Eyebrow tints are all the rage this season.
Even I’ve been dying to have lush full dark eyebrows.
The only way I can get mine to look darker is by applying Tarte’s Brow Mousse, which also helps to slightly increase the size of my brows.
So I started thinking that there has to be an easier way to do this without spending too much money.
This brought on a ton of research on different products to make my eyebrows look darker.
I even looked into eyebrow microblading and microshading, but I wasn’t ready for that step especially with the hefty price tag for a good artist.
As I continued my research, I came across several eyebrow tints and I decided to give them a try.
Below are the eyebrow tints that I tried followed by my reviews:
- Godefroy Instant Eyebrow Tint
- Natural Oils
- Anastasia Beverly Hills Tinted Brow Gel
- Tarte Double Duty Tinted Brow Gel
- Benefit Cosmetics Gimme Brow Volumizing Fiber Gel
The directions that came with the box were pretty straightforward. I did have a bit of a struggle opening the capsule but once I opened it everything went pretty smooth.
I was surprised that there was no smell and no burning sensation, as it is a dye, so I was expecting one or the other.
For the first round, I applied the tint for 6 minutes because my hair is a little resistant to take color. After taking a look I decided that I wanted my eyebrows a little darker, so I went with another 4 minutes, for a total of 10 minutes.
And I truly loved how dark my eyebrows looked afterward. To give you some idea my natural eyebrow color is a dark ashy brown.
So, what happened after?
The package said 6 weeks but they only lasted a week. I’m definitely a little disappointed.
I did give this product another try a week after and they didn’t last any longer than the first time.
So to actually not have to do a thing to my eyebrows for a full week. Let’s just say that I’m a bit conflicted, to say the least with this one.
I tried so hard to stick with the natural castor and almond oils in hopes that they would work but sadly they didn’t.
I never noticed any changes and I stuck with them for about 2 months, putting them on twice a day (sigh).
I also tried Anastasia’s brow gel, but the brush was a full-size brush similar to the ones used for mascara. Which didn’t really allow me to shape my brows the way I wanted them to. I kept removing more tint than actually applying any.
The other thing I didn’t like was the formula, it had glitter in it. I’m not a fan of glitter on my eyebrows, so this formula was not for me.
Another formula I tried was by Tarte. Unfortunately, I wasn’t a fan of the color options as they didn’t compliment my olive skin tone.
Plus, I couldn’t quite get my eyebrows to look good with the tiny spool. It was awkwardly shaped, so it was a fail for me.
The last one I tried was from Benefit Cosmetics, Gimme Brow Volumizing Fiber Gel.
The brush literally helps me apply the formula to my eyebrows without having to wipe off or use any additional tool. I went with their #5 Deep – dark brown to black because I love having my eyebrows look a little darker.
I know some people tend to use a brow mouse before applying the formula, but I didn’t feel I needed it. I’m able to use this formula on its own especially since the color is so dark.
Any guesses on which eyebrow tint I kept?
That’s right ‘Benefit’ for the win! I hands-down love it! It’s quick and easy to throw on the go.
What are your favorite eyebrow tints? Let me know in the comments below.