Wednesday, November 11, 2015

How to Dye Your Eyebrows at Home

As a natural blonde, my eyebrows have always looked like invisible little cobwebs rolled up and stuck to my face. I have tried several eyebrow pencils, brow powders, and gels to darken them but they always seemed too drawn on and artificial looking. I finally gave in and visited a professional eyebrow salon to have them tinted but 45 minutes and $30 later, my eyebrows looked great but I couldn't shake the "WTF I could do that myself!" thoughts. Since then, I started tinting my own eyebrows at home and I've saved a butt-load of money in the process. Did I mention how fast my morning routine has gotten as a result? No more drawing on entire dark eyebrows from scratch anymore! The results of dyeing your eyebrows last approximately 2 weeks just like any other professional results (from my experience) and they always look amazing.
Here's how to darken your brows at home!

You Will Need:

-Old Mascara Spoodle
-Cotton Balls/Dark Towel 
-An Ammonia Free Hair Dye. I always use Revlon, but Clairol is another great brand!

Before You Start...

It's easy peasy, but it's extremely important NOT to get any dye in your eyeballs. If you're nervous, you can always enlist a trustworthy friend to help you. 
Also, it may be worth your time to check yo'self for any allergic reactions to the dye. If you're a nervous nancy like me, follow these instructions here before putting anything on your face. 

Alright, Let's Do this! 

  1. Start with clean, dry, makeup free brows
  2. Prepare your dye by mixing 1:1 parts developer and dye in a small mixing bowl. You don't need much at all, so aim for about a lima bean sized dollop of both.
  3. Using a Q-tip or clean mascara spoodle, gently brush the dye through your brows, coating the hairs thoroughly. I usually start in the middle of my eyebrows and work out towards the tip, just because I find that the inner hairs are finer and take slightly more time to soak up the dye. If any gets on your skin, use a damp Q-tip to wipe it off.
  4. Set a timer in 5 minute increments to periodically check in. Wipe a section off with a damp Q-tip to check, and reapply dye if you'd like them to be darker.
  5. Once you're happy with how dark they are, wipe off the dye with a damp, dark towel or moistened cotton balls. I use a little facial soap after wiping the majority off just to make sure I got all the dye off my skin. Check out your new brows in the mirror! Add dye to areas that seem lighter.

***Sorry, but I HAD to post this creepy pic! You know me! What I was going to say is don't be freaked out if the dye gets waayyy darker in the middle of your process. This doesn't mean your eyebrows are now black and crazy like Jafar's from Alladin (or ya know, mine in this picture). This is just the dye working!
Before: Brows are virtually invisible
After: Brows are nice and dark
After applying ABH Dip Brow (seriously life changing!) 

Let me know what you think of DIY brow tinting and please let me know if you have any additional tips or tricks up your sleeve! Also, if you give this a try, let me know how it goes! I hope you are having a great week so far!


  1. Replies
    1. You should give it a go if you have light eyebrows! It makes such a difference!

  2. I was scrolling slow so I thought you "creepy picture" was the end result LOL. awesome tutorial :)


    1. Haha!! God, I wish it was! It looks sooo bad while it's in the process but thankfully, it doesn't stay like that for long :) Glad you like my creepy tutorial Sera!

  3. Your tips on doing this is so amazing! Sometimes people do it wrong and it can look like a mess but you have it down and such a brilliant job! Love your blog have an amazing weekend. xx

    1. Thank you so much Heather! I'm so happy you love my tips and tricks :)

  4. Love this post! I've always thought about coloring my eyebrows but haven't gone for it! I'm inspired :)


    1. You should try it! The dye is super inexpensive and lasts AGES. I feel like it'll expire before I use the entire thing bottle. Hope you're having a nice weekend Molly!

  5. How clever, it looks really good

    1. Thank you so much! I'm glad you enjoyed this post :)
      Have a great weekend!

  6. Such a great tip! Thanks for sharing,you look gorgeous as always :)

    Check out my blog if you want:

    Tamara xxx

    1. Thanks beautiful! I'm totally obsessed with your blog. I'm adding you on BlogLovin so I can keep up with you! ;) Hope you have a great weekend Tamara!

  7. Great tip! Always looking for new ways to improve my eyebrows

    Garland Girl

  8. It looks amazing dear!! Thanks for sharing!!
    Love from {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

    1. No problem at all! I am so happy you like it. Let me know if you try it out! Have a great weekend Trang :)