In my six years as a beauty editor, I’ve learnt some pretty amazing tips and tricks – like layering liquid and powder highlighter for an insane glow and mixing facial tanning drops with my moisturiser in winter so I don’t look like the walking dead.
But the most valuable and life-changing skill I’ve learnt is how to tint my own eyebrows. And guess what? It’s damn easy.
Big brows have been in since the 00s, and as a result, brow bars are booming with their threading, waxing and tinting services. And while I love seeing a professional every now and then, I found I can get a fresh brow look quite easily myself at home.
Being fair-haired (my natural colour is a mousey brown), my eyebrows really benefit from a tint, to make them 1-2 shades darker. Because I cleanse my skin thoroughly every night (micellar water counts!), a tint only lasts in my brows for a week or two, so this way I can have regular top-ups without splashing the cash.
Here’s how I do it…
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Eyebrow tint step-by-step
STEP 1. Start by prepping your tint mixture. You’ll find a tube of dye cream in the kit, and a dropper bottle of colour activator. Combine 1cm of cream and about 3 drops of the activator into the mixing dish and mix together until a spreadable consistency.