What's the difference between ombre brows and Microblading❓
The biggest difference between the two semi-permanent eyebrow styling techniques is how the pigment is deposited into the skin. Microblading uses a handheld tool to mimics hair stroke with small cuts into the skin, whereas Ombre brows are done using a small machine to place extremely thin dots of pigment into the skin, creating a soft-shaded brow pencil look. The ombre powder technique is a bit less invasive than that of microblading.
How do I know if I’m a candidate for Ombre or Microblading❓
Pros: Microbladed brows look very natural, if done by an experienced professional.
Cons: Microbladed brows are the least permanent of all Permanent Makeup because of the shallow depth we penetrate the pigment under the skin. They therefore require more frequent touch ups than other techniques. Typically clients come back between 8-12 months for a touch up. Microblading is less effective on oily/combination skin types than other methods.
Microblading is perfect for someone who:
- has thin or patchy brows
- wants a subtle shape enhancement
- dry to combination skin type
Pros: Ombre powder fill brows gives longer lasting results, and works with most skin types, including oily or combination skin. Clients come back for touch up closer to the 12-18month mark.
Cons: Many people are fearful of this method looking unnatural, because it does create a more defined, solid look than microblading alone. But today's ombre brows can be made to look very natural and not saturated in pigments to client’s desired.
Ombre is perfect for someone who:
-Ideal option for oily or sensitive skin, unlike microblading
-Require less touch-up appointments
-Gives the appearance of fuller, defined brows
Microblading is a technique using a handheld tool to create strokes semi-permanently along the browline to mimic the look of hairs to give the illusion of more lush, natural-looking brows.
Instead of creating the illusion of individual hairs, Microshading fills in the entire brow with light shading through the use of a fine tipped needle to give the illusion of fullerenes and definition.
Above are pictures of step by step on how we achieved Microblading ONLY and how we transition to microshading (shading). As you can see in picture 2, Microblading is a lot more natural, lush, and with less definition.
In picture 3, you can see a big difference once shading is added. More boldness, volume, and defined. The shading provides a more airbrushed and powdered brow look to blend in the mimic strokes without it looking too “obvious”.