My experience having my eyebrows microbladed - Microblading Review

The beauty world is now obsessed with eyebrows with the UK now spending well over £20 million a year on brow products (£20 million in sales was hit in 2015).

Although I've admired this obsession with thick brows from afar I hate to say that all the brow products I've bough have ended up being unused. Regardless of what I buy I have always found drawing on my brows very difficult and getting them even impossible.

This is where Microblading came in. I never really understood what it was at first and often mistook it for HD Brows. After years of having shit eyebrows I decided to do some investigation and see if there was anything out there suitable for me. HD Brows were too expensive and as a forgetful person I new upkeep would be a nightmare. I decided to try Microblading and looked for somewhere near to where I lived and follow them on IG so I could see their past work.

It wasn't long before I had booked in and had my first consultation. I was informed it would take two appointments both which would last approx 3 hr.

On the day of my first appointment I was pretty nervous as I knew it would be painful as the process involves tattooing the top layers of your skin. This is done by slicing the skin to represent hair strokes (with a small curved blade) and then having the ink rubbed in to the area.

The first hour or so involved having my scull measured and and my eyebrows drawn on symmetrically how they should be to compliment my face shape. After this my eyebrows were plucked to make way for my new hairs, this process differs for different people as obviously you try to retain as much hair as possible. 

Then the process of making the slices starts and my god it is painful. You get numbing cream and gel but I still had to have a rest half way through and sneezed about 6 times. It basically feels like having a tattoo on your face. The lady doing my brows was fairly quick to minimize my pain and all in all its painful for about 30 mins. 

The last step in the process was rubbing the ink in with a bespoke pigment to match your skin tone .. which also hurt a lot...

Afterwards I was given a care kit which had shampoo and papanthem to help the healing process. You are advised to not get them wet for a while which I found quite hard and refrain from touching them.

I know some people found the healing process not very nice but I didn't mind too much and I felt that after two days mine healed quite well. I didn't get much of a milk skin and although I was initially shocked and how heavy and block-y they looked this goes after two days.

The second appointment is just to go over anything that has faded. Mine did a fair bit as I have oily skin, which is good for healing but not good for retaining pigment. It hurt slightly less the second time and was over quicker which was good.

Over all I was  happy with the result and I think I will keep it up. It lasts for two years but it is recommended that you have a touch up after 1 year which I will have. 

I would defiantly recommend this process to anyone who wants low maintenance well groomed natural looking brows. 

Let me know if you have any more questions in the comments!

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