Wednesday, 29 May 2013

The Importance of Eyebrows -| Achieving HD brows at home. #1 Tinting

We all spend time and money on our appearance and one of the most important features that we should dedicate time to is our eyebrows.

Eyebrows shape your face adding definition and structure, whether you like a bold or natural brow, there are products and tools out there to suit everyone.

In these series of posts I will be writing about my experiences of achieving the perfect brow.

If you are an eyebrow novice or scared of doing them yourself, please book yourself in for an eyebrow shape/tint, or at your nearest HD brow salon for an appointment. They will advice you on the best shape to have for your face and eyes.

I have been doing my brows for years, I wax, tint them, trim them, pluck them and finally define them using powder or an eyebrow pencil. Basically everything that you would have in an HD brow appointment minus the threading ( I've tried and I just can't do it on myself).

In this post I am going to show you how to tint your eyebrows at home.

Firstly I will add that you should (as with any sort of tint or dye) do a patch test at least 48 hours prior to use. If you are wanting to wax and tint them , the tinting process should be done first. Waxing opens up your pores and tinting them after may cause some irritation.

The eyebrow/lash tint I use is from my local Hairdressing and Beauty wholesalers, if you are unable to get this then you can use eyelash/brow dye that is sold in Boots and Superdrug and can be found here . Choose the colour which you think would suit you, I recommend going with a brown rather than a black ( unless of course you want them black). The colours in these kits will only darken your brows and will not lighten. The peroxide contained in them is very weak and is only designed to darken. ( just thought I should add that in in case anyone thought that by buying the brown tint this will lighten up black or very dark brows.)

The products you will need are:-

*Eyelash/brow tint.
*Vaseline.
*Angled Brush.
*Baby Wipes or damp cotton pads.
*A pot or bowl to mix the tint in.

*First step is to rub Vaseline around your brows to prevent the tint staining your skin. ( I couldn't find my pot, so I skipped this step.)
 
*Mix up the tint according to manufactures instructions, I squeezed out a tiny amount of tint and added 3-4 drops of the developer.
 
*Mix them together to form a creamy consistency
 
* Brush the tint onto your eyebrows in the shape that they naturally occur.
 
*The tint will change colour and become darker as it develops.
 
 
*You only need to leave it on for a few minutes, the peroxide used in the developer is a lot weaker than the peroxide used in hair colourants, and will need no longer than a few minutes. The longer you leave it on the darker the colour will be. ( so please keep an eye on it.)
I usually leave it on for 1 or 2 minutes, then wipe it off using a baby wipe, if the colour isn't dark enough I apply some more. This is the best way to do it so your brows don't turn out too dark.
 
*Once the colour is achieved, wipe off all the remaining tint, and your done!!

             Tint on my brows at the start, then a few minutes later before I wiped them off
                 The finished result
                                                                   Before and after

The colour normally lasts between 3-4 weeks before it starts to fade. I generally tint my eyebrow very month to keep the colour maintained.
 
 
If you have any questions please leave a comment below, thank you for reading.
I  hope this post has helped, the next posts in this eyebrow series will be waxing and defining, so stay tuned folks!!  
 
 
Lou
xx
 
 

11 comments:

  1. I really want to do this. Did you get it from Sally's? How much was it?

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    1. The one from boots is £8.50 and can't remember how much it was from Sally's as I brought it all separate. Xx

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  2. I should try this. :P

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  3. This was super helpful, your brows look amazing! x

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  4. Great post:)

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  5. They look amazing! Thanks for posting this, I really need to sort my brows out!

    Photo-Jenn-ic

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  6. I tint my brows at home too, although not done it since N was born, eek that's a long time! xx

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  7. Wch mascara u wearing awesome post following u back from Uk blogger Group xx

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    1. Thanks babe! I would love to say it was the mascara, but I have eyelash extensions! Lol Can't live without them! ;) xxx

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  8. Oh its amazinnngg
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  9. Your brows look lovely, definitely something I need to look into doing!

    Jess xo

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