Microfeathering is the newest brow trend, but don't be fooled.. microblading will give you the same beautiful and natural results.
While researching what type of artist you should go to, you may see articles that say "microblading is only for sparse patchy problem eyebrows" and "microfeathering is for full eyebrows that you want to make more bold".. be careful with the wording in an article or someone advertising themselves as a "microfeathering specialist" because if you pay attention, you'll see microfeathering is no different than microblading. A microblading artist does precisely what a microfeathering artist does!
Microblading clients come in with all types of brows and the results are great no matter what type of natural brows you start with.
Let's take a closer look:
Microblading is a form of tattooing. Unlike a regular tattoo, microblading is a form of tattoo artistry where pigment is implanted under your skin with a manual handheld tool instead of a machine. Hair-like strokes are drawn on with the tool to mimic natural hairs in your eyebrows.
Microfeathering is when small "hair like" incisions are created by a hand held thin and precise blade (the same one used for microblading) - not a tattoo gun. Special dye (also known as pigment) is deposited in the incisions on the top layer of skin (again, the exact technique as microblading)
Which one of these clients had microblading and which had microfeathering?
Trick question! Both are microblading clients who started with full natural brows.
Sometimes it can be difficult when the internet jumps on a trend, but don't get caught up in the hype of a new title for the same service.
No matter what artist you go to and what kind of brows you have naturally, the best thing is to book with an artist who is educated, trained, licensed, insured, and most importantly, skilled!
Microblading is no longer an unattainable service; there are a lot of technicians practicing now and it's incredibly important to find and go to a reputable one for the best results. Not only do you want your face to look great, you also want to be sure you're taken care of in a clean environment with someone who is trained and licensed.
Where to start:
- Get recommendations from friends and relatives
- Read reviews on Yelp for local technicians
-Find microblading artists Instagram accounts and look for consistency in their photos while getting to know their style and technique.
Once you find an artist, they should meet all of these qualifications:
1. They are certified and trained by a reputable Microblading Academy
2. They are blood-borne pathogens certified
3. Licensed with the counties Health Department
4. They are registered with the county as a Body Art Practitioner
5. They are insured
..and any other mandated requirements made by your county.
Take it one step further...
Look for other bonuses like participation and completion of other industry courses.
Microblading can be life changing, so be sure to do your research for the best possible result.
This article first appeared on Popsugar Beauty by Kirbie Johnson
Last September, I got microbladed for the sake of journalism. Since the video hit the internet, it's generated millions of views and thousands of comments. The service sounds like a godsend: with a few cuts of a knife, you'll wake up each morning with perfectly coiffed, full, and filled brows.
This is a relatively new service that differs significantly from tattooed makeup of the past: the look emulates actual brow hairs and the color matches better, too. Instead of a tattoo gun, superficial cuts are created and filled with ink.
This treatment is hands down the one I'm asked most about. How long does it last? What's the cost? Does it hurt? There wasn't much information about the process or the procedure when I had this done in 2016. Here are a few things I wish I'd known ahead of my appointment — things I think will help out anyone looking to get it done themselves.
1. It doesn't hurt, but there's a catch
Any good technician will numb your skin before your procedure after they map out your brows so you're happy. For me, it felt like tiny paper cuts. You can feel the blade, but it's more annoying than painful. The sound was more off-putting than anything. After the numbing cream wears off, your brow area with ache and feel sore. I took an ibuprofen to help with the pain.
2. You can't wash your face properly for a week
After you get your brows done, you can't wash them for a week straight. (Cue the screams.) I know, it's weird — and extremely difficult, especially if you wear makeup. I know what you're thinking. "Don't wear makeup!" That isn't an option, unfortunately, as I have to wear at least a little bit for my work on camera.
I used a foaming face wipes to remove my makeup, and although I'm not the biggest fan of wipes in general, they got the job done. Q-tips were used to remove liner and mascara, and when showering, it's imperative you face away from the shower head — the right way, in my opinion — to wash your hair and body. (Duh.) The point is that your cuts will scab over and fall off, and if they're constantly saturated with water, that will affect the process.
3. It's itchy as hell.
.. read the rest of the list "6 Things I Wish I'd Known Before Getting Microbladed" here at Popsugar Beauty