Today I’m going to talk about my microblading experience. When I first saw examples of microblading technique appear on my personal Facebook page, I was amazed as to how much someone could change their eyebrows and how natural it looked. I decided to give it a go, since I often get pretty stressed and irritated when filling in my eyebrows.
I did a hell of a lot of research about microblading before I went for the procedure; I specifially read the reviews about the aesthetician who was to do my eyebrows, constantly checking before and after photos that she had posted on her Facebook page.
When I was finally ready to book myself in for the session, I contacted her through her page. I was asked to pay £50 to secure my booking, which would also go towards the cost of the session. She then told me I would pay the rest (£180) after my eyebrows were done.
On the day of the booking, I was slightly nervous as I could imagine the pain of the work as someone stabbing my eyebrows with a needle 😦 As soon as I arrived at the salon, the aesthetician put me at ease,explaining the process of microblading. She explained to me that she would be using a tiny scalpel with multiple blades, which she would dip into pigment before making small incisions into the eyebrows.
The pigment does not penetrate the skin as deeply as a standard tattoo, and that is why this method is described as “semi-permanent”.
The tattoo should last about 1-2 years, but it all depends on your skin type (oily, combination, dry etc), as well as how well your skin retains the pigment.
TIP: After your first session, you should go back for a follow up within 4-6 weeks, to fill in any gaps, correct the shape and intensify the look of the brows.
When she finished explaining the process to me, she removed the make up around my eyebrows and proceeded to measure them, trying to find the perfect ratio for my round face shape. She then began to draw the eyebrow shape with a pencil and when she finished she asked whether I was happy with it. I looked at the eyebrows very closely; making sure I was happy with the shape as well as the thickness of them. Then we were good to go :))
I lay down on a bed and the lady applied a numbing gel to my eyebrows, then after a few minutes, she started plucking some eyebrows that were outside of the focus point. She then started the microblading process.It was quite painful; at one point tears fell from my eyes 😦 It was not unbearable pain but it wasn’t very pleasant either; bear in mind that everyone responds differently to pain, and what I might find painful you might not.
When she finished my eyebrows, she asked me to sit up so she could see if my eyebrows need any more filling in. Then when I lay back down, she added few more hairstrokes and they were DONE!
When she gave me the mirror to have a look, I was so very pleased with my eyebrows that I couldn’t wait to show them off!
Before I left the salon I’d been given an aftercare sheet, and a cream that I had to start applying on day 3 after the procedure. The eyebrows healed very nicely, and after 4 weeks I went back for the follw up. She added few more hairstokes to fill in any gaps and that was it.
Overall, I would say that if you cannot be bothered to fill in your eyebrows or just want to save time GO AHEAD AND DO IT. It will save you time in the morning, and you won’t have to worry about wonky eyebrows 😀
It’s been about a year and 3 months since I had my eyebrows done, and I’m looking to go back to get them re-done, as I get too stressed drawing them on and there is barely anything left of the tattoo . I think it’s because I have combination skin, which doesn’t support the pigment in my brows. I am still willing to give it another go as I loved the effect of microblading.
Anyway, I hope you enjoyed my post, and I will soon be posting another experience with microblading, but this time it will not be hairstrokes, but permanent OMBRE BROWS so stay tuned in :))) If you have any questions feel free to leave a comment on my blog and I will respond as soon as I can.
Love JJ x