It’s time to talk eyebrows! You know those weird fuzzy bits above your eyes that protect them from getting full of fluff. Great, now we’ve established what eyebrows are (god’s sake Holly), it’s time to reveal that mine, although they do a great job of protecting my eyes, have always been essentially transparent. This is great if you want to channel Mia Goth vibes, but when you long to be a bit more Cara Delevigne you have to take matters into your own hands. I have been dyeing my eyebrows at home for years and today am going to try and dispell the myth that it is difficult to do by sharing some of the tips & tricks that I have picked up along the way.
The eyebrow kit that I use is by Eyelure and is the Dyebrow Kit in Dark Brown. They do lots of colours, so you can choose the sort of shade that will be right for you. It comes with dye cream, activating solution, an applicator wand and a mixing palette. It is everything you will need to get the brows of your dreams and it has always worked so well for me.
The most important thing if you haven’t dyed your eyebrows before is to do a patch test at least 24 hours before you plan to do the dyeing. This makes sure that you aren’t allergic to the product. It is vital as you will have to keep the product on for a length of time to make sure it takes to your brows and you don’t want to react to it. If you are unsure of how to do this have a read of the product leaflet or packaging & it will give you all the information you need.
The process is simple and goes as follows:
- Make sure your eyebrows are clean and dry, without oily product.
- If you want to, apply a product like vaseline to protect the skin around the eyebrow from getting dyed. I never bother with this step though, as the dye doesn’t really stain so long as you wipe it off properly as you go along or at the end of application.
- Mix the dye cream with the activating solution, following the instructions on the packet. It should be fairly thick, not drippy.
- Use the mascara wand in the packet to apply the mixture to the eyebrow hairs on each eye. (Note: you will look like two crazy slugs have just taken residence on your face. Don’t panic the colour won’t be as dark as that.)
- Leave it for a couple of minutes – obviously the longer you leave it the darker it should be – and then wipe using a damp cotton wool pad. Wiping the eyebrow you started with first and then waiting a moment before wiping the other.
- And voila! There you have your new & improved eyebrows, this colour should last about 4 – 6 weeks.
Now I have shared some stunning photos with you, it’s time for you to have a go! The amount of time you will need to leave the product on will vary. Just like with hair dye, some people’s hair will take on the dye much quicker than others. It is all about experimenting. Try starting with the shortest time & work your way up each time you re-do your brows to find the best amount of time to leave the mix on for. If it isn’t enough the first time, the beauty is you can just do it again. Remember you can add but you can’t take away.
The After Shot (with a bit of eyebrow pencil)
Once I’ve done this all I have to do to my brows each day is add a lil’ bit of eyebrow pencil. Then I’m good to go. I really hope that this post has dispelled any myths that it is difficult to dye your own eyebrows. It really isn’t that hard and I hope that this gives you the confidence to give it a go if you’ve always wanted to. Dyeing my own eyebrows has certainly given me a new level of confidence and I love how it makes me feel – from egg head to caterpillar forehead, am I right?
Have you ever dyed your eyebrows and would you ever give it a go?