Unlisted Brand • Roux - Lash & Brow Tint • Eyes
|Would buy this product again.||70%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I have long, fairly dark lashes already, but the roots and ends are light, so I thought dying them dark black would give more pop overall.
The effect is subtle... I don't think anyone would notice but me. It makes my eyes look just a bit more lined, which is nice. I'll probably do this every once in a while, but it doesn't make a big enough difference for me to do it all the time.
Having read a bunch of reviews, I was very careful during application. It turned out to be very easy, in my opinion.
I used a qtip and a magnifying mirror. I had no problems with the liquid running. I found it easy to stay on my lashes and never got any in my eyes. I got one small dot one the skin under my eye when I was doing my bottom lashes, but it's no big deal, not really noticeable.
The packaging is okay.. reviews below talk about blister packs, which would have been horrible, but apparently they've changed the packaging since then and it now comes in little bottles.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Green
I bought this a while back and just started using on my eyelashes, I use the color black. What I do is use Q tips and my big mirror, so I get every lash. It definetly darkens them. I like it because I don't always want to throw on mascara, and my bottom lashes really stand out just by using this product, and I normally don't wear mascara on the bottom lashes. I do it @ every 2 weeks. No irratation or problems. Will always keep this on hand.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Not going to lie! It took me a few tries to get this down to a science. Hereís my method: use a Q-tip to outline around your eyebrows with a thin layer of Vaseline (you are dying your brows, not your face). Using a clean Q-tip, dip one end into the bottle labeled ď#1Ē (easy enough) and apply to your eyebrows (try not to smear the Vaseline. Let that dry about 30 seconds before dipping the other end of the Q-tip into the bottle labeled (#2, this is the dye). You might want to squeeze out the excess fluid by rolling the Q-tip around the mouth of the bottle before applying because, again, you donít want to dye your face. Carefully apply the dye to your brows and let it dry for 30seconds to one minute. Then I prefer to use a moistened cotton pad to gently dab (or wipe!) away the excess dye as well as the Vaseline. If things got messy, use the #3 bottle (dye remover) but otherwise, the Vaseline should have kept things in check. The box states that the color lasts up to 6 weeks but I re-apply it every 7-10 days. I suppose it might last longer if I let the dye sit longer than one minute but I donít want it to look like I colored in my eyebrows wit a black Sharpie. Oh, and for the record, I do NOT use this stuff on my eyelashes! If you have longer lashes, you might give it a go but no matter how I tried it, I couldnít keep the dye from stinging my eyes. Iíll just stick with mascara, thanks. Happy tinting!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I'm appalled that my level of vanity has reached the point where I decide having pretty eyelashes is more important than the risk of doing serious damage to my eyes, but, thankfully, this product is pretty user-friendly if you follow the tips listed by other helpful MUA reviewers. It might warrant applying twice, to get a full effect. Still, it looks really good and is simple (and much less time consuming and expensive than trekking to the Red Door); Worth the investment, since I hate using mascara. My lashes look naturally dark and glossy.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
First time trying this product, and i must say, I will NEVER purchase again. The applicators supplied don't work well; the colour stains skin bad and is difficult to get off. Colour faded within a week. When colour started to fade, it left a reddish hue on eyebrow hairs (I naturally have very blonde eyebrows). All in all, i would not reccommend this product. I have tried Swiss o'par, and am happy with the results in comparison.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I am really pleased with this product. I have white, white, white blonde eyebrows (and lashes) and always have to fill them in to look human, as well as wearing mascara. I had my brows tinted at a salon once before and was so pleased with the results that I knew I had to get a kit to do myself. I bought this kit at Sally's (in Brown) for around $40 which is about the cost of two salon visits, but there's up to 40 applications in the bottles so this is a great deal. It comes with two bottles of tint (1 and 2, applied separately), a bottle of stain remover in case you get the dye on your skin, shields for lash tinting, and a bunch of toothpicks ("applicators").
This is a lash dye too, but I will not be tinting my lashes with this. I have had them done before with more organic/natural dyes and it hurt like hell when it got in my eyes, so I don't even want to risk it with these chemicals (plus it looks like it would be pretty hard to do yourself.)
The instructions were clear and simple, as was the process. I diluted the solution as directed because I am fair skinned with red hair so I do not need a dark brown tint. I think I over-diluted it at first because the results were not that noticeable, so I repeated the process with a slightly less diluted solution. Worked great! I did not need to use the remover. I really like the brown colour - it's quite warm, unlike the last tint I had done, so it suits my red hair very well. I don't know how long the tint will last since I just did it, but even if it lasts a month or a little less, it will be worth it. Filling in my eyebrows is one of the longest steps of my routine so not having to do it is a huge time saver. I can also leave the house with nothing but mascara - ideal for early classes! Having eyebrows has really changed my life in a way.
This product lost one lipstick just because I think they could have provided a little bit more in the kit, such as something to mix the solutions in (glass or otherwise, maybe something like a contact lens case) and they could have included cheap plastic eyedroppers or the bottles could have had dropper spouts or built-in droppers, like cuticle oil. It also would've been nice if they provided actual applicators so you didn't have to make your own by wrapping cotton around a toothpick. It would make it a lot more at-home user friendly (though I guess it's meant "for professionals only.") Overall though, this is a good product that does the trick! Great value and great results; easy to use, too!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
This will not replace your mascara! It does work, my lashes are indeed darker, but after doing this I realized it makes so little difference that I'd rather just stick with mascara.
I applied it at home by myself. I used a concealer brush for #1 and a qtip (for lack of having anything else) for #2. The concealer brush worked well but seemed to hold and apply too much liquid. The qtip worked fine; one of those angled ones would have been better. I got some of each in my eye and it STUNG but goes away.
It does what it says but personally I want darker thicker longer lashes; 1 out of 3 isn't enough for me.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I'm very pleased with this. I absolutely love having darker brows and lashes -- my brows are way more defined and pretty, and when I do use mascara, I use half as much (which means no clumping or eye irritation). I haven't tried other tints, because this one suits my needs just fine, and from my research, it's one of the only tints that's really safe for at-home use.
Other reviewers have given some good tips for application. My advice is to be cautious with the product until you're comfortable with it. I keep the tint on for 10-15 minutes, but it took some trial and error before I got the hang of application. I use disposable mascara wands from Sally's, which has given me great results and makes the whole thing a lot easier than when I used cotton swabs. Just keep the stain remover nearby and take your time when you're starting out with it.
The packaging sucks. I knocked over one of the bottles and ended up cross-contaminating the tint, so I had to pay for a new box. I'm more careful now, and I expect this box will last at least a year. So, as long as I don't ruin this one, the price is actually pretty fabulous at $35/year (compared to $20/pop for professional tinting).
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Roux lash and brow tint is an excellent product if you have realistic expectations.
It is a very liquid tinting product. It will stain skin. The "remover" is bleach. Yes, it will irritate if you get it by your eye. Try very hard to avoid mistakes. Don't do this in a hurry. Take your time and tint them several times if it doesn't work out the first time. You will get better at it. You do not want to get this solution in your eyes.
If you have super sensitive eyes that water easily, perhaps this is not for you.
If you do not have a steady hand or eye, do not attempt to apply this product. Have it done in a salon you trust with an experienced technician.
I do it myself with excellent results. I find it very easy to apply. It's been around since I was in my teens.
It does not thicken or lengthen your lashes, it merely puts color on the lashes. You end up with a slight color framing of the eye. For me, given my coloring, that's significant. It's NOT enough definition for when you wear eyemakeup and if you use foundation, it will slightly color over the lashes and reduce the effect. But, when I wake up, I have eyes and when I don't wear makeup, I look a bit more awake and finished.
I am blonde and fair, my lashes are a very light ash blonde, at 50, they are thinner than they used to be. I have a rabbit eye look, so I use the black for my lashes.
I pre-trim the eyeguards for a good fit up to my lash and put the vaseline only on them. If I use vaseline on my top lid skin, I do so sparingly, because even a small amount will prohibit color transfer on the lash. I put a bit on the cotton swab and take my finger to smooth it out, then apply it to my lid.
I also very lightly apply a super thin coat of vaseline to my fingertips and rub in it so I do not stain my fingertips should the solution run down the q-tip shaft, and sometimes, it does.
When you apply solution #1, if you get some on the skin of the lid or under the lashes, immediately take a clean Q-tip and remove all the excess liquid. If you do not, even if it feels dry, the #2 solution will take and stain your lid where solution #1 was.
I use separate -tips to apply the solutions each time and do not re-dip into the bottles.
Do one eye at a time.
Afterwards, I rinse my eyes with lots of water and a mild foaming facial cleanser.
I love the results. The first time you use it, do it on a Fri. night in case you get a bit on you so it can fade.
As for brows, unless you are very good, I find it too easy to make a mistake and look like groucho...I also find the brown is too dark for my brows, so I use Just for Men beard dye. It's a gel and it is so easy to use. You do not want to leave it on as long as they state, but it's great for covering gray brows or light brows and there is more of a color choice over black or brown. You CANNOT and should not use this on your lashes, however.
Back to Roux lash and brow tint, for the purpose I use it, I have no negatives to share on the product. It performs.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight Eyes: Blue
Takes years off of my face!
One of the things that can make us appear older is faded brows and lashes. Even with mascara and brow pencil, the tint will flake and fade and leave our eye area looking worse.
Here in the US, our options are limited for DIY lash and brow tints, so Roux it is. I purchased the big kit from Sally's in black, even though I am a dark blonde by nature, highlights by Clairol.
Toss out the shields they give you in the kit. I used regular Qtips to apply both #1 and #2. Keep a Qtip in the Remover bottle so you have it ready on the fly. With a steady hand, I am able to apply even the scary black to my top lashes (I dont do the bottoms) and to my brows without touching my skin!
On my brows the tint just appears a dark brown, not blak, so it looks great, and no more penciling them in. On my lashes, they just look longer and darker! It's so nice to have a more defined eye area for a daytime look. Of course, I still use mascara and liner for evening, but it is so nice to just whisk on some fundation and bronzer and lip tint and go every morning.
I discovered a slightly off label use for the tint, and taht is to dip the bare wooden stick into first #1, then #2. I then CAREFULLY draw a thin line along my upper lash line, making it lightly thicker at the outer corners. It's like demi-permanent liner and it looks great!
I do find that this product fades in about 10 days to two weeks, so I retouch every Sunday to keep it fresh.
Again, you need patience and a steady hand, but it'll take ten years off of your face for the effort!
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I used this for the first time about a week ago. (Purchased at Sally Beauty store.)
It would be much better to have help using this product, but I used it alone and got very nice results.
My lashes and brows are medium brown, and I dyed them black. I followed the instructions exactly, and left the dye on for just two minutes, as instructed. They came out very black and don't seem to have faded at all so far (will try to remember to update on how long it lasts).
The dye even made my few light gray hairs brow hairs jet black -- it is very strong stuff!
I got some of the product on my skin, both on a finger and around my eyes. Those spots were also stained pitch-black, as was some of the skin under my eye brows. Scrubbing gently with a Q-tip dipped in the remover didn't help much, but it also didn't burn as some have experienced.
The unwanted skin stains faded over several days, though. Under my brow hairs, it just made my eyebrows look a bit too dark -- could probably be toned-down with a bit of concealer carefully wiped off the brow hair. And the staining on my eyelids looked like dark eyeliner and could have easily been disguised as eye make-up with a bit of eye pencil or dark shadow.
I was careless about shielding skin, though -- I'm sure with care and practice unwanted staining could be eliminated.
If you are using this product on yourself, as I did, you'll want to make sure that you have very good lighting, a magnifying mirror, and everything you need including the means to wash it off quickly -- all ready at hand before you start.
And, because you do not want to risk getting this in your eyes, you'll need to heed the warning about not getting it near lash roots. You'll need to do one eye at a time and to resolve to keep that eye firmly shut the entire time.
My eyes are sensitive, no I had no bad reaction at all.
My lashes now look longer because the pale tips are now black. I've been curling them with a heated Ardell curler (which can make a really distinct and lasting curl), and although I don't usually like how eye make-up looks on my eyes, I like this look a lot (and plan to take it even further soon with some Careprost).
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
edit: IMPORTANT NOTE!
If you use the stain remover your eyelids will be sore for a day, but I don't know how long it would take the stain to wear off on its own, so just keep that in mind.
This does work and so does the stain remover BUT it is a pain in the arse and the remover is literally painful.
No.1 and No.2 are both clear watery liquids that pretty much instantly stain and turn black once they contact each other. Magic! LOL
The aforementioned is what makes this system such a pain though. Since they are so watery, they ran down my lashes and instantly stained my lid. THEN to remove the stain on your skin you have to scrub with a q-tip soaked in the stain remover. This BURNS! I suffered thru it to get the stain off and it worked tho. Because of this I would recommend a dye that is in a creamy form, not watery.
Or maybe I will get better with putting on less and not getting it on my skin. Try not to use too much.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
UPDATE: Fading = 3 weeks or so. I have done this a total of about 10 times.
Go slowly and carefully with a magnifying mirror. Wait 10 minutes after liquid No 1 and 10 minutes after liquid No 2. I like to do a second application for added drama. Love this stuff.
I used this earlier today & was surprised how easy it was!
My lashes were already black but the very tips were blonde (you could see the tips at a certain angle in sunlight). I needed a boost since I've stopped wearing mascara whenever possible lately (trying to my lashes healthy again). I applied twice, and now they look like they are wet all the time. Looks like a very thin coat of mascara. Definitely worth doing. I bought the black 40-application kit bc it breaks down to less than a dollar per tint job. Great deal considering salons charge $15-45. I will be repeating this whenever it fades.
Be super careful applying this. Like I said, it was easy, but I really took my time with a lighted magnifying mirror. I did two applications for more oomph. Even doing 2 applications a month, this will still last me well over a year.
TIP- let everything dry longer than suggested. I followed the directions exactly on my right eye and when I rinsed with warm water & bland soap & blotted with a washcloth, it looked like I was taking off mascara. Black smudges every time I lightly blotted for BOTH right eye applications. For my left eye, I waited about 10 minutes for each of the two layers to dry. Absolutely no black on the washcloth for EITHER left eye applications. So don't wash off all your hard work, wait about 10 minutes between coatings.
TIP- As a another reviewer suggested, keep a Q-tip in the remover on hand. Use it carefully or you can tear up and get brown everywhere. I barely have to use it, but it whisks away the teeny bits of brown dye.
TIP- Use Vaseline but you don't have to go crazy, a thin coat under the eyes and from the lids to brow bone is sufficient. The under-eye papers aren't needed.
TIP- For application, use Q-tips or 2 clean LashStylist brushes.
BOTTOM LINE- Liking the affect, liking the 40-app packaging. I would buy again in a few years when I run out. If you are looking for a subtle boost to a bare face (i.e. in bed, the pool, beach, summer days or rushed mornings), I'd suggest this.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This has got to be the WORST product ever! Like an earlier reviewer, it ran all over my hand and left a semi-permanent stain when I attempted to pierce the container.
The product was watery and ran into my eyes as I tinted my lashes- beet red eyes for the day...
Next, the brows, it immediately stained my brows AND the skin so I was left with Grouch Marx eyebrows, the stain remover was not sufficient to remove my electrical tape looking brows AND my stained fingers.
Next- NEVER attempt anything this new and risky before going to work. I don't want to think about that and to reflect with words would only renew the memory- too traumatic...
I am so P.O'd at this company I think I 'll write them. I have since tried the Swiss O Par product- I an happy to report it had done everything I hoped. I just did my brows and lashes and went out to dinner feeling pretty.
Word of advice- don't get this product. Just don't. Really.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I had never dyed/tinted my eyelashes before yesterday. But in my quest for the loveliest lashes possible, I'm willing to try anything that improves them. I ordered the single-use packet in Black. With great trepidation, I might add-I kept worrying that even the tiniest slip-up would render me blind. The packaging is absolutely horrible. The No. 2 exploded upon opening. Some hit me in the eye-being blinded by foolish vanity did not occur, thankfully. By the time I moved over to the stain-remover, it had evidently been stained by the No 2, so I didn't bother with it (instead, used nail polish remover). My thumb was blackened as well as several areas of skin that were splattered in the explosion. I had go through the whole tinting process twice, and although my dark-brown-blonde-tipped lashes are darker, they are still not as dark as I'd like them to be.
As my lash obsession continues, I'd probably return to this product (although I might experiment with better-packaged ones, first).
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I bought the little single application kit, if I could have given a 0 for packaging I would have. The contents are divided up into cheap little plastic blister packs. I spilled about half the dye remover opening the package.
The price is really good, and its easy to use, however this did nothing for me. I have piebaldism and as a result the brow and lashes on my left eye lack any pigment. Maybe the hair is too fair to pick up the color, but even after two applications the hair was still white.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
This stuff is amazing! I'm disappointed I didn't discover it sooner. I bought the large package in brown that is supposed to have 40 uses or so in it. I had tried out the sample, one-use pack first, but the packaging was awful and spilled all over the place. NOT SO with the big one! Each liquid has its own bottle with a screw on cap and it comes with slips of paper to use when tinting your eyelashes and a bunch of toothpicks. I just use Q-tips and a small brush to apply this stuff. It takes less than 5 minutes to do, lasts a long time, and I can use it about 40 times for the price of ONE visit to the salon to have them tint my brows. It is wonderful and I highly recommend it!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
You get this at Sally's. I used to use this, though I no longer do because I don't want my brows to be as dark. I now use Maybelline Twin Brow & Eyebrow pencils in blonde, which I like the look of better on me. The color tone matches my natural brow hair perfectly yet fills it in and darkens a little. The difference now is not great enough that I feel completely self conscious without the pencil. I used to want my brows a lot darker, and I'd be self conscious without pencil because I looked completely different. I used this stuff for that reason - and it solved it nicely. Brows are a big deal - they frame your face and are very noticeable. If I wanted my brows a lot darker, I'd go back to this for sure, as it's obviously a "permanent" solution. It solves the problem of you looking like a different person after you've went swimming or around your significant other after you washed off your makeup.
As for use:
The brown dye looks black on your brows and looks like it's going to stain your skin easily and turn your brows black, but somehow it doesn't usually (1 out of 10 times it did). As another user said, I wouldn't apply it with the applicators it comes with - I apply mine with a clean mascara wand which Sally's has as well. Also, I leave mine on for quite a long time - 10-15 minutes. As for staying power, it seems to last a couple weeks, which is not bad. The color is a nice dark brown, cool or neutral toned, no funny red or orangey tones to it that seem to plague most brown eyebrow products. I have very pale, pink toned skin, and this doesn't look too overpowering or bold.
The only downside is the packaging is just about the worst packaging I've ever seen, and the directions are terrible.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I bought the single application pack in black for $6 at Sally Beauty Supply. I also bought a 12 pack of disposable mascara wands there ($3) because I read a review on another website that said it was much easier to apply with the wands. I found this to be true. The little applicators that come with the kit pick up so much product that it smears all over and is so easy to get in your eyes when you use the actual dye. (If you get it in your eyes, it stings!) If I do it again, I will also buy the Q-tips with the point at the end from Sally's, because they would have been so helpful in getting the Vaseline right up next to the lashes to prevent the dye from staining the skin. I would also buy disposable hair coloring gloves, because my fingers really got stained. Even with buying all these supplies to make it easier and less messy, it's still less expensive than having it done at a salon.
I followed the package directions exactly and my lashes look the same as when I've had them tinted at a salon. It's just a messy process and the packaging makes it much messier! You have to peel the corners of foil to get to the liquids, and it's easy to spill. I couldn't even open the middle compartment (the dye), so I had to poke a hole in the foil and do it that way. I'm not sure if the big multiple use package is the same.
I like the results I got with this kit and would consider using it again. But I've read reviews other places that a product you can get online called Swiss O Par is much easier to use. (Roux is ok'd in the US, but Swiss O Par is not. That's why Roux is available locally and Swiss O Par isn't.)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I had my lashes tinted professionally by an esthetician years ago before a spring break trip to Key West. It's a great way to look "naturally" made-up at the beach or swimming with no worries about raccoon eyes. I picked up a single use dye packet in black from Sally's for about $6 (you can buy a multiple use kit for about $30, but I wanted to try out with a single first). I'm fair and my lashes are brown at the base and blonde at the ends, so dyeing them black has a pretty dramatic "always wearing mascara" effect. The process was much easier and quicker than I imagined, and the results were perfect. You basically prep the area - wash and cover skin with Vaseline, then apply two solutions, wait to dry, wash, and you're done. You need to be extremely careful using this kit to keep the dye off your skin and out of your eyes. Vaseline helps a lot. I was lucky to keep the product off my eye area, but I did dye a couple fingers. :-) The results are exactly what I was looking for - I'm definitely going back for the big kit. :-) I only used on my lashes - I'm sure this would work well for brows, too, but would be much more difficult to keep the product off the skin and get an even application.