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Eyebrow Tint At Home
How to get flawless brows from the comfort your own bathroom
Tinted eyebrows make you feel more put together, even if you don’t have a scrap of makeup on, and they save you time getting ready in the morning, too. But what about when you can’t get to a beauty salon? Don’t worry—there’s no need to go bare-browed, because we’ve got the top four tips you need to DIY an eyebrow tint. It’s actually pretty simple, just follow our steps below and your brows will be looking better than ever.
1. Never use hair dye
The first step in tinting your eyebrows at home is to buy some dye, but please put down the hair kit you just bought from the supermarket. Your brows are very close to your eyes and the skin on your face, both of which are extremely sensitive, so it’s very important to choose a dye that’s been especially formulated for use on eyebrows. Colorsport 30 Day Brow Tint and Schwarzkopf Permanent Brow Tint are both great options that can be picked up at most chemists, and have been designed specifically for safely tinting your brows at home.
2. Colour match correctly
Once you’ve found brow dye, it’s time to choose the right shade to fake the professional look. If you want brows that are natural, pick the colour closest to your natural hair shade, and try to match the undertones too. If you prefer statement brows that make an impact, opt for a shade that’s just a touch darker than your natural colours. Only go one shade lower, even if you love the dramatic look, else the impact may not strike quite the chord that you had intended.
3. Be safe
You’ve bought your dye and now you’re at home ready to apply, but have you prepped properly? First, change into a dark-coloured top that you don’t mind getting stained, just in case. Next, set up your at-home dyeing station. You’ll need a towel (again, one that you don’t mind potentially ruining) and some eye wash on standby, just in case you happen to get any of the chemicals in your eye. Once your DIY tinting station is set up, take off all your makeup and apply petroleum jelly around your brow area to prevent the dye from potentially staining your skin. Tie your hair up away from your face, set a timer on your phone, and you’re ready to start tinting.
4. Tidy up with an eyebrow pencil
Once both eyebrows are tinted and you've removed the dye by sweeping a wet cotton pad over the hairs, tidy up the shape with the Code8 Arch Realist Brow Defining Eyebrow Pencil. Infused with nourishing Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil and Vitamin E, it's ultra soft and easy to use so you can quickly fill in any gaps in the hairs or draw a more defined shape. If you want extra guidance on how to use it, or need help finding your colour match, you can book in for a free consultation with one of our talented makeup artists.
And there you have it, the ultimate guide to DIY tinted brows at home. No salon necessary!