Do you know what’s the best kept secret to an attractive face and anti-aging? Is it a good skincare routine, face lifting, Botox, or fillers? No, you are wrong. The secret to a beautiful face can actually depend a lot on your eyebrows.
Perfectly shaped, thick brows with depth and definition make the eyes look bigger and more sprightly. Eyebrows also portray a person’s mood, personality, and temperament.
The right shape, and color, of eyebrows, can lighten up exhausted or sad eyes and can help elevate hooded eyes. Eyebrows even have the potential to conceal minor facial flaws.
That’s why so much care has been given to eyebrows in the beauty industry. After all, eyebrow maintenance requires attention, skill, and dedication.
Many women and even men who deal with sparse or thin eyebrows often have to maintain them daily which can become exhausting, tiring, and often not possible with busy schedules.
Luckily, permanent makeup techniques offer just the solution to your brow woes. One such procedure is known as powder brows.
What Are Powder Brows?
Powder brows known as ombre brows are a semi-permanent cosmetic procedure designed to fabricate eyebrows that give off a soft powdery effect. This is done using a shading technique and with the help of a specialized device that resembles a tattoo gun.
This cosmetic procedure gives women with sparse, thin eyebrows a long-lasting solution for thicker and fuller brows.
The technique is highly recommended for people with oily, mature skin and for people who want their eyebrows to have a soft makeup look.
How Is The Procedure Done?
This two-step procedure requires a trained and experienced artist to use a fine needle and quick hand motions to inject pigment into the superficial layers of skin.
In doing so, this results in the blurry effect of powder makeup. To add volume, an artist can add layers to the pigment giving a darker thicker look.
Powder brows result in a natural, denser, and darker look for your brows. The entire treatment requires around two hours to complete.
The procedure is also non-invasive and not that painful as artists generally use local anesthesia during the makeup process.
After the procedure has been done a touch-up is generally required 6-8 weeks later.
How Long Do Powder Brows Last?
These powdered brows last anywhere from one year to three years or more.
The longevity of powder brows depends on certain conditions: age, aftercare, skin type, immune system, hormonal balance, etc.
Some important factors can also cause powder brows to fade faster. Sunlight, tanning beds, sunbathing, exfoliation, lifestyle choices, and perspiration can all impact the longevity of your brows.
Here are some after tips that can make your powder brows last longer
- Don’t work out a lot which will result in less sweating
- Don’t try to peel off the scab, let it shed naturally
- Avoid doing makeup, Vaseline over the brows for at least 12-14 days
- Avoid facial treatments, especially during the healing process
- Avoid bathing with hot water
- Avoid washing your eyebrows extensively, instead use a cotton swab for wiping it
- Avoid sun exposure
How Much Do Powder Brows Cost?
On average powder, brows cost anywhere around $400-$800. Differences in cost mainly depend upon the location of the studio and the reputation of the artist. Generally, a well-known experienced artist will charge more than someone trying to make a name for themselves in the industry. Similarly, a studio in a buzzing city or area will charge more than one in a remote area.
Is It Worth It?
Paying around $1000 or more on average for powders brows is a small price to pay compared to what you’re getting in return.
Instead of repeatedly spending time and money on brow products it is much better to invest your money once and reap benefits for years to come.
Powder brows are ideal for people who want to add a little definition to their brows in a way that makes them look as natural as possible.
This procedure also works on all skin types. So, people who have oily skin and can’t opt for microblading can still get powder brows which can offer similar or even better results.
The procedure is less painful and safe as compared to other cosmetic techniques. Once the healing period is completed one can appreciate natural looking perfectly shaped brows.
What To Choose: Microblading Or Powder Brows?
Even though both the procedures are similar, the biggest difference lies in the technique and results.
Unlike microblading, powder brows don’t look realistic, but rather like an on-point brow makeup look. So, it depends on the style you prefer. Here is the list of differences between microblading and powder brows
Generally, microblading is more invasive than powder brows as the microblade goes deeper into the epidermis of the skin which prolongs its healing time by approximately 7 days.
Recovering from a powder brows procedure takes only 5 days. Which is considerably less than microblading.
Your brows heal faster as the pigment is not injected into the deeper layer of the epidermis.
Microblading Uses A Microblade To Deposit Pigment
In microblading pigment is deposited into the skin manually. Your brow shape is designed by the artist by dipping a microblade in pigment.
Whereas powder brows require an ultra-fine needle to give that powdery effect.
Microblading works best on dry, sensitive skin, and is not suitable for oily skins.
Powder brows work best on all skin types even oily and acne-prone skin.
It depends on the skin type, tone, and color selection. The ideal candidates for powdered brows are those who have hair, but fill in with makeup. If you have thinner brows, we can add in hair strokes after for additional texture. Powdered brows traditionally last for 2-4 years while microblading usually lasts 2-3 years. That doesn’t mean they dissapear though! It just means a touch-up is needed to maintain the perfect look.
Choosing The Right Powder Brow Artist For My Eyebrows
The best way of finding a suitable artist is to shortlist all the famous ones in your locality. You can do this by researching online or asking friends and family. Ideally, you should choose an artist or studio that charges a suitable price and delivers promising results.
For those of you who live in California and enjoy the beach life which can ruin your brows, take a trip down to Powder brows by Claudia in Alameda, CA. Our trained, licensed, and certified artists are some of the best in the region and specialize in all types of semi-permanent makeup procedures.
We have a tremendous track record, and our only goal is to make your eyebrows look their best while keeping them as natural as possible!