Lets start with what Microblading actually is. It’s a surface tattooing technique in which a handheld tool with a small blade/needle is used to add permanent pigment to the skin creating the appearance of eyebrow hairs. (Keep in mind this is my knowledge based on my personal education and experience). I always suggest consulting with your technician for further details, but I’ll cover that more below!
It’s become more and more popular over the past couple years, and there are definitely pros and cons to it. I’ve always had sparse and lighter eyebrows, and was getting tired of filling them in everyday or appearing to not have eyebrows. I love how a strong eyebrow completely frames your face! I promise, it makes such a huge difference! If you’ve never filled yours in, give it a try!! I recommend Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil. To start, just follow your natural eyebrow shape. You can always work on further shaping as you get a feel for it.
Back to Microblading though, I’ll break it down.
The pros are that you don’t have to fill them in every day, they look perfectly filled in and “done” all the time! Truly this pro is huge, and you’ll be so excited to have your gorgeous new brows! Finding a technician who has experience, great reviews from past customers, and even better before and afters is key! Do your research! I went to Minneapolis Brow Microblading in St Louis Park and saw Heidi.
The cons are that it can be a bit expensive. It costs approximately $500, which includes the initial session and the touch up session you’ll get 4 weeks later to fill in any spots missed initially. Maybe the worst con is that for myself personally, it hurt, period. I have a pretty good pain tolerance, but I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t painful despite the numbing gel they apply. Do keep in mind some people respond differently to numbing, so if you’ve been to the dentist and numb easily, you might be just fine. The first week they will look darker than they will end up, but I actually didn’t mind that part! You also need to keep them dry in that first week, and CANNOT pick the skin as it begins to shed, (this is totally normal). You’ll also need to get them touched up as they fade. I’ve had mine one year now, and just booked my touch up session, which is $250. I booked with The Beauty Box in Lakeville only because the location is closer to me. I’ll keep you posted on the session and results!
I hope by this point you’re not discouraged, because despite what seems to be a long cons list, you’re going to be in love with your new brows! My intent was simply to lay it all out there so you know what to expect! Overall, I love Microblading and definitely recommend it to those who have been considering it.