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  • Lash and Brow Tint Before and After

    by Katie Charos on September 17, 2013

    If you’ve been following the runways at New York Fashion Week you’ll know that two big make up trends are strong brows and no mascara. As a gal with white eyelashes and blonde eyebrows this look can be hard for me to achieve naturally. While I’ve been tinting my lashes and brows pretty regularly for the past several years, I thought this would be the perfect time share some before and after pictures with you guys.

    lashtintbeforeandafterclosedAs you can see in the left picture I have a white birthmark in my eyelashes. The tinting covers most of the white patch but still leaves a tiny bit at the base.

    Note: I do mine at home, since I am a licensed cosmetologist. I recommend getting this done in a salon since I’ve accidentally gotten it in my eye before and wow, it stings.

    lashtintbeforeandafteropenRight after I tint my brows they are usually a little too dark and the skin underneath is stained. In a few days they will be just perfect. I also need a good wax since all of those little white hairs picked up the tint, but I don’t dare do that myself.

    Lash and brow tinting is one of my favorite beauty treatments. It’s excellent for going on vacation so you don’t have to worry about make up. The tint usually lasts about a month. If you have a regular vegan salon, they most likely already have the products in stock to stain your brows & lashes. If you’re unsure, just ask!

    Have you ever had your brows or lashes tinted? I’ve been thinking about getting my lashes permed to make them curlier. Would you ever try it?

    About Katie Charos

    HI, I'm Katie! Wife to a musician and mother to a hell raising kitten. My passions are all things fashion and beauty. By day I'm a hairdresser and by night i'm a cookie baking and crafting maven. I've been a vegetarian on and off since 2008. I started Vegan Housewives with Kortney because I was tired of seeing so many vegan recipes using expensive, elusive ingredients. I love simple recipes that can be thrown together with ingredients you have in your pantry. You don't have to be a chef to be able to make delicious vegan food.

  • { 5 comments… read them below or add one }

    Misty September 17, 2013 at 9:22 am

    Since you do yours at home, what brand do you use?


    Kortney Campbell September 17, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    Hey Misty, Katie is a licensed cosmetologist, which is the only reason she does it herself/at home. While we advise to have a pro help out, Jane Iredale has a PureBrow Gel that can be ordered online without a license. Refectocil is a salon grade product (sans-animal ingredients) for lash tinting that, while you may not be able to get for at-home use, can be found in many salons. Hope this helps! :)


    Deanna September 18, 2013 at 2:12 am

    Hi Katie, great post! My eyebrows and eye lashes are very light . Before my wedding I was getting my brows waxed and the lady asked me if I wanted to get them tinted,. I was very tentative and a little scared to do it….what if it came out horrible and doing that right before my big day, however I took the plunge and got them done and I LOVE IT!!! The tint has worn out now, I need to find a good salon where I am now living. I didn’t know about the eye lash tinting but I will definitely be checking into that. Let is know if you get the permanent on your eye lashes. I will be interested to see how that turns out.


    Mary March 23, 2014 at 8:15 am

    Sadly Refectocil has said through its Facebook page that it cannot say its product is strictly vegan. Are there any alternative vegan/cruelty free options?


    Kortney Campbell March 24, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    Hey Mary, I would contact them directly if you’re looking to tint. While I don’t tint mine, I looked into their ingredients and didn’t see anything animal derived. Also, Jane Iredale has a PureBrow Gel that can be ordered online without a license.


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