Microblading 101

Microblading (also called embroidery) is an advanced semi-permanent makeup method, where a technician uses a specific tool with rows of tiny needles which deposit pigment into the skin of the brow, resulting in an intricate and natural looking full browline.


Standard-issue eyebrow tattooing has been around for years.  The results of tattooing can sometimes be too severe and unnatural looking.   Microblading is a much more subtle process, with tinier and more accurate strokes.


Licensed artists use tiny needle blades to make incisions on the brow, and insert pigment into the incisions.  The results are natural and undetectable.  Artists should use a 3D or higher technique, meaning that the artist uses three or more different pigment shades to give the brow more dimension.

How does the microblading process work?  The artist starts by “tracing” the intended shape of the brow, which is the most time-consuming part of the process.  The client and artist work together to get the silhouette just right.


A numbing cream is applied, and the microblading process begins.



The process takes approximately 2 hours, and can cost around $1000.  At least one touch-up is required for maximum results.  The results should last about a year.  And of course, microblading should only be performed by a licensed cosmetic artist.  landscape-1467137810-elle-ecobeauty-leadclr

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