Eyebrows cane seem like a living struggle to stay on top of, especially when you have to do them in the early morning.
If you drink way too much caffeine they can look uneven, and will mess up your entire makeup routine! And every woman wants to avoid that, right?
Well, if you are on a lookout for a different solution, and you are not afraid of taking it a step further then great, this article is for you!
Powder Brows – A Great Option For Many
Sick and tired of drawing, filling, or even waxing your eyebrows?
Well, there are several alternative and professional solutions that you can go for.
In fact, some women go with microbladed brows, while others turn to powder brows, which is what we’re going to look at today.
What’s The Difference Between Microblading and Powder Brows?
We get asked this question a lot, so here goes:
Microblading is a form of tattooing natural hair like strokes onto your eyebrows, the arch, and the tail.
A certified expert will perform a permanent technique which will give you an even base, and unique shape which will suit your face the best.
The process is done manually with a tool called microblader.
This machine works thanks to its micro-needles which give out a precise and flat stroke, as long as the process is done by a professional with a steady hand.
Who Should Do Microblading?
Women who have very thin, sparse, or over-tweezed brow hair will love this method.
Microblading can give out fullness, and a naturally bushy brow.
And the outcome can last for 6-18 months which is just excellent.
Who Shouldn’t Go For This Solution?
Women who have oily skin or large pores won’t love the outcome since it can disappear the easiest in their case.
Also, if you have any autoimmune disease, or if you are in menopause you shouldn’t be looking into microbladed brows.
What Are Powder Brows?
Powder brows look a lot like your natural brows, and are sometimes called ombre brows.
The reason behind that is because the tail at the end of the brow is a lot darker, while it slowly and gradually fades and looks a lot more natural at the beginning.
This is a very subtle look which everyone can pull off, and will love!
In time this pigment fades, and it leaves your brows a lot lighter and sparse looking, which can be fixed with regular salon visitations.
Who Should Do Powder Brows?
If you want and need to fill in your brow hair, you are going to love this solution.
It is the best idea for those who already have some hair, yet they need more coats and want to achieve that ‘bushy’ effect.
Who Shouldn’t Avoid Them?
Everyone is a potential candidate for powder brows since they don’t hurt as much as microbladed brows.
Also, know that this solution can last for 2-4 years.
How Do You Get The Powder Brow Effect?
Rather than give you a fluffy, salesy video, we feel that an overview of the actual procedure is much more helpful for anyone considering this. So check out this great clip from Paulina.
So, unlike with individual strokes, this technique achieves results by using an electric pen which also has a needle at the end, but it isn’t as pointy or sharp as microblading pen.
Instead, a certified expert will use this tool to puncture the skin and to deposit all the color gradually on top of your brow shape, making an even and equal outcome all throughout the brow.
The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate for this pain-free solution are mostly blonde clients, or older women who need a long-lasting brow.
Powder fill brows will also look great on women who have oily skin since they can survive excessive heat and sun exposure as well.
How Much Do Powder Fill Brows Cost?
As you might expect the price can differs considerably depending upon your location.
As a rule of thumb they usually run from $200-400.
The process takes 2 hours, followed by a check-up in 3-4 weeks, and a regular touch-up in 2 years from then.
What Is The Aftercare Like?
The procedure is not painful since the expert applies a topical anaesthetic.
You will experience a slight pinch, and you will be left with darker brows to begin with.
However, expect them to fade in 6 weeks and then you’ll be left with the ideal solution.
- You shouldn’t wash your brows for 2-3 days, and after that, you can use a mild cleanser.
- Always leave them to fully dry, and don’t tap or apply any cream on top.
- You can come back to your regular everyday skincare and face routine in 7 days.
- Don’t tweeze or pluck your eyebrows, and don’t go for long showers or pool and sauna visitations in the first 7 days.
- Once showering, use an ointment to protect your brows from moisture.
- Don’t touch your face with dirty hands, and don’t be overexposed to a lot of wind.
Pros And Cons Of Powder Brow Treatment
As with every type of beauty treatment, there are positives and negatives associated with getting powder fill brows.
Fortunately the positives outweigh the negatives considerably, making this a very popular procedure. Let’s take a closer look.
- You will get a long-lasting solution
- It looks natural
- Suitable for anyone, unlike the microbladed brows
- Can look natural even when they fade
- Ideal solution for blonde women, or those who wish to stand out with their filled in brows
- Brows can be exposed to high heat
- Suitable for women who have oily skin
- Can be pricey
- They demand a specific upkeep routine
- Won’t look so nice if you don’t have much brow hair
Wrapping It Up
Hopefully that’s a helpful overview of what you can expect from the procedure and everything you need to know to decide whether powder filled brows are the right thing for you.
There are plenty of other great eyebrow treatments out there, with plenty of new ones cropping up all the time, so look out for regular updates from us here to find out more.
Have you trued powder brows? How did you find them? Pleased with the results?
Let us know below. We’d love to hear from you!