Yep—Ombré Brows Are Now a Thing

Mary Peffer

We’ve heard a lot of buzz around ombré eyebrows lately. But when Sally Hershberger’s resident brow expert, Robyn Cosio, mentioned them on a recent visit and said they are "the number one technique she applies to her A-list clients," we paused. So what are they? Wouldn’t we all notice a drastic gradient effect on the bulk of Hollywood’s brows? Turns out the answer is no.

Ombré may make us think of the hair trend that’s (thankfully) burning out, but it’s MUCH subtler on the brow. The process is a blending of colour using either brow tint or pencil. Typically, to appear bolder, the brow is made to look darker at the arch. Think of it as the lowlights you get in your hair, just for your brow. The subtle colour transition adds depth to otherwise wimpy-looking brows. It also looks WAY more natural than some other brow trends we’ve fared. 

Want to DIY ombré brows at home? Blend both light and slightly darker brow pencils, like Anastasia's Brow Wiz ($21). Play around to get a look you love, but we stroke sparingly into the brow, filling in "bald" spots and applying the most attention at the arch. Try setting with a clear coat like Mary Kay's brow gel ($10).

What do you think of ombré brows? Do you like them? Can you even tell? Sound off in the comments!   

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