Microblading is a type of semi-permanent make up for your brows. If you ever consider it, here's how you can avoid a botch job.
There’s a lot of brouhaha about the perfect brows. Some prefer it deeply arched, others like it dense or sleek. Well groomed eyebrows can lift up your look but a job gone wrong can leave you red faced, figuratively and literally. If you dig further beyond the before-after transformation pics of celebrity brows, you will also find the horror stories of microblading gone wrong. Rare but possible: scars, unflattering shape, discolouration, infections are a few issues to keep in mind before you make your appointment. Because you are stuck with it for a long time.
What is this cutting-edge science behind make-up? For the uninitiated, microblading is a semi-permanent make up process done by doctors or estheticians with a tool like a pen with the nib. It has a sloped blade with 10 to 12 little needles that don’t penetrate the skin as deep as in a tattoo, but just delicately scratch the top layer and deposit medical grade pigments there, creating fine, realistic and natural hair like look. The effect lasts upto two years.
Maintenance free, miraculous brows is the promise and hence it has piqued the interest of many. Foodpreneur and beauty buff Jenny Nathani is big on trends. “One of the bloggers I follow did microblading and showed it on her social media video. It gives a semi-permanent pigment on the eyebrow, which looks very close to natural ones but denser. But there is always a doubt of getting it wrong and since its on the face you can’t even hide it,” she says.
Celebrity make-up artist Zorain Khaleeli adds, “Microblading is a fairly new trend in India which has generated great curiosity among women from varied age groups. We teach it at our academy which includes brow restructuring and enhancement.” Post-care is extremely important and Zorain suggests, “Avoid wetting that area for upto 10 days, no make up for upto a week, don’t rub your eyes and apply vitamin E oil every three hours for pigment.”