How to Get Eyebrows Darker

Don't forget to groom your eyebrows.
Don't forget to groom your eyebrows. (Image: Jupiterimages/ Images)

Eyebrows can do a lot to enhance a person's face and eyes. If your brows are too light, they can appear nonexistent. The right color can accentuate your eyes, and you may need to darken your eyebrows a shade or two. The good news is that you can darken your brows safely and there are several methods to this. Determine the one that works best for you.

Use an eyebrow pencil to darken the eyebrows. Just fill in the brows with a color darker than your current brow color. This is a temporary fix, but it gives you a chance to see how you look with darker eyebrows. Use short strokes to apply the color. Brush the eyebrows with an eyebrow brush when you are finished.

Apply an eyebrow gel to darken your brows. These gels leave a temporary tint on your brows. You can purchase them from local drugstores. Just brush the gel through your eyebrows, following the directions on the package.

Dye your eyebrows. This can be done at a salon or you can do it at home with a store-bought eyebrow dye kit. Be sure to follow the directions on the package.

Invest in eyebrow extensions. Many salons now offer this service. With extensions you can thicken the brows and add the color you want. The extensions will usually last for two weeks.

Get an eyebrow tattoo. Find someone certified to do this, such as a medical aesthetician. The tattoo will add a darker color to your brow, however it will fade eventually, so you will probably need a touch-up after a few years.

Tips & Warnings

  • You can brush a little mascara onto eyebrows to darken them.
  • Do not get a black eyebrow tattoo because it can turn blue, advises Philadelphia plastic surgeon Theodore Katz.

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