Sometimes tinting your own eyebrows at home can be daunting, especially if you’ve never done it before or it may be that you need a refresh on how to get the very best out of your brow tint. Having tinted brows gives them added shape and definition, as well as adding a natural colour to fair eyebrows that lasts for up to 30 days. The process of tinted brows are over 30 days as your eyebrow hairs naturally fall out and are replaced by new ones, which will need a fresh tint.
First thing’s first, have you done a patch test? It’s important to carry out a test 48 hours before applying any eyebrow or eyelash tint as your skin can develop reactions, even if you’ve used the same tint as before. To do this, just make up a small amount of eyebrow dye and apply to a clean area of your skin on the inside of your elbow and leave uncovered for 48 hours. If you experience any itching or redness, do not apply the product.
Once the patch test has been completed, it’s time to tint your brows!
Step 1. Cleanse your eyebrows thoroughly with a non-oily cleanser to remove any makeup and natural oils. Contact lens wearers should remove their lenses.
Step 2. Coat the skin area around your eyebrows with petroleum jelly or a thick cream, avoiding the eyebrow hairs. This ensures your skin will not be stained.
Step 3. Squeeze 1cm of Dye Cream into the mixing bowl then add 10 drops of Developer Lotion before mixing together thoroughly with the wand.
Step 4. Once you’ve reach a consistency where it is creamy and does not drip, apply the mixture to the eyebrows using the wand or brush. Leave for 1-2 minutes.
Step 5. Use a dampened cotton bud to gently remove the dye from your eyebrows in gentle strokes. Repeat on the other eye.
Bonus Step. If you’d like darker and more defined eyebrows, you can reapply for a further 5 minutes to develop the colour.
Step 6. Once you’re happy with your brows, discard any unused mixture and clean the mixing bowl, brush and wand for the next application.
And there it is, in 6.5 simple and easy steps to gorgeous brows! Watch our Colorsport 30 Day Brow Tint Tutorial for a video guide on how to tint your brows.
Shop the Colorsport 30 Day Brow Tint from Boots, RRP £8.25.