As much as we love the clean, crisp results of newly microbladed eyebrows, the idea that you don’t need to maintain them is false. Only people who’ve gotten this treatment know how much maintenance they need to keep their eyebrows looking sharp and beautiful. Just like any other semi-permanent cosmetic treatment, microblading fades over time, leaving a salmon or orange-toned shade behind. It isn’t easy to remove the color completely, but you can cover it up with different makeup products without any issues.
Here’s all you need to know about covering your faded microbladed eyebrows:
Why do microbladed eyebrows fade?
Microblading is a type of tattoo implanted closer to the skin's surface than traditional tattoos. The procedure involves the use of a hand-held tool to deliver pigment to the dermal/epidermal junction instead of a machine.
The pigment naturally fades with time, but certain factors, such as oily skin, retinol usage, or sun exposure, can hasten the process. Sometimes, your eyebrows might even fade faster because of an iron deficiency since the pigment is usually based on iron oxide, causing your body to absorb it. Most professionals recommend that you get a top-up treatment every 12-18 months to keep your brows looking fresh.
Use an eyebrow pencil
If you don’t get a top-up treatment, you’ll see that there’s an unsightly shadow left behind in the places where the pigment once looked like crisp strokes of hair. One easy way to cover this up is by using a brow pencil to recreate the look using light stroking motions.
If the discoloration is outside of your usual brow shape, you can take a bit of concealer on a flat brush and glide it along your brow to cover it up. Make sure you set it with translucent powder so the concealer doesn’t shift throughout the day.
Distract with other makeup
The best thing to do when your eyebrows aren’t looking their best is to focus on other parts of your face and draw attention toward them instead. Play up your eyes by using some bright, colorful eyeliner or experimenting with unique eyeshadow color combinations. You can also add a little sparkle by using loose glitter pigments or sticking on some rhinestones!
You can also shift the focus to your lips by using a deeper color or creating an ombre look that enhances your natural pout.
Laminate your eyebrows
Brow lamination is a process that breaks the natural bonds in your eyebrow hairs and resets them in a different position to give them a fluffy and brushed-up finish. Lamination is great for creating more symmetry between your eyebrows, controlling unruly brow hairs, and covering faded tattoos. It’s a great way to make your eyebrows appear fuller and reduce the time that you spend doing your brows every morning.
Buy brow supplies online!
The best way to keep your eyebrows looking on fleek is to get regular microblading services to touch them up. If you’re looking for affordable permanent makeup products and pigment supplies, Allure Brow Supplies has got you covered. Our goal is to provide you with high-quality equipment without sacrificing any of the quality.
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