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Tint your own eyebrows

Tint your own eyebrows

It may sound daunting, but tinting your eyebrows at home is no hard-hitting task. You'll save yourself the hassle of having to book an appointment, and can save the pennies too.

There are so many products on the market and it's really simple to do, as we explain here.

As part of preparation, you want to make sure your face is make-up free, specifically your eyebrows. Cosmetics may alter your skintone or colour of your brows, leading you to make the wrong choice in shade. To ensure the product doesn't run, apply a thin layer of Vaseline around your brows to protect your skin from staining.

Next, get a hold of your choice of eyebrow tint. Eylure Permanent Brow Tint is one option that will last for a while and won't fade after a short period, likewise with Julienne Eyelash and Eyebrow Permanent Tint. Or you could use a hair dye, but in this case non-permanent options free from ammonia are safest, like Garnier Nutrisse or L'Oreal Casting Gloss. The last thing you want to do is add something full of chemicals close to your eyes.

After your brows are combed into a neat formation, begin to add the colour to the inside, as this is an area which requires a little more time due to the coarser hairs. Use your applicator - we suggest a spoolie or an old, clean mascara wand - to apply a light coverage of dye to the hairs nearest your nose.

Once the colour has sunk in, after around five to seven minutes, you may need to get rid of any staining, which you can do with soapy water or a cleansing wipe. Then you can continue with the outer half of your brows, again allowing the product to settle in for the above time.

Your hairs may appear dark at first, but you can use a q-tip to remove excess dye and see the real results if you're worried. This will also reveal whether you in fact need to add more dye, but if you do keep it light.

Once finished, use a dark, damp flannel or towel to wipe off all the dye before checking the finished results!

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