Tried and tested: Eyebrow threading, eyebrow tint, and eyelash tint

Lisa Haynes finds the ultimate cheat for the no-make-up make-up look...

“Whenever I’m looking a little haggard, I think to myself, ‘Ahhh it’s worn off!’ Nope, I’m not talking botox or fillers, but a little brow and eye tweak that makes ALL the difference to my face. 

"You won’t find this on the treatment menu, but it’s what I call the ‘Shavata Triple Whammy’, and it consists of eyebrow threading, eyebrow tint, and eyelash tint. 

"I get it done every few weeks (though exactly how long the tints last will depend on your own hair texture). 

"The brainchild of brow guru Shavata Singh, therapists are trained like eyebrow ninjas to thread, shape and define your arches to their full potential. 

"Tints do require a patch test first, so plan ahead if you’re looking for a dye job.

“My Triple Whammy starts with the eyelash tint. My therapist recommends a blue-black shade to create impact, as I have dark hair (thankfully, nothing like ’80s eyeliner; the blue is barely detectable). 

"After pads are applied to protect the under-eye area, I close my eyes for around 15 minutes while the dye works its magic. It stings a little on removal but my eyes instantly look like they’ve been subtly framed with kohl, fringed by plush top and bottom lashes.

Next up, tint is applied to my brows. After just a few minutes, my therapist wipes if off, once she’s happy the exact medium-dark shade she’s recommended for me has been achieved. 

"Then she gets to work using thread to tidy up my brows with mind-blowing, microscopic precision. 

"It feels like she’s removing lots, but when I look in the mirror afterwards, they actually look more aligned, neater and fuller, thanks to the tint which makes even fine, baby hairs darker.

“Unlike other treatments, the transformation is instant — and if you’re anything like me, you’ll gasp with delight/disbelief that you’re the proud new owner of such immaculate brows and lashes. 

"Seriously, it’s like a mini-facelift in 30-minutes flat.

  • Eyebrow Threading, €22; Eyebrow Tint, €16; and Eyelash Tint, €25. Available at Shavata Brow Studios, Harvey Nichols, Dundrum Town Centre


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