We all love a defined eyebrow, and according to Pinterest, the microblading trend isn’t going anywhere in 2022.
Permanent makeup experts, KB Pro, have analysed Pinterest data and found that searches for ‘natural microblading eyebrows’ are up 285% since the end of 2021, as well as being up 87% for ‘eyebrow tattoos’.
The experts have weighed in on everything you should be aware of before heading to your treatment.
How does it work?
We aren’t all blessed with brows as naturally shapely as Cara Delivigne or Lily Collins, so microblading is the next step to achieving the salon brow look. Eyebrow tattoos, aka microblading, has saved the need for time-consuming, everyday brow filling.
So what is microblading? KB Pro explains that microblading is the name given to a permanent makeup technique which involves using a microblading tool, to create tiny precision hair strokes by hand, mimicking the natural direction and lengths of your brows. Pigments are then implanted into the channels created by the microblades in the dermal layer of the skin. The sensation is similar to a little scratch but you should not feel any discomfort. However, before we proceed, it is necessary to understand how does tattoo removal work.
Finding a professional
A woman was left completely devastated when she went to a makeup artist for a microblading treatment. She has since racked up hundreds of thousands of views on TikTok for the mishap, and has warned all beauty lovers to leave their brows to professionals after the microblading went completely wrong.
Microblading experts at KP Pro agree you should always leave these types of treatments to professionals who have had high quality training. After all, you don’t want to botch them up.
A Permanent Make Up Artist will be able to use brow mapping skills to create the perfect brows for each individual client, taking face shape and structure, as well as expression and movement into account. This is an important part of the professional training K.B Pro students receive.
K.B Pro Founder and World Class Permanent Makeup Artist, Karen Betts, says “No one treatment I perform is ever the same and are as individual as each and every one of my clients. Each one of my clients has different facial features, structure, and skin tone, which all influence the treatment in different ways.”
Finding an artist that uses high quality pigments is also very important to the results of your treatment. “I specially created K.B Pro Pigments because I just couldn’t find what I wanted from the pigments currently on the market. I spent a lot of time perfecting the colours and analysing how the colour faded over time – to ensure the pigments would seamlessly blend in with any existing brow hairs and fade out naturally over time. It was also important to me that my pigments didn’t leave behind any unwanted warm residue.” Karen Betts, World Class Permanent Makeup Artist and K.B Pro Founder
Immediately after your procedure, your brows will look 20-30% darker than the colour you have chosen in consultation, but this will fade within 3-4 days to reveal your chosen colour.
Things to consider; your health
Some medical conditions, for instance pregnancy or infectious diseases, mean you cannot have permanent cosmetic treatments. For other conditions, it will depend on the medical condition you are experiencing, its severity, the treatment or medication you are being provided with and so on. You should have a full consultation prior to the treatment during which your medical history will be discussed and the implications of this for your treatment explained in detail to you.
Make sure to discuss this with a professional beautician if you are unsure.
You will be given thorough advice on what to do after your treatment to get the absolute best results for your new brows. This includes ensuring that your brows are kept clean and dry, avoiding makeup throughout the healing process and avoiding direct sunlight to your brows.
KB Pro explains that “you should avoid going to the gym or swimming straight after your treatment as it can severely impact the healing process. You will also need to avoid waxing and tinting treatments for at least 48 hours before your treatment and until your brows have healed.
“Strong sun can impact the success of the result during the immediate healing phase. We recommend that clients leave 4-6 weeks between their final retouch procedure and holidays abroad.
“Your microblading artist will be able to explain all of the do’s and don’ts for the best aftercare process you should follow in order to get the desired end results.”