Happy Monday Babes ♥ ICYMI last weekend I took the plunge + got my eyebrows microbladed! After seeing countless reviews, videos + articles on the procedure I was nervous to say the least but the result…well you can just see for yourself 😉 Pure MAGIC if you ask me!!
Before I dive in to my life changing experience, let me give you the 411 on what exactly ‘Microblading‘ is! As defined by Wikedpedia (you know the go to source on everything haha :p luckily this isn’t a college paper so I can get away with using it as my source haha), Microblading is a form of permanent makeup that provides a means to partially or fully camouflage missing eyebrow hair with the appearance of simulated hair using fine deposits of cosmetic tattoo pigments. Basically it is a semi-permanent tattoo for your brows! I know it sounds scary, but let me assure you…it is life changing.
Microblading is perfect for those who aren’t makeup savvy (like myself) or those who need a defined shape for their brows. I have struggled with attempting to have perfect brows for years so when Hazel from Browgazm reached out to me and asked if I was up for trying microblading I said YES! My friends definitely tried to scare me considering it is getting a tattoo so their is a little pain (but for me it wasn’t that bad) and then there was the fear of how they would turn out…I mean it is permanent haha no one wants messy brows for life!
Luckily Hazel treated my brows as if they were works of art.
She first started by cleaning up my brows, creating a shape + mapping out where she will tattoo. It was literally like she was sketching my dream brows haha She spent a good amount of time creating the perfect arch, working with the shape I already had for my brows etc. Hazel was great at explaining every step of the process and alleviating all of my concerns.
How cool is it to see how she mapped out the brows? I loved watching every step of the way. After mapping the brows out, she began applying numbing cream to make the procedure as painless as possible.
I used to get my eyebrows threaded etc so this wasn’t that painful in my opinion. As long as your technician uses numbing cream and leaves times for it to absorb into your skin, you will be good to go! If you are extra sensitive to pain, I would suggest taking an Aleve beforehand 🙂
The process takes about 2-3 hours depending on your brows. If the technician is creating a whole new brow for you, it may take longer than someone like myself who is just getting it filled in + an arch created.
You do tend to bleed a little and get swollen from the process but that is because incisions are being made that the tattoo pigments are being deposited in. The first 3-5 days after microblading, your brows are dark but overtime they will lighten to the natural color of your brows.
It’s important to remember how to care for your brows post procedure:
1.Apply Vaseline or Aquaphor to your brows twice a day for the first week to alleviate any dryness or scabbing that will occur.
2.Avoid applying brow products or makeup within the first 10 days after your treatment (honestly it’s been a week now since I got mine done and I don’t anticipate ever having to use brow products again!)
3.Pat them with a paper towel + avoid water + moisture for the first 10 days. It’s important to give your brows time to absorb the pigmentation and keep them as dry as possible for it to fully set.
All in all I feel like this process has been life changing. I feel confident in my brows + overall look AND this saves me so much time in the morning. I used to try multiple brow products to achieve the perfect arch but with microblading I now have a path to follow so it is beyond easy to maintain (you still need to take care of the hairs that grow outside the tattoo of course).
Hazel made me feel comfortable with the process + really educated me with all that goes in to doing microblading properly, that is something I greatly appreciated as someone that was a little nervous about how it would turn out 🙂
If you are in the LA area I highly recommend Browgazm – check out all of Hazel’s channels below to see other testimonials, special offers + chat with her about how she can revolutionize your brows!
P.S. if you are looking for some more info about microblading, check out this piece from InStyle here
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