eyebrows
April 24, 2012 • Gianna Grant and Shuling Ma, Student Life Staff
Filed under Opinion
Some girls like their eyebrows on the lighter side, and some girls like their eyebrows on the darker side… either way, it’s important for your eyebrows to look good. Here is some simple “How To” steps, to get them looking good!
First Step: Make sure that there are no hairs out of place on your eyebrows, because that can totally ruin them. If there are any out-of-place hairs, either pluck the hair(s) very carefully, or wax them. However, if you are looking to shape them, (either arch them more or even them out), going to a specialist would probably be best so you don’t mess your brows up.
*make sure there are no little hairs hanging out between your eyebrows either.
Second Step: Once your eyebrows are shaped, and no hairs are out of place, you can darken them or color them…
If you are looking to make your eye brows look darker, there are a few different ways to do so…
First Way- The first way you can darken your brows is by dying them. A lot of people darken them this way, and it seems to work…but if you leave the dye on too long, or it’s not the exact right color you want, it may not look the best. If you are looking to darken your eyebrows this way, I would also suggest going to a specialist, or having someone who has experience helping you. Make sure you DO NOT get any of the products in your eyes if you dye them yourself. They can cause blindness or serious irritation.
Second Way- The second way to darken your eyebrows is by using mascara, this however only works for a day. It may sound easy, but it actually takes some time. While getting ready and doing your make up, take your mascara brush and simply dip it into the tube. Once that is done, gently wipe the brush on the outline of tube to get some of the mascara off. Next, swipe the brush along your eyebrows very gently, so it’s not too dark and doesn’t smear. (You may need to touch up a little bit after applying, so check your eyebrows).
Third Way- The third way to darken your eyebrows is with eye shadow. This way is probably the easiest, but it comes off throughout the night, so you may have to keep applying it. To do this, take the eye shadow brush and dip it in a color that is close to your original eyebrow color, and stroke the colored brush along your eye brows to make them look fuller. Next, go down a shade or two (depends how dark and intense you want them), and brush that color on eye brows, but do so softly, because the harder you push, the darker your brows will end up.
These are just a few simple tips on “How To” darken your eyebrows.