Eyebrow products have always been quite the rage in the makeup world. From pencils to brow powders to tints as well as creams, there is a huge range of products out there that are being used to shape and fill eyebrows. And now with the invention of eyebrow microblading, it has taken the cosmetic industry by a storm. With people vying for those thick, luscious as well as artistically shaped eyebrows, such tattooing procedures have become a very popular alternative to applying makeup everyday. There is hardly anyone that hasn’t tried this time saving, semi permanent tattooing method for their eyebrows. But if you haven’t tried a Microblading service yourself, and are curious about this procedure, then here is a guide to everything you need to know about it.
What is Microblading?
Microblading is a semi-permanent tattooing procedure that is done by using a blade-like tool with micro needles to mark thin, feather like strokes or lines with the help of a pigment that imitate hair strands. After intricately hand drawing these eyebrow hair, the pigment is rubbed into the skin, leaving a semi-permanent mark on the skin. The resulting look is that of gorgeous looking as well as naturally lush eyebrows. Unlike an eyebrow tattoo, these aren’t done with the help of a machine and a needle. Instead this method uses a hand drawn method of depositing pigment on the outer layer of dermis, hence making it semi-permanent, prone to fading with time.
How is this procedure done?
The professionals who provide this service aren’t necessarily tattoo artists. Eyebrow microblading requires a completely different set of tools, techniques as well as training. Firstly a rough sketch is made of the eyebrows by the eyebrow artist. This is done by considering a lot of factors, like the shape of your eyes, shape of the face as well as existing shape of the brows. After marking the outline using a starting point, the point of the arch as well as the ending point by the shape of the eyes, they fill in the eyebrow, using the required thickness as well as the length that is preferred by the client or whichever suits them best. This gives the customer an idea of how the final look will turn out to be. Once satisfied, the artist then goes over it with the microblading needle and the required pigment of hair color.
Since its a semi permanent procedure, it has to be retouched every one or two years or so, depending on the ink as well as exposure to external elements. Touch ups can be done every 6 months as well.
That’s it! That’s everything you need to know about the entire microblading procedure for eyebrows.