Of course, we all want thick, full eyebrows shaped in that perfect curve. But most of us don’t have eyebrows that achieve that look on their own. While we can always turn to makeup pens and pencils to fill in our brows, luckily there’s a new way to achieve that perfect look: microblading.
Over the last few years, microblading has become a popular trend among men and women looking to avoid having to pencil in their eyebrows every morning. Here’s a bit about what microblading is and why you might want to try it:
What is microblading?
Microblading is a semi-permanent tattoo that fills in thin eyebrows. While regular eyebrow tattoos are merely dark lines of ink, microblading involves using a special tattoo pen to draw individual hairs onto your brow. This creates a more natural look, one that’s hardly distinguishable from real eyebrows!
What’s the procedure like?
Microblading takes between one to three hours to complete both brows. Before beginning the process, the microblader will numb your eyebrows so that you don’t feel the tattoo pen. Then, the microblader will design the best shape for your eyebrows by measuring your face, cheeks, and brow. During the actual blading, the microblader will draw on each individual hair until your brows look thick and full.
How long does it last?
After the procedure, your microbladed eyebrows will last between one and three years. And you won’t have to retouch them or worry about smudging them like you do with makeup pens! The whole procedure costs on average between $600 and $1,200.
How do I know if microblading is right for me?
While microblading has become a popular trend over the last year or so, cosmetic and medical tattooing itself is nothing new. People have used it for decades, and it’s a relatively safe and noninvasive procedure. That said, it’s important to consider the decision to microblade seriously, as the end result will last at least a year.