Why do we perform Ombre Brows for our brow clients and not Microblading? Keep reading as we explain the differences and the benefits of why Ombre powder Brows are our preference or cosmetic brow tattooing.
When it comes to eyebrow tattoos, you've probably heard of microblading. With the traditional eyebrow tattoos leaving a generation of women with eyebrows with permanent tattooed brows in hues of greeny blue. Tattoos were being done by tattoo artists. there was not the option of semi permanent makeup. Mircroblading started in Asia around 2005 and then became noticed in Europe and the USA in around 2010, With the rapid growth of social media over the past decade, microblading's popularity in the west has soared. Microblading has caught on because of its hyper-realistic effect, created by hair-like strokes cut into the skin.
While microblading was growing in popularity in the West, a newer and more advanced technique called Ombré Powder Brows was developing in Asia.
Ombre Brows Become mainstream
In 2017 Ombré Powder Brows hit the world stage and quickly became the eyebrow tattoo of choice! It differs from traditional eyebrow tattooing from the 80's and 90's as it is a superficial technique, meaning that the application is made on the epidermal layer of the skin. Although the technique is described by its name, the results are powdery with a faded front and a crisp back, resembling the look of make-up. Since ombré powder brows became known, they have have become popular with people who have already had microblading treatments, and for a good reason:
Why have ombré powder brows become the next big thing?
Ombré powder brows are created with a small machine that distributes extremely fine dots of pigment evenly in and on the skin in an airbrushing or shading technique. Microblading uses a handheld device to make small incisions in the skin. Over time, repeated incisions in the same areas will cause injury and scarring to the skin.
Less pain and bleeding
Ombré powder brows are less painful because we use an airbrush-like technique that hurts the skin less than the blading technique of microblading. Mircoblading involves making incisions in the skin, which causes more bleeding. With ombré powder brows, little to no blood comes to the surface during the procedure. Some of our clients say that ombré powder brows feel similar to an electric toothbrush pressed against the skin or a quick pluck; some discomfort is expected as a needle is used.
Results vary depending on lifestyle, skin type, health, preferences, etc., but a single ombré powder brow treatment with high-quality pigments can last 2-3 years on average. Microblading, on the other hand, is likely to heal patchily or with blurred strokes, requiring more frequent touch-ups and putting more strain on the skin, in the long run, quickly depleting its lifespan. In addition, as with any injury to the skin, the body repairs the injured area by building up collagen fibres, creating a scar which means that the results are nowhere as good as they were with the first results. Your skin around the eyes and brows is so delicate, so choosing the suitable method to maintain skin integrity is crucial.
Ideal for all skin types
Ombré powder brows are suitable for all skin types, unlike microblading, which is not suitable for people with oily skin. Microblading requires several touch-ups for oily skin, which causes more stress and damage to the skin.
Still looks natural
While ombré powder brows look more "filled in", the healed results look like a softly shaded brow pencil or powder. Immediately after the tattooing, ombré powder brows may appear fuller and more substantial. However, the brows will fade by 30-40%, leaving a very soft finish and shape that allows our clients to maintain their brows in the future quickly. Are you ready to chat to Kiyomi about having your brows made over with Powder Brow Tattooing? The Brow Bakery is passionate about giving our clients beautiful natural looking brows and helping our clients maintain that fabulous brow bar look at home.