• MICROBLADING | IS IT WORTH IT?

    13 April, 2018 • Posted in Beauty

    microblading

    I have been interested in Microblading from the moment it became viral in the beauty world and especially among the blogosphere too. Who wouldn’t like to wake up with ready-made eyebrows?

    So what is microblading?

    Microblading is a semi-permanent cosmetic tattooing treatment that fills in sparse eyebrows. The technique uses a hand-held tool with needles to apply pigments that simulate additional hairs. The colour fades over time, and yearly touch-ups are recommended to maintain optimal results.

    It took me a while to find someone that I thought would do a great job, having read many stories of bad experiences I wanted to make sure I found a person that was not only an expert but gave great results. I finally found Tres Jolie whos portfolio looked amazing and she was local too. I immediately popped her a DM and she was instantly so helpful and gave me all the necessary information I needed.

    Once I was happy I booked myself in at her salon based in Bethnal Green. I first had to have a patch test a week before my first session to ensure I would not react to the pigment. (It’s vital you do this before you start) I had the patch test behind my ear, you may feel a little scratch and its covered with a plaster. If you feel any itching or burning sensation – ensure to inform your specialist immediately to instruct you on what to do next.

    My patch test was successful and the following week it was time for my session! Ensure to go make up free if possible or least around your eye/brow area and forehead. She first had to mark out the new shape, my eyebrows not only were very sparse in areas but each had a different shape to each other. Due to my shape, she took time on this and I loved that she took great care.

    Once she was happy, she then started the treatment. As its a new area and sensation – it will feel painful at first as it does feel like a needle scratching your skin almost. But the more it continued the pain subsided a little and also numbing cream is used if needed. I, unfortunately, was bleeding in certain areas during the treatment (which is normal) but can affect the healing process. The whole session took around 2-3 hours to perfect the shape and deliver real-life strokes.

    I could not wait to see the finish results and I absolutely loved them. They may look very dark at first which is also normal (so don’t be alarmed by that – and can tend to go darker for the first 1-3 days) but the shape and the result were beautiful. I loved how natural they appeared and fuller and of course was in love with the shape and colour.

    Healing Process

    Now, this may be different for everyone – but my eyebrow specialist informed me of the steps I need to do for aftercare as well as what to expect – especially for the next week.

    Instructions:

    • For the first 7 days to not wet my eyebrows at all (taking on and off my make up was a challenge!)
    • For the first 3 days to wipe softly with water-based wet wipes (baby wipes) and to apply an ointment which was given every 4-5 hours. This is to help the skin heal and keep them moist. You do not want them to dry out or drenched in oil.
    • Do not scratch or touch them during the first 7 days especially when they start flaking.

    What to expect:

    • Day 1-4 – darker and full eyebrows
    • Day 5-7 – Your eyebrows will start to flake and you may see patches within your eyebrows. Don’t be worried, this is all part of the healing process.
    • Day 8-10 – During this time it may look like you have no eyebrows as it looks lighter – again this is all apart of the process
    • Day 14- 28 – Your brows will start to come back in pigmentation, but they may seem patchy and uneven in places. These areas are those that did not pick up the pigmentation well. This will be rectified during your touch up.

    Day 42 – Touch up

    So 6 weeks after your first session is where you have your final touch up (all included in the initial price) and this is where your eyebrow specialist can perfect the shape as well as fill in any areas that did not pick up on the pigment.

    microblading treatment

    Here you can see my entire journey from start to finish – its been 6 weeks since my final touch up. Although some pigment has been removed in some places overall I’m happy with the results. From having to spend 30 minutes each morning to now only 5 minutes is a dream. As I love to wear makeup – I do still fill them in but only where it’s needed. It’s so much easier filling in eyebrows where the shape is already visible in comparison to having to create an entire shape. I also love the natural appearance it has too.

    In terms of how long this will last? Who knows… but will definitely go through this treatment again when its time to. I could not recommend this enough especially for those who have sparse or eyebrows.

     

    Would you consider this treatment?

    Till my next post..

    Yasmin x
    #beautyafter30

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