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

Don’t panic! Your day one eyebrow tint will become lighter tomorrow! It’s supposed to look like that!

When a tint is first applied to your brows it can appear surprisingly darker than envisaged for a number of reasons. Firstly, it takes time to become accustomed to a colour change, especially if you’re eyebrows are otherwise naturally quite fair. You might just need a day or two to get used to it. Secondly, if your therapist has used a wet cotton pad to remove your tint, your brows will look darker on your first glance in the mirror simply because they’re damp.

Thirdly, a touch of tint may have stained the skin underneath your brows making your hairs look a bit darker than they do in reality. Finally, there may be some residual product on your hairs — this will quickly come away when you wash and cleanse your face, leaving behind a subtler colour.

Remember that an eyebrow tint is a semi-permanent treatment so it’s designed to fade with time. It works in the same way as a semi-permanent hair dye that needs to be reapplied 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.

If you truly feel uncomfortable with how dark your eyebrows are immediately after your treatment ask your therapist if they can be toned down with another application of tint remover. If it’s applied quickly enough it will eliminate any staining on the skin, instantly lifting a dark brow.