I am not a beauty editor or one who must leave the house all glammed up, but when it comes to the latest and greatest in skincare or a new fad that does not involve being cut up - I'm in! And, yes I 100% appreciate inner beauty, but in our new superficial world of selfies, Snapchat, and social media - one must put her best foot (and face) forward.
If you are in the beauty-know than you've probably heard the buzz around microblading. Unlike the not-so natural effects of permanent makeup, microblading is more of an embroidery that looks just like real hairs. It serves as a much more natural appearance than compared to what you would find in tattooing or penciling-in.
Microblading is perfect for those who want to fully define, cover gaps, or fill-in over plucked brows.
Here is a before and after pic that got my attention!
If you are still not sold on this new eyebrow trend, I've listed some helpful do's and don'ts from the experts at Instyle Magazine. Maybe these will help us make a decision!
Do Your Prep Work
Leading up to your appointment, you should avoid plucking or waxing your brows because your technician will be making your new brow shape based on current measurements they’ll make before starting the procedure. You should also avoid using exfoliators 72 hours before the application, like any skincare products containing glycolic acid, Retin A, Renova, and alpha hydroxy acids, since they may inflame the skin, and taking medications such as blood thinners. “
Do Communicate With Your Technician
Your brow shape will be left up to your technician because they measure it based on your face shape and structure so you get the most natural finish. But, properly communicate with your technician to get your desired fullness.
Do Take Proper Care Post-Application
Once you have your ideal brows, it’s only natural you’ll want to show them off. However, avoid using skin care products and makeup on the area for a minimum of ten days following the application—or touch the area at all.
Don’t Be Unrealistic About the Results
You may expect thick brows that rival Cara Delevingne’s, but it might take a few appointments before you reach your ideal brows. You should take into consideration that different skin types also factor into results.
Don’t Overdo It
Although it’s safe to get an application every 30 days, it is suggested to do it annually since depending on how your skin heals, the results can last from eight to 18 months.
So, I leave you with one question - will you be booking a microblade appointment?