Eyebrows. The moment someone looks at you, they see them.
I am someone who used to over-pluck their eyebrows. I feel like when I was growing up, thin eyebrows were “in.” Little did I know that the hair never fully grows back. And now I am doing what I can to reverse those effects of my youth.
I used to get my eyebrows waxed every two weeks. Now, because I have been trying to grow them out, I push my appointments to every 6 weeks so that I can achieve a little more growth.
Over recent years, I have also used many different serums to try to help my eyebrows get fuller. None of them seemed to have a lot of impact for me. Which is why I always loved getting my eyebrows done by a professional. My eyebrow expert, Christina, would always fill them in beautifully. When I left, they looked fuller and the shape was so great. I have tried myself to recreate that look with brow gel and eyebrow pencils so many times at home…but they just never looked as good as when Christina did them. Do you ever experience that problem? It like clothes that look great on in the dressing room but somehow just don’t fit right when you get them home.
Anyway, I have been hearing all about microblading and seeing pictures on Christina’s Instagram account about many of her clients and their great results. So last week, I decided to go for it and do the microblading/powder brow combo.
Microblading is a semi-permanent tattooing technique that creates hair-line thick tattoo strokes that help fill in the look of your eyebrows. The esthetician uses a special microblading pen and draws on individual strokes one-by-one. It’s a perfect solution for people that want to fill-in over-plucked eyebrows and the final results from the procedure are very natural looking. One nice aspect is that there is no downtime with microblading; you just can’t your eyebrows wet for a week.
The Powder Brow treatment is a powder color that matches your natural eyebrow hair color. It is used to fill in any areas that need it. The powder technique uses a digital cosmetic tattoo machine and hundreds of tiny dots of pigment are implanted into the skin. This created a soft powdery finish.
I decided to do this because I wanted to wake up every day and not have to do anything to my eyebrows. For years I have been constantly trying to fill them in every day with less than spectacular results. The last few days since I had the procedure done, I have realized that I made my life a little easier. It’s one less step I need to think about every morning when I get ready, and saves me a few minutes every day. And even when you only save yourself two minutes a day, that’s 730 minutes a year or over 12 hours of time I spend just on my eyebrows every year!
Below are pictures of before and right after with 50% Microblading and 50% Powder.
Tell me about your eyebrows! Have you tried anything like this? Are you an eyebrow sculptor? What’s your favorite procedure?