HOW TO COLOR TEST
To test a brow color on the forehead of your client, put a drop on a q-tip and dot above the center of the brow. Take the clean side of the q-tip and gently smudge the dry color. The “smudged” color will be your healed result.
Eyeliners don’t need any testing beforehand. Simply choose the color closest to the shade the client wears daily.
Lip testing requires an extra step: Put a drop of the selected color choice on a q-tip and dot it in the center of the bottom lip. Let it dry. Then use a clean q-tip, dipped in baby oil, to smudge the color in the lip tissue. You will see the healed result. If it looks too bright, gently blot the baby oil so the lips don’t appear wet.
PERFORMING A SCRATCH TEST
Testing the color in the skin before using is highly suggested. This can be done immediately before the procedure, or at the consultation.
A scratch test with the chosen pigment to be used helps reduce the chance of an unexpected allergic reaction, although keep in mind anyone can develop an allergy to anything at any time.
COLOR CORRECTION TIPS
Blue + Red + Yellow = Brown
Problem 1: Blue Eyebrow
Correction: Orange = Brown Brow!
Selection: Amber. This orange color combines the red and yellow needed to repair the blue brow.
Problem 2: Purple Eyebrow (mauve or eggplant color)
Correction: Yellow = Brown Brow!
Selection: Warmer. This yellow color is strong enough to repair the purple brow.
Problem 3: Red Eyebrow (pink in color)
Correction: Green = Brown Brow!
Selection: Dark Ash Brown. This green based brow pigment will blend with the red to create a brown brow; you should also add 2 drops of green to a full well of dark ash brown.
Problem 4: Blue Lips
Correction: Orange. But this creates a fairly dark lip (leaning toward brown) that may be uneven in appearance,
Selection: Strawberry. This light pink color is heavy in titanium dioxide (white) which blocks the blue from showing through the skin.
How to prevent the blue lip from occurring? Prevention: Mix 1/3 true red into the original color, and that will neutralize the extra blue in the lip.