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Would I be stupid to tint my own eyebrows?

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KoalaDownUnder Sun 28-Aug-16 04:12:56

My eyebrows are fine, pale and fairly sparse (naturally - not overplucked). I swim / sweat a lot and they don't 'hold' tint for long.

I'm tired of paying through the nose for professional brow tinting. Anyone do their own? What do you use? Do I risk burning my face off??

Sweetdreamsaremadeofthis Sun 28-Aug-16 04:17:04

I bought a eyebrow and eyelash tint in boots if thats any help i just used it for my eyebrows tho was too scare to do my lashes

Sweetdreamsaremadeofthis Sun 28-Aug-16 04:18:28

Im sure it was by eyelure if thats any help to you

KoalaDownUnder Sun 28-Aug-16 04:31:53

Oh thank you - Eyelure rings a bell

tigertreats Sun 28-Aug-16 04:35:55

Hi I do mine every few weeks with the eyelure stuff. Quick and easy.
May look darker at first
Always get lots of compliments after but no one knows what has changed !

ohidoliketobe Sun 28-Aug-16 04:38:11

I do my own with Eyelure dyebrow. Dead easy.

KoalaDownUnder Sun 28-Aug-16 04:59:05

Bizarrely, I just found this is in the bathroom cabinet. (Bought ages ago for lashes and chickened out!) The same as Eyelure, no?

Sweetdreamsaremadeofthis Sun 28-Aug-16 05:08:41

Yes looks the same koala just check the use by date and give it a bash hope u like the results post us a before and after

KoalaDownUnder Sun 28-Aug-16 05:14:31

Great, I will! Thanks so much for all the advice. flowers

cardoon Sun 28-Aug-16 05:54:14

Have you done it yet Koala?

KoalaDownUnder Sun 28-Aug-16 09:30:33

Haven't done it yet! Will do tonight and post pics hopefully not looking like a muppet


OopsThereGoMyTrousers Sun 28-Aug-16 09:37:12

I use Niceneasy root touch up for my eyebrows, mainly cos there's a more subtle range of colours.
However my brows are quite thick and dark, just with a lot of rogue white ones - skin staining could be a problem if your brows are sparse.
Reminds me, must do mine today

RandomDent Sun 28-Aug-16 09:42:34

I use Just for Men, the beard and moustache one. Seems to work more quickly!

bluebeck Sun 28-Aug-16 17:22:32

I tried that Eyelure stuff and it didn't work at all. My brows are like yours I think OP. I left it on for twice the recommended time after it didn't work th first time, and still no joy angry

I am tempted to use Just for Men!!!

RandomDent Sun 28-Aug-16 17:42:09

Seriously do, I find it much better. I don't leave it on for the full five minutes, though.

bluebeck Sun 28-Aug-16 18:03:32

I am hitting Tesco tomorrow I know how to live! so I will grab a box and report back grin

Judydreamsofhorses Sun 28-Aug-16 18:30:10

I buy tint from Amazon which is the same as they use in the threaders I go to. It's called Strictly Professional and works better than the Boots stuff. I use brown for brows, blue/black for lashes. You need to buy the tint and developer separately.

bimbobaggins Sun 28-Aug-16 18:36:49

I also use the strictly professional tint, it's the same stuff they sell in salon services to beauticians. You can't buy it over the counter unless you have a trade card. I also recently bought a boots sleek eyebrow kit for filling in which I would thoroughly recommend

FlamingoFling Sun 28-Aug-16 18:43:53

I buy refectocil from Amazon - do my eyebrows every two weeks and it's brilliant. Plus saves a small fortune smile

CatNip2 Sun 28-Aug-16 18:47:05

I do mine but I also buy strictly professional from Amazon, I line the top and bottom with Vaseline, then slap the dye on then remove the Vaseline using a cotton bud to get a reasonable shade. They look a bit thick for the first few days yen they are great, I have the blonde hairs removed professionally with threading.

CatNip2 Sun 28-Aug-16 18:49:13

*shape not shade

bigTillyMint Sun 28-Aug-16 18:50:24

I posted a similar thread recently and just did my eyebrows and lashes the other night - I thought my eyebrows didn't look dark enough at first, so I put more on! They are a bit darker than usual, but not too bad and I know it will wear off. The lashes are great.

All pretty easy and way cheaper than having them done at the salon wink

FrancisCrawford Sun 28-Aug-16 18:55:55

I dye my friends hair at home, and do her eyebrows at the end, using the hair dye.

Works perfectly.

We buy peroxide and tubes of hair colour from Salon Services, use the same amount of each and mix together and apply.

It works out much cheaper

dragonsarebest Sun 28-Aug-16 19:45:08

Another refectocil user here. Dead easy, cheap, quick.

Auntpodder Sun 28-Aug-16 19:58:58

Like RandomDent I use Just for Men beard and moustache dye. Same as eyebrow tint but you get much more for your money. I wouldn't use it on my eyelashes but do on my ultra fair brows and it's brilliant. Read about it in the Guardian, if that adds credibility.

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