Today I want to talk to you guys about something super important.
Okay, okay so maybe it’s not THAT important but If you ever read a beauty blog, you have probably heard that brows can really have an effect on the shape of your face. I’ve had a lot of questions since I have had my brows microbladed , so I thought I would share my experience.
First, what is microblading? Microblading is a semi-permanent tattoo that can be used to fill in gaps where hair doesn’t grow and help shape the brow using hair-like strokes. I know what your thinking, OUCH + a tattoo on my face! No thanks!! The pain is honestly not that bad and because the tattoo is only semi-permanent ( lasting about 2 years), you won’t end up with brows that don’t match your face when you’re 80.
I learned about Kara’s business through her Instagram page. I was almost immediately sold on the idea after seeing all of her before and after photos. There were women who were transformed from having no brows to having perfect arches and women like me just who desperately need some shape help.
After first meeting Kara, I immediately knew I had made the right decision. Not only is Kara the nicest, most patient person you will meet, she also holds her business to the highest standards and is a true perfectionist. My first appointment was 2 hours long. We spent the first hour and a half going over the woes of my brows ( they were BAD.. photos to follow ), shaping and reshaping and then reshaping again and making sure I was 100% happy with how they were going to look.
Before I show you the before photo, I want to warn you, I hadn’t plucked or waxed them in a LONG time. Go easy on me, I knew they were bad.
But really, brace yourself
I know, terrifying.
After Kara got the shape perfect by plucking and using a measuring tool, she applied the numbing cream. Guys, I can’t explain how important it is to go to someone who has good numbing cream. I have heard horror stories of people felt the whole cutting process. I can’t even imagine.
Then it was time to get down to business. I have to admit, I was scared. The blade used for microblading is tiny. In fact, I doubt you can even see it in this photo.
See that tiny white thing in the middle of the photo? That’s it. It looks like the smallest xacto knife you have ever seen ( not the best description but you get what I mean). The first ‘ pass’ I did feel a bit. But it wasn’t terrible by any means. It took all of 3 minutes to do both brows. Kara then applies a second coat of numbing cream and after that, I didn’t feel a thing. The actual microblading took MAYBE 10 minutes. After that, Kara applied a tint and I was all done.
Here is a comparison of before and after:
Crazy difference !
To get the best possible results, it is important to flow the rules Kara gives. For the next 10-14 days, you are not to get the brows wet or touch them. They will also start to scab ( just like a regular tattoo) and it is important not to pick. They also appear darker during the first 1-4 days. I was a little taken back by day 3 and even more alarmed when Chris said I looked a little like Cruella Deville.
But don’t worry, the darkness fades as they heal.
As you can see, there is a point where they become patchy. This completely normal and very temporary.
6 weeks later, I went back for my touch up ( which is included in the cost). The purpose of the touch up is to fill in any spots that the color may not have taken and to make any necessary adjustments. This appointment was a lot quicker and Kara and I spent most of the time joking about how I spent some many years walking around with my Grandpa eyebrows LOL.
This is after touch up:
The before, after 1st appointment and after touch up:
My only regret about microblading is that I didn’t do it sooner. I am constantly getting compliments on my eyebrows and I’ve been told I look more awake now !??! haha. Microblading is an investment but in my opinion, it is well worth it.
Kara is offering a $20 discount for microblading to anyone who mentions this blog post.
If you have any questions about the process, up keep or anything else, feel free to leave your question in the comments on Facebook or on this page. You can also contact Kara on her Instagram page.