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I want to dive into all the different techniques and styles of tinting. This will mostly be about your eyebrows since there is only so much you can do with your lashes. There are so many ways you can tint your brows depending on your desired look. I will get more into the details below. First, I want to talk about why the brand you choose is so important.
The brand you choose is especially important. I am very meticulous with what I buy. I also only buy professional eyebrow tint kit. I think it is so important to have good quality tint, especially when it is going on your face, and that close to your eyes. You don’t want to use products that aren’t trusted when you are going to be putting it on your skin. OK, now, let’s talk about technique.
When tinting your brows, you have a few different techniques that you can do. You can make them look more like an ombre brow, where it is lighter at your bulb (the area closest to the middle) and transitions into a darker color into the tail (the end of the brow), where it will be the darkest. You can do the same ombre technique but make the top of the brow lighter along with the bulb. You can be traditional and have a solid color from bulb to tail. Have fun with it and see what you like best for you. It isn’t permanent, so in 2-4 weeks you can try something different to see what fits you the best.
Tinting your brows make them look thicker, fuller, and darker. Some of us (myself included), have light, very light brow hairs, so when they are tinted, you can see them, which makes them look thicker and fuller. Tinting is great for grey hairs as well. When you get your eyebrows tinted, the tint will stain your skin for 1-3 days, depending on your skin care routine, which gives your brows a shaded and fuller appearance. That’s my favorite part of a brow tint because I grew up in the era of very thin eyebrows and they grew back in very sparse, so having my skin stained makes them look thicker and powdered in.
Eyebrow tinting is simple, easy, and cost effective. If you are getting waxing done at the same time, your appointment might take up to an hour, it just depends on each individual person. One hour every 2-4 weeks to have amazing eyebrows that you don’t have to take too much time on in the morning, if any at all, is worth it to me!
Now for the eyelashes… Again, if you have lighter lashes, like me, having them tinted is the best thing ever, couple that with a lift, then you are in for mascara free days! Having my bottom lashes tinted is my favorite. My bottom lashes are so thin, I have a hard time applying mascara to them, so when they are tinted, I don’t need to worry about putting mascara on the bottom. Days when I don’t want to put any mascara on, a lash lift and tint is my best friend. I don’t know about you guys, but when I don’t have my brows done or mascara on, I look super tired. So, having these things done, means I can have make-up free days and don’t look like death!
Now that we’ve covered tinting, there is something else you can do with your eyebrow hairs that isn’t as common, although it is quite common in the runway and celebrity world, it’s bleaching or lightening. Yup, you heard me right, bleaching your eyebrow hairs. Sounds a bit scary, but if done correctly, professionally, and with product that is meant for this service specifically, then there is less risk involved. There are DIY kits for this service, but I highly recommend that you have a pro do it. Maintenance is going to be roughly the same as tinting, the main difference is that you will see your natural color growing in. When this happens, because bleaching is very damaging, you want to try your hardest to only get it on your regrowth, being careful to not overlap onto the previously bleached hair. This can be exceedingly difficult to do, so having a pro do it, in my opinion, is a must. If you don’t want to re-bleach, you can just tint back over them, be careful though, if you do this, you need to wait to bleach again until the previous bleach grows all the way out or you risk damaging your hair. If that happens, it can look frizzy, singed, or completely break off, leaving you with noticeably short brow hair or none at all. We don’t want that so just be cautious.
The amount of time you leave the bleach on your brows will be different for each individual and can be re-applied if you want to go lighter, so long as your hair is healthy enough to do so. The darker your eyebrow hair is, the brassier they may turn when bleaching, so keep this in mind. You can go over them with a lighter tint color to make them a more desired color. Pros and cons for bleaching brow hairs:
It’s hard to imagine that anyone would want lighter brows, it seems like the darker and bigger, the better. You would be surprised how this technique really does change someone’s appearance and really does brighten up their facial features and gives them a glowing look.
There are so many different things you can do to make your mornings easier. It’s not just a one technique fits all. Find what suits your schedule, and facial features. Not