Do you find yourself stuck in front of your mirror, trying to give your eyebrows the perfect look and shape that you desire? Using nothing more than an eyebrow pencil you strive for what seems like hours on end to give your eyebrows the definition it needs. But what if we told you there was an easier, more permanent solution to this everyday dilemma to give you those perfect brows.
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What Is Microblading?
If you are looking for a semi-permanent solution to keeping your eyebrows looking fuller and in the right shape at all times microblading might just be the answer. No matter what type of eyebrow ideal shape you have (either perfectly arched or having a beautiful tapered look), if your eyebrows are not filled in properly, they tend to lose their uniqueness and sex appeal.
Microblading is a process that uses specialized tools to create precise, realistic, and natural long-lasting eyebrow shapes that are customized to suit an individual’s unique facial features and personality. Much like traditional tattoos, this needs to be done by a professional. When it comes to permanent makeup, you will want to have an expert cosmetic tattoo artist like Brenda Garcia at Bre’s Everlasting Beauty perform the procedure.
How Long Does Microblading Last?
Microblading is a form of tattooing that fades with time. This is why a touch-up appointment is necessary to keep the stunning look. Microblading touch-ups are similar to getting root touch-ups for your hair. If you go when your microblading first starts fading, you can simply have the color filled in.
Are There Other Options?
Choosing the right eyebrow treatment is essential when it comes to pulling off the ultimate diva look that you so desire. Apart from microblading there are other options as well that may be more suited to your individual needs.
The most common treatment process for eyebrow shape and definition recommended by experts include: microshading, powder brows, and microbladed brows.
All of these methods are closely related to each other which makes it almost impossible to draw out differences amongst them. However, even though they share many similarities, they still have differences in terms of the results they produce.
Microblading In A Nutshell
If you want your eyebrows to look thick and natural so they stand out as a prominent feature on your face, then perhaps your best bet is microblading. This method is similar to the traditional tattooing process as it involves needles.
The specialized tool used for filling in the eyebrows consists of 10-15 needles that are so closely positioned that they have the appearance as a fine tip much like that of a pen. The needles are designed to penetrate only the upper layers of the skin, unlike the needles used in tattooing, which is why microblading is a semi-permanent solution for beautiful eyebrows and not a permanent one.
The needles work by creating a light cut on your skin much like a hairstroke. This is where pigment is deposited to give eyebrows color and shape. This method might be a bit painful, so in order to decrease pain levels, your brow area is usually made numb before the procedure begins.
The microblading process is designed to last anywhere between 18 months to three years, depending upon how regularly you get your touch ups done.
The best time for a touch up is usually when the pigment starts fading. Waiting until the pigment is all but gone would most likely require a new microblading procedure altogether.
The duration period also depends upon the skin tone you have and the sort of skin maintenance routine you follow.
All in all, microblading has the strongest staying power among all three techniques of filling in your brows.
The Risk Factors Involved With Microblading
Having mentioned the procedure of microblading in detail, let’s move on to some of the risk factors involved with this process and what you should keep in your mind. This procedure is going to be painful, regardless of the anesthetic being used on your brow area. The reason behind this is that this process leaves small cuts on your skin that take at least 14 days to heal.
During this healing time, your skin will be highly sensitive and will appear red. You will have to avoid unnecessary contact with that area along with making sure that you catch no infection.
You will also have to avoid any moisture around that area which involves being away from activities that cause excessive sweating and also showering. Keep your newly treated brows clean, dry, and protected.
One thing that you must keep in mind while receiving this treatment, is that once you get a particular color pigmented on your skin, it will only fade away naturally and you cannot undo it. So choose the color carefully, and after completely making your mind so that you do not regret later.
What Are Powder Brows?
A different method of achieving the look of fuller eyebrows is through a technique called powdered brows. With powdered brows, instead of merely using strokes to fill in eyebrow hairs, the needle is used to draw both dashes and dots on the targeted area.
Who is a Good Candidate for Ombre Powder Brows?
Unlike Microblading, Powder Brows are great for any skin type. Oily skinned beauties as well as very dark-haired clients benefit the most from Ombre Powder Brows.
For those that are unfortunate to have nearly zero natural brows, the powder technique is the way to go. According to Flare, “If someone doesn’t have a lot of hair, or if someone has no hair, I would never do microblading on them because it just ends up looking like lines on their face,”
What Is Microshading?
If you are inspired by the way Instagram celebrities do their eyebrows and want that same look for yourself then microshading might just be the solution for you.
This technique utilizes a tool, either electric or manual, to create soft yet plush-looking eyebrows that gives off a more powdered effect. In this method, the pigment is deposited in the form of dots, giving it an overall stipple effect.
This technique is different from microblading in the sense that just like microfeathering, it also creates a fuller yet natural look that does not make your brows glaringly prominent but rather gives them a more natural refined look.
Microshading has one amazing perk. Just like microblading, it has a long life span. It can last well above a year, giving you an ample amount of time to show off your newly glamorized brows.
Microblading Specialist in Houston
Bre’s Everlasting Beauty is one of the most trusted permanent makeup studios in Houston. We’ve helped countless clients boost their confidence level with permanent eyebrow tattoos. We work closely with every client to understand exactly what they are looking for, and then we do our best to turn their dreams into reality.