I am here to tell you all about microblading and my recent experience with it. I am already absolutely obsessed with mine and they aren’t even healed yet. The girl that did mine is Kahli. And Kahli is an eyebrow god. I swear. She definitely knows what she is doing!
If you are like me, you too do not understand how to “fill” in your eyebrows using a feathering technique. WHAT?? I don’t even know what that means! I was TERRIBLE at eyebrows.
I put together a little Q&A for anyone that, like me, is a first timer and is not so sure about microblading. Now that i have done it, i would definitely recommend it to anyone.
Q. Does microblading hurt?
A. I truly think this depends on the person. To me, it felt like scraping. Kahli also put numbing cream on throughout the procedure that helped take the pain away too.
Q. How long does the process to take?
A. The whole process took about an hour and a half from start to finish.
Q. How long does it take to recover or heal?
A. O the first day, my eyebrows were darker than normal. She directed me to use Aquaphor to help heal. Avoid sunlight and saunas or other steam. The eyebrows will scab up a little bit and then peel. They will go lighter, and then the pigment I chose will surface. The total process should be healed in just a couple weeks.
Q. Will my eyebrows look fake?
A. NO! To me, the lines were so fine that they look the same as normal hair would. It looks like i just went to a really, really good brow artist.
Q. How long does microblading last?
A. Kahli set me up for a touch up a month from my original procedure date. Once i do the touch up, my brows can last up to 12 months.
Q. How do you pick a shape or color?
A. She started by placing a sticky ruler on my head. Yes, ladies and gentlemen. She doesn’t just go for it. It’s calculated to fit the shape of your face and be even. She asked me if i wanted a more natural look or more defined. She took me to the mirror to see the shape she drew out and determine if that was what i wanted. She also picked four different shades of color for me to choose from. We discussed how the shades would work with my skin tone and she gave her input to make sure i completely understood what i was choosing.
Q. Will they fade?
A. When i first walked out, I swear i had the angriest eyebrows on the planet. It definitely made me nervous. She said that may last for up to a week, then they will fade and become really light once the scabs peel. Once the scabs come off, the natural pigment will surface and it will be the color i chose.
Q. What if I don’t like it?
A. I didn’t really ask Kahli this question, because i really do love mine. BUT in the event that you might not like yours, this is semi permanent makeup. It will fade over time.
If you are considering microblading, all i can say is DO YOUR RESEARCH! Look at previous work, read up on it, and ask questions! i think you will fall in love with it just like i did! xx-Ray