With the help of brow pencils and brow-growing serums, there are many options for creating thicker eyebrows from the comfort of your own vanity. If you’re looking for something with a bit more staying power, then it might be worth looking into eyebrow tinting.
Brow tinting is the process of applying semi-permanent dye to your eyebrows to help enhance, shape and define your brows. The tint is commonly made of a semi-permanent vegetable dye or henna that is matched to your natural eyebrow colour.
If you’re interested in learning more about eyebrow tinting, from how it works to how long brow tint lasts, we’ve broken down everything you need to know!
How Long Does It Take?
The entire eyebrow tinting process is relatively quick, only taking on average around 15 minutes. After discussing your end goals with your specialist – how full and natural you want your brows to look – the specialist will prep the area by cleaning your brows and using a thin layer of petroleum jelly around them to prevent any staining.
After prepping, the dye will be mixed and applied to your brows. Typically, the dye is applied first in the direction that your brow hairs grow, then again in the opposite direction. After it has been applied, the dye will sit on your brows for a few minutes before being removed with a damp paper towel.
When Will You See Results?
The great thing about getting an eyebrow tint is that you will see results right away. Your brows will stand out and look fuller, which means you can cut back on the multiple brow products in your normal beauty routine.
It is important to avoid getting your brows wet for at least 12 hours after the treatment and avoid exfoliating or using any oil-based products on the area. Instead, opt for gel or cream-based cleansers. Using something such as castor oil or almond oil on the skin surrounding your brows can help create a protective barrier and help prevent the tint from fading too quickly.
How Long Does an Eyebrow Tint Last?
There are several factors that can affect exactly how long an eyebrow tint will last, such as:
- The type of dye used
- How hard you scrub your face
- The type of cleanser or makeup remover you use
- Sun exposure and sunscreen use
- How quickly your hair grows and sheds
Typically, a tint will last between three and six weeks, which follows the natural shedding cycle of your eyebrows. If you want to keep your brows looking their best, it is generally suggested that you go around a month between touch-ups.
Eyebrow tinting is a great alternative if you’re looking to cut back on your daily beauty routine, while still achieving the look of full, natural brows. Because eyebrow tinting works on all skin types, skin tones, and hair colours, it can be a great way of saving yourself time and money when it comes to your daily routine.