I love doing my due diligence before purchasing anything! I research, read reviews and research again. So this got me thinking that now would be the right time to put some information out there for those of you (who are like me) who want to start looking into what is right for you. One of the questions I get asked the most is ‘what type of semi permanent eyebrows should I get?’ There are definitely considerations such as your skin type, how natural you want the brows to look, but this guide will give you the lowdown from power brow to ombre brow.
Firstly, I would recommend that you ALWAYS have a thorough consultation with your chosen Semi-Permanent Make-up Artist who in most cases will offer this service for FREE. Your Artist will be able to assess your skin and talk through your expectations and advise you accordingly as to what SPMU technique will give you the best results. Sublime Beauty offers you a FREE consultation, just click on the Contact button in the top right.
So here is a brief explanation of the 5 techniques currently available for you to consider:
Microblading gives you the most natural looking results. It is done with a handheld tool (pictured on the right). Disposable single use blades are inserted into the sterilised pen-like casing, dipped into pigment and used to create small strokes on the epidermis of the skin that look exactly like natural brow hairs. This semi-permanent technique is most suitable for clients with sparse, thin or uneven brows. However, it is not suitable for clients who have oily or large pores skin around the brow area.
2) Powder Brow
Powder Brows are an increasingly popular technique that is done with a machine (pictured on the right). The disposable cartridges containing a single or multiple needles are dipped into the pigment and deposit tiny dots of colour onto the epidermis of the skin. This pixelated effect gives the brow a ‘powder’ or ‘made-up’ look for clients looking for a more ‘solid’ look. Of course, the density of colour is down to client preference and is a great technique for those who are not suited to microblading and have sparse or thinning hair.
3) Ombre Brow
Using the same machine used for Powder Brows, Ombre Brows are created by depositing more pigment at the tail end of the brow, and gradually lessening in colour density towards the front of the brow. This unique progression from dark to light gives the brow a modern 3D look that is favoured by celebrities like Kylie Jenner and is suitable for clients with all skin types.
4) Combination Brow
As the name suggests, Combination Brows is a combination of the powder brow technique and the microblading technique. The full brow is fully microbladed with the hand tool then shaded by machine. This technique is ideal for clients who are suited to microblading and want a more ‘defined’ yet natural look. Mila Kunis is rocking this look.
5) Hybrid Brow
Hybrid Brows are essentially a variation of Combination Brows. With Hybrid Brows only the ‘front’ of the eyebrow have hair-like strokes, whilst the rest of the brow is completed with the powder brow technique. Hybrid brows work well for clients who like something in between a natural and made-up looking brow and like the Ombre brows, is growing in demand.
How does the semi permanent eyebrow treatment work?
So now you may have an idea of what you would like your new brows to look like, you might be wondering how it works? Take a look at my blog ‘How Semi Permanent Eyebrow Treatments Work – 6 Easy Steps’ to find out more.
How Do I Find Out More?
I offer a FREE consultation for exactly this purpose. We can discuss which treatment is best for you and you can ask further questions. Use the contact button and I can get in touch. I work on a mobile basis within Bromley, Greenwich and Croydon boroughs so come to you. See my About page for background information about me and semi permanent eyebrows for prices.