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12 Eyebrow Pencils Perfect For Redheads

As someone who used to have fire-truck-colored hair, I know firsthand the difficulty of finding a solid auburn eyebrow pencil. And over the years, I’ve met many like past me who say the same: “where is a goddamn eyebrow pencil for redheads?”

Turns out, there are many out there… you just need to know where to look! I’ve scoured the web and consulted with fellow redheads to find the 12 best eyebrow pencils to pair with your auburn locks.

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Brow MVP Ultra Fine Brow Pencil & Styler

FENTY Brow MVP Ultra Fine Brow Pencil & Styler

Fenty is beyond inclusive in its foundation and concealer shades, so it’s only natural that Rihanna would offer 14 different shades in her eyebrow pencil line. Brow MVP is an ultra-fine liner, giving you the ability to outline with precision and mimic natural brow hairs to fill in sparse areas. Hinoki oil is hidden in the ingredients list, but it encourages hair growth – gotta love Rihanna for checking all the boxes.

BUY NOW – $22


Color Icon Brow Pencil

WET n wild color icon brow pencil in auburn

Redheads who don’t want to go too dark, but still want to look subtle, the ginger color of Wet n Wild’s Color Icon eyebrow pencil is for you. At $2.99, it’s super affordable – but 1k+ reviews land it at a 4.3-star rating. Use the thick spoolie for fluffing your brows, then apply the creamy pencil to shape and in sparse spots. Brush the lightweight formula through and let it last all day.

BUY NOW – $2.99


Bushy Brow Pomade Pencil

LIME CRIME Bushy Brow Pomade Pencil

A pomade in a pencil? Yep. Perfect for those with bright red hair, not just casual auburn… or those who simply want bright red eyebrows? Also yep! Lime Crime’s pencil comes in “Valentine,” a bright red shade that has a matte finish to it. The formula also includes vitamin E and sunflower seed oil, which are fantastic for protecting and strengthening strands, respectively. Not super bold? Use the spoolie to buff out your brows and lessen the red impact.

BUY NOW – $15


Insta-Brow Waxy Brow Pencil

SEPHORA COLLECTION insta-brow waxy brow pencil

Take a glance at Sephora’s auburn eyebrow pencil, and it looks more brown than red – like, no red in sight, tbh. But it’s this subtlety that allows for a natural tint to your brows. The color is sheer, so you won’t get huge impact with one swipe – nice if that’s what you’re looking for. It’s super waxy, with glide coming from an entirely-vegan formula that will both structure and condition your brows.

BUY NOW – $12


Brow Stylist Definer Eyebrow Pencil

loreal paris auburn brow pencil

I know I sometimes want super fine lines, both to arch my brows and to fill in sparse areas with hair-like strokes. Enter: L’Oreal’s eyebrow pencil, which has a super fine tip to give you the precision you desire. If you want volume, use the spoolie to diffuse, or keep the lines clean and crisp by simply applying thin and realistic hairs.

BUY NOW – $9.49


BROWKIKI MICRO BROW DEFINING PENCIL

one size BROWKIKI auburn brow pencil

This retractable eyebrow pencil is waterproof for up to 12 hours; cruelty-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, AND vegan; and uses carnauba wax to keep them from smudging outside of your defined lines. One/Size also includes a strong helping of vitamin E to help condition and strengthen, so your brows don’t fall out with constant application and removal.

BUY NOW – $19


INSTANT LIFT BROWCILelf eyebrow pencil in auburn

$3… and over 1,000 reviews raving about how well it works? The Instant Lift Brow Pencil from elf is beloved for both its price and its capabilities. The 2-in-1 factor is nice, but what makes this pencil is its formula. Grapeseed oil conditions, strengthens, and shines, while the vitamin E nourishes and stops breakage before it happens.

BUY NOW – $3


Revlon Colorstay Auburn Eyebrow Pencil

revlon colorstay auburn eyebrow pencil

Revlon’s pencil won’t make your brows red, but it will fill in the skin behind and surrounding it to give a hint of auburn. It’s ideal for those who don’t want dyed brows, but still want to emphasize their color. It’s phthalate-free and waterproof, lasting up to 24 hours with its combo of waxes and oil. But beware: they do use two types of parabens.

BUY NOW – $11.29


Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil

HOURGLASS Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil

We don’t need to tell you how much we love multi-use products – lip and cheek tints, anybody? – which is why we absolutely love Hourglass’ Sculpting Pencil. It’s a 3-in-1, boasting the benefits of a powder, pencil, and wax all in one, with ingredients like synthetic wax paired with iron oxides and hydrogenated oils. The slant tip allows for precision outlining, which can then be filled in with the flat edge. Brush it out with the spoolie to finish your look.

BUY NOW – $37


ARTIST COLOR PENCIL

makeup forever eyeliner, eyebrow, and lip liner pencil in tangerine for redheads

Bright redheads who want to scream about their color, this brow pencil is for you. It comes in subtle auburn, of course, but that Tangerine. That Full Red. Countless Crimson. Those colors that are loud and proud, fitting anything from orange to burgundy. The best part about this pencil: it’s also made for your eyes and lips, making it a 3-in-1. We can’t get enough.

BUY NOW – $22


AUBURN EYEBROW PENCIL

PALLADIO brow pencil in auburn

This pencil is filled with oils that other pencils lack. For example, it has castor oil to nourish; jojoba oil to condition and soften; and cottonseed oil to provide an abundance of vitamin E and fatty acids, promoting repairing and strength. While Auburn isn’t vegan, the pencil is cruelty- and gluten-free.

BUY NOW – $6.99


Pro-cision Micro Slim Brow Pencil

Pro-cision Micro Slim Brow Pencil IN AUBURN

J.Cat calls their eyeliner pencil the “Pro-cision” brow pencil. But fear not – it’s not because it’s for pros, it’s because it will make you look like a pro. Like Fenty’s Brow MVP, J.Cat uses a micro-fine tip for precision and hair-like strokes in patchy areas. Unlike Rihanna’s option, it comes with a spoolie at the opposite end, so you can bush up your brows. After all, do feathered brows ever go out of style? 

BUY NOW – $5.99

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Which eyebrow pencil for you redheads is your favorite? Tell us in the comments!


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Full and Fluffed Up: Feathered Eyebrows Are In

When you think about the 1980s, what comes to mind? Is it the harmonious hits of Bruce Springsteen (who btw was Born in the USA), or the controversial structured shoulder (*cough* shoulder pads)?

For me, it involves eyebrows. Instead of a meticulously plucked look, the ’80s boasted full and fluffy, totally natural brows that were loud and proud, seemingly a vessel of personal expression.

Unfortunately, the natural look slowly morphed into the overly-plucked skinny mini brows of the ’90s and Y2K. Not only was this era notorious for narrow brows, but for narrow female physique, popularizing the idea that the idea of femininity equated to shrinking the body until it was barely visible…

I’ll save you dear readers from my soap box on ~beauty standards~ and point out that we have come a long way. Especially now, here in 2022, the resurgence of the full brow is back — and I think it’s here to stay.

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New Year, New Name

The feathered eyebrow. No, not the very… different trend from 2017 (where eyebrows were literally made into feathers), but the fully wild and beautifully unkempt eyebrows of today. Capitalizing on the natural look, feathered eyebrows present as bushy yet neatly combed with the use of makeup or a technique entitled microfeathering. The genius behind the method is eyebrow extraordinaire, Kristie Streicher co-founder of Striiike. Our queen, Streicher, was unimpressed by an original eyebrow method, microblading, so she decided to come up with her own.


Micro-what? WTF is That?

Let’s understand the basics, what the heck is microblading and why would you want it? Microblading uses semi-permanent technology (a hand-held device with tiny blades that are dipped in pigment) to create hair-like lines to your existing eyebrows. Essentially microblading emboldens your original eyebrow to make it big, bold, and defined (which can. If done correctly, the procedure ensures your eyebrows will never have to be filled in again– save for a touch up every 12 months.

This brings us to the alternate method, microfeathering. The eyebrow master Kristie Streicher, thought the look of microblading was too tattoo-like, making it obvious that the brow was not natural. She adapted the technique, ensuring that the microblade was used to enhance the brow that was already present instead of building up and around it. This trend pulls back the layers of a heavily made-up face (although there ain’t nothing wrong with that) and helps to construct a prominence to your original brow.


So… What Are The Cons?

In the age of social media, fads are usually just that, fads. Since the act of microblading/feathering is semi-permanent, you may still be sporting your look after the trend has set sail. Similarly, the result of the procedure may not be what you bargained for, leaving you feeling like you’re having a perpetually bad hair day.

BEWARE: If you’re prone to infection or keloids,  pregnant or breastfeeding, on blood thinners, or have sensitivity to cosmetic pigments, you are ineligible for this procedure.

No need to fear! I have found some non-needly ways to make your brows go from flat to full, feathered fluff.


Kits and Sh*t

If you’re not ready for commitment, like all men I have met, your eyebrows won’t have to endure the heartbreak. Instead, get yoself an eyebrow kit which will include a serum to help grow the brows, a solvent to perm, a cleanser, and an eyebrow soap — when wet, the soap turns into a gel to place the brows exactly where you want them to be. Some of these kits can get tricky, both in application and when comparing price to effectiveness (do not underestimate the power of reviews!).


Lustre Lamination Kit

eyebrow lamination kit from brow code

For our more fancy followers, I recommend the Brow Code Lustre Lamination Kit for a cute lil price of $79.90.This baby comes with five products: a perming solution, a fixing solution, a keratin nourishing solution, a brow adhesive, and a brow oil! The website provides an easy-to-follow step-by-step tutorial for your lamination needs. You’ll have your brows thicker than ever in no time.

BUY NOW – $79.90


Brow Sculpt Kit

makeup revolution brow kit

If you’re looking for a more conservative route, aka wanting to maximize the bang for that buck, look into Makeup Revolution’s Brow Sculpt Kit ($7.00). Distributed in travel size packaging, it includes a brow gel, powder, highlighter, tweezer, brush, AND spoolie. For use, shape your brow with the spoolie and gel to prep it for some fill in. When you’re satisfied with the arch, get that powder on the brush and apply hair-like strokes to add some oomph or fill in as you wish.

BUY NOW – $7


Kits not your thing? Some helpful tools to have in your makeup case include a pomade (or pot of gel-color), dual-sided thin angled brush, and eyebrow wax. 

Pomades

Dual Brushes

Waxes


We hope this gave you all the info you needed on microfeathering! What are your thoughts on the feathered eyebrow trend? Are you in on it? Tell us in the comments!


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