Changing the color of your eyebrows is simple enough with a pencil or a powder, but for longer lasting results, dyeing eyebrows is the way to go. Usually, eyebrows coloring should be left to a specialist, but you can also do it at home.

Dyeing eyebrows is more risky than simply dyeing your hair since the dye can have very harmful effects if it gets in your eyes. Once you've shaped your eyebrows and gently cleaned your skin around the area, you can start coloring.

How to Dye Eyebrows

Make sure you've mixed the eyebrow dye correctly. You should only apply it when it has a thick consistency, a paste that won't run and get in your eyes.

Make sure you don't end up with stained skin by applying petroleum jelly on the eyebrows before starting with the dye. Use the applicator in the packaging to cover every hair with the paste.

After you've let the dye on as long as the packaging instructed you to, gently remove it with a cotton swab, while keeping your eyes closed, so there's no risk of irritation.

Finish off by washing your face thoroughly to remove any possible stains and the petroleum jelly.

When Not To Dye Your Eyebrows

Eyebrow Dye Kits

If this is your first time dyeing eyebrows with a new product, always perform a skin test 24 hours before the actual application.

You can opt for a tinting kit, like the Julienne Eyelash Eyebrow Tint Tinting Kit or the Godefroy Instant Eyebrow Tint Dark Brown.

Other products designed specifically for your eyebrows include 1000 Hour Eyelash & Brow Dye Kit and Eylure Dylash – Eyelash & Eyebrow Dye Kit 45 Day Mascara.

How to Dye Your Eyebrows with Hair Dye

If you want your eyebrows to get the exact same shade as your hair, you can color them with hair dye, but don't ignore the fact that no hair dyes are FDA approved for use on your eyebrows.

To minimize any risks, dyeing eyebrows should be performed once your hair is done, dried and pulled back away from your face. Gently rub a little petroleum jelly on your eyebrows, then apply the hair dye with a cotton pad and comb through your eyebrows for even application with either an old mascara wand or a toothbrush.

Leave the dye on for the amount of time you left it on your hair or a little bit longer if your eyebrow hair is significantly thicker.

When NOT to dye your eyebrows

If you have sensitive skin and if you are prone to rashes, forget about dyeing your eyebrows, especially with hair dye.

If you're thinking about how to dye your eyebrows because of a few white hairs, use a brow powder for a while before even considering this procedure.

See also:
Tips for Perfect Looking Eyebrows
Eyebrows for Hooded Eyes

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