They make or break you.
They are the curtains to the windows of the soul.
As such, they really should be treated with caution and a wonderful editing eye.
So, what about eyebrow colors?! Not all of us are blessed with blossoming brows that flourish onto our neighboring nose, temples or ears ( I kid I kid)...kind of.
Some of us have scarce brows that all but disappear when we take our "face" off. Others have brows Frieda would envy.
Today's pin addresses those of us that wish we could have more color in our brows. This pin is all about DIY eyebrow dyeing.
Check it out!
Here's what Natalie had to say:
"I have been dying my hair for 10 years. I've been penciling in my eyebrows forever because they are thin and very light...you can barely see them! Yep, my hair is naturally brown and my eyebrows are basically invisible! As I was dying my hair today a brilliant thought came to me: Why not dye my eyebrows as well? DUH!
Since I am an expert at Loreal, Garnier, and Clairol hair coloring brands...I did not bother to see if the instructions said anything about applying dye to the eyebrow. I still have no idea! LOL! Obviously, I went for it! I remember thinking to myself, "Woah! I hope this washes completely out! It doesn't look right!" I was trying to use the plastic "gloves" to smear the dye on each eyebrow. I also was trying to make sure I got all my eyebrow hairs covered, too! After a few minutes they began to itch. BAD!
Of course I could only find a clean white washcloth to scrub my eyebrows in the shower! haha! I scrubbed, and scrubbed, and scrubbed, and scrubbed. The skin around my brows was so red and puffy after scrubbing that I couldn't tell if I got it all off! Nope! After exfoliating, using different soaps, rubbing alcohol, etc...I gave up. "
She ended up getting the color off of her skin, but she didn't find the original pin until after this whole mess. One thing that scares me is that Natalie didn't know all the warnings before attempting something like this!! As a professional beautician that is one of the major things that worries me about DIY beauty pins, that some of these projects can end very badly! Let me explain.
For those of you new to the blog, I am a licensed cosmetologist. I learned all the typical cosmetology stuff including hair coloring, cutting, waxing (which includes all sorts of fun eyebrow stuff), along with facials among other things. So when I give this advice I'm not just pulling this out of a hat, I am properly educated and licensed in the beauty industry.
Just covering my butt, moving on.
The original pin is teaching you how to dye your own eyebrows at home with a at home hair dye kit. I won't even go into the 8 million things that can go wrong when dying your own hair (although many people are very good at it), but dyeing your eyebrows!!!
May I add that the original blogger has all the FDA warnings I am about to give you on her blog. She knows the hazards and warns her readers as well. I am in no way trying to be mean or put anyone down, BUT I have seen BAD things come from people who dye their own brows because they didn't know the hazards so I am letting you all know now.
Dyeing your eyebrows with hair dye can potentially MAKE YOU GO BLIND if you get it in your eyes. Now, if I knew something I was putting over my eyes, that was liquid, and could potentially drip into my eye very easily, could blind me forever I would probably skip out on that. But not everyone feels the same, some argue that hair dye doesn't drip. I beg to differ.
Another hazard, as if BLINDNESS wasn't enough, this can cause severe skin and eye irritation. Have you ever gotten your hair colored and the fumes were a little much for you and your eyes watered? What if the dye was, oh I don't know, RIGHT over your eye! Also, many people have bad skin reactions to hair color because it is a chemical.
Please be properly warned before attempting beauty DIY. If you choose to try this technique after reading all of this that is fine, as long as you knew the risks!!
Did I mention that this will for sure, stain your skin around your eyebrow??? For like days???Or weeks...cause it will. And if you bleach your eyebrows, which I also wouldn't recommend DIY-ing, it can bleach and irritate your skin?
There is a reason people go to school for stuff like this, these are chemicals near and potentially on your skin.
Enough with the heavy, here is the fun part!
There are other options!!!!
Personally I have had my eyebrows tinted with specific eyebrow tint by a professional and that is a viable option, usually for people with darker hair. Unfortunately I had an allergic reaction to the stuff, had eye irritation, swelling, and a migraine lol ( figures) but that was a rare case apparently because this stuff is mild enough to be near your eyes so apparently I'm a wimp.
Another option...drum roll please...
I know, a little anti climatic but most of us put makeup on everyday anyways so I don't feel like an extra 30 seconds for eyebrows is too bad considering the other options...
Just to show you how much I encourage NOT dyeing your own eyebrows with hair dye...here are some pictures of me with and without makeup.I love you guys.
I use an angled makeup brush:
Here is an example of that...
And I use a bronzer that I have had for probably 7ish years for my eyebrows, I'm a Ginger.
I wet the angled brush, get the angle nice and tight, and fill in my brows, 30 seconds later tada! I'm done!
Without Brows...P.S. My husband said that my nose really isn't that crooked in real life lol Thanks a lot funky bathroom lighting for accentuated wierd facial features lol
But no really...in the buff!
Half and Half..
So there you have it, you CAN have nice eyebrows without the potential hazards of hair dye.
Those of you who liked the idea of coloring your eyebrows with a brush, I use a bronzer but you can use an eye shadow that matches the eyebrow color of your choice. The only thing I would watch for there is shimmer vs. matte, unless you want the shimmer than by all means, go for it!! :)
I hope you all don' think I was being too harsh here...apparently I feel very passionately about eyebrows haha
Hope everyone has a great Tuesday!