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Eyebrow Microblading Experience

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Whoever said eyebrows shape the face, was right.

Like many girls I’ve been through my eyebrow dilemmas, from over-plucking in my teens to trying to grow them out in my early 20’s and looking like Chewbacca.

Nothing seemed to work for me, I still had gaps in certain places from over-plucking and I wanted the perfect brow.

In June this year I booked an appointment to get them microbladed. I did quite a bit of research on this procedure because it’s quite pricey to have it done.

Microblading is semi-permanent tattooing which applies small brush strokes to your eyebrows. It’s made up of several small blades and it adds pigment to your skin, giving the illusion of more hair.

It sounds daunting I know, which is why I had to look into it. I wanted to find somewhere that didn’t make my eyebrows look like they had been drawn on with a sharpie.

In the end I settled for a salon that cost £350 for the procedure, which included a follow-up. I know this sounds like a hell of a lot of money to spend on eyebrows, but I work during my degree and it was my treat to myself for finishing my first year.

Thankfully the lady who did mine was really good, I had read reviews online and I was really happy with what she suggested, adding an arch in my brow that I didn’t have anymore and knowing that I wanted a natural look rather than a “scouse brow”.

Overall it takes about an hour to do and then I got a sheet with aftercare instructions on how to look after them until my follow-up appointment.

The healing process of microblading isn’t pretty, it involves a lot of scabbing and peeling. At one point I was unsure whether my brows would actually look how I wanted them as they had basically all peeled off.

I kept applying my aftercare cream every morning, noon and night to avoid infection and thankfully when I went back for my follow-up after six weeks, she corrected the gaps that had been created because of the scabbing.

Depending on your skin type, microblading results last between nine months and a year.

I honestly love my new brows, they are really low maintenance. Most days I just brush through them with an eyebrow brush and pluck around the new shape I have when I need to.

BEFORE (Image via Angelica Giugno)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AFTER (Image via Angelica Giugno)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Words by Angelica Giugno

Edited by Rebecca Curry

Saya Uotani and Rebecca Curry are your health & beauty editors

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