My Microblading Experience

Today we are going to be talking about BROWS! Specifically, microbladed brows. You may have heard about this craze by now but if you haven't, keep reading because I'll go over all the details of what it is, the cost, the pain, the healing process, and all I have learned from my experiences on perfecting the brows.

No makeup with my cutie, Aria. 


 Microblading is a semi-permanent tattooing technique which enhances the look of your brow. Microblading technicians use a small tool with tiny blades to create hairlike strokes in order to fill in thinning or sparse brows. The pigment isn't applied as deep in the skin as with a conventional tattoo, hence why it is is deemed semi-permanent. No matter who is microblading your brows, it takes two visits to achieve the perfect brows. The best part about microbladed brows is that it can last up to about a year or two, depending on your skin type and how it was applied.

As someone who is lazy when it comes to getting ready for the day, microblading sounded great. I'm not going to lie, I was a bit nervous for my appointment but Rachel, my artist was informative and reassured me that we would "perfect" the brows beforehand by drawing them in with a brow pencil. Also, I love how she was able to create a custom color that matched my natural brow color so I was feeling much more confident. My natural brows were somewhat sparse and I would fill them in every morning using a brow gel from ELF but for me, the less work I have to do, the better. As you can see I already had hair but I wanted more of an arch as well as a tail on the end of my brows. 

 After my consultation, my first microblading session took about 2 hours. Rachel measured my brows and sketched in the desired shape. Once we were good to go, the next step was numbing my brows with a cream. Thank goodness for numbing cream. Though I'll be honest, towards the end there was a bit of pain because the cream started to wear off. Other than that, the pain was tolerable but it differs for everyone. Once we were done with the brows, she then applied a layer of pigment to let it soak for about 10 minutes before rubbing them off.

Here's what my brows looked like immediately after treatment. Rachel provided me an ointment to help with the itch. I would use it sparingly in the morning and at night for about 5 days. Seriously though, WOW! I wasn't wearing any makeup whatsoever so having a nice set of brows felt and looked great! In another 6 - 8 weeks, I would return for my touch up.


Now onto the fun part, the healing process. I swear, my emotions were mixed. One minute I would LOVE my brows, especially when I first saw them but the next day they were super dark, as if I filled them in with a darker shaded brow pencil. So intense! I found myself wearing a hat during the healing stages. Rachel had told me what I was feeling was normal but I had no idea until I experienced it. This was my least favorite part of the whole process.

Rachel gave me aftercare information advising me to not pick at my scabs and to avoid getting them wet for a few days. It took about 5 - 7 days of healing time for my brows to scab lightly and then they started to fall off more. I freaked out and I'm sure Rachel found it funny when I would text her and ask if it was normal. It was! Even my husband Adam was concerned because at one point I was looking at a chunk of my eyebrow missing and I started to laugh/cry. Embarrassing but hilarious to look back on.


Besides microblading being a great time-saving investment, it's still an investment. Getting your brows microbladed can range anywhere between $400 - $900. If you're going to hire someone to tattoo your face, you want to hire an artist who is experienced, professional, and great at what they do. Please do some research to find the right artist for you. Also, make sure they are working in a clean environment with sterile tools. Super important!

Thank you so much for taking the time to read about my experience. It's already been more than a year since I first got my brows microbladed and I have also gotten my annual touch up done. Let me tell you, I am more in love with my brows than ever before. Anyways, I hope my post helped with those who were interested in the whole process but do keep in mind this is my own, personal experience and it may differ from yours.
Fresh face and look at my brows now. They'll definitely darken a bit over time.

If you want to splurge on yourself, definitely do it because I am glad I did. If you're in the Sonoma County area, check out Rachel's instagram for some of her before and after transformations. She's pretty freaking incredible! Have a beautiful rest of your week. My next blog post will be about our One Year Wedding Anniversary and what we have learned over the year about marriage. WHAT!? How did that happen so fast? Stay tuned.


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