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Microblading Vs. Powder Brows


  1. Technique: Microblading involves using a manual hand tool with ultra-fine needles to create small, hair-like strokes in the eyebrow area. Pigment is deposited into the superficial layers of the skin.

  2. Results: The results of microblading are natural-looking, mimicking individual eyebrow hairs. It's ideal for creating a feathered or "hair-stroke" effect (feathering technique), making it suitable for those with sparse or thin eyebrows.

  3. Longevity: Microblading is considered permanent and typically lasts around 1 to 3 years. However, it will usually require touch-ups to maintain the color and shape.

  4. Touch-ups: Regular touch-ups are common as the pigment tends to fade over time.

  5. Suitable Candidates: Microblading is generally suitable for people with normal to dry skin, as it may not hold as well on very oily skin.

  6. Can be difficult to achieve a cover up: Microblading can be difficult to cover up "old work". A PMU artist will typically recommend powder brows for cover ups and corrections. At the end of the day these are tattooed brows and not all work is suitable for a cover up or corrections. At that point, removal should be considered.

Powder Brows:

  1. Technique: Powder brows, also known as shading or ombre brows, involve using a machine with nano needles to create a soft, powdered effect. It's similar to the look of filled-in eyebrows using makeup.

  2. Results: Powder brows result in a more pixelated, softly shaded appearance, like the makeup powder effect. This technique is versatile and can be customized for a soft or bold look.

  3. Longevity: Powder brows are typically longer-lasting than microblading, often lasting 2 to 3 years or more.

  4. Touch-ups: Touch-ups may still be needed, but they are less frequent compared to microblading.

  5. Suitable Candidates: Powder brows can work well for various skin types, including oily skin, mature skin and difficult skin, as the pigment is deposited differently into the skin.

When deciding between microblading and powder brows, it's essential to consider your desired eyebrow style, skin type, and the level of maintenance you are comfortable with. Additionally, consult with a skilled and experienced permanent makeup artist who can provide recommendations based on your individual preferences and needs. Keep in mind that both techniques can yield excellent results when performed by a qualified professional like MT Brow Bar, a licensed permanent makeup studio. All of these things should be taken into consideration when choosing an experienced permanent makeup artist.

-Ashley Sykora

Licensed Permanent Makeup Artist, Owner of MT Brow Bar

"Striving to give the BEST Permanent Makeup in Rockwall, Tx" near Dallas.

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