For the fair-haired, achieving good brow game is a #struggle. Achieving brows on the level of Lily Collins or Taylor Hill? Forever out of reach on the shelf along with your other beauty pipe dreams. Beauty is so obsessed with brows at the moment, people are even going as far as getting brow injections to achieve bolder brows. Consider the brow gauntlet officially thrown.
So how’s a girl with fair hair to handle the challenge? Reddit to the rescue. User gaykittens asked the Drugstore MUA thread for help with a problem natural blondes know all too well: How do you handle light, cool-tone brows when so many products seem to be too dark or too warm?
Luckily, Redditors were full of awesome suggestions. We rounded up the most popular picks for achieving fair-haired brow game below, and the best part? They’re all wallet-friendly drugstore beauty buys.
Flower Draw the Line Eyebrow Pencil in Blonde ($7)
The super easy to use pencil from Drew Barrymore’s cruelty-free line of beauty goods is “amazing and perfect for my ash-blonde hair,” says Redditor Yarkris. “One end is the pencil and the other end is a spoolie,” perfect for a little brow grooming.
NYC Micro Brow in Taupe ($10)
Several users recommended NYX’s taupe pencil for the ashy among us. “The formula is perfect in my opinion and I’ve never had issues with it fading or smudging,” wrote user emilycolleen. This shade is perfect for those with darker blonde locks but may still be too dark for light blondes, notes user wild_muses. For a lighter shade, try the same pencil in Blonde.
Catrice Eyebrow Stylist in Date With Ash-ton ($4)
While the name may be groan-worthy as wild_muses points out, the shade is spot on for a bold blonde. Snag this super steal at Ulta.
Essence Make Me Brow in Blonde ($3)
For gel brow lovers, Essence’s Make Me Brow mascara wand popped up more than once on Reddit’s list of recommendations. The fiber-filled gel formula is perfect if you’re looking for some added oomph to pump up lighter strands. “My go-to for cool blonde,” wrote user bommerangarrow. “Seriously, it’s perfect.”
If you’re really at a loss, one user PinnRose shared a genius tip for super light blondes. “I used to be platinum blonde and it was hard to find light and cool toned eyebrow pencils so I would use a pencil that was the right tone, but slightly darker. Then, I would use translucent powder to lighten them up a bit. Sounds odd, but it works.”
For more Reddit-approved beauty, check out: