Thanks to the likes of Cara Delevingne, Zendaya and Lily Collins, fuller-looking eyebrows are all the rage. For those of us who over-plucked their brows in their teenage years though (guilty!), keeping our brow game on-point is no mean feat. Luckily, microblading might just be the solution we’ve been waiting for…
What Is Microblading?
If you’re tired of messing around with eyebrow pencils and never getting the shape quite right, microblading is here to save the day.
Microblading is a semi-permanent form of tattooing (it typically lasts 18 months, but if topped-up regularly can last a lifetime). Using a pen-like tool with small needles at the end, a beautician delicately scratches the surface of the skin to create the illusion of natural, fine and realistic hairs.
Don’t worry, the fine strokes don’t penetrate the skin like traditional tattoos. It’s a slightly uncomfortable process, but it isn’t painful like a tattoo.
A Bespoke Approach To Grooming
Microblading allows you to create your perfect brow. The beautician will use specific measuring tools to help you figure out the best brow shape for your face. They’ll then show you a range of colour options, so you can choose to go as light or as dark as you like. Naturally fuller-looking brows await!
What Happens During Microblading?
Step 1: Once you’ve agreed on a brow shape and colour, the beautician will remove any excess hairs, either by threading, plucking or waxing them.
Step 2: They’ll then apply a numbing cream and leave it for around 40 minutes.
Step 3: They’ll then draw the outline of your brows using a pencil, check that you’re happy with it, before starting to fill it in.
And voila, gorgeous brows!
Looking After Your New Brows
To ensure your brows stay on-fleek, there are a few things you can do:
- To help the skin around your brow heal, you can apply coconut oil or Bepanthen to the tender area.
- To avoid causing any irritation, don’t use any harsh skincare products on your face for the next week, and try to cleanse around your brow area.
- You also shouldn’t apply any makeup to your brows for at least a week
- As much as possible, you’ll also need to avoid sweating (it’s a great excuse to take a break from the gym for a couple weeks!).