Are you staring at the mirror, wondering how to shape or fill the eyebrows to make them fuller and darker? Grave eyebrow shaping mistakes, genetics, age, cosmetic products, and whatnot lead to thin and pale brows that are sometimes hardly visible to others. It’s frustrating to spend a considerable time each day just to get the eyebrows right.
And what about ensuring that the brows are shaped the same always? Such a tough task, isn’t it? Why not go for a semi-permanent solution and save your time and energy? Flaunt fuller eyebrows without worrying about the brows being wiped away by mistake.
You might have already heard of microblading. It’s a semi-permanent way to have dark and full eyebrows that look absolutely natural. Nope, microblading is not tattooing. It’s a better and effective solution to shape, fill, and darker the brows to suit your features and enhance them.
There are several reasons to opt for microblading. Let’s look at them in this blog. But first, let’s start with a brief explanation of microblading and its types.
What is Microblading?
Microblading is the process of giving a definite shape to the eyebrows and filling it with color pigments that look like natural hair. Microblading is performed by trained aestheticians using special microblading tools.
The blade at the tip of the tool has fine needles that mark the skin’s surface to fill the pigment in the upper layer, the epidermis. The color fades over time and needs touchups to maintain the shade. That said, microblading results in natural-looking brows that are not possible with permanent tattooing or makeup.
What if you are allergic to pigments? Experts say that it is very rare as pigments are not the same as colors used in the permanent tattoo. Still, many of them do a patch test and check for reactions before microblading. Make sure you go to experienced aesthetician for microblading.
Types of Eye-Brow Tattoos
There are different types of microblading, and it can get rather confusing to choose the right one for you. Worry not, though! Experts know what they are doing. They will examine your features and suggest the best option for you. Moreover, more than one type of microblading is used to get the desired results.
- Powder Brows Powder brows are also called borderless brows, airbrush brows, or stardust brows. It is suitable for people with oily or aged skin. The color pigment is implanted into the skin using a microblading machine. The colors are customized to suit the skin tone and make the brows appear natural and real. The results last longer than regular microblading. Your powder brows can last for 2 to 5 years easily.
- Ombre Microblading This is similar to powder brows but with a change coloring. The brows are shaded darker at the tail and become lighter towards the bridge of the nose. This makes the eyebrows look more natural.
- Hyrbid Brows/ Combo Brows/ 3D or 4D Brows This technique uses hair strokes and shading of the brows to create perfect eyebrows. Done by a machine or by hand, hybrid/ combo brows have a finely defined and shapely look.
- 6D Microblading 6D microblading is a Japanese method and is also known as Eyebrow Feathering, Eyebrow Embroidery, or Softap Technique. It is a manual process where no machines are used. 6D microblading makes your brows look bolder, darker, and shaper. This method’s success depends on the types of needles used and the skills of the esthetician.
How does 3d effect hair stroke come in eyebrow tattoo?
There are various techniques & ways to do microblading. 2D Eyebrows are created with hair-strokes that all go in one direction – giving it a smooth flow. We create 3D Eyebrows, where the hair-strokes are laid out in a specific pattern across the eyebrow ridges, creating a 3D effect – giving it a more natural effect. There is even “6D Eyebrows” where the actual depth of the microblade varies on each individual hair-stroke – this gives a more defined look to the brows.
Reasons Why Microblading is a Good Idea
We’ve seen how microblading can make your brows look naturally fuller and beautiful. But why is microblading a good idea compared to other methods?
1. Fill Gaps in Brows
Your eyebrows can sport gaps due to several reasons. Age, genetics, hormonal changes, etc., are some reasons. When the gaps don’t fill up new hair, you end using the eyebrow pencil and makeup to fill the space. Microblading can solve this problem by filling the gaps at once. You don’t have to worry about forgetting to carry the eyebrow pencil all the time.
2. Correct Over-Plucked Brows
How many of us have plucked the brows to make them thin and lifeless? It was a trend to sport almost hairless brows back in the 90s. That left us with eyebrows refusing to grow back again. Now when we want fuller brows, they refuse to cooperate. Microblading comes to the rescue by defining the brow shape and filling them up.
3. Long-Lasting Solution
Microblading lasts for 2 to2.5 years, and that is over 1000 days of perfect brows! You don’t have to touch the eyebrow pencil for as long. Moreover, your eyebrows will look the same all day and night. The question of pale or thinner brows early in the morning doesn’t even arise!
4. Instant Results
Microblading is different from permanent tattoos. You don’t need to have plasters over the brows for days afterward. It is not any high maintenance either. You will see full, perfectly shaped brows instantly. The experts will give you a few tips to follow as precautions to avoid infection.
Microblading is not a surgery. It is not a hair transplant either. It is just a tattoo but not a permanent one. It is a skillful technique where the tattoo likes like real brow hair. Microblading doesn’t hurt as much as a permanent tattoo.
6. Saves Time
You can have a no-makeup-makeup look as you wake up in the morning and go to sleep at night. It does not require to be wiped off before going to bed or grab the eyebrow pencil even before you have coffee. There will be no more spending hours on eyebrows to attend a party. Be always ready for a picture with perfect eyebrows.
7. Gives Confidence
Eyebrows give your face a definite shape and highlight your features. You’ll be amazed at how different and fresh your face will look with the right brows. Your confidence will increase when you don’t need to worry about your looks anymore.
8. Easy and Hassle-Free
Microblading is safe and easy. The pigments used in microblading don’t change color over time. While they might fade a little, it is just as easy to get a touchup. You don’t need to stay indoors or hide your brows after microblading or a touchup. That said, we do recommend not scheduling a session right before an important engagement. Get it done at least a couple of weeks in advance.
9.Get the Brow Shape You Want
Finally, finally, you can have the brows you want. If you always wanted an arch in your eyebrows and could never get them, microblading will help you achieve the perfect arc. The microblading kit includes several tools to measure your face, draw the outline for the brows, and then fill up on the inside. Now, you can raise that arched brow to perfection. 😉
10. Water and Sweat-Proof
Do you sweat a lot or reside in humid regions? Do you love swimming and water sports? Your eyebrows are safe at all times when you choose microblading instead of makeup. Forget about accidentally wiping away a brow after an intense workout session.
11. No Hourly Touchups
As we mentioned in the previous points, there is no need to constantly touch up the brows with the eyebrow pencil. Your microbladed brows will look their best anytime, anywhere.
Expert’s Advice for Microblading
Microblading has become popular in many countries (like the US, UK, etc.) and is spreading to other parts. This led to several people claiming to perform microblading for cost-effective prices and in lesser time.
You need to be doubly careful when finalizing an aesthetician for the service. Make sure to ask about their experience and portfolio. Though microblading is relatively risk-free, getting it done by a non-expert can lead to infections.
Don’t we have enough reasons to opt for microblading to have darker, fuller, and shapely eyebrows? Why wait then? Flaunt your lovely eyebrows with style and get them microbladed today.