Thick, full and perfectly shaped eyebrows have become a sought-after facial feature among many people in the beauty world. While there are artificial eyebrow tints and microblading readily available to help you get that perfect shape, those methods can also cost a lot of money and are extremely invasive. So, why not make your own eyebrow tint?
Aside from costing a lot of money, microblading can be painful and the toxic ingredients that are in your favorite commercially sold eyebrow tints can cause irritations. But still, most people are so distracted by the results of these products, they don’t understand the risk that they’re exposing themselves to.
How the Perfect Eyebrow Shape Can Cause You Harm
Many people don’t realize it, but microblading is a form of tattooing. Unlike regular tattooing, microblading is a semi-permanent makeup procedure where the technician draws hair-like strokes to mimic the natural hair of your brows.
Microblading is quite expensive and can range anywhere from $350 dollars to $800. Aside from the damage to your wallet, it can also do damage to your skin by exposing you to infections.
Eyebrow tints can be just as bad. Dying your eyebrows with commercially sold eyebrow tints can raise the risk of skin infections, burning eyes, eye infections and can potentially cause blindness.
Considering the danger that you could be exposing yourself to, why not just make your own eyebrow tint with natural ingredients that you probably already have?
Make-It-Yourself Eyebrow Tint
Before you begin making your eyebrow tint, you must first decide on the perfect shade that matches your eyebrows. A rule of thumb is to choose a shade that is almost the same as your eyebrows or slightly darker than your eyebrow hair.
Once you’ve decided on the shade that complements your skin complexion, all you need is five simple ingredients: coffee grounds, cocoa powder, coconut oil, aloe vera and honey.
Coffee grounds can be used for more than just a pick-me-up or body scrub, they can also be used to naturally dye your eyebrows as well. So don’t throw your used coffee grounds away — use them for this DIY instead.
The cocoa powder in this recipe will be important for making the eyebrow shade lighter, but if you want a darker shade you don’t have to use as much. The coconut oil and honey present help bind these ingredients together while catering to the skin in the brow area. And, the aloe vera provides a healthy boost to the skin underneath your brows while helping get rid of any potential or existing irritation.
- 2 tbsp of wet or used coffee grounds
- 1 tsp of cocoa powder (use less for a darker shade)
- 2 tbsp of coconut oil
- 1/2 tsp of honey
- 1 to 2 drops of aloe vera gel
- Add the coffee grounds and cocoa powder in a small bowl.
- Mix these two ingredients.
- Add in the coconut oil, aloe vera gel and honey.
- Mix well and let the mixture sit for 5 minutes before applying it to your eyebrows.
- Voilá! Hollywood eyebrows in minutes.
Recipe inspired by Dr. Axe.