How to Dye your Eyebrows at Home

I got my eyebrows tinted for the first time the weekend of my birthday this year. I loved having two weeks of brow bliss without having to fill them in. The tint was still present for the 3rd and 4th weeks, but I did touch up the tail of my brow a little. Most brow tints will cost you $20-30. When I posted about my brow-tinting experience, I had a follower shoot me a DM and tell me that she does it at home…with Just For Men beard dye! You can get a tube for around $10 and get a ton of uses out of it.

I was unsure what color to go with but ended up trying Dark Brown. It’s slightly darker than my natural hair color but I really like how it looks. Keep in mind, it’s going to fade slightly by the 3rd day, so don’t be too alarmed if it’s overly dark at first.

For comparison: Left: Salon tinting | Right: At-home tinting

You will need…

  • Petroleum Jelly

  • Cotton Swabs
  • Eyebrow brush
  • Spoolie


  1. Outline your brows with petroleum jelly to stop the dye from staining the skin around your brows. Take some time on this step, it’s important to get a nice outline for you to simply “color in” with the dye.
  2. Following the directions, mix your dye.
  3. Taking your eyebrow brush (I prefer an angled brush, fill in your brows with the dye. Start with a little and add more if necessary. If you get globby, gently take your spoolie to evenly distribute the product.
  4. Let the dye work its magic. If you’re afraid you bought a color that’s too dark, don’t let the color develop for the full period of time.
  5. After waiting the proper length of time, wipe the excess product off and wash the area with a mild cleanser.

Before, during and after

It’s a really easy process, so much so that now I’m just quickly dying the tail of my brow whenever I feel like I need a touch up. I have a mole in my left brow so I constantly have two stubborn hairs that grow in white. This has been a great solution for me. If you’re nervous to dye your brows at home, I’d recommend having them done once at the salon as your starter and then you can do the maintenance. If you have any questions about my process, I’m happy to answer!


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