One Of These £7.99 Eyebrow DIY Dye Products Sells Every 15 Seconds – We Put It To The Test

Do you dare to dye your own brows?


by Jessica Barrett |
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You know how everyone laughs about old Noughties photos of themselves because they’d plucked their eyebrows so thin they look like pieces of thread? Well, that wasn’t me - because I never had any in the first place. As an extremely fair haired and skinned person, my eyebrows have never been anything more than a small collection of blonde hairs, almost imperceptible to the human eye. I’ve never plucked them more than to tidy up stray hairs (why would I remove what little I have), and only recently felt brave enough to use eyebrow pencil or powder myself. I started having them shaped and tinted in my twenties (I’m now 36) but have never been diligent enough about booking in.

Now it’s harder to get to the salon because of Covid19, and my non-existent eyebrows haven’t been getting much of a boost. This is where the Eylure London Dybrow+Eylure--+Boots+Shopping+-+Category+-+Beauty+-+Desktop&gclid=Cj0KCQjws536BRDTARIsANeUZ5-x43svc_IvE4OZqn1mbhvur2Tb61YpXnCUYixlw8sDkfhdHUpaB5caAnt6EALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds){href='!)+Eylure--(GB !)+Boots+Shopping+-+Category+-+Beauty+-+Desktop&gclid=Cj0KCQjws536BRDTARIsANeUZ5-x43svc_IvE4OZqn1mbhvur2Tb61YpXnCUYixlw8sDkfhdHUpaB5caAnt6EALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds' target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer'}kit (£7.99) comes in. It’s a permanent tint for brows that’s so popular that one of them sells every 15 seconds.

Eylure Dybrow

So could an eyebrow novice like myself get a good finish armed just with this kit? I was pleasantly surprised by how easy it was. First of all don’t forget that 48 hours before you start you should do a patch test to check for allergies. Then, get your eyebrows in good shape with a brow brush and remove any existing product, then put Vaseline around the brows to avoid any staining from the dye. It takes just a few minutes to mix the dye cream with the activating solution (do this thoroughly, it shouldn’t drip). Using the applicator, brush the dye onto the first brow, making sure to fill in all the gaps and leave for 8-10 minutes then wipe it off with a damp cotton pad.

The colour (dark brown) was exactly what I would get in a salon and looks super natural. And because I was applying it myself I didn’t go as overboard as some beauticians do, so ended up with a result that’s closer to my natural eyebrow shape. I’ve got enough to last me for plenty of applications and the dye lasts for six weeks.

Particularly with the ongoing complications when it comes to salon treatments, it’s good to know that I’ll be armed with this kit to give me some lasting brow definition for the coming months.


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