Have you ever wondered about Microblading or heard the name but didn’t quite know what it is? Well, today is your lucky day because I’m going to share all of the details, my experience and a giveaway (now closed)! I recently had my eyebrows microbladed by Vancouver artist, Kamila Canet of Mila Mink Lashes & Brows. Note that the photos below are taken 13 days after my service. The before & after image was taken the day of service.
What is Microblading?
The application of feather touch and hair like strokes in the form of permanent makeup that provides a means to partially or fully camouflage missing eyebrow hair with the appearance of simulated hair using fine deposits of cosmetic tattoo pigments.
What is the difference between Microblading and Tattooing?
The different between microblading your eyebrows and having them tattooed is that microblading is semi-permanent and will last up to 2 years before re-applying. Microblading scratches the surface of your skin while a tattoo is permanent and goes beneath your skin.
Why did I microblade my eyebrows?
When it comes to my skin care, I’m a high maintenance gal and will take all measure for great looking skin. When it comes to my beauty routine, I’m pretty low maintenance! I prefer to take less than 10 minutes to apply my makeup and did not start filling in my eyebrows until earlier last year. Filling in my eyebrows gave my makeup a more put together look and filled in the areas where my hair doesn’t grow.
Filling in my eyebrows added more time to my beauty routine and using makeup over “feather like strokes” looked fake and not natural. Now, with my microbladed eyebrows, it looks like a full brow of hair and I don’t have to touch them for 2 years! Another plus is that without any makeup, my brows filled in give me a more polished look.
- Before the appointment begins, the artist will apply a numbing cream to the brow area for 25 mins.
- The artist then draws on the eyebrow shape according to the golden ratio measuring tool. Brows are measured perfectly to complement your unique face shape and size.
- Next, the artist chooses the perfect color to match to your own natural eyebrow hairs.
- Initial strokes are placed, then a different anesthetic is applied to reduce any discomfort.
- Pigment is worked into each stroke to define the brow.
- After, a pigment mask is left to absorb into the skin.
- Once that’s finished, the artist cleans the area thoroughly.
- After the service, the artist will apply an aftercare balm which you will take home with you.
- This process took 1.5 hours to complete.
Click play on the video below to see Kamila of Mila Mink Lashes & Brows apply and reveal.
After the procedure, the area treated will be darker and more intense, this is normal. This will last a few days until the skin heals and peels and naturally exfoliates and the true color emerges.
In the first week as the scabs form in order to heal, they may look even darker/thicker due to some swelling.
2nd & 3rd Week:
The 2nd and 3rd week you may think they even disappeared all together (this is due to the new skin forming over the treated area).
Week 4 is where natural exfoliation has happened and the color emerges. Generally, only the client will notice the changes. It will look like you had your eyebrows tinted that day (which looks darker initially).
Other people may notice ‘something’ is different , but they are unlikely to identify the source of the difference. The brows may also appear thicker than you might like, however, this settles after 10 days, as swelling recedes and the hair stroke will shorten as a result. Swelling/edema is really very minimal, however it must be mentioned that some swelling happens.
It’s a 2 step process and the 2 visits MUST be completed to achieve the semi permanent brow. If you do not return for your 2nd visit it is half a job done and a less than satisfactory result obtained, which is a waste of your money.
A few days after your procedure you may feel that the strokes are hard to see. DON’T PANIC! after your second visit you will love your new eyebrows and are set for about 18 months.
What happens if you don’t like the procedure? Not to worry! Kamila can remove the strokes with a solution while the brows are still fresh.
- No makeup should be applied directly on the brows during the healing process.
- Avoid wetting eyebrows during the healing process.
- Avoid sauna / steam rooms / sun beds during the healing process.
- Do not touch, rub, pick or scratch your brows following treatment or during healing process.
- You may find that your eyebrows will scab or become slightly dry following the treatment. If they itch DO NOT SCRATCH the please, just tap them to release the itch.
- If your eyebrows get wet during the healing process path them dry with a towel, DO NOT RUB.
- Apply your healing balm according to your therapists advise. If you have excessively oil skin, you may not need to use the healing balm at all. For those with dry skin, balm can be used up to 3 times a day.
Aftercare instructions via Everlasting Brows.
WIN a microblading session of your own valued at $500! This giveaway has 2 parts. Note that the mandatory touch up session is not included and is a $75 charge.
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