(Closed) Brow Tinting / Dyeing?

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
1301 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Just commenting to follow!  I have nearly invisible brows because they are sooo light.

Post # 4
10453 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

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
2831 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

My mom actually had her’s tattooed. It was a little painful but they look great and VERY natural.

Post # 6
2351 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
154 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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 # 9
1011 posts
Bumble bee

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
1427 posts
Bumble bee
  • 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. 

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