If your eyes are the windows to your soul, then your eyebrows are the curtains. The perfect arch can help you brighten your appearance, and a fuller brow can help you appear more youthful. If you have not been blessed with a Delevinge-worth arch, you are in luck.
Eyebrow tattooing is here to help you achieve brows that wow. The latest in brow-filling technology will get rid of your preconceived notions of eyebrow tattoos.
Gone are those straight lines and faded black ink. It’s all about eyebrow embroidery. This is a technique popular in Southeast Asia, which has finally made it way to our shores.
Eyebrow embroidery (also known as microblading) is a semi-permanent vegetable pigment that is gently pushed into the surface of the skin with a fine blade. It mimics the natural growth of your existing hair using a “feathering” effect, helping you to achieve fuller, natural-looking brows.
Your eyebrow specialist will look at the natural contour of your face to help you choose the eyebrow shape that is most flattering.
If you have an oval shape face, you’re in luck. You can play with most shapes. We suggest long, straight brows with angular arches.
If you have a round face, high sharp angles can help provide balance and lengthen your features. If you have a rounder brow shape, your whole face can appear rounder.
If you have a square shape face, a slight arched or softly curved brow, can help you to balance your jaw.
If you have a heart-shaped face, go for a low, straightish arch. This will provide a counterpoint to your chin, and help breaK up the forehead.
If you have close-set eyes, focus on a long, wide arch that follows the entire length of your brow bone.
If you have wide set eyes, the best way to pull attention up and away from the center of the face is to keep your brows long, full and soft.
Now that you’ve found the perfect shape, here’s everything you wanted to know about eyebrow embroidery:
Does it hurt? The procedure, when done correctly, does not hurt. A numbing cream is applied beforehand to help with any discomfort, and you may feel some pressure or “scratching” from the tiny pricks during the treatment.
Any redness or discomfort should disappear about 30 minutes after. You should apply a barrier healing cream for a week after your treatment, and void any harsh exfoliation and cleansing steps.
We don’t have to tell you that it is important to choose an eyebrow embroidery specialist that is experienced and qualified. (Don’t worry we have done the hard work for you – check out one of our eyebrow embroidery specialists)
It fades. After the first few weeks, the line will soften, lending a more natural look. Most experts recommend that is important to book a touch-up appointment six weeks after your initial appointment. This allows your eyebrow expert can deepen on lighten the next strokes, so that your brows look they are a mix of different shades.
The effects can last anywhere between a year to 18 months, and after that time the pigment fades. Go in for a touch up.
Care for your brows. You cannot get them wet for a week after the treatment, and you have to hold off on swimming and facials for two weeks. A small price to pay for having brows on fleek 24/7. Prepare for some jealous friends.
It’s safer than the permanent option. The ink from a permanent tattoo can fade from black to blue to green. Not a good look.
At Bookwell, we want you to book well (and look swell). Book an appointment with one of our eyebrow embroidery specialists today.