- Date: 06-Jan-2015
- By: Natasha Renée Hayes
- Comments: 35
How To Do Eyelash Tinting At Home
Using an Eyelash Dye Kit
My first experience with an eyelash dye kit was when I was a pre-teen and my mom was using it. She dyed my eyelashes for me and I was in love with the results! My eyelashes tend to bleach in the sun, causing them to look short and sparse. Eyelash tinting helped my lashes look naturally dark, which also made them look longer and thicker than my naturally bleached out version allowed.
As an adult, I went in search for my own eyelash tinting kit, and though there are now quite a few different varieties on the market, I was delighted to find the same tried and true Roux Lash and Brow Tint that my mom had been using for years. I'll give you some links to other varieties, but the following are details, instructions and tips for DIY eyelash tinting using the Roux Lash and Brow Tint. (Many tips and instructions work for other brands as well.)
Eyelash Tint Kit Includes:
- Eyelash Tinting Primer
- Eyelash Tinting Dye
- Eyelash Tint Remover (to remove any accidental dye from skin)
- Skin Guards (to protect skin under they eye from being tinted)
- Wooden sticks for application
Additional Recommended Purchases:
- Plastic gloves or finger covers (to prevent dye on fingers)
- Vaseline, cocoa butter, or some other non-irritating but sticky like substance to place between skin and skin guard so that it will stick.
- Cotton to place on wooden sticks for application
How To Do Eyelash Tinting: Steps
- Wrap some cotton on the wooden sticks for application. These are better than Q-Tips, as they are smaller and more precise - especially if doing lower lashes.
- Place Vaseline, Cocoa Butter, or similar product under eye. Be careful not to get it on your lashes.
- Secure skin guards under eye by gently pressing it against the Vaseline or cocoa butter. If using, put on plastic gloves or finger guards.
- Using the cotton covered wooden applicator, apply eyelash tint primer on all lashes you desire to tint. Be careful not to get it on your skin or in your eye.
- Let dry.
- For best results, apply a second layer of eyelash tint primer. Let dry.
- If you got any eyelash tint primer on your skin, you may apply eyelash tint remover, using a new applicator. Be careful not to touch lashes with it, as it will remove the primer from them as well. Do not get into your eye.
- Using a new applicator, apply eyelash tint dye on all lashes you desire to tint. Be careful not to get it on your skin or in your eye. (Note: The eyelash tint dye will appear clear, until it mixes with the eyelash tint primer. When it touches the lashes where the primer has been applied, it will turn black or brown, depending on the color you purchased.)
- If any dye is found on your skin, apply eyelash tint remover, using a new applicator. Be careful not to touch lashes with it, as it will remove dye from them as well. Do not get into your eye.
- Let eyelash tint dye dry completely. There is no need to apply a second coat, as the eyelash tint primer affects this more than the dye itself.
- After eyelash tint dye is completely dry, gently wash eye area. You may see some dye wash off. This is ok. You may use the eyelash tint remover on your skin, if necessary.
Tips for DIY Eyelash Tinting
- Don't perform it right before going out. They eye area can sometimes be a little red from the irritation of continued washing. It's not dangerous; just think of how you usually look right after taking your eye makeup off. Let your skin calm a bit before applying makeup.
- Sometimes you may wake up the next morning and have eye goopies that look like you got a bit of mascara in your eye. Don't worry; this is just the natural cleansing of anything you may have gotten in your eye. Just wipe them out like normal and move on.
- I sometimes apply a little cocoa butter to the top eyelid as well, near the lashes but not touching. This helps prevent dying my skin if I get clumsy.
- Always use new applicators for each part of the process.
- Always allow each layer to dry completely before moving on to the next step. I have sometime rushed this and it simply means that my lashes don't get as dark.
- If you want darker lashes, it is absolutely worth the second coat of eyelash tint primer, but only if the first coat is completely dry first.
What About You?
Have you ever done eyelash tinting at home? Have you tried eyebrows? What product did you use? Were you satisfied? Any additional tips you can share with us?