Next on our Brow Henna series from educator Anastasia Hoff:
Elleebana Brow Henna Application
Here's a step-by-step rundown of her method:
Pro Tip: Anastasia prefers her henna mixture slightly runny- however you prefer your mixture, be sure to move all your henna to one corner of the mixing cup to prevent over-drying.
2. Begin applying henna to brows with Elleebana Angle Eyebrow Brush or your favorite brush in a direction to mimic brow hair growth. Starting your application at the tail of the brow and working your way into the body and head of the brow without picking up more henna will give you more of a natural variation in color.
Pro Tip: In areas where brow growth is heavier, lighten your henna application to keep those areas from appearing too bold.
3. Be sure to coat the henna down to the skin during application. The Mapping Pencil and Mapping Paste will provide a slight barrier to prevent staining skin in unwanted areas, but do not rely on this completely. Clean up areas where henna was not intended to be applied as quickly as possible with water (we love this brush for cleanup or Doe Foot/Disposable Lip Gloss Applicators).
Pro Tip: The longer the henna is wet on the skin, the deeper the skin stain will be in most cases.
4. As you work on each brow and each brow area, note that as henna begins to dry it will become a clay-like consistency. Henna mixture that is more dry will require a thicker application to produce the same skin stain as a more runny henna mixture can produce.
Anastasia recommends applying henna to brows in one of two ways:
- Applying to one entire brow, then moving to the other brow to apply in its entirety.
- Apply to both brows as you work through each section:
left tail - right tail
left body - right body
left head - right head
5. Add a second coat of henna in areas needed (this is typically the brow tail and the bottom lines of brows).
Pro Tip: Pay close attention to henna application on your non-dominant side, as this side can tend to become more sloppy/messy.
Additional color notes:
- The NEW Elleebana Henna formulas have much more of a neutral undertone, allowing the colors to be richer and easier to use!
- Always start with a single color pigment before adding Black to any mixture. The new formulation does not require Black henna to be added often.
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