Better Brows: How to Pick the Right Eyebrow Tint

Better Brows: How to Pick the Right Eyebrow Tint

Ever since Cara Delevingne first rocked the runway, bold brows have basically become a must-have. A well-shaped pair of brows is wasted without the right colour to do them justice. Help your brows reach their face-framing potential with one of our professional eyebrow tints. Not sure which option to choose? Read on for our top tips to choose your perfect system and shade!

How to Choose the Perfect Brow Shade

If You're a Blonde: To add drama to naturally light blonde brows opt for 1-2 shades darker than your natural colour.
If You're a Brunette: Opt for 1-2 shades darker than your natural, matching the warmth or coolness of your hair colour.
If You're a Redhead: Compliment your strawberry blonde hair with a warm dark blonde tint, or for deep red hair choose a copper-toned tint.

How to Choose The Right Brow Tint System 

Henna Dye = Best for those looking for a long-lasting brow colour. Henna dye not only stains the hair but also the skin underneath the brow for the strongest and longest-lasting pigmentation. Lasts 4-6 weeks.

Semi-Permanent Tint = Best for those looking for a brow colour that's easy to apply and primarily stains only the hair. Lasts 2-4 weeks.

Temporary Pencil or Gel = Best for those looking to temporarily darken their brow colour or fill in sparse areas. These low commitment options wash off like other makeup and quickly create beautiful brows without any hassle. Lasts one day. 

Long-Lasting Henna Brow Dye

Until recently, the henna plant was best known for the beautiful body art it produced. This skin staining plant dye has long been used in parts of India, Southeast Asia and Eastern Europe to create floral body art and decorative facial makeup. Henna first worked its way into Western culture as a natural alternative to synthetic hair dyes. In the past few years henna has taken over the beauty industry as a bold new way to darken eyebrows.

Henna dye lasts noticeably longer than traditional tinting while staining the skin below the hair for added drama and fullness. Henna is currently trending for a reason! Many women want the look of full brows that microblading can offer, but don't want the price tag or commitment of a full cosmetic procedure. Henna is a beautiful compromise - it creates the illusion of fuller brows by staining the skin, much in the same way microblading creates the appearance of extra brow hair. Another reason many folks adore henna is its ability to last longer than traditional tint! With proper application and aftercare, henna should last upwards of a month!

Elleebana Eyebrow Henna Dye comes in 7 highly-pigmented colours which can be easily combined for a custom shade.


      • Natural eyebrow tinting with tattoo effect on the skin
      • Low cost per application
      • Over 100 applications per bottle
      • Gentle and innovative formulation
      • Stays on hair up to 6 weeks
      • No ammonia or hydrogen peroxide

Henna dye has a higher staining power than traditional tinting, making it important to master a clean application! Make sure you have the right applicator tools to help you achieve the perfect arch. We suggest using a doe-tipped applicator for precise application of colour.

Pro tip: To get long-lasting results from your henna dye, it's important to make sure the brow area is properly prepped. Before your tint application, choose Elleebana brow shampoo to cleanse off any oils or dead skin cells that could interfere with the dyes adherence to hair and skin.


Semi-Permanent Brow Tint

For maximum at-home convenience, we've put together two complete DIY eyebrow tinting kits to get you started! One kit contains liquid developer and the other contains a cream developer. We suggest opting for a cream developer if you are brand new to tinting, as it offers easy mixing and creates a thicker consistency for application. 

Liquid Developer Tinting Kit

Cream Developer Tinting Kit 


FAQ: What's the difference between cream and liquid developer? 

We suggest opting for a cream developer if you are brand new to tinting, as it offers easy mixing and creates a thicker consistency for application. 


Temporary Setting Gel & Brow Pencils 


Brow Code Tinted Setting Gel

Create a bold, volumized and defined brow with Brow Code's Tinted Settling Gel. Tame and set the unruliest of brows with an easy to use wand applicator. With a lightweight pigment, and advanced scientific ingredients that effortlessly fill in unwanted gaps for a perfectly groomed brow.

Available in 2 colours: Bronzed Brunette & Bronzed Blonde.


  • Wand applicator
  • Easily fills in unwanted gaps
  • Lightweight formula
  • Sets & tames stray hairs in place 

Brow Code Imitations Micro Brow Pencils

Effortless define, fill and colour in brows with Brow Code's Imitations Micro Brow Pencil. With a micro tip on one end to create precise, detailed hair-like strokes and a spoolie on the other to to come through brows for a natural finish. Water and sweat resistant formula.

Available in: Light Ash Blonde, Taupe, Warm Medium Brown, Brunette and Deep Dark Brunette. 


  • Brow pencil and spoolie in one 
  • Fills and colours in sparse gaps 
  • Creates natural, precise hair-like strokes 
  • Water and sweat resistant 


Shop our full selection of Professional Eyebrow Tinting options to begin building your best and boldest brows!