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People usually try to shorten their daily routine when it comes to makeup, such as getting microblading. (Add a sentence or two here explaining what microblading is) If you are looking into microblading and wonder what all the excitement is about, look no further.

Here are the 4 reasons why microblading is so popular:

  1. Microblading looks natural.
  2. Microblading is semi-permanent.
  3. Microblading is customized for each person.
  4. Microblading has a short recovery.

Microblading has so various ways that it can benefit and make your life easier which is why it has become abundantly more popular throughout the years. Let’s break down each reason as to why microblading has become so popular and is trending.

  1. Microblading looks natural.

Microblading looks natural because the beautician uses a super-fine pen technique that allows the pigment to go into the skin with more delicate hair-like strokes, which looks more realistic. Microblading is accomplished using a hand tool because it allows for more precision and control than you would get with typical tattoo gun . This makes the eyebrows look full and realistic, which is why it has become so popular. Technicians sometimes ask their clients to bring the eyebrow pencil they use every day to match the ink color with the desired color so it looks natural.

Another excellent aspect of microblading being natural-looking is that if someone has a medical condition like alopecia or cancer, they can get this in order to make it look like they have actual hair where their eyebrows used to be. Those going through hard times are given back their confidence with a set of new and beautiful eyebrows!

  1. Microblading is semi-permanent.

Microblading is semi-permanent, so that it will stay from 1-3 years depending on the person. The reason why it is semi-permanent and not permanent is that:

  • With microblading, the needle only reaches the basal(uppermost) layer of the skin which recycles cells more frequently..
  • Cosmetic tattoos are embedded deeply into the skin where the cells don’t get replaced as quickly, allowing it to be permanent.

People get a touch up every year in order to have a perfect look and make it look new. The fact that those who have their eyebrows microbladed can wake up with their eyebrows already looking good is a massive factor in why it is so popular. If you go swimming or shower, it will not rub off, so those who have their brows done do not have to worry about that either.

  1. Microblading is customized for each person.

Microblading is done differently for each client because everyone has a different style, color, and shape when it comes to eyebrows. In addition, that is why many people like microblading because it is customized to them to make it look natural and realistic. Each client’s skin tone and bone structure play a big part in styling their eyebrow and so every treatment is tailored to the client.

Microblading is customized for each person by:

  1. Taking a picture of the person before so the technician can draw the brow’s design using a pencil in order for the client to see what the shape and form will look like.
  2. The client choosing the color they want.

For those who do not have eyebrows, technicians usually tell them to use a pencil and shade where they want it, in order to get used to having a brow before the procedure. Microblading can be intimidating, but it can take a little pressure off of the process by knowing it will fit you since it is customized.

  1. Microblading has a short recovery.

When it comes to getting stuff done to your face or body, it can be overwhelming if the recovery time takes longer, but microblading has a relatively short recovery time. Let’s go over day by day to get a better understanding of how the recovery and healing period will go:

  • Day 1: You will have a little bit of redness. Your eyebrows will be full of color and look more dramatic while being a little tender and swollen. Some people bleed a little bit, and it might look darker than you wanted, but it will fade.
  • Day 2: Some people have a feeling of sneezing since there are many tiny paper-cut wounds on your face. They will still be red, tender, and maybe have a thicker texture.
  • Day 3-4: The pain and tenderness will start to go away while the brows will get a little darker and thicker.
  • Day 5-7: This is when your eyebrows will start healing so they can become itchy, but do not scratch them. You will see it beginning to scab but remember this is from your body healing itself, and it will get better. Also, do not pick at the scabs because if you do, you could end up with patchy eyebrows or loss of pigment and no one wants that.
  • Day 7-10: This is an exciting time because the scabs will have probably flaked off, meaning that you are almost done with the healing process. However, you may think that it looks like there are missing spots or is not dark enough, but this is just part of the process, so do not worry.
  • Day 14-21: You will start to see that the color and hair-strokes are returning while looking more natural.
  • Day 30: By this time, you will be all healed, and your eyebrows will look great! If your skin did not take the pigment, it is okay, just tell the technician at your follow-up appointment.

Each day is different and while there is a recovery time, remember your body needs to heal on its own time. Even though the recovery takes a bit of time, it is semi-permanent, so it has long-lasting effects. You can also still go about your everyday life while you are recovering since you do not have to be on bed rest, like some other procedures.

How much does it cost, and how long does it take to get microblading done?

Microblading can cost anywhere from $500 to $2,000, but that depends on where you live and who you go to. Some costly places include the touch-up with the package, so you are paying for everything all at once. However, there are some places where you pay for them separately, which can be nice if it is your first time and you want to try it out.

Microblading appointments can last up to 2 hours because you talk with the technician first, but the actual procedure takes around 30 minutes to an hour. The touch-up appointments take around an hour as well. Make sure that you remember this when you make the appointment so you can take into account how long it takes.

What is the difference between microblading and eyebrow tattooing?

  • Microblading is semi-permanent and tattooing is permanent, so with microblading you can change your eyebrows later.
  • Microblading uses a technique of fine strokes to make it look more like hair.
  • Eyebrow tattooing is done using a machine, whereas microblading is drawn by hand allowing more control and fine detail. .
  • The color in the microblading ink is more consistent. People have reported their brows turned blue or brown over time when getting their eyebrows tattooed. While the color of microblading fades over time, the color stays the same.
  • Microblading is not as painful as eyebrow tattooing.

Sources: Top Nails, Cosmopolitan, Tina Davies, KB Pro, Microblading LA