One of the most popular treatments, for a couple of years now, is eyebrows treatment well known as microblading eyebrows.
What is Microblading?
Microblading is a semi-permanent makeup technique, similar to eyebrow tattooing but applying manual tools and pigments. It is done manually, by using a tool which looks like a blade consisting of 10-12 tiny needles, and some specially created pigments. The blade delicately scratches the surface of the skin, much like a paper cut, mimicking the hair strokes so realistically. Once the eyebrows are ‘mapped’, the microblading pigment is gently inserted into the scratches, making them look like genuine hairs. The entire process gives the brow a thicker, fuller and more natural look.
The purpose of microblading is to enhance what you naturally have and the final result is natural-looking, trendy eyebrows.
What are powder brows, who is it for and what is the difference between all of these procedures and techniques?
What are Powder Brows?
Powder brows (also known as ombre brows, ombre powder brows or simply shaded brows or microshading) is a semi-permanent make-up cosmetic procedure, in which the artist uses a manual process to insert the pigment into the top layers of the skin. As a result, a more powdery eyebrow effect is achieved and a misty, powder filled brows are created.
The most common way of creating powder brows is by mixing it with the ombre effect. Added to powder brows, ombre effect is the one that creates a misty effect of the eyebrows. The tails of the ombre powder brows are darker, and as one moves to the front of the brow, it starts to fade, giving a three-dimensional look that only makeup can recreate.
The whole procedure is a two-step process, and it consists of the initial insertion of the pigment, and the touch-up that takes place 4 – 6 weeks after the initial procedure. Powder brows are there to help you create the desire fullness of your eyebrows, and create the exact design that you want.
What is Permanent Eyeliner?
Even though it’s not actually like getting a regular tattoo, permanent eyeliner is definitely a form of tattooing. Using state-of-the-art machines that consist of a low frequency needle, the artist will insert a certain pigment into the skin of your eyelids, thus ‘permanently’ drawing your eyeliner in the exact shape that you want.
Another thing that you might expect will feature this procedure is a numbing cream for a comfortable experience.
What is Semi Permanent Lipstick?
Permanent lipstick is a treatment which involves inserting pigments beneath the first layer of the skin of your lips. It is also known as a lip tattoo. Pigments are used instead and the result is more natural, a powdery look of your lips.
This treatment is a perfect solution for those who like wearing lipstick but don’t want to worry about it coming off every time they eat or drink something. Also, lip tattoo gives your lips fuller, makeup look and it is great for those who want to cover up their uneven lips.
Semi permanent lipstick does not last forever and it requires a touch up after some time. The color will fade away after some time.
What is Nipple Tattoing or Nipple Micropigmentation?
It is a special technique of a tattooing that creates a realistic image of an areola and a nipple for breast cancer survivors. 3D nipple and areola tattoos are often used instead of nipple reconstruction surgery.
A trained tattoo artist will design and perform this permanent technique. Nipple and areola tattoos are made by implanting color pigment beneath the the skin.
The treatment is done with a small electronic machine (tattoo machine) using precise disposable and sterile needles.