Hey you! 🦋
You probably find yourself here because you're starting to feel like your eyebrows are resembling this lovely man's🤣
WELL FEAR NOT! Whilst we can't be in the salon to give your beautiful (possibly bushy) brows the care and attention they need, this blog is here to give you some top tips on how to tame your brows in the comfort of your own home.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
Eyebrow tint <- click to take you to product remember to select correct colour.
Tint Dish ( you can also use a small bowl )
Brow tinting is an easy, affordable semi permanent tint that gives you a longer lasting look!
As a rule of thumb you want your eyebrows to be 1 or 2 shades lighter than your hair colour. If you are unsure what colour you should choose simply drop me a message and i can advice further.
To ensure you are not allergic to the product it is essential that you do a patch test 24 hrs before taking the plunge to tinting your brows! It may seem like a bit of a faff and can be annoying if you haven't factored it in time wise but please do not skip this step, we've all seen the horror stories... A patch test is simply applying a small amount of the tint behind your ear or in the crease of your elbow and left overnight. If you feel any burning, itching or swelling - remove the tint immediately and do not apply to eyebrows!
Tinting lasts anywhere between 2-3 weeks. Your skin type and skin routine will determine how long this treatment will last for.
If you have an oily skin type or use a lot of oil based products on your skin you may not get as long as someone with a dry/dehydrated skin type. This is due to the oil fading away the tint much quicker.
If you can, avoid using oily makeup remover/products around your eyebrows to help it last longer.
Okay so, the fun part - Once you have waited 24hrs after your patch test and everything is A-OK follow the steps below :)
Take a small amount of tint and squeeze it into the dish, then take your tint developer (shake before use) and pop 2/3rds (in relation to the tint) of developer in the same dish.
Stir until you get a creamy consistency.
Use a cotton bud to apply some vaseline on the skin around your eyebrows. This acts as a barrier to protect your skin from staining.
You can then take your tint brush and generously apply the tint to the eyebrows. If you have any stubborn greys make sure you apply a big dod of tint to fully cover and colour them.
Processing Time - Light-Medium ~ 2-3 minutes . Medium-Dark ~ 5-6 minutes. Dark - 8-10 minutes
If your at all unsure remove and reapply if you wish them to be darker. You can always make them darker but once they're dark theres no going back for a week at least!
Then take damp cotton pads and remove the tint. Make sure that you give them a good rub to completely remove the tint. A good indication is when the cotton pads wipe clear.
TWEEZING STRAY HAIRS
Firstly, ensure you have cleansed the skin and removed all makeup from your face & brow area.
Brush your brows upwards to reveal any stray unwanted hairs from below the brow.
Take your Tweezers and focus only on the stray hairs around your shape. Try not to go too much into the shape incase of a serious brow disaster.
To make this as pain free as possible hold the skin taut and tweeze in the direction of hair growth.
Always try to use a nice natural light and if you can avoid using a magnifying mirror as you can get far too carried away... "been there, done that, got the t-shirt comes to mind" haha!
You can take any stray hairs that are hiding your shape from above the brow also just make sure you don't go near the shape itself.
To prevent over doing it i would always recommend taking your time! Tweeze a few hairs at a time and regularly step away from the mirror to gain perspective.
Let's give those brows a trim!
You want to cut down the long hairs without giving the brow's a too-close crop. The best plan of action is simply - brush all the hairs up with a spoolie (mascara wand) and one by one trim only the very long hairs.
CALM IT DOWN
Tweezing can really piss off your skin so ensure that post treatment you apply a non perfumed cooling gel/cream to the brows, this will calm any irritation and tighten pores.
FAKE IT TIL YOU MAKE IT
If you feel you have any sparse areas in your brows you grab a brow pencil and lightly fill in these areas to give you a fuller look.
Then simply take your spoolie and brush them into perfection!
HANDS OFF - Mission Complete
And thats it... Keep the tweezers away for at least six weeks to allow the new growth cycle to complete and when you're ready you can go ahead and follow these steps again!
WELL DONE GIRL!
Thank-You so much for taking the time to read my brow taming blog, I hope this has helped guide you to creating lovely at home brows!
If you have any further questions I would love to help answer them for you so drop me a message and I will get back to you ASAP💖
Keep posted for further blog's with hints and tips - if there are any specific blogs you would like to see please leave a comment below!
Take Care and stay safe, Lot's of Love, Kirsty x