Hey everyone! So as you all know from previous posts showing me without makeup...having natural blonde hair for me also means having super blonde eyebrows (you can see in the picture below too)
This was a learning experience...as it was the first time i actually dyed my brows and it turned out pretty well so I thought I'd share and give a few tips I learned!
-Some kind of plastic container to mix the dye in (like an empty yogurt cup...I cut the bottom off of an iced tea bottle...but the dye will stain whatever you use)
-Eyebrow Spoolie (I took this one from the tester section at Sephora..I mean borrowed)
-Q-Tips (also known as cotton buds)
-Some kind of thick ream or vaseline
*I used a henna dye for this as it is a lot easier to clean up if you get it outside your brows. It forms into a paste when you mix it and then hardens so it won't drip into your eyes and you can wipe it off with a Q-Tip when applying and it won't stain your skin*
-would not recommend using box hairdye for this-
the first thing I did as recommended by the box was to apply a heavy cream (or you can use vaseline) around the brows to create a barrier against the dye from staining your skin. Here you can also see how blonde my brows were so basically I started with a blank canvas haha
then I applied the dye (it came in two packages and you just mixed the two together, I show it in the first picture) with an eyebrow spoolie (or tester mascara wand). I then took a q tip and wiped off all the excess dye that I got outside of my brows
follow the instructions on the box on how long to wait and then remove the dye. Mine said to just wash off with soap and water (henna hardens as it dries) but some say remove with a cotton pad. the picture above shows the color I got after five minutes (the directions were to leave it on for 5-10 minutes). I went with less time because since I had never used this dye before I didn't know how dark it would go and since the color on the box says brown and I just wanted a dark blonde I went with less time.
I still wanted it a bit darker so I reapplied (they gave me a lot of product in the package) and left this on for another four minutes.
this application I didn't use the cream around my eyebrows...I just put it on with the spoolie and then cleaned up with the Q-Tips but if you are using a thinner dye I would probably use a cream...this stuff just didn't stain my skin extremely quickly and is far easier to do without the cream
and this is the final result! Not bad going from can't see at all eh?
my eyebrows were my biggest insecurity that makes me wear makeup....I would go makeup free a lot more if I had visible eyebrows as my skin isn't all that bad...