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All you need to know about Ombre Brows

All you need to know about Ombre Brows

Microblading or Ombre Brows?

Semi-permanent makeup has been a boon for the tattoo industry, as it utilizes some of the same techniques and technology that is present in the traditional tattoo world. Plenty of new consumers are starting to see the benefit to utilizing the best in cosmetic makeup in order to achieve great brow structure. Checking out the benefits for yourself will be a boon for your self-confidence, so let’s dive into the world of microblading and powder/ombre brow techniques. The hair-like strokes of microblading are some of the most popular ways to get this look, but you can also choose ombre-style or “powder brows” that utilize a slightly different technique to achieve a similar look. The hair like strokes of the brow pens that these beauty artists use give you a better and more beautiful look than anything you can do on your own. Ombre Brows Don’t worry about your skin type either, as each artist has their own way of achieving the look you want regardless of how light or dark your skin is. Microblading might not be a great choice for people with oiler skin, as the pigment has a tendency to blur over time, making your semi-permanent makeup much less permanent as time goes on. You can still get the procedure done, but don’t expect the best results if your aftercare game isn’t up to par. That’s where powder brows can come in and make things easier for people with a tendency towards oiler skin. If this is your first foray into the semi-permanent makeup world, it will help you to check out the portfolio of the artist you are hoping to work with, since you’ll be able to get a better idea of their past work and experience with your skin type. Don’t be afraid to ask questions about the procedure also, and make sure that in the end, you are comfortable with the person that you are letting this close to your face. Out of anything else the procedure might give you, this is the single most important thing for you to consider. If you’re not comfortable, seek out another artist. Ombrew brows

The Power of Powder Brows

If you’re one of those people who tend towards thinner, less shapely eyebrows, powder brows may be your best bet to achieving that perfect look. Typically, people have fuller or bushier brow hairs towards the “bulb”, as it is called, and thinner towards the end or “tail”. As we age, we tend to lose that trademark fullness that makes our eyebrows look more expressive and healthy. Since ombre brows offer a newer, fuller look, many people are requesting the procedure across the country. They’re essentially lowlights for your brows. Whether you have thin eyebrows or just ones that trend towards being fairer and harder to see, the treatment can work well for you. Both microblading and powder brows can be great for people that already have bushy brows, but need something with a little more pop and pizazz. Brow pencils might help with the smaller and intermittent issue of light or less full brows, but they won’t help you get where you need to be on a more regular basis, as they need to be managed almost every day, or at least every week. Instead of spending all that money all the time, you can get a better look for longer by investing in a professional procedure. Many tattoo shops are offering powder brow and microblading treatments within their stores, and giving artists the chance to present their best work in beauty makeup for their clients. New techniques and applicability mean that tattoo artists can now offer better and more relevant service to their clients. As such, make sure you find an artist that you like and are comfortable with, and someone who knows just how important their client relationship is. Ideally, you can find someone who has had experience in the field before, but is willing to change and adapt to consumer tastes as they arise. Microshading Ombre Brows


The healing process for a powder brow procedure is much alike to that of microblading, and consists mainly of ensuring that the area is clean and free of anything that can clog your pores. You don’t want to be using a heavy lotion or anything scented that can potentially incur acne or get in the way of scab formation. Don’t pick or itch at any scabs, even if they’re seemingly small, as they can leave permanent scars that will make any future touch ups impossible.

Our Favourite Microblading Aftercare Products

After Inked

After Inked Tattoo Moisturizer delivers effective skin moisturization and helps to preserve the colours of your microshading. There's no petroleum so it won't stick to or stain your clothes. This moisturizing skin lotion, enriched with Grape Seed Oil, can also be used on any permanent makeup procedure on lips, brows, eye liner, and areola, as well as an after-laser tattoo removal moisturizing lotion. After Inked is Dermatologist tested, non-allergenic and non-irritating.

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PurSan Aftercare is a specially formulated Vegan skin cleanser used to clean and moisturize as part of an aftercare regimen for fresh tattoos and piercings. It revitalizes, refreshes and purifies skin without drying it out. Gentle yet effective, PurSan contains no parabens, fragrances, colourants or alcohol. Chloroxylenol (PCMX) is a proven antimicrobial ingredient shown to be effective against bacteria and viruses without burning or irritating the skin. Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose (Hypromellose) is an ultra-high grade lubricant ideal for sensitive skin.

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Sun exposure is definitely the worst of the worst in terms of damaging your new brows, as it can cause the pigment to fade prematurely. As well as this, you risk getting a sunburn that can permanently affect your brow area and make future treatments more difficult to show. Ideally, you’ll head back in to your artist after a little less than a year for any touch ups, and thus keep your brows looking fresh and perfect for years to come. The initial treatment tends to take the longest, so you won’t have to worry about any more long appointments after your first visit. You can get a feel for how your brows will look after they heal, so that you only need to go in when you start to see the pigment fading or otherwise looking more drab than usual. It goes without saying that if you get any intense irritation, itching or pain, see your personal doctor as soon as possible. Otherwise, you may have just a bit of discomfort after the procedure that will pass with time. Make sure your artist is aware of any action you might take, or ask them questions about how you’re feeling before your next appointment. In the end, shop around, research the process, and decide whether or not this treatment is right for you and your situation. There’s no need to rush or latch on to the latest trend as much as to experience it head-on and work it out for yourself.

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