Microblading! It’s the new catch phrase on every beauty bloggers lips!
I’ve been wanting to have mine done for the longest time, but for every gorgeous newly microbladed brow, are an equal number of horror stories. So I was really torn about whether or not to get it done, but my brows really needed the help!
They’re patchy and don’t have a great, defined shape. Also, I’ve noticed with age, they have gotten thinner in places and my brows have definitely receded. Is that even possible? Maybe, all I can tell you is I went from rocking a unibrow in my teens to having a rather large gap between my brows in my forties.
So what is Microblading?
Microblading is a way of semi-permanent make-up, where through manual process of inserting pigment into the upper layers of skin we create the desired fullness and shape of the eyebrows. The effects last up to 12 months after which the pigment fades leaving the skin and your natural brows exactly as they were.
There was a time when I seriously considered having permanent makeup done on my eyebrows, but I was just never really a fan of the “sharpie” effect that they created. Microblading gives a far more natural look to the brows that permanent makeup.
So when Kami from The Threading Clinic offered to do Microblading on me, I jumped at the chance!
Here’s a video that shows you snippets of my entire process:
The actual process:
- Lasted about an hour and a half
- It was not painful at all
- The most I felt was some scratching when the first few cuts were done
- Once the first round of cuts are done, Lidocaine is applied into the cuts and there’s literally zero sensation thereafter.
- My brows were quite pronounced at the end of the procedure, there was a little bleeding and they felt tingly for the rest of the day.
- The next day they felt bruised and were a little swollen and sensitive to the touch but otherwise felt fine and looked amazing!
- By 4 days post Microblading, there was no longer any sensitivity at all and the colour had begun to settle.
- And then this photo was taken 6 days post procedure, my brows were still a little flaky but otherwise totally settled.
6 days post microblading… my brows are quite flaky & scabby but there is zero sensitivity! Also, the colour has settled & is much closer to my natural brow colour now. I’m not sure how I feel about this? I got used to the very dark brows! I’m loving the shape & fullness created by the microblading though & excited for my follow up appointment! . . . . . #microblading #brows #browsonpoint #browsonfleek #browslayer #beauty #beautyblogger
So who CAN have Microblading?
Literally anyone who wants a more defined shape to their brows or those small imperfections in their brows filled in.
Who CAN’T have Microblading?
- Pregnant Women
- Anyone taking any form of blood thinners
Also, if you are on Antidepressants, the anesthetic agents can be less effective. Although this was NOT my experience and I’ve been on antidepressants for years.
Suffice it to say, I flipping love my new brows. I am so excited for the follow up appointment which will happen in the next 5 – 6 weeks!
For those of you who asked…..
Kami, from The Threading Clinic has more than 20 years experience as a specialist threader, no one can shape brows and thread like she does and believe me, I’ve tried them all. So I am thrilled that she has added Microblading to her repertoire!
Best of all!
She is running a special on Microblading for the month of May, if you book your appointment in May, then you get a 20% on her normal Microblading charge of R1500!
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Disclaimer: I was given my Microblading treatment for free in exchange for a review and photo journal for the therapists records.