Fortunately, the era of narrow and thin eyebrows is over. Instead, we enjoy the growth of our eyebrows and prefer to use our eyebrows in a natural and thick way. But not everyone has full and defined eyebrows that give facial expressions and give more contour and expression. The lighter colored ones, in particular, often have less dark, barely visible brows.
How to paint your eyebrows correctly?
You can have your eyebrows dyed at the hairdresser, beautician or eyebrow bars, or you can dye them yourself. Whether from pharmacies, perfumeries or online stores – there are now many offers for paint kits. But just like with hair coloring, many things can go wrong when coloring eyebrows. Top tips to protect you from unpleasant color results.
1. Pre-test compatibility
The colors and developer gels you apply to your eyebrows can sometimes irritate the sensitive skin around your eyes. Some people are even allergic to colors. This can result in swelling around the eyes, severe redness and burning of the skin. Before painting your eyebrows, test the color on an inconspicuous area of your skin. Apply a small amount to one area of the body about a day or two before eyebrow dyeing and observe the reaction over the next few hours and days. If you do not see a visible or noticeable reaction, you can safely use the product on your eyebrows.
2. Choosing the right color
To achieve the most natural result possible, you should not color your eyebrows too dark. The closer the color is to your natural brow, the finer your color result will be. Light types can go for medium blonde, light brown or graphite tones. Brunettes can choose an intense shade of brown. It is better to start with a lighter shade and gradually approach a darker shade.
3. Prepare the skin and eyebrows
But before resorting to coloring, you should prepare your skin around your eyebrows and apply a greasy cream. In this way, you prevent the unpleasant discoloration of your skin. Your eyebrows should be free of make-up and skin oils. Ideally, you should use some micellar water for this.
4. Apply eyebrow color correctly
After mixing the colorant and developer gel together, you can carefully apply the color with a thin brush. Paint your eyebrows first in the direction of growth, then in the other direction. Make sure all hairs are evenly covered with color.
5. Correct exposure time
Depending on the color, the exposure time is between half a minute and a full five minutes. The longer the color is applied, the darker it will be. Light-colored hair usually absorbs color very quickly, so a short exposure time is sufficient.
6. Wash the eye color
After the desired exposure time, you should carefully remove the color with a damp cotton pad. Start with the eyebrow you painted first. Your eyebrows may darken a little in the first few minutes.