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Brow Tinting….The game changer

Brow Tinting Welcome to brow week here @ Jenni Raincloud HQ!  I couldn’t post about shaping eye brows until I tell you about brow tint to dye your brows!  As I’ve said in past articles-brows rock my world!   One thing I figured out early is-the more hair you have to work with, the better your shape will be!   Hence my Eye Brow Serum post!  While I have dark hair, my eye brow hair tends to be light and blonde.  Dying brows is awesome for people like me and also for women trying to cover gray hair.   There is a variety of different colors for every hair type, including auburn and graphite!  I use light brown on my very blonde mother, and natural brown for me.  I would never be able to perfect my brow shape if it weren’t for brow tinting-it really is a game changer…..

brow tint 2brow tint 3brow tint Find the LIGHT BROWN brow dye HERE and NATURAL BROWN brow dye and developer HERE.  Find DEVELOPER HERE.

How to apply brow dye:

  1. Mix equal parts of brow dye and developer in a small bowl-the tint will dye anything it touches.  I like to use a small glass tea light holder to mix mine.
  2. Apply to your brows in exactly the shape you would like your brows to be.  I like to use Q-tips, but many people prefer a mascara wand (find HERE).  The tint will dye your skin so when the dye is applied in the exact shape, it can enhance your brow shape greatly!  You can use vaseline or even chapstick to apply where you don’t want the color to ensure you don’t end up with too much dye on your skin.
  3. Leave on for 5-10 minutes.  *light brown is a really safe color-I can apply it and leave on for around 20 minutes and still get a minimal amount of color.  Natural brown is not that way-5 minutes goes a LONG way.
  4. Thoroughly remove with soap and water.  If you don’t use soap, the dye will continue to darken-I know this by experience!
  5. You will most likely want to shape your brows soon after dying them-you might be surprised at how thick they look!   Tune in on Thursday for my tips on brow shaping!
  6. I find that after about 2 days of washing my face morning and night, the dye lets up a bit and comes off my skin.  *if your brows are too dark, the more you wash them, the faster they will fade.

A word of caution-It is very unusual, but some people have allergic reactions to brow tint.  If you are concerned, you can test it on your arm 24 hours before applying it to your brows.  Most likely if you aren’t sensitive to hair dye, you will be fine with brow tint.

I would advise using my links to find your brow tint-they are specifically formulated for the eye area and are safe.  Never use regular hair dye around your eyes, if it gets into your eye you will have a problem.


  1. Jennifer K says:

    What are the ingredients in this? About how many applications to you get from one tube?


    • Jennifer-if you are trying to avoid chemicals on this one, you don’t want to know the ingredients. It’s definitely less toxic then hair color but it contains Aqua, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate. None of those are good, but this is something that I can not duplicate with my own creation and it’s something you have to figure out if it’s beneficial enough to what you want to accomplish with your brows. It is for me.
      I get almost a years worth out of one tube and the developer lasts forever. I do mine 1 time a month. Hope this helps!

  2. Jennifer K says:

    Thanks for the quick response! Yeah, I’m trying to avoid all of the toxic chemicals, but since I have decided to stop coloring my hair and embrace the gray (eek!), I’ll have to do my eyebrows myself. Gray hair is one thing, but gray eyebrows make me look perpetually surprised…not a good look. I wonder if henna or rosemary might be a solution?

    • I use the henna mix ALL THE TIME on my brows that I use on my hair! I put about a half a cup in a container in the freezer and re do my brows a couple times a month because it does wear off that fast, but it is a great alternative to the dyes. I usually terp my henna with tea tree oil, and I’ve just started using a castor oil/rosemary oil brow serum to regrow some over plucking as well. I do not have any grays (knock on wood) yet at 40 but my mother uses the same mix I do and it works well on hers to cover the gray. Hope that helps!

  3. Hello!

    This is so great! I love getting my brows tinted but it gets pricey! I have dark brown hair and my brows are essentially black. Will the natural brown color work? Do I just need to leave it on for a few extra minutes? Thanks!

    • Jess, Yes, the natural brown is what they are calling brown,the natural throws me off-the longer you leave it on the darker it will be. They do have a black but I have only used it on my lashes. It’s super easy and you’ll save a lot! Just be so careful to keep it off your skin as best you can-this brand really dyes the skin.

  4. Barbara Manter says:

    I am so confused. Just got this from Amazon. It says on the tube “not to be used on brows or lashes, as blindness may result”. ???

    • Barbara-How weird! It’s specifically for brows and lashes! Is it from Refecto Cil?

    • Barbara-I see what you mean-it’s on my tube as well. I’m super confused-it’s specifically for brows and lashes so I can’t understand why it would be on their product! I will look more into this and possibly find another brand to suggest. I have used it for years on my brows. I have not done my lashes with this brand though. It does not drip or run so using it on the brows should be perfectly safe.

      • Barbara Manter says:

        Oh I used it and I will continue to use it. Heck in the past I have used salon color on my brows. I can still see! I wouldn’t use anything on my lashes.

  5. I just found your blog and I’m LOVING IT! Thank you so much for all the great posts!

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