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Blonde Hair and Dark Brows… A Beauty Don’t that Should be a Do?
Thu, 12 April 2012 1:52PM
Bleached brows may have been big (in an invisible way) on some recent runways, such as Gucci and Versace. But take it from someone who naturally has anemic arches: it’s not a lot of fun having nothing going on above the eyes. It could be my own paranoia/dysmorphia/insert-any-other-number-of-syndromes-here, but my personal opinion is that pale brows let down the whole face.
Take, for instance, Gwyneth, when she doesn’t have time to get to her brow tinter or whip out her brow powder …
True, playing down her brows does keep the emphasis on the statement eye, and it looks very fashion-forward (if that’s what you’re after, great). But when you also have blonde hair, there’s just a whole lot of pale going on. And you risk looking a little, well, vanilla.
On paper, a dark brow doesn’t go with blonde hair. But have a look at the celebrities and models who prove the exception to this beauty rule:
You see, if you have pale features, including pale hair, pumping up the pigment in your brows can anchor your whole look and give a bit of oomph to your face.
How to get the look? Simply add in a brow tint to your monthly facial. Or try my latest secret weapon:
It’s Shu Uemura Eyebrow Manicure Renovation, $38, from selected David Jones stores (call 1300 651 991 for details), which comes in four shades. It’s an update of their nifty mascara-like brow-grooming tool, and now features an asymmetrical brush-head: use the longer bristles to work colour through the bushier brow hairs; turn it around to brush the shorter bristles through the finer hairs at the ends of your arches. Too easy. Oh, and it also sets brows, so they go nowhere (one benefit of pale arches: you never see an errant hair).
As for all of you darker-haired Primpettes? I haven’t forgotten you! If you’re ever flirting with the option of a fair hair colour, don’t automatically ask your colourist to throw in a brow bleach, too (which, anyway, can go horribly, orangely wrong) – first, see if your naturally dark brows contrast well with your new hair. You might be surprised.
What do you think, should the don’t-do-dark-brows-with-fair-hair rule be broken?
Or am I on my own (brow dysmorphia and all) with this one?
Posted by: Katrina Lawrence