Eyebrows are one of the most striking features of the face. Depending on their shape, they can radically transform the features of the face, illuminating the eyes, or bringing out the cheekbones, for example. It is therefore not surprising that many techniques exist to embellish them. One of them is particularly trendy, it is microblading . However, this very effective technique raises many questions: how long does a session last, how long do the pigments last…
Microblading, what is it exactly?
eyebrow microblading is a semi-permanent eyebrow makeup technique. We could compare it to eyebrow tattooing, but with a non-definitive result. Thanks to a tool made up of tiny needles, we will make fine incisions on the surface of the skin to imitate the length, thickness and shape of the hairs. Color pigments will then be deposited. The result provides a very realistic and almost unidentifiable natural effect.
How long does a microblading session last?
A microblading session lasts 1:30 to 2 hours in general. It is perform in a beauty salon by beauticians trained in the technique. First of all, we will proceed to tracing the “new” eyebrow on the skin, then to the choice of pigments. Then comes the intervention itself.
A month later, a touch-up session must be scheduled, because with healing, up to 40% of the pigments will fade. The beautician will then rework the eyebrows to fix the pigments and finalize the less well-defined areas.
How long does eyebrow microblading last?
Microblading is not a permanent technique. From the touch-up session, it is estimate that the pigmentation obtained will last between 8 months and a year . The color will gradually fade during this time, until it disappears completely. No particular maintenance is to be expect, except for a new session once the pigments have disappeared. Also be aware that there are methods to remove it if necessary .
How much does it cost?
The costs of a microblading session and its touch-up session vary between €200 and €600, or between €17 and €50 per month for eyebrows that will last a year. Prices may vary depending on the institute and the equipment used.
Who can perform microblading?
To obtain an optimal result in the long term, it is essential to contact a professional who has followed a microblading training beforehand. Indeed, this semi-permanent makeup technique requires a set of knowledge and skills including:
- mastery of hygiene protocols,
- knowledge about the pigment and its evolution over time,
- notions of colorimetry to find the right pigment,
- mastery of the skin pigmentation technique,
- Notions of facial morphology to choose the right eyebrow shape according to the face.