For some reason the idea of eyebrow tinting terrified me. I’ve been lasered, waxed, Botoxed and bleached but tinting seemed especially risky. ????? But ever the science geek, I had to try it out. After checking out several salons, I choose the Benefit Brow Bar. I had watched them work and I was genuinely impressed by the careful and individual approach they took with every brow.
My brow whisperer Shante had beautiful brows which gave me a great sense of confidence. I discussed the celebrity brow expert who had striped off my once thick brows. A year later, they had not returned to their normal fullness. Shante reassured me that it can take 12-18 moths for an over- plucked brow to recover. She primarily cleaned up stray hairs and flattened out the too round arch. Yea! She mixed a small dab of vegetable dye in a tiny cup and
brushed it on my brows. No stinging, no burning and she wiped it off in 3 minutes.
When I looked in the mirror, I felt my brows looked thicker and stronger where there was actually some brow hairs. But the brow on the right still did not have much of a tail. It really looked like half a brow. I had read that tinting would color tiny pale hairs and make the brow look more even. It really didn’t work that way for me on my right brow– but the left brow was just about perfect. It is supposed to last about a month and I will certainly try to go darker next time.
Next Step in My Eyebrow Makeover
We’ve all heard of fake eyelasehes where single or small clumps of lashed are attached to the lash line. Now there is a similar strategy for eyebrows, that attach individual brow hairs to the existing brow. They last about two weeks and fall off with the natural shedding of eyebrow hairs. As Mulder said to Scully– “the truth is out there”.