Microblading: What, Why…and Should YOU Do It? #giveaway
Posted February 17, 2017 by Prairie Wife - 15 comments
Microblading is one of the hottest new beauty trends in 2017 and questions are popping up all over the place about it!
Last December I went under the knife (literally) and had my eyebrows microbladed. This post is now appearing so many months later, because I wanted to make sure that this was really something worth doing.
WHAT is Microblading?
Microblading is a form of tattooing. Unlike a regular tattoo, the pigment is implanted under your skin with a manual handheld tool instead of a machine. Hair-like lines are created that mimic the natural hairs in your brows.
The results are semi-permanent and last on average up to three years (with touchups recommended every year). The process usually takes around 2 hours to complete, and is very meticulous. The technicians spend the first part of the appointment measuring your face and creating guide lines, drawing your desired eyebrow shape, and quadruple checking that you like what they plan to do.
Then the correct color for your brows is chosen, a topical numbing cream is applied and then the real microblading begins. A tool with a thin blade is drawn across your skin and deposits the ink into your skin. The technician draws each individual “hair” following the guides that were drawn and the natural growth of your hair. Some people experience a slight discomfort but, if you’ve ever had a tattoo you’ll be fine. In my opinion it hurts WAY less than a tattoo, and I would compare it to a very slight paper cut…if even that!
The healing process takes 5 weeks total with a few restrictions. Your technician should give you a care sheet but in general it’s two days of no sweating and keeping them dry. One week out of the pool or hot tub, and two weeks of staying away from ocean or lake water. As your brows heal they will scab up and itch (muck like a tattoo as it heals) and you need to keep your hands off! Applying grape seed oil will keep them from looking too scabby and help with the itch. During the first 10 days of the healing process your brows will look darker and more dramatic then the final results. I found that applying heavier than usual eye makeup helped even out the bold brow look as they healed.
WHY would anyone get Microblading?
There is no denying bold brows are in right now but, we all know that this trend probably won’t last…so why Microblading?
It’s the perfect solution for uneven, patchy, or too light brows. With Microblading you can get a natural looking brow that will accentuate your face and stay put no mater what you do. Many women in the 50 plus category are undergoing this procedure. Thinning brows are a part of aging and so are hot flashes! Microbladed brows help them look (and feel) more youthful and won’t disappear when you sweat.
I’ve found that microblading helps me feel more confident and saves me time and fussing in my makeup routine. I’ve received numerous compliments along the lines of “You’re makeup looks great (or you look great) what have you done that’s different?” It also makes maintaining your brows much easier! It’s obvious what stray hairs need to be plucked when you have such a clear shape to follow.
Below is a video from the local shop where I had mine done (can you spot me in the video), take a moment to watch!
NOTE: The contact number has changed to (307)315-0495
Should YOU get your eyebrows Microbladed?
I love mine and you can see above all the reasons why. Since my procedure, I have had more then a dozen of my friends get their eyebrows microbladed. As their brows heal, they yell at me and ask themselves “what have I done?” but in the end every one of them is ecstatic with the results. Some have needed to go for a touchup at the five week mark (this is pretty standard) and others have been perfectly happy with their results after just one time.
The cost varies anywhere from $300-$800 and make sure you check to see if there is an additional fee for the touchups.
CAUTION: As with all procedures like this, do your research! Make sure the technician is trained, has a clean room, and uses new blades and tools. If you can’t find a portfolio of their work or reviews…find someone else.
I’ll be on FACEBOOK LIVE on our PrairieWifeInHeels.com Facebook page at 2:00pm MST so you can ask me any questions and get a real close up look at my results. The video will be available for you to watch at anytime afterwards as well!
Our regular readers know that February is our “We LOVE Our Readers Month of Giveaways” and boy do we have a HUGE one for our Wyoming readers!
Kyle from the Brow Boutique is offering one lucky reader a $50 discount to get their brows microbladed by her! All you have to do is let us know in the comments why you’d like this procedure. You can earn more points towards the giveaway by following us on social media. Keep in mind this giveaway is only practical for those of you that live in Wyoming and/or are willing to travel to Casper to undergo this procedure.