Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Swiss O-Par Eyelash and Eybrow Kit

Being a natural blonde it also means that I have very light brows and eyelashes, so I regularly get them tinted and waxed at my local salon. However, this can get rather pricey so I don't go as often as I'd like. Therefore, they're often desperately in need of some maintenance. My sister and friend Rachel both dye their own brows so I decided to give it a go.

I purchased Swiss O-Par Eyelash and Eybrow Kit in Brown from Boots (£8.99). I regularly wax my own brows with Eylure Eyebrow Shapers so I did a quick tidy and set to work.  You need to make sure your brows are clean and free from Moisturisers and make-up before starting. I waxed mine straight out of the shower. I find the Eylure strips so easy to use as I hate tweezing and when I get them done at the salon I regularly break out in spots. They are ready shaped so are easy to apply and make it a quick and relatively painless experience.

I applied vaseline to the skin around my brows to prevent the dye from tinting my skin. The instructions provided with the kit are specifically for lash application and didn't state that this is how to dye brows also so I had to assume.

I started by dipping the cotton bud in the liquid and applying liberally to the brows. It says to do this 1-2 times and leave for 1 minute. You then apply the gel evenly to the comb and brush through the brow then wipe clean with a tissue/damp cotton pad. You then need to wash out any remaining gel with soap and water.



To be honest it didn't really make much of difference so I'll have to experiment to make them darker as it doesn't actually tell you how to get a darker finish, i.e. do you leave the gel or the liquid on for longer, or do you apply more liquid!? Overall I'm thinking that I'd rather go to the salon but I will be trying this again when my budget won't quite stretch. I won't, however, be attempting my eyelashes. I think I'll leave that to the professionals!

1 comment:

  1. Hahaha, that's funny I dyed my eyelashes the other day (thought afterwards I totally should have blogged about it lol) but thought I would never attempt my eyebrows myself. I think our fears are the opposite way round.... I am just replying to your text now by the way :) xxx