Updated: May 29, 2020
Is anyone else like me looking in the mirror everyday and wishing that they had taken care of some of their beauty needs before this pandemic hit and we were on lockdown? I could have used a color and a cut, a manicure and pedicure and a nice facial. However we had no time to prepare!
Side note, I didn’t realize how bad I am at painting my own nails and have even thought about asking my husband for help but something inside tells me that’s not the best idea. The other day I only painted my left hand and not my right and called it a day!! Who was going to see me?
One thing I don’t have to worry about today that I used to years ago is my eyebrows. I used to get my eyebrows tweezed every few weeks and it would cost me about $80 per session. They always looked amazing afterwards but definitely pricey. Years ago I looked into micropigmentation (semi-permanent eyebrow) coloring because I didn’t want to pay to get my eyebrows done every month.
Microblading or micropigmentation is a form of semi-permanent makeup. This is the manual process of inserting pigment into the upper layers of the skin to create the desired fullness and shape of the eyebrows. A combination of shading and hair strokes can be created to create a natural looking brow.
Micropigmentation is called semi-permanent because it won’t wash off like regular makeup but will fade over time depending on sun exposure and products used on your skin that may get in your brow line. You will need periodic touch ups to keep the color fresh looking.
I love having my eyebrows micropimented! It takes me less time to do my makeup in the morning because I’m not having to draw in or shade my brows. My eyebrows look great when I take off my makeup at night. I no longer need to have my brows shaped. The coloring provides a guideline for me to maintain my brow shape. It is easy to see which hairs are growing outside of the colored area and I can easily tweeze them myself. Sometimes I’ll also give them a quick trim across the top if they get too long.
During this crazy time when we’re all stuck at home and can’t head to our favorite hair, nail salon or aesthetician we have to make do with selfcare, what we have at home and what we can order online. I am so thankful that my eyebrows are not something that I need to worry about!
I had my eyebrows done at Prettyology on Newbury Street in Boston (www.prettyology.com). They are true artists and have been thoroughly happy with their work. When you start looking into micropigmentation I would recommend doing the following:
Read reviews Read reviews about any place or artist you are considering. People in general are happy to give reviews for good and bad work and this should give you some insight.
Before & After Photos Ask to see before and after photos, not only from the location you are considering but also from the artist that will work on you.
Be Clear With Your Expectation Some artists will draw on your brows before treatment to show what your potential outcome could look like. You will need to be clear about how dark you want your brows, the shape and if you prefer more shading or hair strokes. The more information you can provide your artist with the better.
Having your eyebrows micropigmented can be great for people who don’t want to bother with their eyebrows everyday. If you have very light hair or not a lot of hair on your eyebrows, micropigmentation for fuller brows can help balance the face.
Considering this treatment and have questions? Just let me know.