PhiBrows Pigment Chart: Color Analysis & Examples

By Emily M.| Last updated on February 13, 2024
PhiBroows pigment chart colors
⏱️ 11 min read

When it comes to brows, there are few styles as stunning as a natural-looking microblading. But a hyper-realistic look is not so easy to achieve without the right pigments.

It takes trial and error to get to know the colors, how they heal, and behave on different skin types, but PMUHub is here to help!

We’ve done the hard work sifting through the PhiBrows pigments, so you can find your holy grails right away, without learning your lesson the hard way. Let’s dive right in!

The Story Behind PhiBrows Pigments

PhiBrows pigments come in 2 formulas named SUPE and SUPER, with some differences regarding the quality, value, and price of the products.

The primary factor is the fact that the SUPER formula is bioinert, meaning the body doesn’t recognize the pigments as foreign matter and doesn’t resist them the way it does many other formulas.

Apart from that, both collections feature stable pigments that prevent the color from turning into unwanted shades over time.

This is why they’re generally considered to be among the best microblading pigments.


Some artists warn that PhiBrows pigments heal on the cooler side.

Their main argument is that PhiBrows pigments are hybrid formulas with traces of carbon black, which increases the risk of healing towards cooler and ashier tones immediately upon healing and over time.

This is not a negative thing per se – almost any pigment heals towards warmer or cooler, and cooler healing is actually the preferred outcome for most artists since it’s easier to perfect at the touch up than warm healing.

PhiBrows Pigment Chart

PhiBrows SUPE and SUPER collections overlap in terms of colors, featuring 2 types of pigments with basic colors and pre-mixed shades you can use straight-up, or mix and modify further.

phibrows color chart

We’ve analyzed the whole PhiBrows pigment chart in detail and here’s what you should know:

PhiBrows Basic Pigments

The PhiBrows Basic Pigments feature 3 basic colors — red, yellow, and black — which are not designed to be used for microblading on their own.

Instead, these pigments are supposed to be mixed together to create custom shades of brown.

Custom shade of PhiBrows pigmentsWork by @fiorella_microblading_pmu

They can also be added to pre-mixed colors to make them warmer, darker or more vibrant — which is the option that many microblading artists prefer and frequently use in their practice. Usas los pigmentos Phi? Con negro ⚫️ rojo 🔴 y amarilo 🟡, puedes obtener distintos marron dependiento de la cantidad que pongas de cada uno. #phipigments #phipigment #phibrowsartist #phiacademy #phiacademybrankobabic #phiaca ♬ sonido original - Yanira Diaz Beauty Studio

PhiBrows Pre-Mixed Pigments

The PhiBrows pre-mixed pigments come in 5 unique colors that can be used on their own for microblading, with a promise of true-to-color healing and a natural-looking finish for most clients.

However, drawing from the story about carbon black and its effect throughout the healing process, artists are aware of the fact that the end results will likely be somewhat cooler than the initial look may suggest.

So, when needed, they can also blend the pre-mixed pigments with the basic pigments to warm them up or cool them down, depending on the shade they want to achieve.

Take a look at these pre-mixed pigment + basic pigment combos:

What Can You Expect from the PhiBrows Color Chart?

The PhiBrows color chart features 5 distinct shades, all represented in a handy palette offering guidelines that should serve as a starting point, especially for newbie microblading artists.

For more details on each pigment’s special features and use in microblading, we collected valuable insights into the PhiBrows color chart for you right below!

PhiBrows Pigment chart

PhiBrows Color Chart Explained

Learn everything about each PhiBrows pigment’s hue, special features, optimal use, and healing pattern.

PhiBrows Golden Brown

Golden Brown is the lightest color in the PhiBrows color chart.

It’s specifically designed for clients with extremely light, natural hair, skin, and eyes.

With a delicate sun-kissed glow, it’s supposed to enhance the natural beauty of platinum blondes and elderly clients, delivering a sophisticated and age-appropriate appearance without harsh contrasts.

It’s also a go-to for many artists when working on clients with albinism. 

However, this pigment contains traces of carbon black in its formula, which may yield somewhat cooler healed results on clients with different skin undertones.

For that reason, artists often mix Golden Brown with the PhiBrows basic pigments to warm it up slightly further, achieve uniformity in healing, and prevent the color from shifting over time.

How Does Golden Brown Heal?

According to artists, unmodified Golden Brown heals best on clients with a warmer skin undertone.

On clients with naturally cooler skin undertone, the color tends to heal more ashy brown than golden brown — no matter how light-handed you are — because cool pigments (primarily carbon black) overpower and outlast the warmer particles of the pigment.

In that sense, artists should be very cautious when it comes to elderly clients, whose skin can really suck in the pigment and cause it to heal ashier, especially at the tail of eyebrows, where the skin is naturally thinner.

Learn more about microblading on mature skin here.

PhiBrows Brown 1

Brown 1 is a pigment with a soft brown hue that delivers a natural and flattering look for clients with light features — naturally blonde, ashy blond or very light brown hair, and light skin tone.

With a moderate value and opacity, this pigment avoids creating overpowering contrasts against fair skin, providing a soft and nuanced lighter-brown effect.

Artists often mix this pigment with PhiBrows basic Black pigment or Brown 2 to deepen the original color, or with Golden Brown to lighten and warm it up a bit.

According to the official ingredient list, Brown 1 does not contain carbon black, which makes it suitable for clients with different skin undertones and generally easier to work with.

How Does Brown 1 Heal?

Unmodified PhiBrows Brown 1 heals true to color, delivering light brown microblading results on both younger and elderly clients, regardless of their skin undertone.

Healed microblading with Brown 1 PhiBrows pigmentWork by

PhiBrows Brown 2

Brown 2 delivers a neutral brown shade that compliments natural brunettes and clients with medium to darker hair and fair complexion.

According to the color chart guidelines, it should heal true to color on clients with both warm and cool skin undertones, delivering a realistic and refined neutral brown effect.

However, Brown 2 has carbon black on its ingredient list, meaning that some clients may experience slightly off-color healing, with end results leaning towards darker and grayish colors.

All things aside, this pigment is the one artists can use in most of their sessions, both on its own and in combination with PhiBrows basic and other pre-mixed pigments.

Usually, they mix it with basic black pigment or Brown 3 to achieve a darker effect, or with Brown 1 to slightly lighten it up.

How Does Brown 2 Heal?

Considering the fact that Brown 2 contains a certain amount of carbon black, there is a risk that the pigment will heal darker and ashier on clients with cooler skin undertones.

To prevent the color from going cooler, it’s best to mix Brown 2 with a drop of basic red pigment or Fox.

PhiBrows Brown 2 healedWork by @michelle_pana_brows

PhiBrows Brown 3

Brown 3 is the deepest and richest brown color mixed to match darker (almost black) skin, hair and eyes.

In theory, this pigment is supposed to harmonize flawlessly with the natural characteristics of clients with melanin-rich complexion, healing true to color regardless of the client’s skin undertone.

In practice, artists use it often on clients of different complexions, even on fair-skinned clients who have dark hair and want prominent eyebrows.

To get the right shade and make sure the color heals the right way, artists usually combine Brown 3 with Brown 2 for a softer and lighter brown effect, with Fox, Red or Yellow to warm it up, or with basic Black pigment to deepen the color if needed.

In any case, with Brown 3 you get results that will stay dark, even after healing, and the expected 30-40% pigment loss. So it’s a reliable pigment, but it may not be the best for mature skin that will keep any pigment dark anyway.

How Does Brown 3 Heal?

On clients with cooler skin undertones, Brown 3 may simply stay a darker, neutral brown. On clients with melanin-rich skin, it can look almost black, especially if it’s modified with Black.

But know that the carbon-infused formula may be the reason why in some cases Brown 3 heals slightly off-color, even cooler than intended, gravitating towards solid grayish hues over time.

PhiBrows Brown 3 healedWork by @om.beauty_vietnam

PhiBrows Fox

The PhiBrows Fox delivers a warm red hue, which makes it ideal for natural redheads and clients with ginger too copper or bronze hair, lighter skin, and possibly freckles.

With a moderate value and opacity, this pigment should avoid overpowering contrasts and lean toward a warmer and more natural appearance. 

In reality, things can get a twist if this pigment is applied to the skin with a naturally cooler undertone. Once again, this effect can be attributed to carbon black, which is an integral part of this formula.

To achieve the perfect balance, artists often combine Fox with Golden Brown for a natural and warm effect, or Brown 1 and Brown 2 for a richer and deeper hue leaning towards brown.

In practice, Fox is used as a modifier for one of the pure brown shades more often, than the other way around. But you get a well-rounded reddish brown shade that’s beautiful when used on its own, as long as you get a suitable client.

How Does Fox Heal?

Under the influence of carbon black particles, clients with cooler skin undertones may experience some slightly cooler healing, with the expected color results drawing away from vivid red and leaning closer towards a neutral brown with hints of warmth.

On clients with a warmer undertone, Fox should heal true to color.

PhiBrows Fox healedWork by @francescaabate_phibrows

PhiBrows Color Chart Final Notes

PhiBrows Color Chart is a nice starting point for both seasoned and newbie artists who are still getting familiar with the PhiBrows brand.

However, it is safe to say that artists without advanced knowledge and experience with PhiBrows pigments may encounter a few obstacles, mostly in terms of achieving the perfect color after healing.

With our tips and tricks, you are on the right track to find your PhiBrows holy grails and use them to create beautiful brows in both shape and color!



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