Brows are Back; Three Things To Expect From Microblading
Updated: Dec 12, 2019
I don’t know about you, but that “ten year challenge” on Facebook illustrated something loud and clear to me; eyebrows were once an overstressed afterthought. It doesn’t take long for anyone to notice that the biggest change for most of us is our EYEBROWS. It would appear that ten years ago, no one I knew had much in terms of brows. They were skinny, arched, and other than often being overtweezed, they were not given the attention they deserve.
Nowadays, brows are considered as important a facial feature as any other. I've never been great at drawing them in, but just like anyone else I want that beautiful modern brow. So about a year ago, I got them micro bladed. I got my microblading done by Shae in Jersey City. You can find her on instagram at www.instagram.com/shaeforfacials.
I was pretty nervous to get microbladed, but it turned out to be one of my best beauty moves of 2018. I will probably be getting them done again in 2019 or 2020.
For today's blog, I am sharing three things that I didn't expect but should have expected when it comes to microblading.
1) Expect them to hurt.
Have you ever had a tattoo before? I hadn't (still haven't) so I really had no idea what to expect in terms of pain. I expected it to hurt at first, and maybe after a while, my body would stop responding to the pain. Does that make sense? It did to me.. It turns out, the opposite is true! Numbing cream was used, but by the end, it was wearing off, my patience was wearing thin and it began to hurt!
2) Expect them to look very dark at first.
For the first week or so, I thought I had made a terrible mistake. They looked way too dark and drawn on! But once they were entirely healed, they looked natural and the perfect shade of brown for me. About a month or so after they were so natural looking that I started considering going darker next time.
3) Expect there to be swelling.
My brows were swollen and the area was red for a few days after. I applied ice a few nights. But it’s important to keep makeup away from them while they’re healing, so covering up with concealer or foundation was not an option. Because of the healing involved, I would not suggest doing them close to an important event.
All issues aside, microblading has saved me alot of stress and time. I am someone who really can't do their eyebrows at all. I rarely add any product to them, but when I do now I know exactly where it goes because my ideal shape is already there.
If you have any questions or would like the contact info for the lovely lady who did my microblading, let me know!