Eyebrow tints are all the rage this season. Even, I’ve been dying to have lush full dark eyebrows but sadly my eyebrows are thin and they grow down. The only way I can get them to look darker is by applying Tarte’s Brow Mousse to slightly increase the size of my eyebrows. So I thought, there has to be an easier way to do this, without spending too much money. This brought on a ton of research on different ways to make eyebrows darker even by using natural oils (i.e. castor oil, almond oil, etc). Another product I looked into was eyebrow microblading and microshading but the price and the upkeep scared me off, to say the least. As I continued my research I came across several eyebrow tints and I decided to give them a try.
Here’s a list of the eyebrow tints that I tried and my reviews on each:
- Godefroy Permanent Tint
- Natural Oils
- Anastasia Beverly Hills Tinted Brow Gel
- Tarte Colored Clay Tinted Brow Gel
- Benefit Cosmetics Gimme Brow Volumizing Fiber Gel
The directions that came with the box were pretty straightforward. I did have a bit of a struggle opening the capsule but once I got it open everything went pretty smooth. I was surprised that there was no smell and no burning sensation, as it is a dye, so I was expecting one or the other.
For the first round, I applied the tint for 6 minutes because my hair is a little resistant to take color. After taking a look and I decided that I wanted my eyebrows a little darker so I went with another 4 minutes, so a total of 10 minutes.
And I truly loved how dark my eyebrows looked afterward. To give you some idea my natural eyebrow color is an ashy dark brown color and barely visible.
So what happened after?
The package said 6 weeks and they only lasted a week. 🙁 I’m definitely a little disappointed…but to actually not have to do a thing to my eyebrows for a full week?…I’m a bit conflicted, to say the least.
I did try to give it another go a week after and they didn’t last any longer than the first time. 🙁
I tried so hard to want to stick with the natural castor and almond oils in hopes that they would work but sadly they didn’t. I never noticed any changes and I stuck with them for about 2 months-putting them in the morning and night, sigh.
I tried Anastasia’s brow gel but the brush was literally a full-on mascara looking brush. It didn’t really allow me to shape my brows the way I wanted them to; so I kept removing more tint than actually applying and I ended giving up. Oh and the one other thing I didn’t like was that it had glitter in it? I don’t like having glitter on my eyebrows so this formula was not for me.
Another formula I tried was by Tarte and I wasn’t a fan of the color options; they didn’t compliment my skin color. Plus I couldn’t quite get my eyebrows to look good with the tiny spool. If you can figure out I’d say use it, but it was a fail for me.
The last one I tried was from Benefit Cosmetics Gimme Brow Volumizing Fiber Gel and I hands-down love it! The brush literally helps me apply the formula to my eyebrows without having to wipe off or use anything else. I went with their #5 Deep – dark brown to black because I love having my eyebrows look a little darker. I know some people tend to use a brow mouse before and then apply the formula but honestly, I don’t feel like I need anything else. I’m able to use this formula on its own especially since the color is so dark.
Any guesses on which eyebrow tint I loved?
That’s right ‘Benefit’ for the win! It’s quick and easy to throw on.
What are your favorite eyebrow tints? Let me know in the comments below.