Dark brows add drama, depth and glamour to your face. But deciding how dark to go with your eyebrow tint will depend on your complexion, hair colour and the final look you’re aiming for.
Beauty therapists advise going a shade darker than your natural hair colour. Colouring the brows a shade darker instantly makes them look thicker and creates the illusion of a heavier-set brow. It also highlights those finer hairs at the edges, lending your brows a wider imprint.
Of course there’s nothing stopping you from teaming your bleached blonde hair with almost-black brows if you want to go for that glamorous Marilyn Monroe look.
In fact, a heavier-set, dark brow frames the face and draws attention to the eyes. Some studies have shown that this facial contrast — the subtle difference between your hair, brow and skin colour — can actually help you look younger to others.
Softening the edge off a darker brow, particularly if you’ve lightened your hair colour, can also emphasise youthfulness.
Your signature style is a representation of your personality and preferences, so experiment with different shades until you find the colour that suits you. And, as the seasons change, you try a new hair colour or your style simply evolves, you can adapt your brow colour to match.