That is the question. Isn’t it?! I feel as though there are so many people getting microblading done, and if you aren’t one of those people, you’re probably curious about it and considering getting it done … just like I was. Am I right?! Well, I thought it would be helpful to share my experience with you today in case you are sitting on the fence like I was, or if you’re just curious about the whole thing!!
I have always been one to fill my eyebrows in so, of course, I was immediately curious about eyebrow microblading when I heard about it but I was definitely SKEPTICAL!! I remember talking to Kaitlin about it and she put me in touch with Shaughnessy (AKA the Eyebrow Guru!!). Hell, if Kaitlin trusted her with my eyebrows, I knew I was in good hands and when it comes down to it, I am one of those people who will pretty much give anything a shot. So I went ahead and booked an appointment for myslef … and MY MOM!!
Honestly, I was a bit nervous going in to get them done and I’m not one to be scared of needles by any means!! I just wasn’t sure what it was going to be like and if it was going to be painful or not! Thankfully, my experience was pain-free!! However, I HAVE heard that some people find it painful but I think that probably depends on a few factors, such as who does it for you and your pain tolerance, etc. But they do use a numbing cream on your eyebrows prior to the microblading so that definitely helps manage the pain!
After getting my eyebrows done I noticed that they were pretty dark in colour, however, I learned that that’s totally NORMAL and the actual colour of your brows lighten as they heal! I think it was around the one or two-week mark post microblading that my brows showed their true colour.
I absolutely love the shape and the colour of my brows and it’s been about a year or two and I’ve only had one touchup! Being that the colour is semi-permanent it will fade over time and refresher appointments are recommended every 1-2 years. Which is kind of a bummer if you love how your brows look once they’re healed up but you gotta get them in order to keep your brows looking beautiful!! I tend to exfoliate my face quite often too so I probably needed a touch up quicker than those who don’t exfoliate as much as I do but I have to wait until after I have this baby … and when I find some extra TIME to go in for my refresher!!
In the meantime, I’ve been filling my eyebrows in until I can get back in to see Shaughnessy! The Brow Wiz by Anastasia Beverley Hills in Medium Brown is my favourite (and it’s cruelty-free!), Kaitlin also uses this brow pencil on me when she does my makeup! When I fill in my eyebrows on my own, I tend to go way lighter than when Kaitlin does them for me. I’ve gone ahead and included some before and after photos for you below along with a couple of snaps from when Kaitlin has done them for me so you can see the difference!
So, to wrap this up, I would give two solid thumbs up to eyebrow microblading. I love the fact that you are able to get brows that are perfectly shaped and coloured to your liking. It’s so nice to not have to touch up your brows every day with an eyebrow pencil (especially if you stay on top of your refreshers!!). However, if you are considering getting this done I would make SURE to do your research!! Find the best microblader to go to in your area, ask around, search out their google reviews … check out their website and Instagram pages!! You want to go with someone that is amazing at what they do and someone you can trust to get the best results!!
Also, make sure to follow the healing requirements after getting your brows done … don’t pick at your brows, some brows will scab and I have seen people pick at them and then that results in gaps in their brows … you want to treat these babies well so they look the best they can!!
I would 100% get (and will be) getting them done again … in fact, I know a ton of people who have had this done and they love their results, both Kaitlin and Mackenzie, and even my mom, have had it done and so far everyone loves it!!
I hope this helps if you’ve been curious about it yourself … if you have any questions, write them down in the comments section and I’ll try my best to answer them for you!!