Looking for a brow tint? Check out this review on the Etude House Tint My Brows!

In my newest additions haul I mentioned the Etude House Tint My Brows and now that I’ve used it for a while I wanted to write up a full, in depth review on it for those of you who are interested in the world of brow tint. (Sort of – unfortunately this is the only brow tint product I’ve tried so far.)

I don’t believe brow tinting itself is very new, but it is to me. In fact it’s very much a “OMG HOW DID I NOT KNOW ABOUT THIS BEFORE” kind of trend. So before I go off rambling, here are a few things you should know.

Right off the bat, it’s very simple. Simple packaging, simple application. Just pull out the brush and start applying it to your eyebrows. Fair warning: the product itself does have a slight odor (nothing bad, and it does fade) and it’s relatively goop-y. I mean, surprisingly so. It can make application a little messy as the brush is a little on the thicker side – not ideal for eyebrows which is ironic – but not un-salvageable. I do wish it had a thinner brush for more precise application.

Once it’s on, it dries fast. It’s nice in that if you need to do things around the house or whatnot, you don’t have to worry about smearing it since it’s recommended you leave it on for at least two hours (which is a pretty long ass time). It’s not so nice in that if you make a mistake, you have to work quickly.

Now at first I also thought that you could somewhat “control” how dark you want it. My first time using this product, I took the part of the directions where it said “apply liberally” very seriously. So even though I only left it on for two hours, they were nearly black when I finally pulled it off. Lately, I keep it on for the same amount of time, but only put 2-3 layers on and they come out more brown than black. I don’t think it’s how long you have it on or how many “layers” you apply, but how long you’ve had the product. Within the past few weeks or so I’ve noticed that no matter how much I put on and how long I leave it on (even overnight) it didn’t turn out as dark as I had hoped. 

The good news is there’s a lot of product to go around. Considering that I’ve gotten multiple uses out of it as I’ve had this since November and I use it relatively frequently, about once a week, maybe skipping some weeks here and there, it’s not a huge investment at $7-8.

What I don’t like most about this tint is that as if it fades, it becomes more of a reddish brownish color. In general, warmer tones on my eyebrows are not my favorite, so it stinks that it fades like that. However, because this doesn’t completely replace my eyebrow routine, it’s not as big a deal. That’s another thing – if you want to completely eradicate putting makeup on your brows, this probably won’t do the trick unless you have medium to fuller eyebrows, or you don’t need to add definition or fix the shape, which is what I generally do.

When it comes to makeup removers, especially if you’re like me and you’ve added makeup on top of the tint, it does depend on what remover you use. I’ve found micellar water to be the best as it’s super gentle and still removes the makeup. In my experience, the only kind of remover you don’t want to use is cleansing balms like the Banila Co Clean It that turns into oil as you massage it onto your face. I haven’t tried just the oil cleanser, so I’m not sure how that would work but I’ve tried the Neutrogena Dual Phase Makeup Remover and that’s totally fine.

What I do love love love is that I don’t have to worry at all about washing my face or going to sleep (as I tend to sleep on my side) about the product “rubbing off” or fading in just one night. For the first few months I was using this, it lasted for about an average of 5 days. I also think it’s a good beginner product in that it’s easily accessible and it’s pretty cheap. 

Obviously it’s not the best product and after I finish this tube I’m definitely going to be on the lookout for something new – so if you have any recommendations, please let me know – but it’s not a bad product and it works.

Have you tried tinting your brows?

  • Yiotou_La

    Doing my brows wasn’t the best for me but after purchasing the right products, it became my #1 while doing my makeup. And beautiful brows make a huge difference. Love that this product is waterproof and you don’t have to worry about fading or smudging! x


    • Sam

      I know, I remember doing my eyebrows for the first time and even though they were nowhere near perfect, it made SUCH a difference! Now I can’t leave the house without doing them haha

  • Bernadette

    Tinted brow gels are my favorite so quick and easy to use and they’re perfect for my low maintenance brows.

    • Sam

      Lucky you have low maintenance brows!

  • I haven’t tried tinting my brows, I do like how simple it is but have to agree there must be better products out there and I hope you find them! Thanks for sharing, I haven’t tried anything from this brand xxx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

    • Sam

      Thanks, Kiran!

  • Nina

    I never tried this , thanks for this informative post.
    Nina’s Style Blog

    • Sam

      You’re welcome Nina 🙂

  • I use this same eyebrow tint and love it so much!

    • Sam

      It definitely makes things easier!

  • Never used it, bit it seems like a great product! thanks for share 😉

    The White Ocean

    • Sam

      Glad you liked it!

  • Never heard about it, but it sounds like a good brow tint. Thank you for the review. 🙂

    Michelle Morchella

    • Sam

      Thanks for reading 🙂

  • I’ve seen so much about EH but never personally tried anything from there but it seems like this did a good job! Have a great weekend 🙂

    Trishna xx

    • Sam

      Thanks Trishna, hope you had a great weekend as well!

  • I haven’t tried brow tinting, but it sounds cool! I didn’t know the effect was supposed to last a few days. I need to check this out!

    Nida | Caked To The Nines

    • Sam

      You really should! The fact that it lasts was the only reason I bought it lol

  • Sounds lovely but shame that it fades into a warm brown. I’m also not a fan of warm brown brows :/

    • Sam

      I know, I really want to try other products to see if there’s one that doesn’t fade into warm shades…

  • I’ve been seeing this product a lot but I’m too skeptical to try. I don’t think it’s right for me but maybe one day I should give it a try 🙂

    Lyka Chiang

    • Sam

      One day! 🙂

  • clare⭐

    this would be great if it didnt fade to a warm colour!

    • Sam

      Yeah, I don’t think I’ve met anyone who likes warm toned brows haha

  • Eliz Ida

    so cute love this! xx

  • I’ve always wanted to try this such a good price too!

    Pingkan x |

    • Sam

      Right? I figured for $8 you can’t go too wrong haha

  • I’ve never tried tinting my brows but this sounds like an interesting product that isn’t too bad, despite the few downsides it has. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    Hope you are having a wonderful weekend 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • Sam

      Yeah, this was my first time tinting my brows and it really wasn’t bad or anything. Especially when you consider the price point, not too bad at all.

      Thanks for reading, Mica!

  • I’ve never tried tinting my brows myself but the packaging of this looks really handy!

    Danielle’s Beauty Blog

    • Sam

      It’s definitely very easy to carry around, and the packaging makes it simple to apply!