Are you wondering if eyebrow tinting is for you? This guide will give you some points to consider, and then a diy tinting tutorial...
Maybe you’ve decided to dye your hair, or put in a lighter colored weave/ wig. Or you’re just bored and want to try a different look. Semi- permanent color also means less daily time at doing your makeup.
Firstly, find the right color.
The ideal color for dark hair is one or two shades lighter than your hair. If you’re blonde on the other hand, just about one shade darker will do.
If you change your hair color as often as you do your nail polish though, you might want to stick to tinted brow gels. They can be your daily magic lightening and darkening wands…
Eyebrow tinting is a relatively simple process, but the biggest concern when it comes to this area, is safety.
The tinting kits are readily available. For a first time experience though, a one-time salon visit is worth the money. Just to make sure how the pros do it- as long as you’re sure that you’re dealing with a pro...
The safety of the kits is arguable and most authorities in the cosmetics regulation industry are not sold on the process. So if you’re considering coloring your eyebrows, safety comes first.
Take all the precautions and follow directions!
The results usually last on average about 4- 6 weeks, and the cost is little, whether you go for a salon visit or buy the DIY kit.
The exact amounts will vary depending on the country you’re in, and on whether you’re dealing with a higher end, or more affordable salon.
Sometimes- if you're lucky, you'll find that your hairdresser offers an eyebrow tinting service with a hair dye job, so maybe just ask... Yay!
Considering that professional and DIY prices are not too far apart, you might do better just opting for the pro's route.
Before tinting your brows, start by shaping them first.
If you haven’t shaped them yet, the dye might go onto places where you don’t want it.
Like like the surrounding skin where stray hairs used to be.
Even if you are being careful and adhering to the dying times.
As a precaution, it’s advisable to do a patch test before actually going all out for your first tint. This is just to make sure that you don’t have an allergic reaction to the dye mixture. You don’t want to be stuck with complications that may last longer than the dye color...
What you’ll need:
Clean mascara wand/ eyebrow brush
Step 1: To begin, start by cleaning the area. This is to clear any oil or makeup coating the hair so that the color adheres quicker.
Step 2: Apply the petroleum jelly on the area around your brows using a cotton bud. This acts as a barrier cream to avoid staining that part of the skin. Make sure that it doesn’t get onto the hair, because then that hair won’t get colored.
Step 3: Now mix the color and developer according the instructions on the packet in a bowl. Make sure that you have a relatively creamy mixture, because you don’t want anything leaking into your eyes. Don’t let the mixture stand because it changes very quickly when it interacts with oxygen.
Step 4: Coat the brush in dye, then carefully apply sideways(back and forth) from the outside of the brow in, making sure to brush against the direction of hair growth.
This helps you to be more precise in coating the hair instead of the skin. Allow the color to set for the time allowed through your instructions. Most likely two to three minutes.
Step 5: Wipe the dye off with dry cotton wool until there is no longer any residue on it. Then, wet a fresh cotton swab with the dye remover (should be in your kit), and wipe a bit more. For those who use relaxer, this is like using neutralizing shampoo to stop the chemical action.
Step 6: Check the color. If it’s not as you want it, start the process over again, without extending the recommended time of the dye.
Breathe a sigh of relief, and ensure that you do the rest of your eye makeup right! :)Makeup Know How Home › Eye Makeup › Eyebrow Tinting