Dark, bold, voluminous brows are still all the rage, but recreating this look every day with makeup can be quite a hassle. Thankfully, brow tinting exists, and it can give you a your brows but better look that lasts for, well, definitely longer than makeup.
If you want to give brow tinting a try but don’t want to end up with blocky-looking brows: you’re at the right place.
In this blog, we give you all the info about the ombre brow tint and henna ombre brows, plus we guide you through the at-home application process. So, let’s get started!
What Is (Henna) Eyebrow Tinting?
Eyebrow tinting is a brow enhancement treatment where semi-permanent chemical or henna dye is used to enhance the shape, color, and density of your eyebrows.
Brow tint doesn’t only stain the brow hairs, but also the skin underneath the brows with a color that can last for days.
It is a straightforward procedure that involves mapping out the brows, applying the semi-permanent dye, waiting for it to stain, and then removing it. So, the most important part before the treatment starts is selecting the right color and formula for the dye.
By getting a professional brow tint or opting for a DIY treatment, you’re essentially getting a your brows but better look that is waterproof and can save you time when applying makeup. Plus, it’s much cheaper than opting for microblading or machine brows.
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Why Choose the Ombre Effect?
Choosing a brow enhancement treatment with an ombre effect like the ombre brow tint or ombre powder brows can help you achieve a more natural look, compared to full-color techniques.
This is because our natural eyebrows also have some sparseness at the beginning, gradually becoming darker toward the end of their tail. So instead of creating a fully saturated color, the ombre tinting technique mimics the look of the natural brow.
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What to Consider Before Doing Henna Ombre Brows or Ombre Brow Tint
Before you use any brow tint we highly recommend doing a patch test. This will ensure that you don’t develop any unwanted reactions from your DIY ombre brow tinting.
These unwanted reactions may manifest as an allergic reaction to PPD, a dye pigment that can lead to swollen, red, and itchy brows. Other brow tint-related risks include burning and skin irritation, eye infection, and contact dermatitis (rash).
The same goes for henna brow tinting – if you have any skin conditions like psoriasis or eczema around your brows, it is advised to skip tinting altogether.
Henna also isn’t the best tint option for oily skin types, so you might not end up with the results you hoped to achieve.
Ombre Brow Tint or Ombre Henna Brows Techniques
For DYI-ing ombre tint eyebrows at home, there are a few factors to consider – the dye product itself, the processing time, and the application technique.
You can opt for a hybrid dye or a henna dye for tinting your eyebrows at home. Processing time will vary depending on the product you choose but the rule of thumb is:
- 5-20 minutes for hybrid dye
- 8-25 minutes for henna.
And since application is the thing that can make or break the whole look, let’s take a look at the two most popular techniques for creating the best ombre eyebrow tint effect at home:
Technique 1 – Full Color Fill In
The first DIY ombre tinting technique implies completely filling in the brows with color and removing only a part of it from the base of the eyebrow. Here’s how to do it at home:
- First, make sure your brows are clean and rid of any makeup or oil residue.
- Next, fill your tinting glass dish with dye and use an angled brush to apply it from base to tail. Make sure you apply the dye densely so no skin is visible.
- Depending on the instructions listed on the packaging, remove about an inch of dye from the base of the eyebrows with a damp Q-tip.
- Leave the remaining tint on your brows for about 10-15 minutes depending on the instructions, then remove it with a damp cotton round.
- Remove any excess dye from and around your brows with a stain remover.
Technique 2 – From Tail to Base
This technique requires careful timing, but it gives stunning effects:
- After you’ve cleaned the brow area, grab your angled brush and fill in the brows starting from the tail – leave the base of the brow clean.
- Wait a couple of minutes and apply a light amount of dye to the base by sketching out the shape and then gently filling in.
- Leave the tint on your brow for an additional 10-15 minutes. Because you started at the ends of your brows and applied the dye like a shadow at the base, you can leave everything on for the same amount of time.
- Remove the tint altogether with a damp cotton round. Use a stain remover if needed.
So, Should You Try Ombre Eyebrow Tint?
An ombre brow tint can save you a lot of time and effort when applying makeup and getting ready in the morning. You can forget all about your brow products for up to 6 weeks and enjoy the perks of waterproof, visibly fuller, and darker eyebrows!
If you’re not quite sure which treatment is the best option for you, check out this guide on the biggest differences between a brow tint and henna brows.
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