Microblading versus powder brows – What’s the difference?

When it comes to waking up with the perfect brows to envy all others, there are two techniques that are used in the industry; machine powder brows and microblading. But what’s the difference and which is the right one for you?

For powder brows, a cosmetic tattoo machine is used to gently implant pigment into the skin using a variety of fine needles. It’s different from a regular tattoo machine in that the frequency is much lower meaning the pigment is implanted closer to the surface. This technique differs from microblading in that it creates a powder filled brow similar to the look of makeup, as opposed to simulated hair.

Microblading is a different technique that is still firmly in the tattooing family, meaning pigment is implanted into the skin, but a precision hand tool is used instead of a machine. The beauty of microblading is that the hair-like strokes you can achieve are so fine leaving you with realistic results. Each hair stroke is meticulously drawn onto the skin to follow the direction and length of the existing hairs. If there are no hairs present, not to worry, a skilled tattooist can create beautiful brows that suit your face shape and mimic that of a natural brow.

An experienced tattooist will help advise you on the technique that is best for you and tailor everything to your natural features.

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