TOP 7 EYEBROW FAILS, AND HOW TO AVOID THEM
In the 18th century women dawned charcoal-covered eyebrows painted against bright white skin. In the 1980’s caterpillar eyebrows were the thing. At one point, women of the early 2000’s sported paper-thin eyebrows resulting in a generation of people reaping the consequences of overplucking. Today we are at the forefront of the simplistic, natural beauty movement.
In an effort to reduce the amount of time spent in front of the bathroom mirror every morning, women are abandoning their eyebrow pencils and opting for a longer lasting solution. BUT WAIT! There are a few things to know before you venture into the world of eyebrows.
There is a large number of people who plucked their eyebrows into near nonexistence during the 90’s and early 2000’s. Fast forward to today, those same people are wishing for their natural brows back. As we age, gray hairs will slowly creep up on us one by one. It can be tempting to pluck them as they appear, but as many women now know, plucking the occasional gray hair will eventually lead to thin, patchy brows. Avoid overplucking by tinting those gray hairs using an eyebrow tint instead!
The eyebrow tinting process stains both the hair and skin. To avoid staining unwanted areas or creating misshaped eyebrows, coat the skin around your eyebrows with Vaseline or petroleum jelly. Do not put petroleum jelly on your actual eyebrows, this will prevent the tint from setting in and create splotchy results, or no results at all. We have also written an article about Everything You Need to Know About Eyebrow Tinting.
HAVING AN ALLERGIC REACTION
Testing the product on a small patch of skin 48 hours before beginning the tinting process is highly recommended. Not all formulas or brands are the same. Facial skin, especially around the eyes, is one of the most sensitive areas of our bodies. Because of this, it is important to test any new product before using it. Common chemicals found in hair colorants are known to cause an allergic reaction in some people. Common allergy symptoms include swelling and itchiness. Not only is this an eyebrow fail but it can be dangerous to your health.
GOING TOO DARK
Instructions are created to ensure ideal results. To avoid ending up with a semi-permanent catastrophe, read through all the steps and properly prepare before starting the process. If you are unfamiliar with the brand or shade, go one shade lighter than what you think you’ll need so you can accurately match your hair color. Most hair tints get darker the longer you leave them on. Godefroy Instant Eyebrow Tint works differently than other eyebrow tints through Color Stop Technology, which prevents the shade from going any darker than what is advertised.
WRONG PRODUCT SELECTION
It may be tempting to dye eyebrows with products designed for beards or scalp hair, but that can become a dangerous game of chance. Eyebrow tint is specifically designed for the sensitive skin around the eyes. Using products outside of their designated purpose could yield unexpected and even painful results consequences.
HARD TO USE
Eyebrow tinting with Godefroy is easy to do. But, just like anything new, practice makes perfect. Do not get discouraged if your eyebrows Don’t come out absolutely perfect the first time! When using our product for the first time, take it slow. You can always go back and reapply for a deeper, longer-lasting color. Here is a video on how to tint your eyebrows:f
WASTING TIME AND MONEY
Too many people waste time and money on temporary eyebrow solutions. Eyebrow pencils and brow gels are far too costly for something that will quickly disappear in water or sweat. Who wants to waste ten minutes drawing on eyebrows every day when it only takes 3 minutes once a month to apply an easy-to-use tint?
Some people are blessed with perfectly full and colorful brows, and others need a little help bringing out their natural brow beauty. We love seeing successful results just as much as you love having them! Trust us, taking a little extra time and caution is worth it when it means avoiding an eyebrow fail brow-tastrify.