It is easier to darken a brown that has healed too light and to cool a brown that has healed too warm. In general, avoid pigments that have blue bases (straight black). You will want to have neutral yellow/green based browns that can easily be modified with maroon or taupe as a warming technique if needed. Green is only ever used to correct a mauve or red pigment. It never hurts to add a drop of yellow or maroon in a brown to prevent any greys, which can be brought out by an ash skin tone that is not easily recognized.
Microblading – Your needle configuration has an impact on the healed colour of brown. The bigger the blade (18U) the more pigment that is injected into the skin; therefore, the darker the healed colour of brown. The smaller the blade (14U) the lesser amount of pigment is injected into the skin; therefore, the lighter the brow will heal. To choose the correct blade size look at the natural brow hair if it is thin and fine a 14U blade is sufficient. If the natural brow hair is thick and coarse you will need an 18U blade for the hair strokes to be seen.
In primary applications ashes are more ideal for ruddy/red based skin tones, maroon bases more ideal for blue skin tones and taupe for violet skin tones.
Green is only ever used to correct a mauve or red eyebrow from a previous tattoo.