How to Fill in Your Brows + Why I Will Never MicroBlade.

 
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So I get asked a lot about microblading. I absolutely love the results. I have friends who microblade for a living. I’ve considered getting my brows done a hundred times. It looks SO good, especially on blondes, as our eyebrows are generally thin just like our hair. And how ideal would it be to not spend time filling in your brows?!

On the other hand, I ALSO think there’s a big risk involved with microblading. So if you’re thinking about this process for yourself, or you’ve already gotten it done, here’s what you should know:

What is microblading?

A semipermanent technique for enhancing the appearance of the eyebrows, in which pigment is scratched into the skin in fine, short strokes resembling hair, using a hand tool with a blade formed of tiny needles. — Wikipedia

Layman’s terms:

A technician scratches into your skin with a blade in short, hair-like strokes + implants tattoo ink into those little scratches to form a fuller looking brow. — Me

Sounds easy, right? Well, it is.

But here’s the thing:

This process is semi-permanent, meaning you have to keep getting microbladed over + over (many have to go in each year).

So think about it:

If you have a scratch on your arm + you keep scratching that same spot over + over + over… that will probably form a little scar right? And does hair grow back on scars?

NO.

Now, microblading is quite new. So no one has said “beware this may scar + your eyebrows may never grow back”. But that’s the problem:

It’s too new to actually know what happens to your brows years down the road.

If you’re sitting there reading this like “shit what have I done” because you just got your brows microbladed, don’t worry. I’m sure a few times won’t hurt. And who knows, maybe I’ll finally get mine done after more time has passed + more studies have been completed. My theory is NOT proven, but it’s definitely something to think about before fully committing to the microblade process, especially since…

Dermatologists HAVE seen permanent scarring result from microblading.

That being said heed this warning: IF YOU ARE ON ACNE MEDICATION LIKE ACCUTANE, YOU ARE NOT A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR MICROBLADING. If you have skin conditions like eczema, are taking blood thinners, even if you use a lot of Retinol, you’re not good candidates either. Just check with your doctor before getting microbladed.

Also, microblading isn’t regulated for safety + the inks aren’t tested. So you run the risk of infection there, too.

All this being said, people think I’ve already microbladed.

But THAT is just a good old heavy brow fill honey!

Here's what I do:


Here's what I use:

Here's some tips:

Always brush your hairs in an upward motion

Don’t worry if you apply too much pencil. Just keep brushing it in + it will blend right out

Don’t apply pencil at the start of your brow, where your hairs are already thick. This keeps your brows looking natural. We don’t want those sharpie eyebrows k 🖊

I have scarce hairs at the end of my brows, so it’s almost better to be a little sloppy. I apply my pencil (the first time) from a distance. I’m not right up in the mirror. Then for touchups, I’ll look up close

When applying your pencil, focus on the top line of your brow. This ensures you’ll fill in a nice arch

Here's some good product info:

This pencil is a great dupe for Anastasia of Beverly Hills

This brow gel has a big brush head. If you are just starting out, purchase a gel with a smaller brush like this: Beautycounter Brilliant Brow Gel (I’m purchasing this next, too!)

I only use gel when I want a big, bold brow. On days I go without makeup, I use my pencil + top it with that Magic Balm. The balm gives your brows a little shine + keeps them in place :)


That’s it! Let me know if you have any questions + I will be better with my bathroom lighting lol This video was taken at 5 am so I think I was sleep walking. Which is seriously how easy it is to fill in your brows this way. You can do it while sleep walking.

Have a great weekend babes! Anyone doing anything fun? At least we know you’ll have great brows no matter what you’re doing! Happy Memorial Day X

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