Microblading has become such a huge trend that anyone who’s even a little bit interested in beauty has heard of it. You’ve probably come across influencers and celebrities with amazing natural-looking eyebrows that cause major brow envy and were surprised that the secret behind them is a widely available treatment – microblading.
Microblading has exploded like no other beauty treatment in the last decade. It’s so beloved because it’s a relatively non-invasive technique that solves a number of brow issues and absolves you from the hassle of brow pencils, powders, pomades, tweezers & Co.
For those still lowkey eyeing the treatment, here’s the ultimate list of benefits of microblading.
Top Benefits of Microblading Eyebrows
We know that there are many skeptics out there, but trust us when we say that microblading can truly make your life better. Here’s how.
#1 You can retire your brow kit
The point of permanent makeup is to recreate your favorite makeup products, but in their permanent form, so that you can wear the look you love, but without having to apply it every single day.
With microblading, you won’t need a single brow product as long as the results are visible. This won’t only speed up your morning routine, but also make it easier. Not everyone is equally skilled at doing their makeup or shaping their brows, and it can be a real hassle for some.
With microblading, you’ll never have to do your brows yourself again.
#2 It can look extremely natural
The biggest benefit microblading holds over other brow PMU treatments is the fact that it looks so natural it’s virtually indistinguishable from natural eyebrows.
Microblading is done by making tiny incisions on the surface of the skin and depositing pigments in the same color as your natural brow hairs into them, so once they’re healed, the incisions become the so-called hair strokes. These extra strokes look just like brow hairs, and apart from the fact that they’re not actually 3D, if done by a skilled artist, they can totally pass as the brows nature has given you!
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#3 It’s long-lasting…
Having someone drag a blade through your skin probably doesn’t sound too appealing to most (although it’s truly not that bad – most clients claim it’s not painful), so if you’re going under the microblade, it better be worth it!
Well, it is. Microblading gives long-lasting results, especially when compared to topical makeup and semi-permanent brow enhancement techniques like brow lamination, henna brows or tinting.
Microblading lasts up to 18 months for most clients and it can be prolonged even further with color-boosting touch ups. That’s over a year of perfect brows without makeup, and it’s what clients highlight as one of the biggest benefits of microblading eyebrows.
#4 …but doesn’t last forever
Unlike the cartoonish brow tattoos of the 90s, you won’t be stuck with microbladed brows forever. The treatment is meant to fade over time – the pigments used can be broken down by the body, gradually fading into invisibility (although, in some cases, it may not disappear completely).
This may sound like a disadvantage at first, but it’s actually one of the biggest benefits of microblading. Think about it – do you want to wear the exact same brow for your entire life? Not really!
The fact that microblading fades away gives you the opportunity to modify the shape every couple of years, adjusting it to trends, preferences and age.
Plus, if you decide you don’t want microbladed brows anymore, you can just let them fade, or try a different brow tattoo treatment.
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#5 It’s low-maintenance
Microblading is quite low-maintenance (but not no-maintenance), so if you do love your microblading, you should get it refreshed from time to time to keep the color vivid and prolong its duration.
Maintenance comes in the form of touch up appointments with your microblading artists you get when you feel like your brows are too faded and want to refresh them. These appointments don’t take long and don’t cost as much as the initial treatment. Most clients get them once a year.
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#6 It’s waterproof
This one of the microblading eyebrows benefits comes especially handy in the summer, but even more so for folks living in humid areas.
Since microblading places color into the skin, rather than on its surface, it’s not affected by water. If you get your brows microbladed, you don’t have to worry about your brows being ruined while showering, swimming, hitting the sauna or steam bath, on rainy days…
It can definitely make your vacations better, as you can swim away all you want and you’ll still have your bomb brows on the beach.
It’s also a huge relief for gym rats who train frequently but want to look their best doing it, as your brows can’t be sweated off. It’ll improve your gym mirror selfies by a mile!
#7 It doesn’t run or smudge, so you can relax
Apart from water, microblading is resilient to touching and rubbing, too, so you won’t have to worry about your brows getting ruined throughout the day. No more carrying around your brow kit in your bag or checking your brows in any reflective surface that you pass.
#8 It fixes sparse brows
With bold, thick brows being a must nowadays, those of us who weren’t naturally blessed with lush arches (or were, but decided to overtweeze them into oblivion in the early 2000s), may feel frustrated and insecure about sparse brows.
Sure, you can fill in your brows with a pencil, but that can get very tiresome very quickly, plus you can’t really get the exact same look every day.
Microblading will add extra hair strokes where you need them. It will camouflage any patches or bald spots, diffusing extra hairs to give your brows volume that lasts.
#9 It gives you the bespoke brows of your dreams
Another one of the benefits of microblading is the fact that it’s a totally customized treatment. Brows are created to best suit your features, in accordance with your facial morphology. The shape of the brows is calculated with mathematical precision, and this approach ensures your brows bring out your natural beauty in the best way possible.
#10 It can create brows from scratch
Microblading doesn’t only fix brow imperfection – it can also fix the total absence of brows! People who have no eyebrows due to whatever reason will surely be happy to hear microblading can make your brows from scratch.
They may not be 3D, but they can still look ultra-realistic and give you back your confidence.
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Not Convinced Yet?
A picture is worth a thousand words, so if you’re still not sure if microblading is something you want to do, even after reading our top 10 benefits of microblading, head over to our Microblading Before and After Gallery or our Instagram and scroll through the amazing brow transformations.
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