5 PhiBrows Blades You Simply Have to Try

By Deana D.| Last updated on March 19, 2024
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With an overwhelming number of options, choosing the right blade can be downright confusing to most microblading artists.

That’s where we come in. The PMUHub team puts the spotlight on the top 5 PhiBrows blades you simply have to try.

In this round-up, we’ll break down each model to help you find the best tool for you.

#1: PhiBrows Disposable Microblading Tool 18U 0.18mm

BEST FOR:

Because of the versatile and sophisticated strokes it makes and its super handy design, this blade is great for both seasoned artists and beginners.

You probably recognize the famous yellow base – yes, this is the PhiBrows Master Blade.

You may also know it as the U304. It’s the ultimate best-seller, the blade that artists swear by. Integrated into the ergonomic grip, it’s bound to become your new go-to.

FUN FACT: The 304 in its name stands for the grade of stainless steel used to make the pins. It’s considered the best material for microblading blades!

Microblading master Mersy has a few PhiFaves, but for creating stunning, natural brows, she swears by the PhiBrows U304 Master blade as her go-to-tool.

The Master blade is made up of 18 needles, each with a diameter of 0.18 mm for a solid balance between precise strokes and great pigment implementation. A bit on the thinner side, but still gorgeously prominent.

The needles are positioned at a 90° angle to form a U-shaped blade, which means you can use it to create curvy and fluffy hair strokes of different lengths, keeping the brows looking as natural as possible.

The tool is intended for single use and it comes with a sterilized microbrush for rubbing the pigments into the skin and self-adhesive microblade cleaner-pad artists like to stick onto their gloves and remove excess pigment between strokes.

You can also buy the blade alone and use it with the PhiGlow Holder or PhiBrows Universal Holder.

You can use central or eccentric blade positioning. Just don’t forget to autoclave the holder before every use.

#2: PhiBrows Disposable Microblading Tool U24 0.15mm

BEST FOR:

Artists who specifically do nanoblading, or for clients who ask for a particularly delicate look. Due to how easily this blade opens the skin, it is recommended for more experienced artists, as they have more control over the pressure throughout the stroke.

This microblading tool features the PhiBrows Grand Master Nano blade, made up of 24 ultra-fine nanoneedles, each with a diameter of 0.15 mm.

This allows you to penetrate the skin easily and implement your pigments evenly with minimal pressure. As a result, there’s very little skin trauma during the treatment and the healing process is somewhat faster.

microblading done with phibrows u24 tool
Image source: Instagram @olga_arampidou

It’s the perfect tool for nanoblading.

The needles are positioned in a U configuration, meaning you can use this blade to create the thinnest individual strokes that look 100% crisp and natural when they heal.

Since the strokes are so thin, you can place them closely together without them touching and getting crossed (which is a big no-no).

hair strokes done with phibrows u24 disposable microblading tool
Image source: Instagram @master_mena_sannino

The blade comes with a sterilized micro applicator at the opposite end to rub pigment in. It is intended for single-use only.

You can also buy the U24 Nanoblade on its own and use it with the PhiGlow Holder or PhiBrows Universal Holder, with central blade positioning. Just be sure to autoclave your holder before every use.

P.S. This one is not the best choice for latex practice, due to how sharp and thin the blade is!

However, this pigment contains traces of carbon black in its formula, which may yield somewhat cooler healed results on clients with different skin undertones.

For that reason, artists often mix Golden Brown with the PhiBrows basic pigments to warm it up slightly further, achieve uniformity in healing, and prevent the color from shifting over time.

#3: PhiBrows Disposable Microblading Tool 18U Ecc. 0.20 mm

BEST FOR:

The 18U configuration with 0.20 mm needle diameter is great for newbie artists working at a slower pace because it provides better control over the depth of each stroke. But it’s also perfect for all artists who simply prefer the 0.20 diameter.

This tool has a blade with the 18U pin configuration, AKA the PhiBrows Artist blade, which means that it’s versatile and capable of creating more or less curved strokes of different lengths.

The diameter of the needle is 0.20 mm, which allows more depth control and ensures the perfect balance between thin, precise strokes and great pigment implementation.

microblading done with phibrows disposable tool 18u
Image source: Instagram @brows_by_seyma

Each disposable tool comes with self-adhesive pigment container and a self-adhesive, sterilized pad to stick onto your glove for quick cleaning between strokes.

However, this one does not have the microapplicator brush.

If you’re not a fan of disposable tools, you can buy PhiBrows Artist Blade 18U only and couple it with the PhiGlow Holder & PhiBrows Universal Holder with central blade positioning.

Again, make sure to autoclave the holder before every use.

#4: PhiBrows Disposable Tools 18U Classic

BEST FOR:

Just like all iterations of the PhiBrows Artist Blades, this tool is suitable for beginners because it offers a balanced thickness. It’s also perfect for all artists who simply prefer the angled positioning of the blade.

Another rendition of the Artst blade, only with an angled positioning. In fact, it’s the only PhBrows blade with this positioning so it’s the natural choice for all those artists who find this more ergonomic and easier to control.

Hint – if you’re s beginner struggling with getting your strokes right, you might just need to try an angled tool.

Just like we explained above, this classic blade is made up of 18 needles, each with a diameter of 0.20 mm.

This allows you to have enough control over the pressure to ensure the blade does not go too deep into the skin, while still keeping the strokes thin and crisp.

The needles are positioned to form a U-shaped blade, so you can use this blade to create realistic strokes true to natural hair, with variations in their length and curvature.

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You get self-adhesive pigment containers and blade cleaning pads, but no microapplicator brush.

#5: PhiBrows Blade and Shade Disposable Tool

BEST FOR:

Combo brows with manual shading. This is usually done for clients with really sparse natural hairs where you need to visually boost the volume. The 0.18 blade is versatile so you’re guaranteed to love it regardless of your skill level.

This instrument comes with the U304 PhiBrows Blade for creating crisp strokes and a 3R Shading Blade for subtle shading between them and at the tails.

This tool gives you an easy hand grip, maximum precision, and control. It also includes an applicator tip for quick and easy pigment application.

It’s perfect for those treatments where you know you’ll be adding manual shading because it saves you money – no need to use 2 separate tools! This is also a way to make your treatments just a little bit more eco-friendly.

phibrows blades infographic

Haven’t Found Your Perfect Match on the List?

Explore the rest of the PhiBrows blades range!

Before You Choose Your Blades, Here’s What You Should Know

As you see, PhiBrows blades vary in terms of the number of pins, and diameter, while all best-selling tools have 1 thing in common, which is the U shape.

We’ll explain each of these features in more detail to help you see the whole picture.

The Shape of PhiBrows Blades

PhiBrows blades are available in a slanted shape too, but the most popular on our top list are U-shaped blades.

As the name suggests, these have shorter pins on each side and longer ones in the middle, forming a U shape.

This design is excellent if you want to create curved strokes, especially at the beginning of the eyebrows, but it also allows you to draw straighter lines, depending on the effect you want to achieve.

U-shaped PhiBrows blades are ideal if you’re an experienced artist, but even beginners can learn how to manage these quite quickly. Their use is pretty intuitive and becomes easier with a bit of practice.

Number of Pins in PhiBrows Blades

Another important aspect for you to consider is the number of pins in the blade configuration, which is a feature also known as the blade length.

The blades on our list have either 18 or 24 pins. This configuration is suitable for average skin thickness, which covers around 80% of microblading clients.

In addition, these needles are perfect for creating natural-looking hair strokes of different lengths. Their configuration allows you to draw beautiful long lines, but you can also use them for shorter strokes with careful precision.

The blades with 18 needles are more beginner-friendly, as they provide more control throughout the microblading process, thus ensuring safe pigment implementation and ultra-clean strokes.

On the other hand, the 24-needle configuration requires an experienced and light hand, because with these pins you can penetrate the skin very easily even with minimum pressure.

PhiBrows Blade Diameter

As you’ve seen, artists’ top choices include 0.15 and 0.18 PhiBrows blades for delivering delicate and beautiful-looking results.

A smaller diameter, such as 0.15mm, created nano strokes. Nano needles allow for more precise strokes and finer details. They are also great for microblading on thin, mature or damaged skin.

On the other hand, a larger diameter, such as 0.18 mm and 0.20 mm, works best for normal and thick skin and allows you to create fine to medium hair strokes.

PhiBrows Shading Blades

Shading blades are designed with a different pin placement. They are meant to cover a larger area for a manual shading effect.

The coverage area varies depending on the number of pins in the configuration. The larger the number of pins, the more coverage you get.

Shading blades from the PhiBrows range come in circular and flat configurations. Circular ones are generally better for fluffier, more airy shading, while flat configurations are great for shading at the edges and at the tails.

Conclusion

Yes, we know – all blades kind of look the same and it can be daunting to sort through this mess to figure out which tool is right for you.

However, PhiBrows blades offer a diverse range of options catering to different preferences and skill levels.

Just keep in mind that every blade has its unique shape, needle count, and diameter, which all play a massive role in determining the outcome of your work.

So, as long as you consider factors like precision, versatility, and the level of pressure control you have, you can be sure you’re on the right track to find your perfect match.

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