Without the help of makeup, my brows and lashes are pretty non-existent. I have only ever gotten my brows and lashes tinted once before, and even though I was happy with the results, it is expensive to have to get done every couple of months. I’ve been wanting to try tinting my brows and lashes myself, but the thought of it going horribly wrong has always kept me from trying it. However, since tinting is something I want to start doing regularly, I decided to rip the bandaid and finally give it a go at home with the BeautyLash Tinting Kit for Brows & Lashes*.
Even though tinting won’t make my brows or lashes look more full, it will allow them to be more prominent, so I look like less of a blank canvas when I’m not wearing any makeup. The BeautyLash Tinting Kit for Brows & Lashes* is designed for quick and gentle tinting that lasts for up to 6 weeks. It’s also great for sensitive skin, which is perfect for someone like myself who has very sensitive eyes. I went with the shade ‘Medium Brown’, as that shade best matched my eyebrows, but the kit also comes in ‘Dark Brown’ and ‘Black’.
Each kit includes:
- Colour Gel
- Developer Gel
- Spoolie Brush
- Grey Application Stick
- 16 Eye Protection Papers
- 2 Plastic Dish Compartments for Each Gel
Other things you will need:
- Oil-Free Makeup Remover
- Oil-Based Skin Cream
- Cotton Rounds
As long as you follow the instructions, the application is incredibly quick and easy to use and gives you instant results. You apply the colour gel first with the spoolie, and let it sit on your brows and lashes for 2-8 minutes depending on the intensity that you want (for me, less time on my brows, more time on my lashes). Then gently remove the excess colour with a Q-tip before applying the developer with the grey application stick. Both gels have a yellow tinge to them, but once you apply the developer the colour instantly changes to a dark brown. Leave the developer gel on for up to 4 minutes before removing.
Some helpful tips to note:
- You want to ensure your brows and lashes are clean and dry before you begin. Use an oil-free makeup remover, as oil-based products dissolve the tint faster and make it harder for the colour to adhere to the hair.
- Whilst you want a makeup remover that is oil-free, you want a cream that is oil-based to protect the surrounding skin from getting stained.
- When applying the developer gel to your lashes (specifically the lower lashes), don’t have too much of the developer on the application stick.
- It is much easier and less messy to tint your brows and lashes separately, than at the same time.
- Finally, make sure to remove the excess developer gel with a dry Q-tip before going in with a moist (not soaking wet) cotton round to avoid getting the product in your eyes.
As you can see from my before and after photos, the results are definitely very natural, but still noticeable. It’s been 2 weeks and the colour is still going strong and it is completely smudge and waterproof. As a ‘first time tinter’, I did have a couple of stains, but they faded within a couple of days. The best part is definitely that I have had no irritation in regards to my eyes and the surrounding skin from using this tinting kit.
Overall, I’m pleased with the results, and I know the more I do this the better I’ll get at it. I would prefer my lashes to be darker, so I would opt for the tinting kit in ‘Black’ to use exclusively on my lashes.
Have you tried an at home tinting kit before? How did it work for you?