Eyebrow tinting is when a form of semi-permanent hair-dye, which is specifically formulated for use on the eyebrows, is used to change the appearance of your brows.
You can buy DIY eyebrow tinting kits (like this one pictured below) from most drug stores (eg Boots, Superdrug etc) and even supermarkets….
You might be reading this and thinking ‘Why would I want to tint my eyebrows?’ Well there are a couple of reasons, but I’ve listed some of the main below.
IF YOU HAVE CHANGED YOUR HAIR COLOUR
For this, I’m not talking about a couple of extra highlights, but more so for extreme changes in shade. For example, very dark haired people who choose to change their hair to a much lighter colour, might want to tint their eyebrows (usually one to two shades lighter) to avoid the giveaway and make the look more natural. This can also go the other way and blondes who are looking to embrace a brunette look, might want to darken their eyebrows to match.
YOU WANT THICKER/FULLER LOOKING EYEBROWS
Unfortunately we can’t all be blessed with Cara Delevinge’s eyebrows however by applying an eyebrow tint, it will pick up those small pale hairs round your eyebrows, which in turn, will make them appear naturally thicker.
YOU WANT TO ADD DEFINITION TO YOUR FACE
If you’ve read my other blog posts, you’ll know that I’m currently in the process of completing an ‘Applying Make Up Course’ at College. Eyebrows can play a huge part in the way that someone looks and it’s amazing what a difference a nice pair of shapely eyebrows can make to the structure of the face. By having defined, full eyebrows it can help to frame the eyes and assist with facial symmetry (making eyebrows more twins than sisters!)
Based on the above, it’s a great skill for me to have and be able to offer any potential clients when applying makeup in the future. It takes next to no time to do and can really make difference to the overall look by doing a quick tint before starting the makeup process.
Having learnt the technique, I needed to find some more Guinea pigs to practice on – so have to thank my lovely girlies who volunteered (with maybe a little persuasion! 😀) to let me trial it out.
Although the lighting isn’t great in these pictures (darn these early dark nights!!), you can see that there is still quite a difference between the photos on the left (which were taken before) and those on the right, which were taken after.
Regardless of whether you want to try this yourself, or get booked in for one, I’d definitely recommend getting yourself an eyebrow tint! 😀