The best eyebrow products for redheads!

The best eyebrow products for redheads!

Despite having listened to innumerable Youtubers wax lyrical about the importance of a well-shaped brow and being a makeup junkie with drawers of product, I’ve always been very hit and miss on the brow front.  But then something changed. Maybe it was because this neverending, sticky summer has bleached my delightful, ginger brows a transparent shade of blonde (we’re talking albino here) or maybe the message just finally hit home. But it did, and it’s made a big difference.

I now have a handful of corkers on rotation and feel somewhat ‘undone’ without my brows. Some are new to me, some are re-discoveries, and some are just so reasonably priced that I wanted to give them a shout out. 

So, if you’re a redhead and looking for brow inspiration, here are my picks for the best brow products on the market for redheads.

MAC Eye Brows Styler – Fling – $33

This must be my most purchased brow product ever. I’ve strayed over the years – as a habitual makeup magpie who can’t resist their next shiny fix – but always come back to it. For me, as a redhead on the auburn side of the redhead spectrum, it’s the perfect texture and shade as it has a nice fine nib, is not too hard or too soft and is the perfect cool taupe shade. I know that everyone has a different take on eyebrow etiquette – some like to go a shade lighter than their hair colour, some a shade darker and some like to rock two dark caterpillars – and quite frankly you do you. I personally choose shades on the cooler side as my natural eyebrows are strawberry blonde and whilst many makeup artists have tried to force an auburn or caramel shade on me over the years, I’ve never been a fan of the matchy matchy eyebrow look as I don’t think that it looks natural. So Fling it is, and always will be.

MAC Shape & Shade Brow Tint – Fling – $35

This is my newest MAC addition and is a firm fave already. I first spotted this being used by Sam Chapman (of Pixiwoo fame) and then saw Katie Hughes (another makeup artist crush) use a similar product (from a different brand) and thought if it’s good enough for Sam and Katie then it’s good enough for little ole me!   I don’t use the powder end of the wand; for me, this product is all about the fine, liquid liner that you use to create precise, individual brow strokes to give the illusion of fuller, defined brows. It takes a bit of getting used to if you haven’t used a liquid product before – and less is definitely more – but now that I’ve got the hang of it, I can’t get enough, as it helps you to fill in sparse pockets in a beautifully natural way. Totally recommend.

Benefit Gimme Brow – $42

Another oldie but goodie and it’s nice to see that it’s back on the shelves – there was a faulty batch so there was a product recall – and that’s there’s a broader colour range now. I opt for shade 1 as again, it’s the perfect cool shade. This is my ‘go to’ for lazy makeup days when I want to give a bit of brow definition and much-needed colour, but don’t have the time or energy to faff around. The brush is dinky so allows you to be precise, but I find that it helps to wipe off the excess product on a tissue beforehand if you like a more subtle application. I’ll never be without this bad boy again!

Designer Brands Absolute Brow Pencil – Taupe – $11.99

So that’s my trio of brow ‘must haves’, but this final two deserve an honorable mention as they are super affordable and great if you need a more budget-friendly option. I see so much good stuff online about Designer Brands as a brand and this has impressed me. If you’re a fan of the waxy, triangular-shaped brow pencils (think Charlotte Tilbury and Hourglass) and like to fill your eyebrows in, in quick easy strokes, this is a handy dupe, retailing at a mere $12.

Essence Eyebrow Designer – Soft Blonde – $3

And the jewel in the budget crown is this little beauty from Essence.  It’s a firm pencil, a nice cool shade and although the weird little brush isn’t the best, it’s a great budget option to throw in your makeup bag for touch ups on the go.

So, there are my top tips for redhead-friendly brow products.  What are your faves?

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