I made the decision to have my eyebrows Microbladed last weekend, and I have to say it was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.
As with any treatment, I choose to have done, I always make sure it is a decision I am making for the right reasons. Not just something I chose to do on a whim.
And if you have read any of my previous posts, you may have seen when I was 21 I made a stupid decision to have a tattoo on my leg, which I now hate. So for me to have a tattoo again is a massive choice and not something I would rush into.
Why I had it done:
I’ve always had very curly eyebrows. I overplucked them in my teens, leaving the hairs I get now to come back very thin, rather than the bushy thick supermodel look I love so much.
I was feeling more like Pat Butcher than Cara Delevingne.
Mostly because I am so bad at drawing them on. It’s just impossible to make them match! When I see someone with perfectly drawn on brows, I am 80% sure they may have magical powers. I have watched endless amounts of YouTube videos on ‘how to get the perfect brow’, Anastasia Beverly Hills has taken more than enough money from me with the amount of products I have tried. My brows are just unruly and mostly a lot of effort and time that I just don’t have.
So when I saw this treatment and the thought of never having to draw on my brows again, I couldn’t resist researching further.
It’s something I have seen advertised on social media a lot more recently and eyebrow tattooing is something I liked the idea of but when I saw the results on other people I was sceptical that,
1.It wouldn’t work well on my skin after I’ve had Roaccutane and oily skin
And 2. That the clinics and therapists I saw advertising this treatment, seem to come from nowhere and I questioned if they would be experienced enough to perform such a difficult and accurate treatment on my face.
The face that everyone sees every day and not something, like my leg tattoo that can be hidden under jeans.
Who did my treatment:
After doing LOTS of research, I came across Sarah Colton Cosmetics, now based near Yorkshire Sculpture Park, she had been performing this treatment for the last 5 years+ in Yorkshire and on Harley Street in London.
She also works closely with Karen Betts who is also a well-known name in the permanent cosmetics industry.
Sarah has a number of celebrity clients and has been featured on ITV’s ‘This Morning’.
To see the full interview and treatment with Sarah, click on the YouTube video above. Sarah has a 3 month waiting list currently.
What is Microblading?
Unlike a regular tattoo, “microblading is a form of tattoo artistry where pigment is implanted under your skin with a manual handheld tool instead of a machine,” Aava explains. “I draw hair-like strokes with the tool to mimic natural hairs in your brows. Even though it’s not as deep as the regular tattoo, it’s still a tattoo because pigment is implanted under the skin.” – ELLE
How long does Microblading eyebrows last?
Microblading is a form of permanent makeup and the longevity of it varies from person to person as the skin predicts the outcome. On average the colour usually fades out between 3-5 years although keeping them fresh requires a colour boost treatment each year – Sarah Colton Cosmetics
What to do before your Microblading appointment:
- No alcohol for 24 hours before.
- Stop using Vitamin A/ Retinol 2 weeks before
- Avoid using acids and exfoliants 72 hours before
Does it hurt?
Nope, as you can see from the video I am comfortable talking and asking questions. It feels slightly scratchy at times and the left side is always the worst. I just sneezed a few times and it went away.
How long does Microblading take to heal?
7-10 days for the first period.
No washing your face with water until after this period as Sarah says in the video.
Picking, peeling and scratching of the area should be avoided at all costs and can create scaring if this happens.
Avoid makeup and products near the area as this is a fresh wound.
The full healing process can take months to get the true image and I will update this post with my results after my first top up.
How to prevent Microblading from fading?
Avoid acid skin treatments in the brow area and sun damage.
The products Sarah mentions in the video:
Can oily skin have eyebrow tattoos with hair strokes?
Yes. As Sarah explains in the video, every person’s skin is different, and oily skin may not keep the strokes as crisp but a lot of amazing results have been created on oily skin.
How much does it cost?
As Sarah mentions about what to look for when finding the right clinic. Prices vary due to experience and qualifications.
Prices start from £200- £1000
For me, it’s worth working out how much you pay each year for waxing, eyebrow products, brushes, tweezers, and dye.
If it amounts to a lot then this may work out at not much more of an extra cost when you look at how long it will last.
x6 Brow pots per year: £19.99
x 2 Brush per year £18.00
Waxing £10.00 x 5 times a year
= £300 per year x 3 years = £900 (and you may get 5 years out of them which would be £1500)
So you probably don’t realise how much you actually spend on your brows.
If you are interested in my Roaccutane journey I mention in the video please click the link below.
If you have any questions, leave them below!
I will do an update in the next few months.
Im now working with Sarah as a Website and SEO client for her new website, and I can’t wait to start creating something special for her brand!