Especially helpful in the summer months, brow tinting offers a more permanent solution to creating bolder, fuller and more defined brows that won't wash away when you take your makeup off. However, going to the salon every few weeks has it's obvious financial drawbacks. Enter KISS; the brand bringing brow tinting into our homes with their easy to use semi-permanent brow tinting kits designed to enhance colour and shape.
"Regular hair colour is not formulated to be safe for use on brows, at a salon or DIY" warns the KISS product development team. "But with KISS, you can safely cover greys and deepen and enhance the shape and shade of your brows. All you need is 5 minutes, your cell phone timer, cotton swabs, and KISS Brow Tint (available in black or brown, it comes with dye, developer, a mixer/applicator, brow brush, and a mixing cup)".
What are the benefits of the KISS Brow Tinting Kits?
- Long lasting colour for up to 6 weeks
- Salon calibre results without the cost or travel
- The nourishing biotin-infused formula conditions the brows, strengthening the natural hairs and encouraging growth
- The kit contains everything you need for tinting your brows, including a colour cream, developer solution, mixing stick, brow wand, mixing bowl and instruction booklet
Who can use the KISS Brow Tinting Kit?
The KISS Brow Tinting formula is suitable for all brow types, shapes and shades, enhancing your natural brows and adding definition. However, the product development team at KISS warn that it should not be used by those who are allergic to dyes or any ingredients in the tint, or those under the age of 16. The kits also shouldn't be used on broken or irritated skin, instead wait until the area has fully recovered to dye your brows and always ensure a patch test is carried out beforehand.
How to tint your eyebrows at home using the KISS Brow Tint Kit
Step 1: patch test
Easily THE most important step when using any form of dye, start by conducting a patch/sensitivity test to ensure that you are not allergic to any of the ingredients being used:
- Mix 1cm of the Colour Cream with 3 drops of the Developer Solution.
- Apply a small amount to a small area on the inner bend of the elbow or behind the ear.
- Allow the test area to dry and leave uncovered for 48 hours.
"During the testing period, if you experience any reactions such as burning, swelling, redness or irritation around tested area, immediately cleanse the test area and do not proceed to use this product" advises the KISS team.
Step 2: prep
Get both your brows and your space ready for tinting; "make sure your brows are clean and dry before you start" advises the team at KISS HQ. "Use an oil-free cleanser to remove any makeup and natural oils on your eyebrows and dry". If it is your first time at-home brow tinting, or you want to be extra careful, apply a petroleum jelly based formula to the skin surrounding the brows, ensuring this doesn't get onto the hairs and prevent the dye from working.
Though the kits are easy to use, you'll want to choose a space where spills won't stain. The KISS team recommend working in your bathroom in front of a mirror and even putting down a paper towel or old towel to catch any dye. However, if spills do happen, due to the semi-permanent nature of the dye, they can be easily wiped off with a damp cloth.
Step 3: mix
Get your dye ready for us by squeezing around 2cm of the Colour Cream into the provided mixing bowl. Add 5 drops of the Developer Solution into the same mixing bowl and use the mixing stick to stir together until the texture is creamy and fully blended.
Step 4: apply
"Be mindful of avoiding your eyes and surrounding skin as you apply the dye quickly" says the KISS team. "Don’t be stingy; apply enough to completely coat all your brow hairs. If you get any on your skin during application, wipe off immediately with damp cotton". If the colour does remain on the skin, the KISS team advise using witch hazel or astringent to remove this.
Step 5: wait
Depending on your desired colour intensity, leave the dye on for between 1 to 5 minutes: light brown (1 minute), medium brown (3 minutes) dark brown (5 minutes). When finished, use damp cotton to gently remove the mixture from the eyebrows.
How to care for the brows after tinting
The key to keeping your colour vibrant for as long as possible: "avoid applying other products to your rows except brow gel or brow pencil" says the KISS team. Use gentle cleansers and avoid your brows when shampooing.
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