I’ve been waiting to tell you guys all the details about my microblading experience since my first appointment. If you’ve seen my instagram stories you know a little bit of my first thoughts when I got my brows microbladed. If you’re new here, eyebrows are super important. They actually help frame your face. I don’t play when it comes to my brows, even on days I don’t wear makeup, I still like to fill them in. I remember the days eyebrows wasn’t as important to my makeup routine as eyeliner was. I didn’t start filling them in until my mid twenties. I use to hate the bold look, but now I understand they aren’t bold, they are actually visible.
I want to get down to business to tell you all the good and the bad about my experience. But first lets go over some basic information.
What is Microblading?
Microblading is a semi permeant eyebrow makeup that gives you the appearance of fuller brows with hair like strokes. They aren’t tattoo eyebrows since it penetrates the first layer of skin making the color only last up to two years.
What to Expect in Your First Appointment?
Your first visit will take up two hours. You will be given certain rules to follow a few days prior to your appointment. These rules refrain from taking ibuprofen, aspirin, certain vitamins (to limit excess bleeding during procedure), eyebrow waxing and limiting caffeine & alcohol use. After signing forms, they will proceed with applying a numbing cream over your brows. When you’re nice and numb they will measure your brows to find the right shape and thickness for your face. Picking the perfect eyebrow color shade will also happen during your first appointment. Take your time deciding what color pigment you believe looks best on you. I had to mix two colors to get the right pigment for me. Once you approve the whole process begins. In some places they will continue numbing your eyebrows throughout the entire session as needed. One thing to keep in mind during this process is it can sort of mess with your sinuses. I highly recommend taking allergy medication prior to your appointment (just double check with your technician first).
Does it Hurt?
Girl… If you remember my instagram stories you know all about it! I’m not sure if I’m a big chicken when it comes to pain or what, but this girl was in tears. My eyebrow technician did numb me before hand. When we first started it was okay, but after the numbing wore off I was holding the arm rest in my chair like I was in a roller coster. The place I went to uses a numbing ointment that can’t be used once your skin is broken. My second appointment the pain tolerance was much better or maybe I knew what to expect.
When it the Right Time to Have it Done?
Your technician will go over this with you, but there are times you should avoid getting your eyebrows microbladed. Going on vacation, special event or photoshoot. One that I never really thought of until my technician mentioned it is to avoid the days when you’re on your menstrual cycle. You will be more sensitive to pain.
How Long is the Healing Process?
This procedure takes time and patience. You will be refrain from putting any brow makeup, brushing your brows and preventing them from getting wet for two weeks. A few days after your microblading appointment your brows will darken and almost feel tight. Don’t be afraid of the color at this time, because the dark color wont last too long before they start to flake. When they start to flake they may be a bit itchy as your skin starts to heal. My only advice during this process is DO NOT scratch or pick them. It’s all part of the healing process. Once they are done flaking, it may seem as if the color faded away. No worries, another layer of skin will start growing back with the true pigment.
When you go back for your touch up after 6 weeks, the same rules and process happens for another two weeks.
Can You Wear Makeup During the Healing Process?
Yes. You can put makeup on as soon as you wish. You just can’t put any eyebrow makeup on. This just helps your brows heal properly and quick. Plus, helps prevent any bacteria from getting in!
How Much Does It Cost?
Every place, city, and state will be different. They have different regulations and rules. Microblading ranges from $400 to $1000.
How Long Does It Last Pigment Last?
This also depends on how well your body took the ink, healing process, and personal aspects such as smoking. It ranges from 1 to 2 years.
Why I Decided to Get My Brows Microbladed?
I can’t lie, I am seeing this technique everywhere and I absolutely love how natural it looks. You don’t have to worry about your eyebrows washing off with water or taking time to draw them in. Before getting my eyebrows microbladed, I wasn’t too thrilled with my brows. I know they are suppose to be sisters rather than twins, but mine felt like distant cousins you only see during the holidays. I had one good brow and the other was always the one that took forever to make it decent. I also had some areas that hair didn’t just grow.
- You can wake up and go. You don’t have to worry about your eyebrows melting away.
- They look natural.
- Afraid you may change your mind and not like them? Microblading your brows this isn’t something that will last forever. Because believe it or not, trends isn’t only about fashion! There is such thing as eyebrows trend. Remember your skinny brows in the 2000’s? 😉
- Makes filling in your brows easy. The shape is there and all you have to worry about is your preference when it comes to a bold or fuller eyebrows.
- It will make eyebrow maintenance easy, especially if you tweeze them yourself.
- Your eyebrows will be sisters. No more distant cousins over here!
- You can’t get them wet. This was probably the hardest thing to do. Have you ever washed your hair without getting your face wet? Well, I learned how to!
- Activities that results in lots of sweating should be avoid during you healing processes.
- The healing process can sometimes make you crazy. Around day 9 you will be walking around with some flaky eyebrows.
- This is an investment for sure.
- If noises freaks you out, I am sorry to say you will hear it the entire time. Each strokes sounds like you literally scratching your face off… and I mean literally. It freaked me out at first, but then you just get use to it.
Would I Consider Microblading to Others?
Yes. I would be honest will the process though. It hurts. It isn’t something that heels the next day. A big investment. It requires patiences. Also, do your research! Just because you found a spa that does Microblading doesn’t mean the person doing it knows how to do it right. I’ve seen pictures that all haunt you. Take your time, ask for references (pictures) of past work.
Have you had your eyebrows microbladed? Were you happy with your results?
Microblading my eyebrows was worth every penny (and pain) to me. I no longer stress with my brows, whether I decided to fill them in or not. The fact that they are visible, not patchy is huge for me. And making sure they sort of match was the cherry on top! Of course everyone experiences are different than mine, but if this a procedure that outweighs your “cons”… do it! Just make sure to do some research in finding the right eyebrow technician for you!