Over the years, eyebrow trends have evolved from simple pencil-marked ones to thin brows then to full brows. The latest trends in the eyebrow makeup encompass fuller-looking eyebrows that require tattooing or microblading. Everything about this procedure screams 'artificial,' but don't let this fool you because microblading produces almost natural eyebrows. Other names that are synonymous with this technique are microstroking, cosmetic tattooing, eyebrow embroidery, and pigment embroidery. One common aspect about microblading is that it produces symmetrical and lush brows. Here are some facts that beginners should know about microblading.
What is Microblading? -- The microblading technique uses a unique, wispy, angled-blade akin to a futuristic silver pen used to deposit pigments of ink under the skin thereby creating brushstrokes that imitate natural eyebrow hairs. The blade draws strokes that mimic hairs in a 2 to 3-hour session. However, before starting, a specialist sketches the outline of the eyebrows for the client to visualize and choose the preferred modifications. Eyebrow microblading is semi-permanent as it can last up to one year without losing the natural appeal.
Ideal Clients -- Clients below the age of 30 years who are tired of filling up their eyebrows with makeup each morning for that fuller and natural appeal are perfect candidates for microblading. Also, people who have naturally sparse, short, and uneven brows that do not follow a desirable shape and have to use an eyebrow pencil always to get the perfect shape could use microblading. However, the technique is not restricted to this age group as other people can also try microblading for symmetrical brows because the method cuts at least 10 minutes of their regular makeup routine.
Does it Hurt? -- Unlike what laypeople might think, eyebrow microstroking does not hurt. Before using the blade, the eyebrow stylist will apply a numbing lotion. The specialist will cover the brows with a plastic wrap to let the numbing oil sink into the skin. You will feel a slight irritation when the blade cuts through your skin, but there will be no excess pain or bleeding. While the numbing ointment takes effect, the stylist will start to mix the desired pigment in preparation for the procedure.
After Care –In the few days following the microblading procedure, you should never wear makeup above or near the eyebrows due to the risk of infection. Try to clean the area as regularly as possible and remember to moisturize with natural oils several times a day. Avoid activities that can lead to heavy sweating. Also, you can put a pause on swimming for a week or so because when the area is exposed to excess water, the brows will probably scab over leading to uneven healing. The result will be patchy eyebrows due to pigment loss. Therefore, a washcloth is recommended when you need to wash your face.
For more information, contact a local beauty school.