Microblading vs 3D Brows. Looking for perfect brows but not sure what to go for? This post will help you choose.
Eyebrows are one of a person’s most prominent facial features, they can help accentuate your eyes and shape your face.
Not all of us have naturally defined fuller brows and need a little help to get beautiful eyebrows.
If you’re getting tired of meticulously filling in your eyebrows in front of the mirror every morning then you may want to try getting a ‘brow tattoo’. This may sounds little scary but it doesn’t last forever, has a quick healing process and is relatively pain free.
Microblading and 3D brows are the most popular forms of brow tattoos, this post will tell you the key difference between the two and everything else you need to know.
Microblading vs 3D Brows
Microblading and 3D brows are both forms of semi-permanent makeup that can be used to enhance the appearance of eyebrows.
Microblading is a manual technique in which a small handheld tool is used to make hair strokes on the skin to mimic natural real hair. It is typically done using a pigment that is matched to the client’s natural hair color.
3D brows, also known as “feathering,” is a similar technique, but it uses a small machine and needles to create individual hair stroke. It is also typically done with a pigment that matches the client’s natural hair color.
Both techniques are intended to create a natural-looking brow and microblading can last for 1-2 years depending on the individual’s skin type, lifestyle and the amount of sun exposure.
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So How Does a Brow Tattoo Work?
Microblading or 3D eyebrows is a semi- permanent make-up technique using strokes to mimic hair within the existing or none existing brow, where customized pigment (plant base pigment) is deposited into the epidermis using a fine blade to enhance your eyebrows
Are 3D brows the same as microblading?
No, 3D brows and microblading are not the same. 3D brows also known as “feathering” or “microfeathering” is a semi-permanent cosmetic tattooing technique that uses a fine needle to add hair-like strokes to the skin to create the illusion of fuller, more defined eyebrows.
Microblading, on the other hand, is a form of semi-permanent tattooing that uses a hand-held tool with tiny needles to create hair-like strokes on the skin to fill in sparse or thin eyebrows. The technique is similar but the equipment and the pigments used are different.
What’s the difference between 3D microblading and microblading?
Here are the main differences between the two techniques.
3D microblading typically uses a fine needle and pigment that is deposited in a more feathery, hair-like pattern, to mimic the look of natural brow hair. The pigments used in 3D Microblading are more natural looking compared to the traditional microblading pigments.
Microblading, on the other hand, uses a hand-held tool with a row of tiny needles that deposit pigment in a more defined, crisp line, often resulting in a more artificial look. The pigments used in Microblading are more bolder and last longer than the 3D Microblading pigments.
It really depends on what of look you are going for.
Can Microblading look Natural?
Because microblading can mimic the natural appearance of eyebrow hairs, those who have naturally thin brows can benefit from this treatment since microblading can restore the natural shape of your eyebrows. Those who have sparse eyebrows due to age-related changes can also be good candidates for this treatmen
Yes, microblading can look natural when performed by good microblading technician. The technique of microblading involves using a hand-held tool with tiny needles to create hair-like strokes on the skin to fill in sparse or thin eyebrows. The pigment is deposited in a way that mimics the look of natural brow hair, with hair-like strokes that mimic the direction of your natural hair growth, which should result in a natural-looking brow.
However, the results of a microblading procedure can vary greatly depending on the technician’s skill level and experience, as well as the technique they use. It’s important to research and find a reputable and experienced technician who has a portfolio of natural-looking microblading work, and have a consultation before the treatment. Also, it’s important to follow the aftercare instructions carefully to ensure that the microblading lasts as long as possible and to avoid any complications.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Brow Tattoo?
If you have patchy eyebrows or thin eyebrows a brow tattoo can help add definition to the shape of the eyebrow.
As the tattoo pigment is matched to your natural eyebrow hair colour, a brow tattoo will look natural and no one will be able to tell.
What about Powder Brows
Powder brows also known as ombre brows is a new technique of eyebrow microblading. It aims to create eyebrows with soft powder effect, very similar to powder makeup. By using fine lines and fine strokes to mimic individual hairs, this creates a more natural look. Some people prefer this as the look is much softer and subtle for a natural look.
Can I still get microblading with oily skin?
You can get microblading even if you have combination skin or an oily skin type. However it’s worth keeping in mind that the color pigment will fade quicker. This is because the pigment color is diluted by the oils coming through your skin
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Will a chemical peel remove microblading?
Chemical peels close to the brow area can fade your microblading and you may need frequent touch ups afterwards.
After your semi-permanent makeup procedure the eyebrow area will be a bit red, those with sensitive skin are more prone to redness and irritation. Read about the microblading healing process before committing to your treatment.
Conclusion – Microblading vs 3D Brows
Both are great eyebrow tattooing options and it depends on how bold of a look you would like. If it is your first time and you are feeling nervous it may be better to go for 3 D brows and the change will be less dramatic.
For best results so for a refutable tattoo artist who has lots of experience in eyebrow tattooing.