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Friday, January 26, 2018

What You Should Know About Eyebrow Microblading

Microblading has emerged as one of the latest trends when it comes to having perfect eyebrows. This is a semi-permanent technique that involves the use of a special microblading pencil to implant embroidery like brows under the epidermis.

The technique guarantees a natural finish as the strokes appear like natural hair. Microblading requires minimal upkeep as compared to other brow grooming options like pomades, pencils, brow gels, and tweezers. The following are some basic things you need to know before you can book an appointment for eyebrow microblading;

It Lasts Longer Than Threading And Waxing
As mentioned earlier, microblading is a semi-permanent procedure that can last up to 18 months before the next appoint. On the other hand, procedures like threading and waxing are temporary procedures that can only last a maximum of three weeks. Microblading is suitable for individuals that want fuller brows considering the fact that the next touching can only be done after 18 months.

Moreover, it is possible to come up with different shapes according to a client’s specifications. Most of the adjustments made by professional brow artists are based on changes in the natural brow color, the skin texture, or facial features.

The Final Product Depends On Skin Type
Eyebrow microblading tends to appear different on different people, and this is largely influenced by skin type. For instance, powdery results are in most cases associated with oily skin while crisps and defined strokes are common with dry skin.

According to experts, it is possible for people with oily skin to avoid a powdery result by removing excess oil and adherence to aftercare instructions. Moreover, daily blotting of the forehead helps to remove excess oil. The eyebrow area should not have any type of moisturizer as this helps an individual with oily skins or a darker complexion get impressive results.

It Is Not Suitable For People With Low Iron
It is difficult to get the desired results when you have low iron. In this case, anemic individuals are expected to take iron supplements for at least one and a half months before and after the procedure. Individuals with low levels have poor retention of microblading pigments that are in most cases iron oxide based.

It Is A Two-Part rocess
The microblading process involves two steps that must be followed through in order to have good results. The first part is referred to as creative consultation where a client visits microblading specialists like foxy brow microblading to discuss the design and other specifications such brow definition, curve, color, and shape.

The initial procedure isdone at this stage after creative consultation. The second part involves follow-up consultation and the touch-up session where all the necessary adjustments and corrections are done.

It Is Not Similar To Tattooing
Some people think that microblading is tattooing procedure but the two are not the same. The procedure is easy and painless and one does not need to endure painful ink scars associated with tattoos. In addition, traditional tattoo guns or motorized devices are not used in the microblading process.

In conclusion, microblading is a simple brow-grooming process that has become popular in the recent past. The process is painless and requires minimal daily maintenance as compared to other procedures. However, the success of the procedure depends on skin type, a client’s iron level, and ability to follow aftercare instructions.


  1. That's a super informative post, I didn't know that iron levels play a huge part in this. My friend did this procedure a month ago (just before Christmas I think) but she isn't happy with the results, her eyebrows are slightly thicker than they used to be (not much difference) and she is so disappointed since the ink started to fade already. I wanted to do it too but I am still thinking about it.


  2. My younger sis, who went through chemo, was really interested in this, Kim. I thought at first it was like tattooing but as you explained, this is not as painful:)

  3. I've been curious about microblading but I'm afraid it would hurt. I had no idea that iron levels play a role in the process. Great post!

    Jennifer | Mrs Q Beauty

  4. Oh wow I always thought it was like tattooing! That is so fascinating, I'm tempted to have it done but my brows have changed so much over the years that I'm scared of the commitment lol! xx HautePinkPretty

  5. I´ve been really interested in this procedure recently so thank you very much for sharing this post ☃ ❄

    Blog de la Licorne

  6. I actually thought this process was like tattooing. I have a friend who has been wanting to get this done for ages, I'll pass this on to her. Great read!


  7. Microblading sounds a good procedure, thank you for explaining it to us. I looked it up once or twice, but the way you explained it is so detailed and now I feel like I learned even more. Unfortunately, my iron level is really low and I can't get it up. I'm allergic to the iron supplements (pills) and I had a severe allergic reaction to iron when the doctors tried to give it to through IV. I try to eat a balanced diet, but still I can't get my iron up. I was actually considering microblading a while back, mostly because my eyebrows are falling out (due to low iron) but for now I'm just sticking to eye-shadow because I'm afraid I might have some kind of reaction to microblading....and seeing that one needs to fix his one's iron before opting for this procedure, I guess I'll just wait it out.

  8. Oh thanks for sharing this Kim! I had no idea about a lot of these things - the fact that it's not suitable for those with low iron was really interesting!

    Hope that you are having a great weekend! Our weekend started early with a day off yesterday for Australia day. Good way to end the week!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  9. If it wasn’t so dang expensive, I would totally get my eye brows microbladed! A friend of mine did it and her brows looks amazing!

  10. I've been quite curious about the process of microblading. This was quite enlightening Kim!

  11. For so long I've had my thoughts on microblading since I'm too lazy to groom them and I need a lot of help in the brow department. But I decided not to go for it as I like to reshape my brows depending on the makeup look i'm going for. I didn't know it wasn't suited for those with low iron in their blood, I've had iron-deficiency anemia since I was a kid so this was definitely good to know and glad that I didn't opt for it.

    Sam Hodgett || Beauty & Lifestyle bits

  12. Omg Kim both of my sisters got their eyebrows done and they encouraged me to get it done too. I have very light brows like I have to draw them in every day. But I'm afraid of pain. Hahaha

    xo Jo


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