Monday, June 1, 2015

Brows for Dark Red Hair (OCC Black Dahlia)

There are plenty of beautiful brow products to match natural red hair, but what about those of us with dyed dark red hair? I've been on a quest for a product to match my hair for a while now, and I think I found a solution.
My criteria for this brow product of my dreams:

  1. Must be a cream or pencil product, not powder
  2. Must be matte
  3. Must not be TOO purple or TOO orange
  4. Must match my hair (obviously)
I didn't think it would be that hard to find a good burgundy cream eyeliner, but apparently, it is. Many of the nearly burgundy cream or gel liners have a lot of purple in them, which means when they're blended out, they look quite purple.

I have tried mixing blood red gel liner (Makeup Geek gel liner in Poison) with different colors of Anastasia Dipbrow (Ebony and Chocolate), and while it worked a couple times, it was too hard to get a good ratio each time (it often pulled too orange) and also a pain to mix up.

Anastasia Dipbrow in Ebony was just too dark on me by itself, and Dipbrow in Auburn is definitely too "natural red", or orange next to my hair. Dipbrow in Chocolate is the closest to being acceptable in my mind, and I quite like it very minimally with some Benefit Gimme Brow, as seen in this post.

My search for the perfect blackened red/burgundy with not-too-much-purple came to a close last week, when I realized that DUH, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics makes a pencil in the color Black Dahlia, which is THE color I need. I always think about their lip tars, and forget they have a nice range of pencil products as well.

Here's how OCC Black Dahlia looks on my brows AND lips:

I think we have a winner, folks.

I hope this helps some people who were looking to match their brows to their hair!

Full product list:

  • Mac Face & Body in C1, N1, and White
  • Ben Nye translucent powder
  • Boots Radiance Balm
  • Nyx blush in Taupe
  • NARS Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base
  • Anastasia Dipbrown in Chocolate
  • OCC Lip Pencil in Black Dahlia
  • Benefit Gimme Brow in medium/dark
  • Sonia Kashuk Matte Neutrals palette
  • Makeup Geek gel liner in Immortal
  • Red Cherry Lashes #83
  • OCC Lip Pencil in Black Dahlia
Thanks for viewing! 

1 comment:

  1. I know I say this semi regularly, but I really love the color of your hair. It's basically my ideal hair color, if I could ever get my hair to cooperate haha. But that pencil really is the perfect match!!