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Changing your eyebrow color, whether to match your hair or create contrast, is a risky move. Hair dyes are designed specifically for use on the scalp and can be dangerous around the eye area. In some cases, rashes, allergies, and blisters can develop—and of course, the worst hazard is blindness. In lieu of dyeing your eyebrows, there are plenty of alternatives for changing brow color. But if you do want to dye them, it's best to go to a professional.

How to Change Your Eyebrow Color

Eyebrow mascara is an easy and fun way to change up your eyebrow look. You can go natural with colors suitable for blondes, brunettes, and redheads, or experiment with bold hues like blue, red, and purple. Using an eyelash primer or setting powder on the brows before applying the mascara helps the pigment adhere to the brows better, so the color appears more vibrant and true.

Makeup is another great way to define and color brows. Use an angled brush to apply brow powder or eye shadow to the brow, filling in the sparse areas and darkening the appearance of your brows overall.

To lighten darker brows, apply concealer or a lighter shade of foundation directly on the brow. You can either leave the concealer on its own or fill brows in with a dark blonde brow pencil or powder.

If you're certain you want to dye your brows, the best thing to do is go to a professional. Experienced aestheticians know what product to use and what's safe around the brow area. Typically, the dye is carefully placed on the eyebrow using a cotton swab and covered with plastic to avoid dye from dripping into the eye area. Make sure a patch test is performed and that the developer used is nothing over 10 volume, to avoid any harsh reactions.