Video shows how tiny needles are used to create the perfect eyebrows in ‘microblading’ procedure
To the women who over-plucked their eyebrows in the nineties – take heed.
A form of semi-permanent eyebrow tattooing, known as microblading, has risen in popularity, but how exactly does it work?
An Angel Studio make up artist shared a video to Instagram of the cosmetic procedure, which shows a line of fine needles being used to create hair-like marks on the skin.
The 45-second video shows a woman using a tiny instrument to etch a dark black pigment in to the skin.
After the application the pigment is wiped away, leaving behind realistic-looking lines that fill out the eyebrow and give it the perfect shape.
Microblading uses fine needles to create marks on the skin. The technique creates finer strokes than regular cosmetic tattooing, giving a more realistic finish that lasts up to 18 months. Before the tattooing a pencil is used to outline the shape of the brow, and up to three-different colors of pigment can be used to create a realistic finish. The initial color of the tattoo is darker than the healed result, but in about two weeks the color softens to a lighter tone.
Reviews of micrablading range from ‘tattooed eyebrows are permanently on fleek’, some are expressing confusion as to how the procedure works, but are open to trying it out. A lot of women favor the look as the end result produces a more ‘natural’ look, and could save time from filling in brows with a pencil each day.
Microblading can cost any where from $350 up to $1,200 depending on where you get it done. As this trend becomes the norm, as with everything, that price may drop when it’s no longer a specialty procedure. Wouldn’t it be nice if your beauty insurance covered this?
Before you go making a decision as to what you’ll do with your eyebrows…DO YOUR RESEARCH!
In creating this post we also found videos on microblading gone wrong. It wasn’t pretty.
Would you be willing get microblading to save on eyebrow arching time in the morning and wake up with your eyebrows on Fleek? Sound off below.