Yesterday evening I went to a local beauty school to get my eye lashes and brows dyed by a student. Have never been to anything close to a beauty parlor before, but I was curious and since my hair is getting darker and darker I thought it would be cool to try a darker shade around my eyes too. So after a messy experiment with a home dye kit, I decided to let a (semi-) professional do it instead (the reason for a "semi" is of course that I was hoping for a bargain, and it was). I guess I could use mascara and an eye brow pencil instead, but after trying it a few times lately, I have, once again, concluded that I don't like make-up.
The best part about the experience was that it was so fancy. I have a weakness for fancy, as in luxe. The school was in a beautiful large, turn-of-the-last-century apartment, with high ceilings, stucco and crystal chandeliers. And the young students wore pristine white coats with their hair tied back in ballerina knots.
As for the dyeing it took 15 minutes in total. It did sting a bit on the eye lids at the end, but the skin was never irritated. Also I allowed the student to pluck my eye brows just a tad bit. I never touch my brows, except for the occasional mono brow separation, so I was curious to see if I would like them a bit shaped. And now I think I do.
If I had been an adept beauty blogger I would of course have taken before photos, but since I'm not, you will have to take my word that it does looks different, but in a subtle way, it's like a non make-up make-up.
Will I do this again? Possibly. It depends how long it lasts. If the colour is gone in just a week or two, I will not do it again. But if it lasts for a while, then maybe it's worth it?