Barefaced Confidence Part1 : A DIY Brow Tint How-To

So i have a thing about not wearing makeup. The thought of going bare faced in public is actually horrifying. No, dont worry, this isn’t an annoying case where girl says “errmagahd, I am sooo ugly, tell me how pretty I am” – I’m just saying I feel much more confident wearing makeup.  (and I look better!)

So now you’ve got the background, imagine my dilemma when I was preparing for my Three Peaks challenge the other month! 

If I wear makeup on the mountain it’ll end up melting off my face and onto my clothes. Panda eyes in addition to my puffy red face ain’t gonna a good look. 

And more importantly, there’s going to be photos on each mountain and a video montage. A montage! Girl’s gotta look good in a montage.

So what did I do the weekend before my hike? Only a DIY Brow Tint and Eyelash Extension! How

If you were to get this professionally done every fortnight it really can add up, but doing it myself only set me back an hour and less than £15. Everyone kept asking how I got these results and I wanted to prove just how easy it is! So here we go  a cheeky DIY tutorial and review of the products I used. Enjoy!

Part 1. The easiest, the DIY brow tint.

Now this will set you back, on average, about £9 a go in London but you can buy this reusable kit from Eyelure for about £7 – I think mine was £6.95.

It honestly is so easy to use. It just a case of painting, waiting and boom- better brows in 10 minutes.

Here’s how I did it…

Step 1: Similar to when you dye your hair – cover your non-dye areas with Vaseline, lip balm or some sort of barrier. This prevents the dye from dyeing surrounding skin. 

Step 2: Mix 2cm of dye with 5 drops of the activator in the provided palette.

Step 3: Apply to eyebrows. Don’t worry about it getting on the skin too much – it will dye the skin slightly for one wash but no more so than if I had applied some eyebrow powder. In fact, I quite like the skin tint and wish that it lasted longer!

Step 4: Wait 10 mins. Chillax and catch up on some other Face Value Beauty posts? (and leave comments/follow my facebook page or my bloglovin or me on Instagram?!? Just sayin.)

Step 5: Rinse off. I sprayed some water on a cotton pad and wiped it off because I was too lazy to walk to the bathroom.

And voila! Darker, defined brows, reducing the need for eyebrow makeup, all in 5 easy steps!

Step 1 to ‘looking good on a mountain’ complete! Tune in next week for how I did my own eyelash extensions…..

 So what do you think then? Easy peasy right? 

 Could you do your own brow tint? 

In my opinion – if you can dye your own hair, brows are a walk in the park in comparison!


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Zoe Bayliss Wong
Zoe Bayliss Wong

Zoe is a Forbes ’30 under 30′ finance pro, style writer, presenter and panellist, working for a fashion startup and trying to live that best life in the most IRL way possible.

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  1. Suzanne
    October 16, 2013 / 2:29 am

    Awesome tips, I've been looking of how to do this tint for a while, not sure my attempt will look as good as yours though lol 🙂

    • Zoe Dubs
      October 21, 2013 / 9:41 pm

      Honestly. it's easy peasy! Just be happy with your brow shape before you do it 🙂 x