Saturday, 24 August 2013

How To: Eyebrow and Eyelash Tinting

My eyebrows and eyelashes are naturally white-blonde, making them look transparent. In the above before photo you can see a few of the blonde hairs that have grown in around the tint. I usually tint my eyebrows once a month and my lashes once every 2 months.

When I was younger -I think about 13- I started shaping them using Eylure Eyebrow Shapers (here) and drawing them in. Looking back, it looked horrible and obviously drawn on, but at the time I was just happy to have visible eyebrows! Unfortunately I have destroyed all evidence of this on my computer, so I cannot share any hilarious photos, maybe another time ;)

When I was 16 I decided to try tinting my eyebrows. I think this is the kit I used (here), but it has changed name since as the one I used was called "30 Day Mascara" (Creative, right?). Now that I have my beauty kit I use my own tint to do my brows and lashes. I use black for my lashes and brown for my brows, even when I had bleached blonde hair I kept my eyebrows pretty dark, I just feel bare without them! Here is the step by step for my method of tinting eyebrows and eyelashes:

1. First of all, clean off any make up from your eye and brow area. Apply petroleum jelly around the brows and on the eyelid. I like to stick a damp, halved, quarter-moon shaped cotton pad under my eye as well.

Although you can't see them, my bottom lashes do fit over the cotton pad when I look down!

2. Mix up the dye according to the instructions, usually 1cm of dye to 3-5 drops of peroxide. You want the mixture to be non lumpy, but thick enough to turn upside down without dripping.

3. For lashes, you can either use a disposable mascara wand or a brush. I used to use a small paint brush that looks the same as the one in my beauty kit. Starting with the bottom lashes, apply a thick layer of dye. Then gently close your eye and apply to the top lashes. This is tricky to do and why petroleum jelly is important to stop staining. Also try not to get it in your eye, its pretty painful! Repeat with the other eye.

4. For brows, apply in the opposite direction to the hair growth, from the outside to the middle. Then apply from the inside out, making sure to get a nice thick layer. I'm extremely messy at this, as you can see! I usually still get a little bit of staining around my eyebrow area for the first day.

I think this is a good look for me, no? ;)

5. Leave to develop. I leave my brows on for 5 minutes and lashes for 10.

6. Using a cotton wool pad, wipe off the dye and remove the residue with another damp cotton wool pad.

7. Admire you're defined brows and lashes! (I have waxed my eyebrows in the after photos; they resemble caterpillars if I don't)

I still wear mascara and use a brow box when going out as my hairs are thin and sparse. After 3 weeks I need to start filling in my brows daily, then another week or so I tint them again.

Do any of you get your brows or lashes? Do you do it yourself or go to a salon?



  1. this looks great! I have the opposite problem- dark brows and lightened hair so it's a bit of s struggle getting everything looking balanced lol. Your eye colour is AMAZING! <3 xx

    1. Haha the struggles of being a woman! Have you ever concidered lightening them? I've heard of people doing that before. Thanks, they're so confusing as they change from grey-blue to blue-green XD xx


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