Many redheads have light eyebrows, and have the desire to fill them in. The combination of red hair and lighter eyebrows is often due to genetic factors. Red hair is primarily caused by a genetic variation in the MC1R gene, which leads to the production of a type of melanin called pheomelanin, responsible for the red color. This same genetic variation can also affect the production of eumelanin, the type of melanin responsible for darker hair colors. As a result, many redheads may have lower levels of eumelanin, leading to lighter eyebrows. However, the specific shade of eyebrows can vary among individuals with red hair, and some may have darker or lighter eyebrow colors based on their unique genetic makeup.
If you have full eyebrows already, filling them in with a tinted brow gel or even tinting them is pretty easy. But, if you have sparse brows, there’s less for the color to cling to and even once the product is applied, your brows might still look a little thin. There are methods to help your brows look fuller, and it’s pretty easy.
1.Use Finally Have Brows Eyebrow Makeup
Step 1: Clean and Brush Your Brows
Brush your brows with a spoolie to ensure they are free of foundation or other makeup. You can do this by swiping a Q-tip gently over the brow hairs. We recommend using the built-in spoolie on the Finally Have Brows® Ultra Fine Redhead Brow Pencil.
Step 2: Add Brow Gel
If you have tinted brows (or darker brows) you can skip this step and move straight to step 3.
Adding your brow gel first will allow you to see where the sparse areas are. Apply your brow gel lightly brushing your brows into place as you go. Use Finally Have Brows® Tinted Redhead Brow Gel in Longwearing or Volumizing. For sparse brows, the Finally Have Brows Volumizing may be your best option, but the Longwearing brush is a favorite amongst redheads for filling in small areas due to the precise brush.
Step 3: Fill in Sparse Areas
Use Finally Have Brows® Ultra Fine Redhead Brow Pencil in Universal Red (the same shade as the Longwearing and Volumizing gels) and make short strokes to fill in the sparse areas. You want the areas to look like they have hair and aren’t just colored in so your movements should mimic the direction and pattern of your natural brow.
Step 4: Lock it All In Place
Using your tinted brow gel, or the Finally Have Brows® Clear Brow Gel, lock your style in place. This will help your brows to hold their look longer and stay styled.
Step 5: Set Your Look
Since you’re applying makeup to your brows, it’s smart to add some setting spray to help it stay all day. Lightly mist the setting spray over your brows, or your whole face if you’re wearing other makeup.
Consider professional microblading to create realistic hair-like strokes in your brows. Make sure to choose an experienced technician who can match your hair color accurately.
3. Eyebrow Tinting
Tinting your eyebrows with a color slightly darker than your natural shade can give the appearance of fuller brows.
4. Brow Serum
Some people find success with eyebrow growth serums that can stimulate hair growth in sparse areas.
5. Professional Help
Consult with a professional makeup artist or eyebrow specialist for tailored advice and grooming.
Remember that it’s important to choose products and techniques that match your unique hair color and complexion to achieve natural-looking results. This is why we at H2BAR created the Finally Have Brows eyebrow line to make your redhead eyebrows the easiest process in your makeup routine.
Rock it like a Redhead!