HOW TO | Ombre Brows for Ombre Hair

how to ombre brows to match ombre hair, eyebrow tutorial

Makeup is fun. And yes, I can say the same thing with eyebrows. While I highly favor natural-looking brows, I’m the type who gets easily bored sticking to a specific routine so to break the monotony of it all, ‘thought I’d show you how  I achieve ombre brows to match my ombre hair (oops, somebody needs root touch-ups now, haha!).

You’ve read and heard it bajillion times but it’s true, well-defined and groomed brows frame your face. Need proof? here’s moi before and after. I can forego mascara but I’m not going anywhere without fixing my uneven eyebrows. 

how to ombre brows to match ombre hair, eyebrow tutorial

Come, get ready with me!

how to ombre brows to match ombre hair, eyebrow tutorial

1. Pluck stray hairs as necessary, it’s the first step to groomed brows

2. Brush brows with spoolie

3. With the lightest brown matte eyeshadow from your stash (I used Viseart, review and swatches here), use an angled eyebrow brush to outline inner to mid-section of your eyebrow. For this tutorial, I used my favorite from Beauty Junkees, the pro-Brow Brush.  It’s double-ended, with angled-tip brush on one side and spoolie on the other (very affordable at $10!). As a side note, this particular brow brush picks up just the right amount of product whether you are using powder, gel, or cream. (check out my review of Beauty Junkees eye brush set and face kabuki set)

4. Lightly fill the outline with gentle strokes (towards the direction of hair growth)

5. From midway to the end tail of your eyebrow, continue outlining and filling with the darkest brown matte eyeshadow

6. Brush hair with spoolie (or follow with brow gel to set hairs in place)

how to ombre brows to match ombre hair, eyebrow tutorial

With minimal makeup (Guerlain Lingerie BB Cream, NARS Creamy Concealer, Mwah Lip Balm), I’m ready to go out. Now you know what I’m talking about, groomed brows or go home, haha!

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  1. September 28, 2015 / 12:21 pm

    So cool! I love this and never thought to do it. Pinning for later!

  2. September 28, 2015 / 12:26 pm

    Great tutorial! Love the subtle ombré

  3. September 28, 2015 / 12:27 pm

    Love the subtle ombré! Great tutorial

  4. September 28, 2015 / 1:53 pm

    Wow, with so many articles talking about ombre hair and now reading about ombre eyebrows!! Thanks for this tutorial blog about it!

    Ursula aka Blueridge Beauty

    • September 29, 2015 / 3:55 am

      My pleasure Ursula. Just a fun way to amp brow game

  5. September 28, 2015 / 2:30 pm

    What a great idea! I love how soft the ombre look is. Will defo try it out. Your minimal makeup look is fabulous! <3

  6. September 28, 2015 / 3:24 pm

    Great post! Your brows look great. I'm such a stickler for brows, too. I don't know how people can walk out of their house without doing anything to their brows!

    • September 29, 2015 / 3:56 am

      Haha, tell me about it. That's the first thing I notice in most cases

  7. September 28, 2015 / 5:11 pm

    I don't do it much on mine, but on clients who have darker brows I usually do the lighter inner darker as you go out. My brows are transparent so any color is enough ehhe

  8. September 28, 2015 / 8:13 pm

    Perfect brows! It's amazing how two little lines of hair can totally change the face lol I also love using brown shadows to fill mine in, it's so quick and easy!

    • September 29, 2015 / 3:57 am

      Thanks much. I agree, brows really make a huge difference. Instant face lift I must say

  9. September 28, 2015 / 9:45 pm

    Great idea. I never thought of this as ombre.

  10. September 28, 2015 / 11:14 pm

    Loving the idea of ombre with Viseart. I do use it for brows in the rare occasion I don't have an exact match for someone's brow (great minds think alike).

  11. September 29, 2015 / 1:00 am

    Your brows look fabulous!

  12. September 29, 2015 / 3:05 am

    I love this idea! It really melds with your hair well.

  13. September 29, 2015 / 3:22 am

    Our brows are naturally lighter in the middle, so this is still a pretty natural look, but way more fun!

  14. September 29, 2015 / 4:11 am

    Perfect tips! I like to use deeper shade on the outer half of my browns as well.

  15. September 30, 2015 / 8:10 pm

    Wow! This is so awesome!

  16. September 30, 2015 / 9:13 pm

    Awesome look at this! I have naturally sort of ombre brows so I do this too!

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