Everything You Need to Know About Eyebrow Tinting

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Expert Advise on Eyebrow Tinting

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It's no secret that eyebrows are one of the most important features on our face. While we all have different shapes, sizes, colors, and textures of brows, there are simple ways to take care of them and make sure that they are in perfect condition every single day. Eyebrow tinting can make a huge difference, but what's the best way to tint and shape them? Should we have it professionally done or try to do this ourselves? We chatted with Benefit Cosmetics Global Brow Expert, Jared Bailey, who answered a few frequently asked questions and provided us with some amazing information to keep your brows in the best shape ever. 

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How Often Should You Tint Your Eyebrows?

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This is something that can be confusing, as each hair type takes to tint differently and it's not always the same timeline as having your hair colored.

Here's what Jared Bailey had to say: 

"A brow tint is the must-have service for anyone looking to get fuller-looking frames for their face. Every brow is filled with soft & fine vellus hair that, when tinted, can create a fuller, thicker brow instantly. In addition to adding depth and dimension to a look, brow tinting can also add length to the end of a brow where our hairs tend to be lighter and finer. Over the course of three to four weeks the tint slowly begins to fade away so you don’t have to worry about a messy grow out period like you do with hair color."

After you've tinted your brows, using a product to groom them and keep them in place is key. Pomades and brow gels are ideal if you have thicker, coarser brows with hair that tends to not lay flat. Brush the pomade through the brow in an upward motion to help hair look more full and also stay put. If you don't want to add any color, you can use a clear mascara or brow gel just to help with stray hairs. When opting to use a powder to fill in your brows, apply it in an upward motion with an angled brow brush to mimic the look of hair-like strokes. 

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What Color Should My Eyebrows Be?

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Should you match your brows to your hair color? Do they need to be lighter or darker to stand out? 

Answer:

"Just a hint of custom brow tint will thicken up the look of thin or patchy eyebrows. For a more natural look, I recommend a color that mimics the deepest shade found in the hair on your head and carry that color throughout the entire length of the brow. This will give the brows a wash of fullness. For a little more definition, I would take it one to two shades deeper than the base tone of your hair. It’s the perfect way to add a bit more exuberance to any frame."

Over time our brows can shed naturally and we tend to lose our hair. If you feel like you've over-plucked your brows or they are thinning out, there are ways to help stimulate growth to the hair follicle to help eyebrows grow back. This serum from VEGAbrow can help you grow your hair and create a fuller-looking appearance. 

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What's the Best Tint to Use to Dye Eyebrows at Home?

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If you're going to try a DIY brow tint at home, there are a few things to keep in mind. Which kits are the best to use and is there anything specific to focus on?

Answer:

"Some things are best left to the pros… however, if you’re going to DIY your own brow tint, look for products that are specially made for the face and eye area. Before applying the tint, always make sure to protect the skin from staining with a thin layer of Vaseline or night cream. And always remember to wipe away some of the tint to check the color so it doesn’t become too intense."