Powder brows, also known as powder ombre brows or ombre powder brows, are a type of permanent makeup technique used to enhance and shape the eyebrows. This method involves depositing pigment into the skin using a tattooing or microblading technique, but it differs from traditional microblading or hairstroke eyebrows in the way the pigment is applied and the final result it achieves.
What to expect
Consultation: The process typically begins with a consultation between the client and a trained technician. During this consultation, the technician assesses the client's facial features, skin type, and desired eyebrow shape and color.
Color Selection: The client and technician choose a pigment color that matches the client's natural eyebrow color or complements their desired look.
Application: Instead of creating individual hair-like strokes as in microblading, the technician uses a machine or manual tool to create a soft, powdery gradient of color throughout the eyebrow area. This technique involves tapping or stippling the pigment into the skin, gradually building up the color from the tail of the brow to the inner corner. The result resembles the look of softly filled-in eyebrows with makeup.
Healing and Touch-ups: After the initial application, the brows may appear darker than the desired result due to some initial scabbing and healing. Over the course of a few weeks, the color will fade slightly, and the skin will heal. Most clients will require a touch-up appointment at 8 weeks to perfect the shape and color.
Longevity: Powder brows are considered permanent and can last anywhere from 1 to 3 years, depending on factors such as skin type, lifestyle, and sun exposure. Periodic touch-ups are needed to maintain the desired look.
Includes touch up (but not annual color boost)
Benefits of Powder Brows
Benefits of powder brows include a softer, more natural appearance compared to traditional eyebrow tattooing, and they are suitable for a wide range of skin types and tones. However, like any semi-permanent makeup procedure, it's important to choose a qualified and experienced technician to ensure a safe and successful outcome. Additionally, results can vary from person to person, so it's essential to have realistic expectations and follow proper aftercare instructions for the best results.