Microblading vs. Ombre Powder BrowsJan 21, 2020
Who doesn’t want to have perfect eyebrows? Ombre Powder Brows could be your best shot at this!
Microblading may ring a bell if you have heard about semi-permanent eyebrows tattoos. Its popularity in the US grew rapidly in the last decade with the help of social media, allowing it to replace the traditional tattoo technique. It is not surprising why it took over the traditional tattoo technique – the discolored purple, blue, or green eyebrows that the tattoos caused were a good enough reason. Microblading did not just save women from this problem but also became famous for the hyper-realistic effect that was created by the hair-like strokes that were cut into the skin.
However, a more advanced technique called Ombre Powder Brows was developed in Asia while microblading was getting more famous in the West. This procedure is also called mist, powder, ombre shading, micro shading, or stardust brows.
What is Ombre Powder Brows?
Ombre Powder Brows differ from traditional tattooing procedures because it is less invasive – actually, just surface work as the application is done on the topmost epidermis layer of the skin. As the name suggests, the results are powdery with a crisp tail and a faded front, similar to the look of makeup. In fact, it is called ombre because your brow’s tail appears darker than the head. In only a few years, this procedure has gained more popularity over microblading due to its additional benefits.
Ombre Powder Brows vs. Microblading
Microblading involves the manual creation of incisions on the surface of your skin, which are then filled with pigments. The artist creates each hair separately to give you trendy, natural-looking eyebrows. However, this process is only suitable for those who have dry skin/normal skin – people with oily skin should go for ombre powder brows. If you want more featherlike natural brows, then microbalding may be suitable for you.
On the other hand, the ombre powder technique is similar to brow tattooing in the sense that it involves the artist applying thousands of tiny pigment dots into the skin. Nevertheless, this technique is semi-permanent, unlike tattooing, because it is only applied to the epidermis layer of your skin. It results in brows that look solid, full, and powdered, making your eyebrows look like you always have makeup on.
Since both microblading and ombre brows are minimally invasive, they don’t involve pain. The areas where these techniques are being applied are numbed, so you would feel some discomfort at most. The discomfort could be more in microblading, but it will be the extent of what you feel when you get your eyebrows plucked. The healing process is similar for both and is between two to three weeks. Both microblading and ombre powder brows are semi-permanent, but ombre brows last longer, up to 3 years, as opposed to 1-2 years for microblading.
In general, microblading is suitable for a person who has patchy or thin eyebrows, who would like a subtle shape enhancement and who doesn’t fill in their brows regularly. Ombre powder brows are suitable for someone who as combination or oily skin, and who regularly fills in their brows with shadow or pencil. It can give you the look of beautifully filled in brows without requiring much effort every morning.
Some Frequently Asked Questions
1. How are the two procedures different?
A manual tool is used in microblading to create several tiny hair strokes throughout your brow. In ombre powder brows, a machine is used to create a nice, soft shading effect.
2. What type of pigment is used in ombre brows?
The pigments used in cosmetic tattoos are oxide-based, safe, and made to fade with time.
3. Am I a candidate for Ombre Brows?
If you are not a good candidate for microblading and want to get a more “makeup” look, which is not unnatural or dramatic, Ombre Brows are what you need. It works on all skin types.
4. Is it painful?
The artist will apply topical anesthesia to give you maximum comfort, but different people have different pain tolerance. If you get the procedure done during your menstrual cycle, you may be more sensitive at that time, so it could be more uncomfortable for you.
5. What activities will I have to avoid during my healing period?
For up to two weeks after the procedure, you shouldn’t be exposed to facials, saunas, steam baths, tanning salons, salt water, chlorinated water, or sun as well as activities that involve excessive sweating.
6. Who is not a candidate for ombre powder brows?
If you fall into any of these categories, you cannot get this procedure done:
- Aged under 18
- Pregnant or nursing
- During or right after Chemotherapy
- Have used products containing retinol around the brow area within the last 2 months.
- Have used Accutane within the past year or are currently using it
- Have Rosacea
- Have a freshly sunburned or tanned face
- Are using blood-thinning medications
Please ensure that you are in good health before you opt for ombre brows. If you are sure about this, book a consultation at the Beauty Babe Clinic so that Kimberly can guide you!
7. Will I have to shave my eyebrows before the procedure?
Not at all! We will give you a completely natural look by enhancing your natural eyebrows and do not recommend you remove any natural hair.
Want to know more?
Are you convinced that the Ombre Powder Brow is what you need? Call Kimberly Culbertson at Beauty Babe Club to talk about your goals or to book an appointment today. She will educate you about the procedure in detail and help you figure out what will work best for you.
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