Many people with light or thin eyebrows choose to color them in order to make them stand out and look fuller. There are a number of ways to go about coloring the eyebrows. Some people choose to simply use daily cosmetics. An eyebrow pencil, for example, can be used to shade in the area within the eyebrows while also outlining them. Other people choose to use a pressed powder which is like a very thick eyeshadow. This kind of pressed powder, which usually ranges in hue from light tan to dark brown, is applied with a brush made of short, firm hairs.
For those looking for a more permanent solution to coloring eyebrows, dye can be used. Anyone inexperienced with this procedure may want to have it done at a spa or beauty parlor a number of times before trying it at home. One of the dangers of using dye for coloring eyebrows is that even a small drop of the solution can cause severe irritation in the eyes. For this reason, it is good to have a professional or at the very least a friend with a steady hand to help.
Coloring eyebrows can be a good way to have the brows match one's colored hair. It is also a good way for women with gray eyebrows to revert to their original darker color. Sometimes people even lighten their eyebrows to match blonde or reddish hair colors. Many salons that specialize in hair coloring are also good at coloring eyebrows and can match the tint in eyebrows to the tint in the hair.
When using permanent dye, be sure to choose a product that is intended for coloring or tinting the eyebrows. Using the wrong kind of product can lead to irritation of the skin, even blistering and peeling. In order to avoid this, it is recommended to do a patch test before coloring eyebrows with any kind of tint or dye.
A patch test is a rather simple procedure. Simply place a small amount of the solution on a patch of skin on the inside of the wrist. Leave the solution on for as long as it will be left on the eyebrows, then remove it as per the packaging instructions. If the patch test does not yield irritation to the skin, then it is safe to proceed with the product. If the skin does become irritated, try another product.