Monday, June 27, 2011

Review: Roux Lash & Brow Tint

Hey ladies! I’m back again, and have a ton of new products, not just hair products, to tell you all about. But today’s post is directed to all those gorgeous gals out there, who like me, have invisible eyelashes and brows.
Yes ladies, you know what I’m talking about, if I don’t have on full makeup I look freaky, because it appears as though I have no eyebrows or eyelashes. So everyday, if I want to look like a human being, I have to fill in my brows at the very least. If you have to color on an entire eyebrow, let’s be honest, it never looks natural.

 So……….I’ve been dying to get my brows and lashes tinted. I know as much as I talk about products and buying stuff, etc. it seems like I spend money like a crazy person. In reality I’m a cheapskate, I always look for the best deal I can find before purchasing, and if something is expensive, chances are I’ll think about it for months before purchasing. I do tons of research, and read reviews before I shell out any cash. With that being said, I am not willing to pay the amount of money they want at salons for lash/brow tinting services. So of course, I browsed and came across Roux Lash & Brow Tint at Sally’s.

Roux Lash & Brow Tint isn’t exactly cheap at $36.99 a box, but you get around 40 applications per box, so it’s only $.92 an application. Where I live lash tinting services start at $15 and so do brows. So if I were to go to a salon and get both done, it’d be at least $30 before tip. No thanks, I’ll do it myself.

The Roux Lash & Brow Tint isn’t quite as simple as at-home hair color, but it isn’t rock science either. It’s a 2-step process, and the kit comes with a bottle of stain remover, eye shields, for the under eye area and these little wooden sticks, that look like toothpicks that got thrown in the discard pile. The sticks are for the actual application, you’re supposed to cover the tip in cotton and dip it in the bottle. Um….no thanks. I bought disposable mascara wands for easier application.

You simply dip an applicator into the Step 1 bottle, and apply it to whatever hair your trying to color. Be very careful not to get it on your skin. Step 1 deposits finely divided silver onto the hair strand. Then you wait for it to dry, around 3 minutes, and apply Step 2 in the exact same way. Step 2 is what actually does the tinting, so be very careful not to get it on your skin. It will color anything it touches instantly.  Until the 2 solutions come into contact with each other they’re both clear, but as soon as they touch the dye is apparent. Then you wait about a minute, and wash it off. Done.

It’s literally as simple as it sounds, but it takes a bit more time than you’d think. You really have to be careful to not get it on your skin. The directions recommend applying Vasoline to skin around the brows and lashes so it won’t take color if you mess up. I used Ion Color Brilliance Stain Barrier Creme, also from Sally’s, just around my brows.

I have to say, I really love the results. I didn’t have any idea what to expect, but I’m happy to say that Roux Lash & Brow Tint did exactly what it was supposed to. My upper lashes and brows are now a deep brown, and I no longer look like a weirdo. I opted to leave my bottom lashes alone, as I was nervous about getting dye everywhere. The eye shields that come in the kit are for covering your under eye area, but they’re a joke.

Anywho, Roux Lash & Brow Tint……Yes! If you’ve tried it, or get yours done at the salon, leave me a comment!


Jessica said...

Thank you for this post!! I am another "weirdo" who, without makeup, looks like I have absolutely no lashes or brows. I will definitely be keeping this kit in mind!

Anonymous said...

Are the miniature toothbrushes for braces cheaper than the mascara wands? If so, they may a better alternative.

Aliya Smith said...

Thanks for this wonderful post dear! I'll be adding this product to my list.

Janelle Curry said...

(In case you're still active here)
I've been researching this product, which is what brought me to this blog, and I can't seem to hear if it's the one application that lasts a month. If that's the case, that's amazing, but given the box gives 40 applications I just doubt they'd do that... Please let me know!

Tiffany F said...

I just graduated from a school that teaches esthetics and at best the brow tint we used lasted a week because it is vegetable base dye which is not the same as a hair dye. Roux is a good brand but there are cheaper alternatives that give the same results.

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