Scanty brows or reviving an old microblading job, if you are in the market for (or merely curious about) Eyebrow Embroidery, this is as informative as it gets. We spoke to industry leaders Highbrow on the how’s and why’s around Eyebrow Embroidery. Read on for the basic, and not so obvious information on getting those brows in order.
Highbrow: In the simplest of terms, Eyebrow Embroidery is a form of semi-permanent makeup that involves adding coloured pigment to the surface of your skin to give brows the appearance of natural thickness and volume. The trend picked up over a decade ago in Asian countries and slowly has become quite the rage, the world over.
Microblading is just one of the many names Eyebrow Embroidery goes by. You will hear many terms being used in the market including Semi-permanent Makeup, 3D and Pigment Embroidery.
Highbrow: Most people assume that Eyebrow Embroidery is only for those with scanty or over plucked brows, when in fact anyone can benefit from the process. For thinning, light eyebrows, embroidery is the perfect way to achieve that non-fussy, groomed look. However, If you have full, bushy brows you can still use Eyebrow Embroidery to get a flawless brow. This, of course, means looking your best at all times as well as saving on the extra time it takes to manage your brows with makeup every day!
Highbrow: Yes, it is pretty common – you would be surprised by the number of customers we get to fix a not so ideal embroidery. In fact, we have been covered in the media for rescuing many a brow-maidens in distress! Honestly, the choice of salon and technician will make or break your experience. Since this is a relatively long-term commitment, you need to be very careful about who you are choosing for the procedure. So, don’t be shy about asking plenty of questions and while cost does play a role in most decisions, we would recommend letting experience, cleanliness and choice of dyes, tools reign supreme in this case.
Highbrow: A short answer would be – between one to two years, but a lot depends on your skin type and the type of embroidery and tools being used. For instance, Brow Enliven Embroidery (a signature process by Highbrow) is known for its long-lasting effect. Factors such as the design and colour that you choose can also affect the time the embroidery lasts. And of course, coming in for a touch up 6 months into the procedure and the experience of the technician will play a major role too.