If you’re tired of dedicating so much of your morning beauty routine to applying mascara and filling in your brows, you may want to consider eyelash and eyebrow tinting.
What is eyelash and eyebrow tinting?
Tinting is a process of applying a safe, semi-permanent dye to your eyelashes and eyebrows. The shade you and your esthetician choose for eyebrows and eyelashes is typically based on your current hair colour, and if you’re looking to achieve a natural or a more dramatic appearance. If you have light coloured hair, your lashes and brows will look best a couple of shades darker than your hair.
Tinting usually lasts for three to four weeks. It lasts longest when you keep your eyebrows well moisturized, and don’t use oil-based cleansers. Because dye is applied so close to the eyes, this is not a beauty treatment you should do at home.
When to avoid eyelash and eyebrow tinting
If you’ve got any sort of eye infection, hold off on making an appointment for tinting. Before tinting your eyelashes and eyebrows, your esthetician will do a quick patch test to make sure your skin doesn’t react to the dye. If your skin reacts during this patch test, it’s best to avoid putting that same dye on your eyelashes and eyebrows.
The dye sets in only a few minutes but for eyelash tinting, you must keep your eyes closed during the entire process. If you can’t do that, eyelash tinting is not for you.
It’s also essential to choose a reputable salon or spa that takes hygiene seriously. If you get a bad feeling about the place you choose, simply walk out the door and find a better option. Of course, you can visit us for eyelash and eyebrow tinting any time—our spas are squeaky clean!
The benefits of eyelash and eyebrow tinting are:
- Time savings – With your lashes and brows the perfect shade, you’ll cut down on the time you spend with your brow pencil, and you may even be able to skip the mascara.
- Beautiful definition – Tinting your lashes and brows enhances your eyes, giving you a polished look for weeks.
- Quick appointments – Getting your eyelashes and eyebrows tinted is fast, generally taking 30 minutes or less.
- Built-in spa time – As mentioned earlier, dying your lashes and brows yourself isn’t recommended, so schedule a quick spa getaway so you can relax during your treatment.
After treatment care
After you get your eyelashes and eyebrows tinted, stay away from water for about 12 hours to let the dye settle in. You can still wash your face but use a cotton ball or pad with a mild gel or cream cleanser. If you wear contacts, you’ll need to leave them out until the next day so bring your spare glasses to the spa if you need them to see on your trip home. If your eyes feel sensitive after your tinting appointment, apply some eye drops to soothe them.
We’re here to help you look and feel your best. If you’d like to relax while getting defined eyelashes and eyebrows, give us a call to book a tinting session and a Swedish massage.
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