How to Tint and Shape Your Eyebrows at Home


Want to achieve salon-standard eyebrows from the comfort of your own home? Then you’ve definitely come to the right place! Not only do we specialise in selling an extensive selection of false eyelashes, here at we also cater to every girls eyebrow needs!

We stock a range of eyebrow products from tweezers to eyebrow pomade, and even eyebrow tint – we definitely have an eyebrow product to suit everyone. In this post, we thought we would provide a step-by-step guide on how to shape and tint your own eyebrows, with just a few easy to use items.

Here's our simple, step by step home brow tinting guide

Here is what you will need to carry out eyebrow tinting at home:  

Step one

Ensuring any stray hairs are removed to reveal a more defined shape is the initial and most important step when grooming your eyebrows.

For best results, we recommend leaving your eyebrows untouched for a few weeks so that they grow, giving you more to work with when it comes to shaping them.

Use a brow comb to gently brush the hairs into place so that your eyebrows are as tidy as possible to begin with.

The Eylure Eyebrow Shapers are the perfect product for quickly and easily removing eyebrow hair and creating your desired shape in a few simple steps.

The strips are already shaped, so simply position one under the brow bone, pressing it tightly down to the skin and hair, then wax it off in one quick motion.

This should eliminate most of the stray hairs, meaning you instantly have a more defined shape.

Step two

After removing the majority of hair, you can then use tweezers to tidy up the brows even more, focusing on in between the eyebrows, and each ‘tail end’.

We suggest using tweezers with a slanted tip as this makes removing the entire hair from the root much easier.

The Eylure Brow Comb Tweezers can be used to not only remove hair, but also to comb the eyebrows into place as you go along, making it a lot clearer which areas need working on.

Step three

Once you are happy with the shape of both of your eyebrows, use the eyebrow comb again to groom them into place and provide an outline for where to apply the eyebrow tint.

Remove any makeup/oils from the skin and eyebrow area by cleansing the face and eyebrows with a non-oily cleanser.

Then apply a barrier cream such as Vaseline on the surrounding skin, refraining from getting any on the eyebrows and hairs that you are going to tint later on.

*Sensitivity Test: Before trying out eyebrow tinting at home and using any kind of tinting product, it is extremely important to carry out a patch test in case of a potential allergic reaction.*

To carry this test out, you need to do the following before proceeding with the full application:

  1. Mix 3 drops of activating solution with 1cm of dye cream
  2. Apply a small amount to a small area on the skin, such as behind the ear
  3. Allow for the solution to dry and leave untouched/uncovered for at least 48 hours
  4. If no reaction or irritation occurs, then it is unlikely you will react from a full treatment, however this is never guaranteed.
  5. If you suffer from any irritation or reaction, immediately wash the affected area thoroughly and stop using the product.

Top tips and hints

  • Wear protective gloves when handling the tint and be careful not to get Dybrow on any clothes or surfaces, as it is likely to stain most things it comes in contact with.
  • Try to keep Eylure Dybrow at room temperature at all times, as it works best when it isn’t too hot or cold.
  • Make sure your eyebrows are cleansed before applying the tint for best results.

Step four - How to tint eyebrows

If you have had no reaction to the Dybrow tint, then you will be able to go ahead with the full treatment. Here's how to tint eyebrows - open the packaging for the Dybrow kit, and inside you should have the following items:

  • Mascara wand
  • Applicator
  • 1x 5ml Colour Cream tube
  • 1x10ml Activator bottle
  • Instruction Leaflet

You will also receive all of these items in a plastic tray, which contains a dome-shaped dent in it. This is ideal for mixing the activator and colour cream together and using as a palette. The first step is mixing the two products together to create the tint.

To open the cream colour eyebrow dye, pierce the nozzle with the sharp end of the lid. Squeeze approximately 2cm of the dye into the plastic mixing dish. Be sure to replace the cream colour dye lid immediately.

Add 5 drops of the activating solution to the dish, and mix the two products together using the applicator until the consistency becomes creamy and doesn’t drip.

Please note, that although the colour of the cream may change during this step. This won’t affect the performance of the tint.

Step five

Begin with one eye, closing it before applying the eyebrow dye solution. Apply the tint to the first eyebrow with the mascara wand, being careful not to get any on the skin.

If you get any on your skin, simply use a damp cotton bud or cotton wool pad to remove this, preventing any staining. Ensure your eyes remain closed, and keep the dye on the eyebrow for 1-2 minutes.

Step six

Keeping your eyes closed, use a damp cotton wool pad to gently remove the solution, stroking upwards and making sure the product is removed away from the eye area.

Be extremely careful as to not get any of the tint in your eyes. However, if this does occur, then rinse the eye immediately and thoroughly with water.

Depending on the depth of the colour required, you can customise your results by leaving the product on for longer than specified. Repeat the previous steps if you wish to add more colour and definition to the eyebrows.

It is recommended that the tint isn’t left on for over 5 minutes. Use the brow comb to tidy up the brows, and voilà; you will now have perfectly shaped eyebrows and a long-lasting, glossy colour that will save you a trip to the salon!

How to choose your eyebrow colour

If you want a subtle change, then it's best to choose a colour that's one or two shades lighter or darker than your hair colour. Matching your colour exactly isn't necessary and it can sometimes spoil the final look. If you have blond hair, for example, your eyebrows will look better slightly darker.

How to remove eyebrow tint

If you want to know how to remove eyebrow tint, it's just a case of soaking a cotton pad with cleanser and wiping it over the brow. Do this twice a day and your tint will fade a lot more quickly. 

What's the difference between eyebrow tint and dye?

Many of our customers want to know the difference between an eyebrow tint and an eyebrow dye. A tint will colour your eyebrow hairs without touching the skin beneath.

Eyebrow dye on the other hand will tint your eyebrows and the skin beneath it so it has a more dramatic effect. Eyebrow dye also lasts longer than a tint. You can expect your dye to stay in place for between 4 and 6 weeks. An eyebrow tint will last between 2 and 4 weeks.

Tinting is the more subtle option, but if you need your colour to last longer than go for eyebrow dye.

We have other eyebrow tint kits available for you to choose from too, so we are sure there is the perfect kit here for you and your brows.

To shop all our eyebrow products, click here and visit our impressive brow bar now!