Ah, eyebrows. We shape them. We groom them. We maintain them. We receive compliments because of them. But, just when you thought you’ve reached the pinnacle of eyebrow beauty, you can still do more! How about tinting them? Getting your eyebrows tinted is a total game-changer, because it enhances your brows and gives them a thicker and more natural look.
To help you get past that first eyebrow tinting appointment, here are some dos and don’ts you need to remember!
Before anything else, know your eyebrows first. Remember, every set of eyebrows is unique! Do your research to know what hair dye you can safely use to avoid getting allergic reactions, and what after-care tips you can follow to make the tint last longer. Some eyebrow tints will forbid you from washing or even touching your face for at least 12 hours, but others will strongly suggest that you wash your brows afterwards to see the results immediately.
Once you’ve done your research, have a conversation with your aesthetician about the look you want to achieve. Typically, they will suggest a color that will help you achieve the most natural-looking brows. This color complements your skin tone and is at least a shade darker than your current hair color. But, if you’re aiming for a more dominant and eye-catching look, you can always choose a bold color!
When you arrive at your appointment, be sure that you have removed any traces of product in your brows, like powder or facial oils. This way, you can see the natural color of your brows, and they will absorb the tint better.
Afterwards, watch out for common side effects of eye tinting, including skin irritation, rashes, and even inflammation. Moisturizing your brows greatly helps in soothing these effects (although routinely moisturizing your brows should be a part of your routine). Slather a moisturizer with at least SPF 30 in it on your eyebrow area to keep the skin healthy and protected from damage. Alternatively, you can use a brow gel with moisturizing properties, ensuring that your eyebrows are always hydrated even when the tint is still on. Plus, hydrated eyebrows tend to boast a fuller look, and the tint will last longer!
In between tinting appointments, you can use eyebrow fillers to maintain your look. You can choose from eyebrow pencils, pomades, powders, and wax, depending on how much of your eyebrows you want to fill in.
As much as possible, don’t tint your own eyebrows, no matter how tempting it is. Yes, there are a lot of DIY kits out there, but a single heavy swipe can leave you with a bad tint job for at least three weeks. Leave that in the hands of a professional brow specialist. Besides, professionals use long-lasting and high-quality dyes, so the session will definitely be worth your money.
Avoid applying oil-based or exfoliating skin care products, as they may lighten your brows faster. Try not to excessively brush your brows, so step away from the spoolie once you’re done with your morning routine. Combing your brows a lot will cause hair fall, and as a result, the tint will also be lifted. In addition, avoid swimming after your brow appointment, as the sun exposure and saltwater in the beach and the chlorine from the pool can fade your brows quickly.
Perfect for those always on the go, eyebrow tinting makes you look well-groomed and presentable without the added hassle of daily maintenance. After all, more and more women are now opting for a more natural look. But remember, you call the shots, and you are more beautiful when you take care of yourself!