If you have never heard about Microblading or you have been wanting to try it out for a long time, this is the blog for you! Brows are sooo important & I’ve always known that but I was terrified of microblading. I don’t have any tattoos, so 1.) I was afraid of it hurting & 2.) I was terrified of looking like chola-Alex with sharpie eyebrows. I’ve seen definitely some brows gone wrong – and I did NOT want to be that person.
I have been wanting to try microblading for a while, but had to wait since I was pregnant with Sophie and then breastfeeding for 8 months! After I Hart Brows told me all about microblading, I was excited to finally try it. Vanessa is amazing at pretty much everything and also does my hair (if you are looking for a stylist too) so I knew I could trust her since she is such a perfectionist with my hair! She walked me through everything and I wanted to share my experience because I’m sure more of you had the same questions I did.
What is Microblading?
Microblading is a semi-permanent procedure that can help you boost your eyebrows into a fuller and better shaped brow. It works for all skin tones and types and is for everyone! Even if you have a fuller brow it can still help with your arch and shape. Vanessa also used Vegan ink which I think is a plus!
How Long Does it Take?
The first appointment does take about two hours but it goes by fast. She took a lot of time in the beginning measuring my brows, waxing and cleaning them up, then actually going into the procedure. Then they go into the microblading, which is like a tiny little blade that she dips into ink and draws on the brow with little brush strokes. This technique is super cool because it makes it look so natural!! Vanessa also had me sit up a bunch of times to check from different angles, which I thought was so important.
How Long Does it Last?
Microblading can last anywhere from 1-2 years. There is only one touch up required about 6 weeks after the initial appointment.
Is it Painful?
I’d say this depends on your personal pain tolerance. But for me it was not painful! It’s just more on the irritating side and my brows were a little tender towards the end. She also used a numbing cream which helped!
What is the Aftercare?
You can’t get your brows wet or sweat for 7 days after! It’s also super important not to touch them or itch at all!! She gave me an ointment to use and apply for healing multiple times a day.
What is the Cost?
Like I said, Vanessa is AMAZING and charges $450 and that includes the touch up after 6 weeks. She’s a total perfectionist and I feel super comfortable recommending her. Everyone is different, obviously, but make sure you do your research on whoever you decide to use! If you decide to book with Vanessa you can use my name ALEX50 from now until June for $50 off.
Overall, I am sooo happy with my brows!! It’s been almost a week and I have loved every minute. The best thing is that I can literally leave the house in like 5 minutes now when I’m in a hurry, I just put mascara on and leave! Let me know if you guys have any specific questions, I would be happy to answer any & all questions you guys have! I will also be sharing a video on Instagram so make sure to check it out for more visuals!