Brow Tint & Wax


Brow Tinting Bellevue & Kirkland

It seems that every decade brings new trends in eyebrows. The 90s favored rounded, plucked brows, the 2000s saw a love of pencil thin eyebrows, and in the most recent decade, thick, dark brows became the height of beauty. To achieve this look, many women with naturally wispy or light brows sought out ways to darken and accentuate their eyebrows. Most solutions will only last a day. Luckily, a longer lasting solution known as eyebrow tinting now offers fuller, darker brows without having to apply makeup every day. The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery provides the best brow tinting Bellevue and Kirkland offers.

Overview: What Is Brow Tinting?

Eyebrow tinting is essentially a treatment that semi-permanently dyes the eyebrows. Generally, when it comes to brow tinting, clients want darker brows. There are various color options. For example, if someone wants to keep a natural look, their tint may only be a shade or two darker than their own, as if they were simply wearing brow makeup. 

For people who dye their hair darker, an eyebrow tint can complement this. While it likely will not last as long as traditional hair dye, it can certainly dramatically enhance and change up your look. Primarily, though, the purpose of brow tinting is to slightly darken the brow to increase the prominence of the brows as if you are wearing makeup.

It is possible to perform brow tinting on nearly every skin type, skin color, hair type, and hair color. Some hair colors may be more resistant to the tint, namely gray hair. However, it is most commonly sought by people with blonde, red, and brown hair. Your master esthetician will discuss how eyebrow tinting can benefit you based on your hair color.

Safety Of Brow Tinting

Many interested in brow tinting are off-put by the fact that it is banned in some states, including California. The dyes also are not FDA approved. With that being said, it is important to note that brow tinting is perfectly legal in Washington State as long as the dyes used are specially formulated for the eyebrows.

The largest risks of brow tinting are allergic reactions or damage due to proximity to the eyes. Depending on your allergy history and preference, your master esthetician may recommend a patch test to ensure no allergic reactions before your brow tinting appointment.

As far as proximity to the eyes, the dyes are thick and not runny. Therefore, they will not drip into the eyes. Your master esthetician will also apply the dye with a small brush or Q-tip because this allows for a more precise application and avoids using too much dye. 

When choosing to undergo brow tinting, it is important to see a professional. They know how to best perform the procedure for the best results and safety. Overall, when performed correctly by a professional, brow tinting is perfectly safe. 


There are several benefits and advantages of eyebrow tinting. Many will find individual reasons to enjoy their brow tints. Some of the possible benefits and advantages include:

  • More defined brows
  • Fuller looking brows
  • Darker, more prominent looking brows
  • Save time applying makeup
  • Ability to wear less makeup without sacrificing your preferred look
  • Does not damage natural brows
  • Immediate difference
  • Pain free application
  • Temporary, meaning you can change up the tint often
  • Quick treatment

Brow Tinting vs. Microblading

Another common brow enhancement technique is microblading. Both tinting and microblading can lead to the look of thicker, more prominent brows. They are also both semi-permanent. While tinting uses dye, microblading uses a process similar to tattooing that can completely reshape the look of the brows.

Choosing the right procedure for you will ultimately depend on your goals and preferences. The table below highlights a few of the major differences between the two brow enhancement options.

Eyebrow Tinting Microblading
  • Painless
  • Lasts four to six weeks
  • Results immediate
  • More cost effective
  • A good trial run for microblading or long lasting procedure
  • Can switch up look/tint regularly
  • May work better for those with light eyebrows
  • Some pain and/or discomfort involved
  • Can last three years
  • Results take time
  • Higher risk of a bad result
  • Requires more aftercare
  • Not offered at The Gallery
  • Typically not combinable with other brow services

Before & After Brow Tinting

Consultation & Preparation

Before your brow tinting appointment, you will meet with a master esthetician at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery. They will ask about your goals, preferences, known allergies, and medical history. After obtaining the necessary information, they may examine your brows and face to identify your natural brow line and brow hair type.

If they determine that you are a good candidate for brow tinting, they will discuss the procedure in detail. This may include the available tints, which may complement your skin and natural hair color best, and what will best suit your goals. 

Usually, the tint is not applied during the consultation appointment, especially if you have never had a brow tint before. Your master esthetician may recommend performing a patch test first to ensure that you do not have an allergic reaction before the procedure. Otherwise, your master esthetician will instruct you to come without makeup on, particularly on your brows on the day of your appointment.

Tinting Process

Eyebrow tinting often takes less than half an hour to complete. Your master esthetician will start by cleansing your brows and the surrounding skin. They will then apply the tint to the brows slowly and carefully. This ensures full coverage of your brows and limits the amount that gets on the skin. Based on your goals, they may be able to apply the tint in a way to create or complement a specific brow shape.

Once fully applied, the tint will sit for about ten to twenty minutes before it is removed. Your master esthetician will use dry gauze, cotton pads, or Q-tips to gently remove the tint from the brows and clean it up. After this, they may gently cleanse the brows before showing you the results. 

Aftercare & Results

Like after a lash tint, you will need to be the most careful 24-48 hours after the application of your brow tint. Avoid getting your face or brows wet in any way. Generally, a brow tint will remain fairly stable, but it is best to exercise caution to promote long lasting, beautiful results.

The longevity of the results largely depends on your hair growth cycle. For most people, this is somewhere between four and six weeks. This means that you will need to have your tint updated every several weeks to maintain the filled in brow look.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does Tinting Damage Your Eyebrows?

It can, if applied incorrectly or performed too much. In general, it is rare that a brow tint would cause damage to the eyebrows. If you are concerned, discuss this with your master esthetician. Likely, they will recommend a patch test and then wait a few weeks after you need to refresh your tint to get the next one. This prevents you from doing it too often to the point that could damage the hair or hair follicles.

Can You Wax & Tint Your Eyebrows At The Same Time?

Yes, you can have an eyebrow wax and tint performed during the same appointment. If you have particularly sensitive skin or hair, your master esthetician may recommend doing them in separate appointments.

Is At-Home Brow Tinting Safe And Effective?

One internet search will bring up dozens of at-home brow tinting products and supplies. While makeup temporarily tints the brows, some products can provide semi-permanent results. The main issue with at-home tinting is that there is a larger range for error and more risk. 

Generally, you can expect at-home brow tints to be less effective, not last as long, and come with more risks. When a professional such as a master esthetician performs a brow tint, they have full visibility of the area, better tools, and the expertise to do it correctly and safely.

Can You Get A Tint If You Have Dark Brows?

Yes, eyebrow tints are typically subtle. This means that it can make a difference, even on people who have naturally dark brows. Though, it is notable that those with blonde and red brows do tend to see the most dramatic results from a brow tint. However, brow tints can work on almost anyone to give that flawless makeup look without needing a brow pencil or powder.

How Much Is A Brow Tint In Bellevue?

An eyebrow wax and tint starts at $99 at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery. Each treatment is customized to your desires and needs to obtain the ideal look for you. Our master estheticians can also easily combine your brow tint with a lash lift, lash tint, lash extensions, or facial. You can find more detailed information on our price list and financing pages.

Keep Brows Looking Full Without Makeup With The Best Brow Tint In Bellevue & Kirkland

The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery is a plastic surgery clinic and medical spa located in Lynnwood, Washington. Easily accessible from both major interstates–I-5 and I-405–the office provides the gold standard of cosmetic services to the Greater Bellevue and Seattle areas. The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery offers the best brow tint Bellevue and Kirkland provides.

Our master estheticians pursued higher esthetic education that combines beautification and medicine. This allows them to administer treatments such as chemical peels to improve the skin. Therefore, the ideal ways to apply a brow tint safely for the best results. Additionally, they provide a full suite of non-surgical lash and brow enhancements.

To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach out online using Price Simulator, chat, or our contact form.