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Adventures in brow tinting

Recently, I noticed that my eyebrows were practically invisible. They’ve always been closer to blonde than the red of my natural hair, but you still used to be able to see them. They just seem to have faded more and more. Not only that, but they grow in a way that seems to create obvious horizontal stripes in them that makes them look a bit sparse.

I’ve not been the sort of person to “fill in” my brows and didn’t want the work of having to effectively cake them with powder any time I did anything. So I looked into those peel-off brow tints.

This is actually the second time I’ve used it, I did it a couple of weeks ago for the first time, and sadly it has faded for me a bit already on the outer ends of my brows so I’m doing it again. I don’t think I left it on for long enough the first time, anyway.

How they looked after I tinted them last time.

From what I can tell, the product is named Novo My Brows Beautiful Seduce. It also says No. 5122 on it. The box appears to be Chinese but there’s also Korean writing on the product itself, which is shaped like a wine bottle.

It costs around £1 on Amazon, it does take a while to arrive because it’s coming from far away, but it’s so cheap that it’s worth it. I can’t read the box but the instructions seem fairly obvious, and I did a bit of Googling beforehand just to make sure.

Apparently you shouldn’t razor-down or pluck your brows before doing this,  because you’ll end up with dark spots in your pores.

The application is fairly simple; start at the outer end of your brows, do long, straight strokes, and work your way towards your inner brows. Opinions differ as to whether you should leave it on for 30 minutes or 2 hours. I personally do 2 hours to make sure I get good colour payoff.

The colour of the gel is MUCH darker than your brows will be at the end, so don’t panic.

Things will look a bit intense when the peel first comes off, so make sure you do this when you have a day or two of nothing going on. But, things will fade a bit, and then you just have defined brows.

Also, try to time the application for when you can be alone in your jammies and not have to worry about the postman seeing your with odd eyebrows. How many times have I said “eyebrows” in this post?

The best thing about all of this, is that you end up with the peeled gel afterwards, serving as a perfect cast of your eyebrows, and you can put them in weird places to annoy your partner. I hid them in his wallet last time!

These will even-out in a day or two.
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