It's said that the eyes are the windows to the soul, so give those windows the best frames possible. Although the eyebrows are often overlooked -- except for the occasional wax or tweezing -- they frame and draw attention to your eyes when properly colored. Like other dyes, eyebrow dye contains man-made chemicals and causes negative reactions on sensitive skin. If your dye causes contact dermatitis or any other irritation, contact your primary care physician immediately.
Items you will need
- Clean towels
Read the dye manufacturer's instructions, cautions and allergen warnings carefully before using the product.
Apply a small dab of dye to an inconspicuous portion of skin such as the back of your neck or your inner bicep to test for potential reactions.
Inspect the application site in 48 hours. Proceed with dyeing your eyebrows if there are no signs of irritation.
Arrange the necessary materials within easy reach to keep the process as smooth as possible.
Wash your face with hot, soapy water to remove dirt, makeup and oils.
Dry your face with a clean towel. Dry your eyebrows completely before applying the color.
Apply the manufacturer's recommended amount of pigment to the thick inner portion of your eyebrows with short, even strokes.
Sweep a cotton swab along the outlines of the brows to remove excess dye and avoid skin stains. Touch up the application site to ensure that all the hairs are well-coated.
Apply the dye to the outer, thin portions of your eyebrows with short, even strokes.
Touch up the outline of the brows with a cotton swab. Allow the dye to set for the amount of time recommended by the manufacturer.
Dampen a clean old towel with warm water and clean the dye from your eyebrows. Take extra care to not get the color in your eyes.
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- For application, use the spool provided by the manufacturer or use a mascara wand that has been thoroughly cleaned with shampoo.
- Take extra care keep the dye away from your eyelashes and eyes.
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