I was always embarrassed of my thick eyebrows growing up, and now for the last few years big, bold brows have been in. Unfortunately in my high school years I plucked much of the life out of my own eyebrows. They’re still pretty decent, but I wish they were fuller. I figured it couldn’t be that hard to make my own tinted eyebrow gel with items I already have. So here is how to make a natural tinted eyebrow gel at home.
Natural Tinted Eyebrow Gel
1 tsp aloe vera gel*
1 tsp cocoa powder (fair trade)
up to 1/2 capsule (approx 1/8 tsp) activated charcoal
1/8-1/4 tsp vitamin E oil
Begin with the aloe vera gel, and then stir in the cocoa powder with a toothpick or small makeup brush adding it little by little.
Add the activated charcoal very slowly while stirring to get the desired tint. I have dark eyebrows, so you may not need as much.
Pour in the vitamin E oil, stirring it until you get the desired consistency.
Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator.
To use, apply to eyebrows with an eyeliner/brow brush.
*I squeezed aloe vera gel from my plant for this. The best method I found was to make many slices vertically along the leaf about 3 mm apart from each other. Beginning at one end, slide your fingers down the leaf with pressure like you would squeezing a tube of toothpaste. You don’t want the firmer “meat,” just the gel. If you don’t have a plant, you can buy aloe vera gel – just make sure it’s dye- and alcohol-free.
This natural tinted eyebrow gel works triple duty. The cocoa powder and activated charcoal creates the colour to act as a filler. The aloe vera gel keeps your brow hairs in place throughout the day without looking stiff or flaky. Plus, aloe vera gel and vitamin E oil are great for promoting hair growth which means that over time your and my brows will grow back in fuller. Win-win-win!
What style of eyebrows do you like? Do you fill yours in?