D.I.Y Eyebrow Tinting...Monday, October 24, 2011
I never used to be too bothered about my eyebrows, I'd never fill them, tweeze them every now and then, I just didn't bother with them. However after reading beauty blogs and seeing many polished brows, I decided I wanted them too! I had my first expereicne of threading probably a month ago and today was the time when it needed doing again in time for the Cosmo Blog Awards on Wednesday evening. I decided to go for the cheap and easy route and have them done at a brow bar in my local Superdrug. The girl has done a good job but I HATED having it done in the till queue which was full of people who were looked like they belonged on Jeremy Kyle commenting " ooh I bet that hurts" etc, etc. But hey it was cheap and quick so y'know.
I actually bought my first eyebrow tinting kit the last time I had my brows threaded and I bought the Eylure Dylash kit, which can be purchased from Boots/Superdrug for about £7.00 which is a great price as you get several applications out of this kit whilst one off eyebrow tinting costs about £8.00 in a salon. I originally bought the dark brown kit, but didn't blog about it cause I felt it didn't really have an effect on my brows. So today I decided to buy the black kit too and mix the two kits together so I could achieve a super dark brow look.
- Carry out a sensitivity test at least 48 hours before dying your brows, mix 1cm of the dye cream and 3 drops of the activating solution together and pop it behind your ear and see if you have a reaction. If all clear follow the next steps.
- Remove all make up from your brows
- Prepare the solution by mixing 2cm of the dye (1cm of black and 1cm of brown if you're mixing like I did) and 5 drops of the solution
- Mix together with the little applicator till you get a paste like in the picture below.
- Apply to brows and be careful to not get any on your skin
- Leave for 1-2 minutes, always leave for less rather than more, because if your brows aren't dark enough you can do them again, but if they're too dark you have to live with them.
- Wipe off using either a dry or damp bit of cotton wool
- and TA DA lovely dyed eyebrows!