The U.S. beauty and cosmetic products industry made a whopping $17.7 billion worth of sales in 2017. Compared with the previous year’s sales, this represents a 6% increase!
A considerable contributor to this jump in sales is the eyebrow makeup sector. Sales for these products went up by 7%.
All of this shows that eyebrow maintenance and appearance have become an integral part of life for many consumers, particularly women. Not surprising though, since this part of the face plays a significant social role.
That being said, you may have found yourself interested in microblading. What is all the hype about?
In this post, we’ll share the key facts you need to know about microblading, and how it’ll help you cut back on all that time you spend on perfecting your eyebrows.
So … What Is Microblading?
Fast fact: 72.58 million U.S. women were (and, most likely, still are) fans of eyebrow pencils. Even though they need to spend so much time putting it on every day.
We get it though. Eyebrows are some of the first things that others notice, what with them being high up on the face and all.
Now, imagine how much more time you’ll have in the morning if you don’t have to go through the painstaking process of making your eyebrows thicker or giving them a more manicured look.
With this technique, you’ll enjoy semi-permanent, yet “beauty-full” brows. Semi-permanent, because it can last up to two years! Beauty-full, because it gives you full, but still natural-looking brows.
That’s more than 700 days of not worrying about thin, sparse, or misshapen eyebrows.
How Does Microblading Work?
Microblading eyebrows require precision and accuracy since the process involves the creation of hair-like strokes. Licensed and certified artists, like Amanda White of DFW Microblading of Murrieta and Temecula, use their hands and a specialized bladed pen to create these fine cuts on the skin. It’s through these “scratches” that the pigment enters the skin.
Microblading is also all about attention to detail.
How an artist makes those strokes determines how natural-looking the results are. An experienced artist produces an embroidered effect, ensuring the strokes follow the natural growth pattern of the eyebrows.
Microblading or Permanent Eyebrow Tattooing?
Microblading is more superficial compared to permanent eyebrow tattoos.
That said, the depth the ink reaches with microblading is only about 0.08 mm to 0.15 mm from the skin’s surface. The ink doesn’t penetrate the dermis but sits within the dermis to ensure a long-lasting result.
There are many reasons why you should skip eyebrow tattooing, but the primary one is because it looks unnatural. There’s also the risk of the permanent tattoo ink giving you a multiple-eyebrow appearance when the skin sags. Also, keep in mind that conventional tattoo inks can change color over time.
You wouldn’t want blue or green eyebrows, would you?
Microblading for More Natural-Looking, Beautiful Eyebrows
Microblading, especially compared to permanent eyebrow tattooing, has much less of an ouch factor. Plus the fact that it gives you natural and well-maintained-looking eyebrows should be enough for you to invest in it.
Now that you know what microblading is, the next is to learn whether you’re a good candidate for it. We have a handy guide for you, so please feel free to use it. Alternatively, if you’d like to talk to our microblading expert, we’ll be more than happy to take your call!