“Friends don’t let friends have bad eyebrows”
My latest beauty obsession is eyebrow micro blading, its really helped define my facial features, made my eyes look bigger and it’s super convenient as I’m now not spending every day filling in the “missing pieces.” I now wake up to professionally designed brows that are the exact shape and colour I want. Initially, I was a little apprehensive as I feared they would look really “tattooed” but I was pleasantly suprised when I they turned out full and feathery and, well, like real eyebrows.
A topical anaesthetic is applied and then the microblading technician draws a pencil outline of the desired shape. This is great as you can stop and discuss the width and placement of the brow before you proceed. Then a natural colour is selected to match your hair colour, which is fantastic. The micro blading itself is relatively painless, it felt like someone had placed concrete (anaesthetic) on my eyebrows and I could only feel a vague scratching sensation as she bladed the dye into my skin. The procedure took around an hour and I left with perfectly symmetrical luscious brows and some instructions on how to care for my new, fabulous face framing brows.
Pre and Post Care for Microblading
A week prior to the procedure avoid aspirin,retinol cream and cut down on alcohol intake. I had my eyebrows waxed as well so the technician had the general shape I prefer. The aftercare is very simple, I was told not to touch them for 48 hours and not to do any strenuous excercise that involves a lot of perspiration as the dye needs time to set into the skin. Expect to see the colour appear a few shades darker the following day. A touch up will be done around 2-3 weeks later.
I would highly recommend seeking a recommendation for the technican you use, make sure you can see examples of their work and find out how much experience they have had. This is a semi permanent treatment so it needs to be viewed as an investment. This is one beauty treatment I would suggest splurging on.
My technician in Hong Kong is Daiane Bicalho. You can find her contact details in our Directory or contact her below on Facebook.