Are you exhausted by the powders, pencils, and other products it takes to get your brows looking great every day? Many women experience thinner brows after years of tweezing, waxing, threading, and other shaping techniques but don’t care for the daily routine to fill them in with makeup.  As we discussed in our previous blog, microblading is a semi-permanent professional makeup technique that can help you get fuller brows in a natural-looking manner without an intensive daily makeup routine. We know you’re probably wondering, “natural-looking fuller brows without all the effort—what’s the catch?” Well, the catch is, primarily, time. Because microblading is the process of inserting colored pigment under the skin one strand at a time, the initial session can be time-intensive. And, of course, since it is a form of tattooing, there are further things to be wary of. Before you jump straight into a microblading appointment, there are a few things to consider.


Do Your Due Diligence

While it isn’t done with a tattoo gun, microblading is still a form of semi-permanent tattoo, so there are both health and aesthetic concerns to take into account. So, first and foremost, be sure you take the time to find a reputable aesthetician or makeup artist to perform your microblading. A reputable microblading professional will not only be certified to perform the technique, they will also be current on all immunizations and have taken an OSHA bloodborne pathogens safety course for both their health and yours. You should never feel like you’re asking for something taboo when you ask to see their credentials and safety certifications. While you’re at it, feel free to ask what their sanitation and needle disposal process is. Because of the risk of bloodborne diseases like HIV and Hepatitis, you’ll want to be sure the person performing the procedure is being as safe as possible.

Ask for a Portfolio

Safety and health precautions aside, microblading can last up to three years, depending on the color of pigment used and how deep it goes into the skin. While it will fade over time, any mistakes or poorly done sessions will be there for a while. Take the time to carefully review your aesthetician’s portfolio of work before the microblading begins. You’ll want to see a range of successful procedures on a variety of skin tones and types to really ensure this person has the experience to do the job well.


In addition to studying the different looks an aesthetician is able to create, scabbing and scarring are possible much like any other tattoo, so be sure you are following the aftercare routine your aesthetician or makeup artist gives you. Itching, rubbing, or picking at your brows as they heal could lead to scarring, which will affect how cleanly the microblading procedure heals.


For more information on microblading or other ways to alter your brow look, contact the eyebrow experts at Kiss N’ Makeup in Austin. Schedule a consultation for brow shaping, makeup lessons, and more; give us a call today!