Wednesday 6 November 2013

Everybody needs some brows

As some of you may or may not know, I am in fact a natural blonde. This little feature, as with anything, comes with its fair share of advantages and disadvantages. . .

-fair hair on my arms and legs, extra couple days of regrowth there! 
-compliments on my hair colour (when Iv'e not chucked a bottle of ginger dye on it like I have at the moments anyway) 
-easy to experiment with pastel hair shades 


I managed to find this little 'beauty' lurking on my laptop. Here I am about 15, have yet to pick up an eyebrow pencil and as you can see, there is very little pigmentation to my brow hairs.

Now I know I'm not alone in this one. There are many of us out there with incredibly fair eyebrows and eyelashes, so fair they're virtually undetectable. Since discovering make up I always feel my face looks incredibly odd until I've added a coat of mascara or two and drawn on some trusty eyebrows. 
It's only in the last few years I've realised the importance of a well groomed set of brows. I've looked back at old photos and wondered how I never noticed what had been staring me the face, or rather not staring at me - my missing eyebrows. 
Now make up is a fantastic tool for creating a set of tailor-made brows to suit your mood, these days however I need something a little more permanent for when make up just may not have the staying power, and so I don't give myself a fright looking in the mirror when I've woken up looking 'au naturel'. Here is a brief little tutorial on my brow dying routine.

The above image shows my eyebrows approximately 6 weeks since my last dye application, it's as light as I can bare them to be. 

My dye kit of choice is the colorsport 30 day mascara in brown. 

Mix up the dye according to the instructions (be sure to do a patch test 24hours prior to dying). I really don't rate the stick provided with the kit so like to use a spool brush to apply the dye to my brows.

If you don't have one of these then you can clean an old mascara wand and it will do the same job. I'm pretty messy when I apply the dye to ensure I cover all the hairs, I then clean up the edges creating a clean line under my brow with a damp cotton bud. 

Leave the dye on for as long as the kit states, if you're still unsure wipe away a little of dye and check what stage the colour has reached. if they are not dark enough then recover the hair with some more dye and leave a little longer.
When it is time to remove the dye I like to wipe away the majority with a make up wipe or damp tissue. I then wash my face with my normal cleanser and make sure to thoroughly wash my brows with it too.
Now all the hair has been dyed you can tweeze any hairs that are our of place as they will be much easier to spot. 

This is how my brows now look after tinting and shaping. Now if I don't have time to draw them on it's not so much of a disaster!

Hope this helped my fellow brow-less beauties :) 



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