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.
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.