In all of thirty minutes, celebrity brow stylist, Amy Jean of Amy Jean Eye Couture, waxed, tweezed and tinted with the “natural plant pigment,” before shaping with a concealer to calm any redness and adding a touch of powder to ensure I was ready to step out of the salon and face the rest of my day. The results? Even after washing off the added product, it looked just like I’d had a traditional tint, but better. I like a beefed-up brow, but as I mentioned above, natural, so I will definitely have Henna again. It subtly tints your skin and hair, so you have more shape and definition, but without the scary day (or two) at the beginning of a brow tint, when everyone can tell they’ve been done. “There is no ‘colour shock’ as with traditional brow tinting, which can look intense for a few days before it settles,” says Amy Jean. It’s also free from “peroxide activators,” so it's a great alternative if you usually suffer from sensitive skin or irritation. I found it lasted approximately three weeks- and from $75, it's safe to say I'm a convert.
You’ve probably heard of henna tattooing, but are more than likely thinking (as we were) of the body art that temporarily stains your skin without the life-long commitment of a permanent tattoo. And while you are right- Henna tattooing has been around since Ancient Egyptian times, used to dye everything from hair, to materials and skin- we are now talking about it in relation to beauty- and more specifically, brows. Don’t be scared though. It's simply a temporary brow tattoo, but one that results in a natural, fuller brow- sans the fake, stuck on effect that can occur with traditional tattooing. So as an advocate of this style of arches- Emily Ratajkowski's if I had to offer up my celebrity inspiration- I felt it was my personal responsibility to try the treatment and report back.
Scroll down for my before and after. And my thoughts, of course.