Why does my brow tint look so dark on day one?

Worried that your brow tint looks too dark after your treatment? Don’t panic! Your day one eyebrow tint will be lighter tomorrow.

When a tint is first applied to your brows it can appear surprisingly darker than envisaged. Firstly, it takes time to become accustomed to a colour change, especially if you’re eyebrows are otherwise naturally quite fair. It can take a day or two to get used to. Secondly, if your therapist uses a wet cotton pad to remove your tint, your brows will look darker at first glance because they’re damp.

Thirdly, a touch of tint may have stained the skin underneath your brows making your hairs look a bit darker. Finally, there may be some residual product on your hairs – this will quickly wash off when you shower or cleanse your face, leaving behind a subtler colour.

An eyebrow tint is a semi-permanent treatment, so it will fade with time. It works in the same way as a semi-permanent hair dye, requiring reapplication once your colour loses its initial vibrancy.

The benefit of using eyebrow tints that aren’t permanent is that you can regularly change your shade to match your mood, the season, your hair colour and complexion. It’s a flexible choice and far cheaper than other forms of shaping and tinting that last longer, such as microblading and tattooing. Plus, there’s no pain involved! It’s all very comfortable, quick and effective.

You may feel truly uncomfortable with how dark your eyebrows are immediately after your treatment. If so, ask your therapist to tone them down with another application of tint remover. If applied quickly enough, this will eliminate any staining on the skin and instantly lift a dark brow.

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