Post # 1
Anyone ever had their eyebrows tinted or dyed?
I have super light, sparse eyebrows that I fill in with powder everyday, but I’m sick of doing it everyday! I want a longer-lasting solution, so I’m thinking of getting them tinted.
How long does it usually last? Is there anything I should look for in the beauty salon / their method of tinting? Does the tinting really make the eyebrows more apparent, or would I still have to fill them in a bit everyday?
Would love to hear from anyone that’s done this before! Thanks in advance! 🙂
P.S. If anyone has any suggestions for other long-lasting methods of filling in eyebrows, I’d love to hear those too! (Too scared to get them tattooed, though!!)
Post # 3
Just commenting to follow! I have nearly invisible brows because they are sooo light.
Post # 4
Oh yah, definitely don’t tattoo them!
I’m sure there must be ways of dying them, though I don’t know exactly as I am brunette. But I’d be leery of doing it at home since it’s your face – check out salons that dye hair, I bet they’d do brows as well.
Post # 5
My mom actually had her’s tattooed. It was a little painful but they look great and VERY natural.
Post # 6
ive had mine tattooed. they looked fantastic however, they only lasted about 3 years. the ink they use is so much more delicate and the nurse/aestetician doesnt ink as deep in the facial skin as standard tattooists do on other types of skin. i think tattooing the eyebrows is great, u just have to go to the right clinician who will use the right technique and ink and tools and pay the money for quality work.
Post # 7
My mom has hers tattooed as well and they look amazing; the woman who did it patented this technique called “Feathering”. Anyway, my mom paid an arm and a leg, but even 10 years later it looks great.
Personally, I tint my brows only when I change my hair colour. My eyebrows aren’t thin nor sparse, but I do it to flatter the hair colour. Others may think differently, but I don’t think I would recommend tinting unless you’re doing it to more closely match your hair colour, rather than using it to fill in sparse areas.
Post # 8
Thanks for the replies! Interesting to hear the positive reviews of tattoos. I have seen some that are done really well – where it looks like they tattoo tiny little hairs rather than a line through the eyebrow. I’m just too scared to do it!!
Post # 9
I have never done it but a close friend of mine has. She has very very blonde hair and eyebrows. She got her brows tinted for her wedding and they looked wonderful. It looked very natural and I would never have known she “tinted” them if she didn’t tell me.
Post # 10
- Wedding: June 2010 - parent's backyard
@ana77: I use regular permanent hair dye from Sally’s – they have such a huge range of colors. I don’t buy special dye for eyebrows, I just go for regular hair dye. the instructions say to not do that, but I don’t see why not. I’ve been doing it for more than 10 years just fine.
for color: I would start with only one shade darker than the hair on your head, in a neutral tone. “warm” can come across too yellow and “cool” can just look weird on the face.
I use a amall brush to apply it, about the size of an eyeliner brush only stiffer (purchased from an art store). if it gets on my skin it can stain it for a day or two, so the little brush helps me keep the dye “inside the lines” so I don’t end up with big weird looking brows.
I touch mine up every 3 weeks. it seems to fade faster than the hair on my head, I think because new growth is so noticeable in such a tiny area. honestly, this process only takes me about 10 minutes, it’s totally worth the trouble!
one more thing: tweeze the brows after you dye them. if you do it before, they can get irritated.
Post # 11
@nerdybird: Thanks so much for your advice. I may try it once or twice at a hair salon and if I like it try doing it on my own.