The Ultimate Guide to Microblading
Semi-permanent eyebrows or eyebrow blading is one of the latest popular trends for those seeking to fully reconstruct, cover or enhance their facial definition. An almost trompe l'œil technique, microblading’s delicacy can surpass permanent makeup that can be almost Sharpie-like at times. The hot-new treatment helps those who need to fill-in overplucked brows or simply gain the natural arch they’ve always desired.
A true microblading expert practically embroiders the face with delicate strokes to imitate the effect of real hairs. The effects of a good microblading procedure can last from 12-24 months, dependent on individual skin types. After this time the pigment starts to fade, leaving the skin and your natural brows looking exactly as they were before.
If done properly, microblading results can look very simple and realistic, leaving you with eyebrows that complement today’s fashionably natural and fuller look.
The Perfect Eyebrows
Sadly, not all of us are blessed with the eyebrows of our favourite supermodel. And for many the thought of painstakingly drawing them in everyday for the rest of our lives can seem… daunting. Microblading could be the solution you are looking for therefore.
However, there are a few things you need to know before you consider the procedure:
- Microblading or eyebrow tattoos are exactly that: tattoos. Any form of cosmetic tattooing should be undertaken with full care and comprehensive research.
- Whenever any treatment involves breaking the skin, no matter how small, your infection risks go up. Microblading should therefore be carried out in completely sterile conditions.
- While it is a form of tattooing, microblading tools are very different from traditional tattooing ones. Speak out if the microblading technician looks to be using the wrong tools.
- Pigments should be chosen to match your natural or desired eyebrow colour. It’s important that skin tone is also taken into consideration during your consultation.
- Oily skin is more likely to reject the pigment and can look powder-filled at the end rather than leaving you with distinctive hair strokes.
- Your eyebrows are not symmetrical because your face is not symmetrical, so have realistic expectations. This is true for everyone before you get worried!
- The colour will fade after the first week of healing. If you’re concerned for any reason post-treatment though, consult your microblading technician.
- Microbladed eyebrows will eventually fade away if you don’t get any additional touch-ups. Eyebrows can be fixed!