Thin Eyebrows? Why you should consider Microblading as an option
Hi everyone! Welcome back to the blog. If you're new here, thank you for stopping by. Today I want to talk 'eyebrows.'
As most of you know, thick, full eyebrows are in style and the trend doesn’t seem to be losing steam anytime soon. I love having the look of full eyebrows but it takes me nearly 15 minutes to fill mine in. (whether I'm using a pencil or a pomade) I had contemplated getting Microblading done for a long time, but continued to put it off.
I finally decided to take the risk and get it done! I booked an appointment with Bella Vita San Antonio. They have 3 locations: Laredo, Eagle Pass, and San Antonio. They offer Microblading, Lash Extensions, and LashLifts.
What is Microblading?
Microblading is a form of semi-permanent tattooing that involves using tiny, fine-point needles (instead of a tattoo gun) that make up a small disposable blade and handle that helps scratch and deposit pigment simultaneously under your skin. The tip is so fine, in fact, that it can create hair strokes that look legit.
Before I even stepped foot in the Bella Vita studio, Diana (the brow technician) texted me a long list of things to consider before getting the procedure done. Once you confirm that you don't have any health issues or concerns receiving the semi-permanent makeup you can move forward with the appointment time. *Make sure you block off at least 2 1/2 hours of your time for the Microblading procedure.
Diana started off by cleaning my eyebrows with alcohol. She then used dyed thread to measure the outline and shape my brows. She took a picture of this outline and uploaded it to an app that helps determine the symmetry of the brows. I was so impressed by this function and it helped us to see that one brow was a little higher than the other.
Diana was able to quickly tweak the symmetry before proceeding with the actual cuts. She also applied a numbing cream to my eyebrows before starting the procedure. The numbing cream sat for about 20 minutes prior to the cuts.
I'm not going to lie, the cuts did "sting" even with the numbing cream. Luckily, we took numerous breaks every few minutes! This also helped both Diana and I make any adjustments along the way. I really appreciated her taking her time with the entire process to make sure I was receiving my desired results.
Once Diana finished making 'hair like' cuts into the skin, she took the excess dye and applied it to my brows to sit for 5-10 minutes. After a few minutes she wiped away the excess dye and I was officially done with the procedure.
Here is the final look of my brows when Diana finished. It took a total of 2 1/2 hours.
Diana encouraged me to make a follow up appointment four weeks later to make sure I was still happy with the results and to apply small touch ups. Results can last anywhere from one to three years, depending on your skin type (the ink fades faster on oily skin), products, and lifestyle.
Another look at the before and after of my eyebrows:
For 2 weeks after the procedure you can't get your eyebrows wet. This made washing my hair tricky, so I recommend washing your hair the day of the procedure and stock up on dry shampoo! You also have to avoid sweating and being out in the sun during this time. If you're going to be out in the sun - make sure to wear a large hat to cover and shade your brows.
Diana also provided an ointment with vitamins A & D to apply morning and night for the next two weeks.
This was the very next day after I had microblading done. I was off to a blogger event with a full face of makeup and I couldn't be happier with the way my brows turned out! They look very natural and it's been wonderful cutting out 15 minutes from my everyday routine.
I have been recommending microblading to all my family in friends. I even had a friend visit Diana and book an appointment!
If you have thin sparse eyebrows and want to cut down on your everyday routine, I highly recommend getting microblading done. Once again you'll have to consider light pain and a good chunk of your time, but in the long run it's worth it in my opinion.
Feel free to leave a comment below if you have any questions regarding the microblading procedure. I hope you found this post to be helpful.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!