A woman whose face doubled in size twice after having reactions to at-home eyebrow tinting kits reveals she was left looking like she’d been ‘beaten up’ as a result of the beauty treatment

A woman whose face doubled in size twice after having reactions to at-home eyebrow powder seal stamp tinting kits reveals she was left looking like she’d been ‘beaten up’ as a result of the beauty treatment.   

Stephanie Davies, 20, from Cefn Hengoed, Swansea, claimed her entire face ballooned in size after colouring her eyebrows with Eylure and Colorsport products on two separate occasions, two years apart. 

The mental health support worker said she’d used the Eylure Dybrow permanent tint for brows in dark brown for a year problem-free, so didn’t patch test before topping up her tint in 2018.   

Initially she was happy with the results, but claims her eyebrows became itchy within hours – and Stephanie woke up the next day with a swollen and burnt face, with eyes weeping ‘green goo’ – leaving her needing steroids and antibiotics from her GP. 

Stephanie Davies, 20, from Cefn Hengoed, Swansea, (pictured) reveals how her face doubled in size twice after having reactions to at-home eyebrow tinting kits

Stephanie Davies, 20, from Cefn Hengoed, Swansea, (pictured) reveals how her face doubled in size twice after having reactions to at-home eyebrow tinting kits

The mental health worker, 20, from Cefn Hengoed, Swansea, had her first reaction (pictured)  in 2018 when she used the Eylure colour kit, without a patch test

The mental health worker, 20, from Cefn Hengoed, Swansea, had her first reaction (pictured)  in 2018 when she used the Eylure colour kit, without a patch test

Two-years later, Stephanie tried another eyebrow tinting kit and once again suffered an allergic reaction. Pictured, Stephanie after using the Colorsport last week

Two-years later, Stephanie tried another eyebrow tinting kit and once again suffered an allergic reaction. Pictured, Stephanie after using the Colorsport last week

‘My face doubled in size,’ said Stephanie.’It looked like I’d been beaten up. I didn’t recognise myself – I looked like a completely different person, it was awful.

‘I had to peel my eyelids open because they were folded over and my eyebrows felt rock hard and brittle, some hairs fell off.

She claimed reaction was so extreme that her manager at the time ordered her to go home for fear she would ‘scare customers’.  

‘I love beauty,’ said Stephanie. ‘I always wear eyelashes and make-up but I couldn’t for a week.I wouldn’t go out like that. I went into work the morning after I tinted my eyebrows wearing sunglasses.

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