Find out all you need to know about eyebrows tinting – a quick treatment that darkens your brows. It’s often done as the 2nd part of the brow lamination process.
If you want a quick brows enhancement, a brow lamination + eyebrow tint is the perfect solution. It makes the best of your natural brows, lifting them into a unique, trendy shape, and darkening them for extra density.
This combo treatment combines two techniques for short-term brow enhancement and it’s a favorite of people who have thinner or lighter brows than they’d like, but they’re not willing to commit to a cosmetic eyebrow tattoo yet.
But you can get the treatments separately, too.
We’ve covered all the basics of brow lamination in our Brow Lamination Guide, and now we’re answering all your questions about eyebrows tinting.
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Eyebrows tinting is a quick and easy way to darken your brows. It’s a lot like dying your hair.
It combines two effects – it colors the hairs themselves, but also slightly stains the skin underneath for an extra effect. It’s power to thicken the brows lies in the fact that the dye colors all the super-thin baby hairs in the brow arches that are otherwise invisible. The shade left on the skin provides a light makeup look.
That way, a brow tinting gives the brows density, definition and dimension.
The color of the brow tint can be custom-mixed to suit the color of your hair and your wishes.
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Again, a lot like dying your hair. It’s done with a special dye intended for brow hairs.
Here’s how professional eyebrow tinting is done:
Anyone who wants to enhance their brows! The most common clients are those with light eyebrows.
The effects are subtle, so many men like this treatment, too.
There are a few contraindications, though:
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It lasts 4-6 weeks.
Eyebrow tinting fades gradually, and the fading will start being noticeable after about 3 weeks. Your brows will become lighter and lighter, until they go back to their natural color.
The pace at which they’ll fade depends on your skin type (fading is faster on oily skin), hair type, the products you use, and your lifestyle (swimming in the pool or the ocean can speed up the fading).
To make your brow tint last longer, avoid the following:
You can find special serums meant for maintaining the brow tint on the market. These products can slightly prolong how long does eyebrow tint last.
Extra Tip: Avoid self-tanners and spray-tan in the area. The tan can react with the dye and the color of your brows can turn into an unattractive greenish.
Of course, but it’s advisable to wait 12 hours and avoid oil-based cleansers and exfoliating products.
You should avoid excessive sweating and touching or rubbing the area for 24 hours. Your skin could get irritated.
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Yes, if done right.
The potential risks are:
In order to prevent an allergic reaction, you should do a patch test. If high-quality products are used, the risk of irritation is very low, but you can never know with certainty how your skin will react. Professionals will pay close attention to timing, so they’ll know when to remove the dye.
The dyes used for eyebrows tinting are formulated for brow hairs, and they won’t damage them in any way if they’re used properly.
If left on for too long, the dye could potentially make the hairs brittle, fragile, or even cause breakage. That’s why you should always go to a professional who knows how to perform the treatment.
Yes, you can buy a brow tinting kit and DIY it.
This is a more affordable option, since you can use the same kit multiple times. However, store-bought dyes come in only a handful of shades, while a professional can custom-mix a shade for you.
Brow tinting is relatively risk-free, but if you decide to do it at home, make sure to read the instructions carefully and pay close attention to how long you’ll leave the dye on.
Done on its own, the price of a brow tint is around $30, but you can find it as cheap as $10, or as expensive as $75.
If it’s an add-on to brow lamination, it’s charged about the same, or a bit less.
Eyebrows tinting is often done as an add-on service to brow lamination. Once the brows are shaped and uplifted, the brow tint darkens them and adds a shade. Many clients go for the combo, since the results are more dramatic, but you can get both treatments separately.
Darkening the brows is the easiest way to enhance them. While brow lamination gives the brows a special shape and texture that can’t be achieved any other way, the brow tint gives them extra definition and depth.
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When you get the lamination+tinting combo, the treatment is done in several steps:
Some brow laminations formulas are 2-in-1 products that fix the brows and color them at the same time.
The results of brow lamination last around 6 weeks, or as long as a brow hair growth cycle. The shape will gradually relax until it’s lost and the brows go back to their natural shape.
The results of an eyebrow tint become significantly lighter after about 3 weeks. It will probably still be somewhat visible for up to 6 weeks.
Eyebrows tinting is a great treatment for anyone who wants to enhance and darken their brows, regardless of whether they combine it with brow lamination or not. If you do combine the treatments, you won’t only get a unique shape due to lamination, but also extra definition thanks to brow tinting.