Let’s think about the word that describes this technique for a few brief moments… “micro” meaning small or tiny and “blading” meaning cutting with a blade. Scary right? When I first heard about this relatively new process I was somewhat intrigued, much like my husband initially didn’t believe that tattoos were made with needles, I also didn’t believe that someone would be “cutting” into my face. Sounds kinda like a scene out of the movie Chainsaw Massacre but seriously I needed to try it to believe it and the results? Well those speak for themselves!
So, read on my friends because I’ve bravely taken the leap of faith for you and I think you want to know more about why Microblading has recently become the hottest thing to hit the beauty scene!
Picture this; I’m sitting in a small French café sipping my matcha latte while I wait for my girlfriend to arrive for our catch up date. As the front door swings open I look up to see her; what do I see first? Not her long silk coat flowing effortlessly as she walks, or her over-the-knee boots perfectly highlighting her Jo-Lo like thighs and booty… no, it was her full, dark brows that perfectly framed her eyes! The brows were amazing, I couldn't tell that she had work done to them, but I wanted to know her secret to full brows like those!
Yes, brows are the new lashes and I was in LOVE!
Fast forward to now. It’s been a few months since I had my brows Microbladed… did my hubby notice? Not one bit! But do I wake up every day thankful for my full and thick looking brows with their perfect arch? Indeed and especially as a Mom of a toddler I have literally NO time for a morning make-up routine. Probably what I love most is that I know I don’t have to do anything to my brows. I can swipe on a line of eyeliner and look like I’ve made an effort (see example image below) and when I’m really having a good day, it’s like the eyebrows are the perfect cherry on the top of my sundae.
I’m not going to tell you that these are magically painted on your face. The process is not without a certain amount of pain, but it’s minimal and definitely tolerable. When the result is upwards of 12 months of NEVER needing to fill your brows, it’s worth considering. Because it’s lots of hand made feathered lines, the look is super realistic and I have never once had anyone ask me if I have had my brows worked on, they are that natural looking!
Another great thing about Microblading is that it’s a semi-permenant makeup process so if it’s not for you or you simply don’t love the result, then the dye will be gone with in a year. That being said I think once you try it, like me, you may just be hooked. When I went to Academie EB Celine Nantel took such time to find the perfect shape to complement my face shape and the shape to work with my current brow hair lines. It was such a personal and tailored process that I knew I was going to be happy with the result, I was totally at ease despite the unknown.
You can see my before and after pics below and keep in mind that the technician you go to for your Microblading really needs to be talented, it’s a form of art just like tattooing! Our little secret though, you can find Celine Nantel at her new Dermopigmentation Centre Academie EB here. Shhhhh… don’t tell too many friends, ok!
Four weeks after your initial session where your brows are personalized, you'll head back for a touch-up session (included) that allows you to fine tune your brows even more. If you want fuller still or even a little darker, it's ok!
In the gallery below you can see my final results after the touch-up session, A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!
Special thanks also to ATOU Lifestyle for collaborating on this post!