Because of my love of Do-It-Yourself projects, I’ve always enjoyed experimenting with different at-home beauty treatments that normally require an expensive visit to the salon. Plus, if there’s an opportunity for me to save a couple dollars, I’m always down. Many of these treatments definitely have a learning curve and take some practice. But, if I was able to teach myself these DIY treatments, you can too! Here is everything you need to know to get started, and some purchase options to bring the glam squad right to you at home!
I love that full, natural brows are a “thing” now. I never ever want to go back to the days of tiny, sleek brows (TBT to 2010). I pretty much gave up on waxing my eyebrows, and only pluck strays every once in a while. Otherwise, I let ’em grow how they do, and fill them in when doing my makeup and want a bolder look.
To make them look filled in and darker naturally, I love dyeing or “tinting” my brows at home! It’s super subtle, but in my opinion, makes a huge difference! This DIY option is insanely cheap and easy. I got this 1000 Hour Eyelash & Brow Dye / Tint Kit on Amazon for $22, and I highly recommend it!
Because I probably got a shade too dark (Brown/Black) and also don’t want a REALLY dramatic change, I only leave this dye on for half the recommended time. Here is what comes in the box:
- Tube of cream color dye
- Developer liquid
- Applicator wand
- Spoolie brush
- Undereye protection pads (for eyelash dying- this post coming soon!)
You’ll also need some Q-tips, Vaseline, and a small mixing bowl. Here are the steps:
- Mix the cream color dye with developer liquid in a small mixing bowl (it took me a couple tries to get the consistency just right because the instructions are a little vague).
- Using a Q-tip, apply Vaseline on the skin around the eyebrow where you don’t want any dye. This helps protect the dye from dyeing your skin and helps the dye go on in the particular brow shape that you want.
- Using the applicator want or spoolie, apply a good amount of dye onto your brows.
- Wait 10-15 minutes.
- Remove with a damp paper towel or washcloth.
And that’s it!
The great thing about this dye is that it is only semi-permanent. So, if you screw up the first time like I did, you can always use some face wash and rub the crap out of your brows until the dye fades a bit. Otherwise, this dye lasts me around a month before it starts fading! I’ve used this 4 or 5 times, and I’ve barely made a dent in the amount of product I got. So in my opinion, the $22 is totally worth it for probably over 10 uses!