For those who are not familiar, eyebrow tinting is a way for you to get fuller eyebrows. You can get the procedure done in salons or parlours. You could do it at home as well. People with thinning eyebrows are often recommended eyebrow transplant. If you are looking for something between brow pencils and transplants, eyebrow tinting is the way to go. Eyebrow tinting uses semi-permanent dye to define the shape of the eyebrow and enhance the overall look. For women who have thin eyebrows due to overplucking, an infection, or disease, eyebrow tinting could help them look youthful and feel confident and pretty! In this blog, we will answer some of the common questions surrounding eyebrow tinting. Should you get eyebrow tinting? Makeup seems to take longer each day. But, the eyebrows seem to take the longest as they must be just right! Getting your eyebrows tinted would save a lot of precious time in the morning. Some days, if you don’t have enough time to put makeup on, the bold eyebrows would help you pull off the naked look! How long does eyebrow tinting take? A session does not take more than 15 to 20 minutes. However, you have to get a consultation before that, which can take some time. After the consultation, you might get the process done next or come back later. After the treatment is complete, you will have to be careful with the eyebrows for the next 12 hours. Is the tinting dye safe? Before you get your eyebrows tinted, you should know that they are not FDA approved. There is no set standard, so a variety of materials and preservatives could be used. Tinting eyebrows is illegal in California even by a professional in a salon. If you still choose to go ahead, try patch-testing to make sure that you are not allergic to the dye. How long does eyebrow tinting last? This is one of the most common questions that women ask when it comes to eyebrow tinting. Typically, it can last you anywhere between 4 to 6 weeks. The dye reacts differently from person to person. To help your tint last longer, keep the eyebrows dry for 12 hours after the appointment. That means you cannot wash your face or apply makeup! Can I tint my eyebrows at home? Yes, tinting your eyebrows at home is possible. But you should follow the instructions carefully. Watch a couple of videos to make sure that you are doing it the right way. If you have never done it before and do not know how it works, it would be smart to book an appointment with a professional. Are there any side effects of eyebrow tinting? On FDA’s official website, it says that “Permanent eyelash and eyebrow tints and dyes have been known to cause serious eye injuries.” As of now, the FDA has not approved any dye for tinting. Apart from the risk of the dye getting into your eyes, there are other concerns as well. The skin of the eyelid is the thinnest on the whole body. Therefore, it is more susceptible to infections and skin irritations. Even if the dye shows no reaction on your hand or face, it could affect your eyelids differently. You could also suffer from permanent eye irritation or chemical burns. So, if it is not necessary to get your eyebrows tinted, it would be a good idea to stay away. Are there alternatives to eyebrow tinting? Eyebrow tinting is not the only way to get bold eyebrows. You could start with an eyebrow pencil or even a mascara. Brow powder is a good choice if you want to define your eyebrows and plum them up. For long-term solutions, you could look into microblading. It is always better to get things done by professionals. Parting words We are all critical of ourselves. On some days, we might think our nose is too big, and on others, our lips might seem too thin. If you want to get your eyebrows done due to an underlying insecurity, then you should start with self-love and acceptance first. Even if you go ahead to get your brows tinted, the insecurity could very well shift to something else! However, it might help people regain confidence if some infection or disease made them lose their hair. It is always a good idea to give yourself some time before you decide to make any drastic changes in your appearance. Also, ask someone who has gotten it done for a good recommendation. A friend’s reference is often better than choosing a salon based on online ratings.