Eyebrow Tinting, done right
Women are flocking to salons and spas for a time-saving beauty trick: lash and brow tinting. An underlying consideration is your eye sensitivity and safety.
Getting your treatment done by an experienced professional who knows their stuff is the best step of all. Trained technicians understand that permanent eyelash and eyebrow tinting dyes may inflame small areas of tissue or cause small skin rashes.
If you wear contact lenses, here’s a smart tip. Take them out before your tinting procedure. For those with sensitive eyes, bring saline or lubricating eyedrops to rinse your eyes afterwards. Then, simply put your contacts back in the next day. Always check with your beauty consultant on do’s and don’ts and your aftercare.
More Tinting tips
Salon beauticians should know and tell you, hair dye is far too strong for eyelashes, and shouldn’t be used. Only specially formulated tints should be used on the eyebrows and eyelashes. And keeping a moistened pad on the skin below the eyelashes protects against skin irritation.
A semi-permanent, vegetable-based dye is applied to lashes with a small mascara wand for each eye. Followed with a colour developer shortly afterwards. A semi-permanent colour is another option, using a stronger solution that is longer lasting.
After roughly ten minutes, residue dye is wiped off, usually with a damp pad. And, in the rare case of any stinging, tell your beauty therapist so that she can apply the right products and procedure to calm your skin.
Blue-black is the most popular colour choice for lashes, with brow colour choices being a little more varied, depending on hair colour. The usual choice would be to have brow colours just a couple of shades darker than the hair. To help prolong the one to three month effect of brow and lash tinting – a great tip is to not use wipes, moisturisers or exfoliating facial cleansers, especially alpha-hydroxy and glycolic acid ones around the eyes and over the brows. At least for the first two weeks.
For extra wow factor with tinted lashes, add some mascara.
Long and Luscious Beauty!
Essential Beauty salons now offer a semi-permanent mascara treatment that takes the pain out of having to apply mascara every morning (and night). Creating perfect eyebrow arches can also make them a highlight. Shape them to your liking with a wax and tweeze.
Non-matching hair and eyebrow colours were a faux pas. Not any more!
Gone are the days where beauty therapists twirl fiddly, tiny strands of eyelash hair around a curler that are reminiscent of Frenchy in the movie, Grease. There’s a newer technology available to lift and curl those lashes, opening up the eyes. It’s a much simpler process involving perming the eyelashes into a semi-permanent curl.
Final Fabu-Lash tips
Eyelash and eyebrow tints last for four to six weeks. So do eyelash perms. To prolong the life of your tint or perm, don’t use oil-based moisturizers, cleansers, or wipes on your eyes. Adding mascara and eyebrow pencil makeup is fine.
It’s important to ask what each treatment can do for you, no matter which salon you go to, so you’re informed.