How To Make Eyebrow Tint at Home

Eyebrow tinting is a popular beauty trend that can enhance your natural brows and make them look fuller and more defined. Eyebrow tinting can also save you time and money by reducing the need for makeup products and salon visits. However, eyebrow tinting can also be expensive and risky if done by unprofessional or unhygienic salons. That’s why many people prefer to make their own eyebrow tint at home using natural and safe ingredients.

In this blog post, we will show you how to make eyebrow tint at home using four different methods: cocoa powder and activated charcoal, eye shadow and petroleum jelly, coffee grounds and cocoa powder, and henna and lemon juice. We will also provide you with some tips and FAQs on how to apply and maintain your eyebrow tint.

Method 1: Cocoa Powder and Activated Charcoal

This method is suitable for people who want a dark brown or black tint for their eyebrows. Cocoa powder and activated charcoal are both natural pigments that can stain your eyebrows and make them look darker. Aloe vera gel and vitamin E oil are added to nourish and moisturize your eyebrows.

What You Need

  • 1 teaspoon of aloe vera gel
  • 1 teaspoon of cocoa powder
  • 1/4 to 1/2 capsule of activated charcoal
  • 3-4 drops of vitamin E oil (optional)
  • A small bowl and a spoon
  • An angled makeup brush
  • A cotton swab
  • A baby wipe

How To Do It

  1. In a small bowl, mix the aloe vera gel and the cocoa powder until well combined.
  2. Open the capsule of activated charcoal and pour a small amount into the bowl. Start with 1/4 of a capsule and add more if you want a darker tint. Stir well.
  3. If you want, you can also add a few drops of vitamin E oil to the mixture. This will help your eyebrows grow healthier and fuller.
  4. Using an angled makeup brush, apply the mixture to your eyebrows following the shape and direction of your brow hairs. Make sure to coat every hair evenly and avoid getting the mixture on your skin.
  5. Leave the mixture on your eyebrows for about 20 minutes or until the desired color is achieved.
  6. Use a cotton swab to clean up any excess mixture around your eyebrows.
  7. Use a baby wipe to gently remove the mixture from your eyebrows. Be careful not to rub too hard or you might remove the tint as well.
  8. Admire your tinted eyebrows and enjoy!

How To Store It

You can store the leftover mixture in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Before using it again, make sure to stir it well and check the consistency. If it is too dry, you can add a little bit of water or aloe vera gel to thin it out.

Method 2: Eye Shadow and Petroleum Jelly

This method is suitable for people who want a quick and easy way to tint their eyebrows using products they already have at home. Eye shadow and petroleum jelly are both common makeup items that can be used to create a tint for your eyebrows. You can choose any dark-colored eye shadow that matches your hair color, such as black, brown, or bronze.

What You Need

  • An old eye shadow
  • Petroleum jelly
  • A toothpick or a brush
  • A small plate or a lid
  • An eyebrow brush
  • A cotton swab
  • A wet cotton pad

How To Do It

  1. Break up the eye shadow with a toothpick or a brush until it becomes a fine powder. You can use the whole eye shadow or just a part of it depending on how much tint you want to make.
  2. Transfer the eye shadow powder to a small plate or a lid. Add petroleum jelly to the powder and mix well until you get a thick gel. You can adjust the amount of petroleum jelly depending on how thick or thin you want the tint to be.
  3. Using an eyebrow brush, apply the tint to your eyebrows following the shape and direction of your brow hairs. Make sure to coat every hair evenly and avoid getting the tint on your skin.
  4. Leave the tint on your eyebrows for about 10 to 20 minutes or until the desired color is achieved.
  5. Use a cotton swab to clean up any excess tint around your eyebrows.
  6. Use a wet cotton pad to gently remove the tint from your eyebrows. Be careful not to rub too hard or you might remove the tint as well.
  7. Admire your tinted eyebrows and enjoy!

How To Store It

You can store the leftover tint in an airtight container at room temperature for several months. Before using it again, make sure to stir it well and check the consistency. If it is too dry, you can add a little bit of petroleum jelly to soften it.

Method 3: Coffee Grounds and Cocoa Powder

This method is suitable for people who want a natural and eco-friendly way to tint their eyebrows using ingredients they can find in their kitchen. Coffee grounds and cocoa powder are both natural pigments that can stain your eyebrows and make them look darker. Coconut oil, honey, and aloe vera gel are added to nourish and moisturize your eyebrows.

What You Need

  • 2 tablespoons of old coffee grounds
  • 1 teaspoon of cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel
  • A small bowl and a spoon
  • A microwave or a stove
  • An angled makeup brush
  • A cotton swab
  • A baby wipe

How To Do It

  1. In a small bowl, add the coffee grounds and the cocoa powder. Mix well.
  2. Add the coconut oil and the honey to the bowl. If the coconut oil is solid, you may need to heat it up for a few seconds in the microwave or on the stove until it becomes liquid. Stir well.
  3. Add the aloe vera gel to the bowl and stir well again. Let the mixture sit for a few minutes so that the ingredients can blend together.
  4. Using an angled makeup brush, apply the mixture to your eyebrows following the shape and direction of your brow hairs. Make sure to coat every hair evenly and avoid getting the mixture on your skin.
  5. Leave the mixture on your eyebrows for about 20 minutes or until the desired color is achieved.
  6. Use a cotton swab to clean up any excess mixture around your eyebrows.
  7. Use a baby wipe to gently remove the mixture from your eyebrows. Be careful not to rub too hard or you might remove the tint as well.
  8. Admire your tinted eyebrows and enjoy!

How To Store It

You can store the leftover mixture in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Before using it again, make sure to stir it well and check the consistency. If it is too dry, you can add a little bit of water or aloe vera gel to thin it out.

Method 4: Henna and Lemon Juice

This method is suitable for people who want a red or brown tint for their eyebrows. Henna is a natural dye that has been used for centuries to color skin and hair. Lemon juice is added to activate the henna and make it last longer.

What You Need

  • A small spoonful of henna powder
  • Lemon juice
  • A small bowl and a spoon
  • A plastic wrap or a lid
  • A refrigerator
  • An angled makeup brush
  • A cotton swab
  • A wet cotton pad

How To Do It

  1. In a small bowl, add the henna powder. Add lemon juice a few drops at a time and stir well. Keep adding lemon juice until you get a thick paste. You don’t want the paste to be too runny or too dry.
  2. Cover the bowl with a plastic wrap or a lid and put it in the refrigerator for 8 to 12 hours. This will allow the henna to release its color and become more effective.
  3. Take the bowl out of the refrigerator and stir the paste well. If it is too thick, you can add a little bit of water to thin it out.
  4. Using an angled makeup brush, apply the paste to your eyebrows following the shape and direction of your brow hairs. Make sure to coat every hair evenly and avoid getting the paste on your skin.
  5. Leave the paste on your eyebrows for about 20 minutes or until the desired color is achieved. You can leave it longer if you want a darker or more intense tint.
  6. Use a cotton swab to clean up any excess paste around your eyebrows.
  7. Use a wet cotton pad to gently remove the paste from your eyebrows. Be careful not to rub too hard or you might remove the tint as well.
  8. Admire your tinted eyebrows and enjoy!

How To Store It

You can store the leftover paste in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Before using it again, make sure to stir it well and check the consistency. If it is too dry, you can add a little bit of water or lemon juice to thin it out.

Tips and FAQs

  • Before applying any of the eyebrow tints, do a patch test on a small area of your skin to check for any allergic reactions or sensitivity. If you experience any itching, burning, or redness, do not use the tint on your eyebrows.
  • If you have sensitive skin, you may want to avoid using lemon juice or henna, as they can be irritating or drying for some people. You can substitute lemon juice with water or vinegar, and henna with beetroot powder or cinnamon powder.
  • To make your eyebrow tint last longer, avoid washing your eyebrows with soap or shampoo, as they can strip away the color. You can use a gentle cleanser or micellar water to clean your eyebrows instead.
  • To protect your eyebrow tint from fading, apply a thin layer of petroleum jelly or coconut oil over your eyebrows before going to bed. This will create a barrier and lock in the color.
  • To enhance your eyebrow tint, you can also use an eyebrow gel or mascara to add more definition and volume to your brows. You can choose a clear or a tinted one depending on your preference.

FAQs

  • How long does eyebrow tinting last? Eyebrow tinting can last anywhere from a few days to a few weeks, depending on the method, the ingredients, and how often you wash your eyebrows. Generally, the henna method lasts the longest, followed by the coffee and cocoa method, the eye shadow and petroleum jelly method, and the cocoa and charcoal method.
  • Is eyebrow tinting safe? Eyebrow tinting is generally safe if you use natural and safe ingredients and follow the instructions carefully. However, some people may have allergic reactions or sensitivity to some of the ingredients, especially lemon juice and henna. That’s why it is important to do a patch test before applying any of the eyebrow tints. If you experience any itching, burning, or redness, do not use the tint on your eyebrows. Also, avoid getting the tint in your eyes, as it can cause irritation or infection. If you do, rinse your eyes with water immediately and seek medical attention if needed.
  • Can I use hair dye to tint my eyebrows? No, you should not use hair dye to tint your eyebrows, as it can be harmful for your skin and eyes. Hair dye contains harsh chemicals that can damage your eyebrow hairs, cause skin irritation, or even blindness if they get in your eyes. Hair dye is also not designed for eyebrows, so it may not give you the desired color or result. Stick to natural and safe ingredients that are meant for eyebrows, such as the ones we mentioned in this blog post.
  • Can I use food coloring to tint my eyebrows? No, you should not use food coloring to tint your eyebrows, as it can also be harmful for your skin and eyes. Food coloring contains artificial colors and additives that can stain your skin, cause allergic reactions, or irritate your eyes. Food coloring is also not designed for eyebrows, so it may not give you the desired color or result. Stick to natural and safe ingredients that are meant for eyebrows, such as the ones we mentioned in this blog post.

I hope this blog post was helpful and informative for you. If you have any questions or feedback, please leave a comment below. Thank you for reading and happy eyebrow tinting! 

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