Why you should consider a brow tint

You haven’t seen the full potential of your face until you’ve tinted your eyebrows (and eyelashes, for that matter). I’m not saying everyone should walk around with pitch black eyebrows, but there are great benefits to a brow tint.

I tint my own eyebrows every couple of months not to darken them (they’re already black), but to colour all the fine baby blonde brows inbetween that are otherwise invisible. Even the darkest pair of eyebrows benefits from this as it makes your brows look so much fuller and more dense. When my brows are tinted the gap I have on my left eyebrow is about 50% less visible, and I hardly ever use any brow filling products.

While I’m at it I’ll sometimes paint the excess tint onto my eyelashes with a mascara wand as this is another beauty trick that makes a huge difference to a makeup-free face – especially on the lower lashes in my case. I wouldn’t advise this if you’re not confident in your abilities, as I often have burny eyes afterwards. When I remember I rather make an appointment to have it done professionally when I go for a wax every six weeks.

While eyebrow tint is fairly readily available in pharmacies, my firm favourite is the Eylure Single Application Brow Tint Kit (R85 from Dis-Chem). While it may not be the most economical option it’s super easy to use and I love that you can just squash everything back into the box and bin it – tint stains EVERYTHING it touches.

single application eylure brow tint

If you have blonde eyebrows (and/or if you’re nervous), do one brow at a time and remove the colour after 30 seconds. If it’s too light you can reapply immediately – there’s more than enough tint in the box. I just leave mine on for about five minutes as I’m fairly certain the tint lasts longer if you give it more time to develop.

C x




  1. Feb 18, 2016 / 9:58 AM

    My Sister and I have been tinting our very blond eyebrows for years. It’s really the only way to go. I sometimes go and have it done professionally and I am never satisfied with how they do it. It’s always so much better when I can do it just how I like it and leave it on as long as I need to get the best result. Lashes on the other hand I never do, it looses it’s colour days after application, professionally done or not. I will try the Eyelure, I have only ever done it with tint and H2O2.

    • Chantelle Bester
      Feb 19, 2016 / 7:26 AM

      Way to go for getting the hang of it yourself!

  2. Johanna Cordier
    Feb 18, 2016 / 1:08 PM

    That is wonderful where would one find eye tint?

    • Chantelle Bester
      Feb 19, 2016 / 7:26 AM

      At Dis-Chem and other pharmacies x

  3. R Fourie
    Feb 18, 2016 / 6:16 PM

    I did my own in December (for the first time) and was so surprised by the outcome. I used a different natural brown brand and I was so happy. My brows look fuller. I will be doing it again this weekend. :-))

    • Chantelle Bester
      Feb 19, 2016 / 7:25 AM

      Such a game changer!

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