The Secret To Perfect Brows Has Nothing To Do With Wax Or Tweezers
This could save save so much time and brow sculpting!
Good eyebrows can change your life.
Achieving an enviable arch is seriously stressful — especially for anyone who grew up in the age of over-plucking. If you fall into this category, allow us to introduce microblading, a new technique that turns patchy brows into fairy princess-worthy face framers. We’ve got the scoop on how this procedure works and why it might just change your life — or at least, your beauty routine.
According to Popsugar, the initial consultation takes two hours to design your perfect brow. During the actual procedure, a numbing cream is applied to the brow area and a small pen-like needle device creates tiny incisions. Next, a cosmetic-grade dye fills the incisions, which creates a full, natural-looking brow.
New York City-based “eyebrow doctor” Piret Aava uses microblading to deliver seriously impressive results.
In the video, Aava clearly demonstrates how few brow hairs her client actually has, but thanks to a steady hand, her arches look shaped and full. “You don’t have as much control with a permanent makeup machine because it vibrates, so the strokes are going to be blurrier,” Aava told Allure. Results appear darker and soften over time and healing takes about a week, as long as the area remains completely dry.
Thanks to before and after photos posted on social media, many people want to have the procedure.
The procedure is a semi-permanent form of eyebrow tattooing, though it produces a more natural look than permanent makeup — which is why everyone is going crazy for it.
Results last between 18 and 36 months, so you’ll be able to kiss your arsenal of brow products goodbye forever!
Chloe Nguyen at PopSugar said the procedure hurt more than her tattoos since each incision is made manually.
Let’s not forget that there is a “blade” in “microblading,” so many people are concerned about how much it hurts — especially after seeing videos on Instagram.
Like most semi-permanent cosmetic procedures, microblading can get a little pricey.
Mic reports that finding an arch whisperer to work some microblading magic for you could run you anywhere from $600 to $1200.
Despite the high cost and possible pain, microblading could be worth it for anyone who’s experienced severe hair loss or just wants to give their brows a little love.
If you’re ready to ditch your pencils, powders and pomades for good, make sure you find someone who’s certified and experienced in microblading. Although it’s a minimally invasive procedure, you still run the risk of contracting an infection and we know you don’t want to end up on the next season of “Botched.” Once you find your trusted brow guru, everyone will be asking you why they always look so damn good.
This article originally appeared on Dose.com