So by now, you’ve heard of Microblading or “Powder Brows” from your cool friend or your coworker.
You know both are Permanent Makeup Procedures (PMU). But what is the difference? And which procedure is Best your You?
HERE ARE THE 5 MAIN DIFFERENCES IN MICROBLADING VS. POWDERED BROWS THAT WILL HELP YOU DECIDE WHICH SESSION TO BOOK!
To decide between the two, lets first define the differences between Microblading vs. Powder Brows.
1. MICROBLADING USES A “MICROBLADE” TO IMPLANT COLOR INTO THE SKIN.
The pigment is implanted into the skin manually, bit by bit during your brow session. Your brow shape is created by your artist dipping the microblade into an organic vegan pigment and creating your brow, literally one stroke at a time!
Powder Brows uses an ultra-fine tattoo needle and a Permanent Makeup (PMU) Device to deliver pigment to the skin. Powder Brows are sometimes referred to or called “Ombre Brows.” Powder Brows result in a look most like makeup powder, hence the name “Powder Brows.”
2. YOUR HEAL TIME WILL BE LONGER WITH MICROBLADING VS. POWDER BROWS.
In general, Microblading is more invasive as the microblade goes deeper into the skin’s epidermis (upper layers) of the skin. Expect the initial stages of Microblading healing to happen over seven days.
In contrast, Powder Brow’s recovery occurs in a shorter period of five days. Powder Brows heal much faster than Microblading because the pigment isn’t implanted as deeply into the skin.
3. MICROBLADING VS. POWDER BROWS IS TYPICALLY BEST IF YOU HAVE DRY TO NORMAL SKIN.
The realism of Microblading depends on the applied “hair strokes” and your skin’s ability to heal crisply. With oilier skin types, your treatment will result in “hair strokes.” However, please expect your strokes to have a more “feathered” appearance.
Your artist might suggest Powder Brows if you have oily or more acne-prone skin. Although your “hair strokes” will heal sufficiently in your skin, your strokes’ crispness cannot be predicted or guaranteed. But as the PMU industry advances, different ink formulations are continually created to give better results for oiler skin types.
4. THE DESIRED OUTCOME SHOULD DETERMINE IF MICROBLADING VS. POWDER BROWS IS THE BEST PMU PROCEDURE FOR YOU.
The Art of Microblading is what started the whole eyebrow makeover trend. Microblading –vs. Powder Brows, results in the MOST realistic and Natural looking outcome. Microblading is best for you if you’re more of a “Naturalista” vs. “Glamazon.”
However, if you prefer a more defined brow, Powder Brows are your best bet or Crystal’s Signature Brow! Why? Powder Brows most resemble a brow perfectly filled in with “powder.” A Powder Brow’s goal is to look as if you took the time to fill your brows in nicely. If you want the best of both worlds then a Signature Brow is the way to go tp get that wispy and sheer look towards the front and the definition of a powder brow.
5. MICROBLADING VS. POWDER BROWS HAS LONGER-LASTING RESULTS.
Microblading vs. Powder Brows, depending on skin type, skin tone, and color selection, typically lasts nine months if you’ve completed only one session or 18-36 months if you’ve completed both sessions. With Microblading, you’ll need an annual touchup to maintain the crispness of your “hair strokes.”
Power Brows typically lasts nine to twelve months. Period. Again, this is primarily because the vegan pigment isn’t implanted as deeply into the epidermis. With Powder Brows, expect to schedule your yearly touchup session when you find yourself filling in your brows again– about nine months from your first Powder Brow Session.
If you have additional questions regarding choosing between Microblading vs. Powder Brows vs. Both, feel free to schedule a Complimentary Consult. We’ll gladly walk you through deciding which procedure is best for you!