The year 2014 was when Cara Delevigne introduced the #EyebrowGameStrong. Delevigne’s iconic bushy eyebrows became one of today’s most-influential beauty trends. We said goodbye to the over-tweezed brows of the 1990s. Now, every woman is dying to have those bushy, sharp perfectly arched brows!
But some people might find that this beauty ritual takes too much time. From plucking stray hairs in between the brows or underneath the brows (to achieve the sharp arches), then filling in the brows with various products such as eyebrow pencil, pomade, or even eyebrow powder... All of it should take 10 minutes at least.
Fear not! There’s an alternative that leaves you with semi-permanent and naturally thick brows, without needing you to put on so many products. Eyebrow embroidery is the answer.
This procedure, often referred to as semi-permanent make-up, is totally different from cosmetic tattooing. Eyebrow embroidery means implanting pigments into the surface of the skin with tiny blades in a way to achieve the look of real eyebrow hairs.
Because the process is semi-permanent and could last to 1-2 years, it’s very important to know what you’re getting into before you start.
Eyebrow embroidery is semi-permanent, and it could last years, so make sure you’ve decided what kind of shape you’re considering: choose the shape that you’ll love and want to keep over a long period of time.
To get a natural eyebrow embroidery look, follow your brow bone and the natural shape of your eyebrow, noting that each face has its own eyebrow shape. So, all we need is just to embrace our genuine features.
Be sure to choose an artist that you’re comfortable with. Look through their portfolios and be sure to read testimonials from clients who have had their eyebrows done with the artist. Every artist has his or her own personal style; some might prefer shorter strokes and softer lines.
Also make sure you do a consultation before getting into the procedure and ask the artist to draw your eyebrows with pencil first, so he or she can give you an idea about how you’ll end up looking. Don’t be afraid to tell the artist what you want, or even ask about what kind of ink that they use.
Before the procedure, do make sure that your skin is in good condition. Blemished skin will be harder to work with. It’s better to take care of your skin first and let it rest before you ink your brows.
If you think that embroidery will work better if you pluck your brow hairs, then you’re wrong. The artist will be glad if you still have some hair left because they will use the existing brow hair to make it look more natural and as a guideline to re-create your brow shape.
After you have gone through the procedure, there are still some steps that you should follow. Avoid using skincare products or make-up on the area. Usually, after a month or so the skin will be fully healed and the colour will be lighter. Don’t forget a touch-up session to fix any changes, or even to add more colour to make your brows bolder.