I Had My Eyebrows Microbladed... And I LOVE Them
Microblading has quite the buzz in the beauty world this year... and I can attest that it should. I'm sure most of you have heard someone say that your eyebrows shape your face. Well mine blended in with my face so well that it looked like my forehead took over almost half of my face! See picture below for evidence.
About two years ago I started penciling in my eyebrows and that changed the whole dynamic of my face. I finally had dimension! But my eyebrows were still severely over plucked and not even close to the same shape anymore. Most days I prefer not wearing makeup but I felt that I had to because my eyebrows were so wonky. So when, earlier this year, I heard about microblading I knew I had to check it out for myself.
What is microblading? "Microblading is a form of tattoo artistry where pigment is implanted under your skin with a manual handheld tool instead of a machine." (source)
After reading numerous beauty articles and watching Bagsnob get hers done on Instagram stories, I finally decided to take the official plunge and schedule a consultation. I googled "microblading Nebraska" to find my options. I researched most of the names that popped up. I scheduled a couple of consultations but after some confusion and businesses moving, I only ended up going to one consultation. To be honest, based upon the phone conversations while trying to book the consultations, I knew who I wanted anyway. I just got the right vibe from the place that I chose.
I met with Chris at Enduring Esthetics and I was immediately put at ease. She is extremely knowledgeable and showed me what my eyebrows could potentially look like. It was a no brainer to schedule the appointment with her to get them done.
The first procedure lasts about two hours. First, your eyebrows are measured to see where your head, arch and tail should all be based upon the shape of your face. Each eyebrow should come out being about the same measurements and shape. Remember, your eyebrows are sisters not twins so they won't always look the EXACT same. This takes a large portion of the first hour because the outline of your brows are drawn on so that, during the procedure, there is a guide to follow. Your "new" eyebrows are then "drawn" inside of the outline.
The main question I have been asked most since getting this procedure done is, "does it hurt?". For me, the only part that hurt was when the numbing solution was inserted into the brow. But that was minimal discomfort that lasted less than one minute. I could barely feel the rest of the procedure, but I could hear the needles being scraped on my skin.
Overall the procedure lasted about two hours then we immediately went to Pig & Finch for a late lunch. So there was no downtime. I felt completely comfortable being out in public.
After about five weeks, I went in for my follow up appointment. At this time you're able to fix any areas that may have faded from the initial procedure. Because everyone's skin is different, some pigment may not take at first... this is completely normal. That is why a follow up appointment is required. For me, there was some slight fading in a small area and I wanted my eyebrows to be a little closer together and a little darker. All of which Chris was able to do in less than an hour!
Check out my progress in pictures below. As always, if you have any questions, let me know! Have you ever thought of getting your eyebrows microbladed? What's stopping you?
**This is NOT a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.