I've always had very sparse, blonde eyebrows, and being a 90's teen they were always plucked within an inch of their life. So as a result, I have been filling in my brows for as long as I can remember.
Earlier this year I started using Revitalash on my brows and managed to grow them in a lot, but still had to fill them in on a daily basis. When you have kids, you don't always have 15 mins free to create a somewhat symmetrical brow!! Sisters not twins remember Seb! But being the perfectionist that I am it was a daily task that I dreaded.
This is what my brows looked like before...
So when Fallon, long time friend & MUA, decided to train in microblading I was dead set on getting mine done. I felt a bit nervous, with any semi permanent procedure I think that's normal, but I knew Fal had mad eyebrow game and that I would be in safe hands.
This from Fallon
" Eyebrow embroidery is one of the newest high end, permanent make up techniques available. It is also known as hyperealistic, feather touch, soft tap eyebrow tattoos or microblading. What makes 3D Eyebrow embroidery so unique is... the RESULTS .... they are incredibly realistic, beautifully defined and longlasting."
The procedure is done in two parts, with a 4 week follow up perfecting procedure being offered following the initial session. On arrival you need to sign some forms, just like with any tattoo there are strict rules in place. All good tattoo artists will have their bloodborne pathogen cert and an understanding of the strict health & safety issues in order to prevent rare infections or issues arising.
Then the first round of numbing cream is applied. After this has had some time to start working you are able to discuss and plan your desired brow. I was able to draw on the shape I was used to, and from there Fallon measures and perfects them ready for the tattoo. She then makes a few strokes initially and applies more numbing cream. The pain level is tolerable, and after the second set of numbing cream, completely painless.
This first part of the procedure takes a couple of hours total. Healing time is a few days, in which time you need to use specific creams on them (which are supplied by Fallon), avoid exercise and getting them wet, to keep the pigment in as long as possible.
After they had healed and the scabs had come away they were so incredibly natural! I had found a little pigment had shifted and they weren't as dark as I had wanted so Fallon was then able to darken them and extend them a little at my follow up, and CAN I JUST SAY the end result is more than I had ever hoped for.
NZ based hair and makeup artist, Mum, wife, beauty blogger, & advocate for self acceptance & empowering women.