The 90s pencil-thin eyebrows are long gone, thanks to trendsetting celebrities like Lily Collins, Emilia Clarke, and Keira Knightley. These people made us miss our natural eyebrows.
For a lot of us, it’s too late to get our natural shape back after years of plucking, threading, and waxing. Over-plucking causes trauma to the follicles and prevents them from growing back.
To achieve thick eyebrows like Emilia Clarke, there are gazillion eyebrow products available in the market that can help you achieve lush eyebrows. What if we tell you that there is a way you can get rid of all those products and save yourself some time every day?
There is a better way to get the same or better-looking eyebrows. It is called microblading.
What Is Microblading?
Eyebrow microblading is a semi-permanent technique. The process includes a pen-like needle that is used to make ting incisions on the surface of your skin. The cuts are more like paper cuts that do not let the pigment penetrate deep into the skin. The needle implants very fine strokes in the direction of the hair strands giving the illusion of real eyebrows.
Types of Pigments
The type of pigment depends on the type of your skin. Your expert will best guide you in this regard. Typically, the two types of pigments available for microblading are the following:
Also called iron oxides, inorganic pigments are lightweight and easy to insert in the skin. Even though iron oxide is harmless and non-reactive due to its iron content, the color of eyebrows may change over time.
Also known as lakes, organic pigments are made out of fruits, vegetable, and natural products. Lakes impart rich colors to your brows. However, since they are heavy, it is difficult to insert them into the epidermis of your skin.
How Long Does Microblading Last?
Not forever. The effects can last up to 18 to 24 months. However, in some cases, it may fade away within a year only. The longevity of the outcome depends on your skin type.
For instance, if you have oily skin, you can expect your microblading to last for around 12 months. While for people with dry skin, the result may last for more than a year.
Please note that the effects of microblading gradually fade away if you don’t get touch-ups.
How Much Does Microblading Cost?
Microblading generally costs $500 to $700. Some places also charge as high as $1500. The total cost depends on your geographical location and your technician’s level of skills. The first touch-up that you need to get done within the first two is part of the initial cost. However, any subsequent touch-up may be charged for separately.
So, if you wish to improve the appearance of your eyebrows, microblading is worth a shot.