Microblading is a relatively new technique, compared to some other forms of semi-permanent makeup. Therefore, many people don’t know what it is or how it works. Most people are naturally suspicious of something new. They will be hesitant to try something they have never heard of. Microblading is taking off and beginning to enter more people’s vocabularies. It is becoming one of the most popular ways of using semi-permanent makeup for beautiful eyebrows. If you are curious about microblading and think it could be for you, read this guide to microblading and what it means.

Microblading Basics

Microblading is a technique used to give someone semi-permanent eyebrows. It differs from other methods because it is all done by hand. The technician uses a tool that holds a disposable microblade. On the blade, they use a pigment to get under the skin of your brow and create natural strokes. The micropigmentation process gives you lines that create a 3D effect and look like real hairs. Each stroke is added one at a time, with care and precision. Unlike tattoo eyebrows, it isn’t a fast process where you could end up with flat and blocky brows.

How It Works

At first, microblading might sound like the same process used for tattoo eyebrows. But microblading eyebrows is a different process with very different effects. There are two primary differences between microblading (or eyebrow embroidery) and tattooing. Firstly, microblading is only semi-permanent. Some people choose to have their eyebrows permanently tattooed. They can only be removed with difficulty. Microblading gives you brows that last at least a year but eventually fade if you don’t maintain them. The other major difference is that everything is done by hand. There is no tattoo machine involved. The technician first draws the eyebrows on with a pencil. They then start the micro pigmentation process using the handheld tool.

Microblading FAQs

Does it hurt?

Many people want to know whether microblading hurts before anything else. Just like many other semi-permanent makeup techniques, it requires going under the skin. This would be a painful process, but the technician can use a topical anaesthetic to stop it hurting. You might still feel a little bit of discomfort, but it’s mostly painless.

How long does it take?

Microblading definitely isn’t a quick process. It often takes around two hours to complete everything. The first hour is dedicated to checking the positioning of the eyebrows and the second hour is to apply them. Some technicians claim to complete the process much quicker than this. However, they are probably skipping a vital step and delivering poor results.

How long does it last?

The results of microblading can last anywhere from a year to three years. Some people choose to come in for appointments to have their eyebrows refreshed. Eventually, it will fade, and you will need to come in and get a boost of colour.

Microblading is a delicate process that produces stunning results. Get in touch today to book an appointment for perfect eyebrows.