*This post is about how I match my eyebrows to my red hair. For a list of lots of brow product options for redheads, check out this post too!*
When I’m out and about, people often ask me if my hair color is natural, and I’m always surprised. It seems so vibrant and not natural to me since I know what my natural color is (dirty blonde), even if it is in the realm of natural hair colors. One time someone at the post office complimented me on my hair and asked me if it was my real color, and when I said no, they were shocked and asked how do your eyebrows match then?!
I think that’s a big part of why I can pass off as a redhead–my eyebrows match my hair. So for anyone out there wondering how to match eyebrows to red/orange/copper hair–here’s how I do mine. Since I’m vegan, the products I use are cruelty free and vegan as well. (I used oVertone Extreme Orange to get the hair color in these photos, but I’ve also used overtone Copper and Ginger as well.)
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It’s pretty simple–first I use an auburn brow pencil to create my brow shape–I like using pencils with a fine tip so you can mimic hairs and/or outline your brows. At the time of writing this post, I used Anastasia Brow Wiz in Auburn, but since then I’ve switched to the NYX Micro Brow Pencil in Auburn because it’s just as good and only half the price. I’ve also tried the Colourpop Brow Boss Pencil in Auburn, and it works alright, but I prefer the NYX.
Then I add more red/orange color to my brows by going over them with a reddish or orangey eyeshadow shade. For the look in these photos, I used the Pure Copper shade from the Styli Style Precious Metals Palette. I’m sure there’s some rule about not using shimmery shades like Pure Copper for brows, but I’ve always been a rebel. Currently (2020), I use a shadow from the E.L.F. Mad for Matte Nude Mood Eyeshadow Palette (the third color from the left.) You can see an updated look of how I’ve been doing my brows lately in this post and this post.
To apply the eyeshadow shade to my brows, I use the M.O.T.D. Brow Chicka Wow Brow And Lash Spoolie Brush (I previously used the M.O.T.D. Just Browsing Brush), but you can use any brow brush you have. Get 15% off M.O.T.D. vegan brushes with my affiliate code “pennysportal”! E.L.F. has some really affordable brow brushes too if you’re on a budget.
That’s it! Some days I set my brows in place with clear brow gel as well like the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Gel as well.
If you don’t want your brows to look as red/orange, you can just use a brow pencil/pomade/shadow in taupe, auburn, or even brown. In one of her recent videos, Madelaine Petsch (she’s vegan!) shows how she does her brows, and she uses the e.l.f. Brow Kit in Dark, which I was surprised by. (She always looks amazing though–maybe I’ll try it sometime!)
Also check out this post for a list of even more brow products for redheads (brow pencils, brow pomade, brow gels, and more!)
Before I colored my hair with oVertone, I googled (vegan) brow products for redheads and didn’t find much/had to just figure it out myself, so hopefully this will help someone out there! Fellow redheads/orangeheads (is that a thing?)–what do you use to do your brows? Let me know in the comments!
If you’re curious, these are the other makeup products I’m wearing in this look (top 3 photos) as well:
Cover FX Cream Foundation (N20), Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer Crème (L5 Neutral), Cover FX Illuminating Setting Powder (Light), e.l.f. Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder (St. Lucia), Root White Gold Illuminator, Lunatick Cosmetics Labs Supernatural Palette, Kat Von D Tattoo Liner (Trooper), Pacifica Dream Big Mascara (Black Magic), The Balm What’s Your Type? The Body Builder Mascara, Kat Von D Everlasting Lip Liner (Vampira), Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick (Vampira)