I couldn't decide whether of not to write a post on this product or not as I really have mixed feelings on it - sadly mainly negative.
I bought the Eyelash & Brow Dye Kit as I have very fair eyelashes and eyebrows so after reading over 20 positive reviews I decided to purchase the product. As you can see from the above photo, the kit comes with an 'applicator', a dye cream and developer liquid.
Before I explain the process I must stress that I did perform a skin test 48 hours prior to the application on the inside of my elbow.
First of all I really wasn't impressed with the applicator that supposedly doubles up as a mixing wand. When mixing the dye and the developer liquid I found using the applicator provided very difficult - the mixture just wouldn't bond together so I decided to use a small paintbrush which seemed to sort out the problem.
I also decided to use a clean mascara wand instead of the provided applicator to apply the dye to both my eyebrows and eyelashes.
(Final mixed dye mixture - enough for eyebrow application)
I decided to apply the dye to my brows first just to get a feel for how to apply it. I applied the dye quite easily and removed it 2 minutes later with damp cotton wool pads. The results were lighter than I had expected however I was pleased will the results.
I then applied the dye to my lashes with the mascara wand - however as the texture was so light in colour it was quite hard to see exactly which parts of my eyelashes I had done and if I had to applied the dye right to the base. This is were it all went down hill - After I had applied the dye to both the top and bottom lashes of my left eye my eye started to sting as obviously some of the dye had come into contact with my eyeball. However I ignored the stinging feeling and started on my right eye, which also did the same.
The stinging actually got worse to a point my nose started to run and my eyes went watery. The dye had only been on for 3 of the 10 minutes when I decided to wash it off. I really couldn't put up with stinging from the dye that had come into contact with my eye.
This was the condition of my right eye after I had washed all the dye from my eyelashes - not pretty. Both eyes actually stayed bloodshot for at least 10 minutes however I must state they did not hurt after I had removed the dye.
I also must say I made sure I was more than careful when applying the dye and I could only put down the dye getting into my eye from it touching my waterline then traveling into my eye.
On a lighter note - As you can see from the before and after photos the kit successfully dyed my eyebrows. But that was it.
Update: Less than 10 hrs after applying the dye I actually experienced a weird sort of eye strain feeling when I looked left or right in both eyes. Which I took eye-drops and painkillers for. From doing some research I found out all eyelash tinting kits in the US are banned. I really feel this should be the case for this product in the UK.