How to Tint Your Eyebrows and Eyelashes

Eyebrow and eyelash tinting has been around for a while now and has become very common not only among adults but also teenagers. Such is the popularity of this service that numerous makeup companies and brands have flooded the market with DIY eyebrow tinting sets. The advantages of such eyebrow and eyelash tinting are many.

Firstly, this process helps you define your eyes, even if they are deep set or if you suffer from dark circles around them. Secondly, by colouring your eyebrows and eyelashes in a flattering colour, you do away with the need of doing them up through daily makeup. Thirdly, this process especially works well on fair-skinned people who have to live with light-coloured eyelashes and eyebrows, which almost seem invisible. Lastly, tinting works equally well for women getting on in age and having to bear greying and thinning brows and lashes. How to tint your Eyebrows and Eyelashes.

The following items will be used:

  • Facial cleansing wipes
  • Vaseline
  • Cotton wool
  • Glass bowl
  • Tint for your eyelashes and eyebrows
  • 10% Peroxide
  • Cotton buds
  • 212 Spoolie Brush

Before you start tinting, here are a few things to remember:

  • Match the tint colour to the same or a similar shade as your hair.
  • Get your eyebrows shaped well before you do the tinting.

If you’re doing it at home, make sure that you read the instructions on the product leaflet carefully.

  • Always make sure that you do a patch test, on the palm of the hand, for example, to see if the tint is compatible with your skin.

Now let’s start with the practical…

Step 1: Pull your client’s hair back with a hair band.

Step 2: Ensure that your client’s face is clean and free from any makeup etc.

Step 3: Apply Vaseline all around your client’s eyes and eyebrows, depending on the area where you want to tint. This will ensure that no colour gets onto the skin of her eyes or forehead.

Step 4: Cut a ball of round cotton wool in half, dip it into the water and squeeze out the excess water. Apply these half-moon pieces underneath your client’s eyes to ensure that no tint comes in contact with her skin.

Step 5: Take a glass bowl and squeeze out a pea-sized amount of tint into the bottom of the bowl.

Step 6: Drop 3 drops of 10% peroxide onto the tinting colour and mix it with an earbud or brow brush. It is advisable that you use colours that are two shades closer to your client’s eyebrow colour.

Step 7: Apply the colour onto her eyelashes. If you do this on yourself, then make sure that your eye is closed while looking in the mirror with the other eye.

Step 8: Leave the colour on for 10-15 minutes. Please check to product’s leaflet for the exact duration.

Step 9: After 15 minutes, take a wet cotton wool and use it to wipe over your client’s eyelashes. Repeat this step a few times using multiple cotton balls of wool until there’s no colour visible on the cotton wool.

Step 10: Wet a cotton bud and gently “roll” it over and underneath your client’s eyelashes. Ask her to keep her eyes closed while doing this. Repeat the same procedure on the other side.

Step 11: Comb your client’s eyebrows neatly with the 211 Lash Brow Groomer Brush.

Step 12: Moving onto the eyebrows: Take a glass bowl and squeeze out a pea-sized amount of tint into the bottom of the bowl.

Step 13: Drop 3 drops of 10% peroxide onto the tinting colour and mix it with a cotton bud or brow brush. Remember to check the product’s leaflet for the exact amount.

Step 14: Apply this colour onto your client’s eyebrows starting at the end and working it inwards towards the inner corner of her eyes. With this application, you are working against the hair growth and ensuring that every hair gets tinted.

Step 15: Leave the tint between 45 and 90 seconds, depending on the darkness of the colour you want to achieve and also according to the particular product’s instructions.

Step 16: Wet a ball of cotton wool and wipe it all over your client’s eyebrows.

Step 17: Finally, take your eyebrow comb and comb your client’s eyebrows neatly towards their original position.


Never leave the colour on longer than instructed, as given its thick concentration and a small area of application, such dyes literally work within minutes, and by leaving them on for too long, you risk colouring your skin as well.

Written by DotHouse

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