Should I Match My Eyebrows To My Hair Color?

I'm thinking of dyeing my brows dark auburn to more closely match my current hair color, so I'm testing it out with a brow powder. Is it "too matchy-matchy" (as my mom would say)?
Publish date:
September 12, 2013
hair color, eyebrows, makeup, brow powders, brows, Anastasia, eyebrow color

One of the biggest reasons I haven't strayed too far from my natural hair color is because I'm lazy--about touching up my roots (I know, Nikki, I know--I'll come in soon), lazy about keeping the color vibrant, and especially lazy about my eyebrows.

I realize that a bold, dark-brown brow can look pretty awesome with almost any hair color, but I don't live in an editorial spread and am not Cara Delevingne. So lately, when I've caught the small but noticeable contrast between my brow color and current hair color--dark auburn--in natural light, it has bothered me.

It never bugs me while I'm doing my makeup in my poorly lit one-window-waaaay-on-the-other-side-of-the-apartment living room. In there, the redness of my hair all but disappears, so the light-brown brow powder I use almost every day seems to work. (Although my natural eyebrow hair is dark brown, light brown fills in the blanks without overwhelming my fair skin.)

But then I'll see a photo of myself taken outside and feel like I'm clashing with myself. Not in that cool mixed-pattern way. In that not-cool color-blind-and-I-live-alone way.

So lately, I've been wondering if I should dye my eyebrows a dark auburn to seem more harmonious with my hair.

I've done my research (Google image search), and lots of celebrities who've gone auburn have adjusted their brows to more closely match their hair: Emma Stone, Drew Barrymore, Scarlett Johansson, itty bitty baby Miley Cyrus, etc.

But I'm not convinced I can keep it up the way a rich person can. So I'm trying it out with Anastasia's newest Brow Powder Duo shade, Auburn.

There are two colors in the little compact--one a little redder, and one a little browner. I'm trying out the redder one to really get a feel for what it would look like on me, especially after a fresh eyebrow dye job.

And here's how the brow powder looks on me.

What to do you think? Should I commit to dyeing my brows? Keep them non-reddish brown? Or is the answer--the auburn brow powder--already in my hands? What do y'all do?