Temporary Lightening For Dark Eyebrows?

I'm going to be in a musical pretty soon where I have to wear a blonde wig. The problem is that I have really dark eyebrows that stick out like a sore thumb when I wear the wig. The show doesn't have a make-up crew or anything, so we have to bring our own supplies and apply it ourselves.
I need a way to lighten my eyebrows (for the show only) that can stay on through a 1 1/2 hour musical and several costume changes. But I need to make sure that the method I use is TEMPORARY because I have really dark brown hair. I don't want to be stuck having blond eyebrows with almost-black hair for a few months, so no bleaching! And I'd also prefer not using any dyes (even wash-out ones) if at all possible. Plus the easier to find, quicker to wash out, and cheaper the make-up is the better.
If anybody has any suggestions, please help!

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14 replies since 3rd July 2012 • Last reply 3rd July 2012

If you use a thick white eyeshadow or eyeliner over the brow and then eyeshadow it might work:

http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/colorful-eyebrows

Don't know if you have seen this, it is a new project today Happy Hope it helps Happy

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Depending on the stage, stage lighting tends to washout eye brows anyways... just don't add any make up to the brow and do a test recording with the wig on stage (if you're able) to see how it looks. If that isn't a look that works then you'll need to change the color. I don't recommend dying your eye brows yourself because it can be dangerous so another solution could be to use mac foundation (or whatever stage makeup you have) and completely cover your eye brows till they look like their gone, then use a very light brown eye shadow with an angle brush or a light brown brow pencil to draw in new ones, just make sure it's done softly and it should look fairly natural on stage. GL Happy

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@Lau5ren: Thanks! I'll try this plus Emmyann07's technique.
@Emmyann07: I know from past theater experience that no matter how bright the lights are on a stage, my eyebrows look black. It's pretty crazy. I'll test out your technique and the link that Lau5ren gave me and see whether they work. Do you think the make-up will stay on the whole show, or will I have to reapply it during intermission? Thanks for the help. (Fingers crossed that I'll look okay as a blonde!)

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I don't know, but maybe baby powder?? Try it out

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lookie what i found! http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/colorful-eyebrows

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@xoxo- Brook: Lau5ren already gave me that link, but thanks for the help anyway!

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Mmm you may need to apply it again depending on the strength of your makeup/ how many changes you need. The best way to make make-up last is by setting it with hairspray. Close you're eyes, take a deep breath, and spray a strong hold can hairspray a 6-10in away from your face Tongue

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@olivia H. Im sorry -___-

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@Emmyann07: Ooh, I never thought about using hairspray before! Thanks.
@xoxo- Brook: It's cool, no problem!

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you could buy some blonde eyebrow mascara or make your own by crushing up some blonde colored eyeshadow and mixing it with a little bit of lotion and sealing it with your basic stage makeup powder

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@The Incredible Suzy Lee: Thanks for the help.

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Was at sally beauty supplies and came across a ton of temp "highlighting" wands and "touch-up sticks for hair" and thought of you. I think these would work well for a blond looking eye brow, for example...

http://www.sallybeauty.com/Hair-mascara/CLSTEV34,default,pd.html?cm_vc=SEARCH

most look like they're under $5

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@Emmyann07: Thank you SO MUCH for all the help! I have a way better idea of how I can do this now. I'm planning to test out both of your techniques and figure out which one will work better.

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Np Happy

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