We get it, it can be overwhelming trying to navigate the options when is comes to permenate makeup. Microblading and powder brows are two different techniques used in semi-permanent eyebrow makeup.
Microblading is a manual method that involves using a handheld tool with tiny needles to create fine, hair-like strokes on the eyebrows. The artist implants pigments into the upper layers of the skin, creating the appearance of realistic eyebrow hair. This technique is suitable for individuals who desire a natural-looking result, as it mimics the look of natural eyebrow hairs. Microblading is recommended for those with normal to dry skin types.
Pros of Microblading:
- Creates natural-looking hair strokes
- Typically lasts around 1-2 years
Cons of Microblading:
- Not suitable for oily or sensitive skin types
- Requires regular touch-ups to maintain the desired look
Powder brows, also known as ombre brows or shaded brows, involve implanting pigments into the skin using a tattoo machine. Instead of creating individual hair-like strokes, the technique focuses on filling in the eyebrows with a soft, powdered effect. This technique is suitable for individuals who prefer a more defined, filled-in but still soft and natural appearance or have oily skin.
Pros of Powder Brows:
- Provides a soft and powdered look
- Ideal for individuals with oily or combination skin
- Longer-lasting compared to microblading (usually 2-3 years)
Cons of Powder Brows:
- May appear darker initially, but will fade to a more natural shade over time
- The final result may be less detailed compared to microblading
Choosing between microblading and powder brows depends on personal preference, desired style, and skin type. A consultation with our professional artist, here at Haven Esthetics can help determine which would best suit you!