EYEBROW MICROBLADING OR MICROPIGMENTATION
WHICH ONE SHOULD I CHOOSE?
Eyebrow microblading and micropigmentation are semi-permanent and permanent makeup techniques that can help you, if you weren’t blessed with naturally beautiful eyebrows.
Eyebrows frame your face and give personality to your eyes. In my many years on television, I’ve noticed how much can your expression change by simply working on your eyebrows. That said, I think the important thing here is not to have perfect eyebrows, but to get the most flattering shape for your face. There is not just one universal type of eyebrows that suits everybody; so run if someone ever uses a generic standard to define your eyebrows. Always pursue that which enhances your essence and your best features.
But, what is the difference between microblading and eyebrow micropigmentation, and which one to choose? Over the years, the techniques to emphasize your eyebrows have been following a trend: people want thicker, fuller eyebrows. Both microblading and micropigmentation are a very effective option if your eyebrows have bald spots, are undefined or thinning, and you don’t want to apply makeup every day to achieve the desired effect. Both techniques can help redefine your eyebrows and attain a more symmetrical look.
Of these two techniques, what stands out the most is that they both use a special technique to draw your eyebrows hair by hair; that’s why the results are very natural and have very little to do with the outdated eyebrow tattoo, which was done by drawing a straight line over your eye. Also, both methods use very natural pigment tones, seeking the closest resemblance to your natural hair color. They do have their differences, and your choice will depend on whether you are looking for something more permanent or if you think you might change your mind in the future, and also how thin your eyebrows are.
-People think of it as a permanent makeup technique. Its effects last somewhere between 1 to 3 years, and sometimes they last forever, after a few touch-ups, depending on skin type, age and care.
-It uses a tool called a thermograph, that combines different kinds of needles to draw hair and then create a shading and filling effect. It is performed by a machine that programs the desired shape and applies it to the skin.
-Micropigmentation might take longer to heal than microblading.
-This process is perfect for people who have lost their eyebrows entirely due to alopecia or chemotherapy effects, because it uses a machine to define the entire shape of the brow, but it can also help create a fuller, and more defined look for eyebrows in general.
-It is a semi-permanent makeup technique (its effects last somewhere between 6 and 12 months)
-It uses a small pen that resembles a scalpel and it’s called “tabori”. Micro-cuts are made manually in the skin using the “tabori” to deposit different pigments inside the basal layer of the skin (the superficial layer). This pen is three times thinner than the tools used for micropigmentation and tattooing.
-By creating the hair-by-hair eyebrow, microblading achieves very natural results. It is the newest technique.
-Microblading can result in some bleeding and scabbing but it heals after a few days.