Bored of daily eyebrow filling? Don’t fancy forking out a fortune for microblading? Then say hello to brow tinting, the semi-permanent eyebrow fix that won’t break the bank.
Big brows are more fashionable than ever, and eyebrow tinting is undoubtedly one of the easiest and cheapest ways to achieve fabulously fulsome, long-lasting brows. Tinting can transform even the finest barely-there brows into defined Delevigne-esque beauties.
The first thing you need to know about eyebrow tinting is that it’s dead easy. The thought of applying a semi-permanent dye to your own face may seem alarming at first – what could possibly go wrong? – but trust us, it’s a cinch and well worth the very minimal effort involved.
How long does eyebrow tinting last?
Tints fade slowly and almost imperceptibly over time. Various factors can affect the longevity of your tint – exposure to the sun, how much you wash your face, etc. – but we usually expect it to last about six weeks.
What colour tint should you choose?
It’s up to you! We reckon one shade darker than the colour of your hair is about right. But if the idea of extra bold brows appeals, you could go darker.
Get the right kit for the job
A good tinting kit will include everything you need to get the job done. It’s important that you use tint that’s specifically developed for eyebrows. It’s an entirely different formulation to hair dye, which is too harsh to be used on your face. The mylee Brow and Lash Tint Kit includes a tint (brown, dark brown or black), a tint activator, a dappen glass dish for mixing and two tint brushes.
Step 1: Cleanse your eyebrows thoroughly using a non-oily cleanser to ensure the area is completely oil and makeup free. Ensure your hair pull back off your face.
Step 2: Apply a moisture barrier around your eyebrows and on your upper eyelids using petroleum jelly. Vaseline works well.
Step 3: Prepare your tint mixture. Start by squeezing 1cm of the tint into the dappen dish then add the tint activator drop by drop until you have a creamy, spreadable consistency – probably about three drops. Mix well with a mascara wand and stir into a smooth paste.
Step 4: Apply the tint to your brows using a mascara wand. Make sure every hair iscovered and shaped as desired.
Step 5: Leave the tint on your brows for between five and 10 minutes, depending on how dark you want your brows to be. The longer you wait before removing the tint the darker the finished result. Remember that the first brow you applied the tint to has had a little longer, so give the second one an extra minute or so before removing the mixture.
Step 6: Remove the mixture with damp cotton wool. Et voila, behold your beautiful new brows!