makeup artist, author of the blog My Face But Better. Makeup we’re about to find out.
Eyebrows play an important role not only on the face, but in the modern economy. While we joke about architecture (as well as surveying and engineering) eyebrows, entrepreneurs are not asleep. Courses microbleeding and tattoo offer dozens of schools and private teachers, and they last from two to six days. Every week several new graduates ready to offer their services for a price slightly below the average, and sometimes for free. The results of their work you can see it every day — it’s hard to miss, and even harder to forget. But even going to a recommended and experienced technician does not guarantee cool results: one unpleasant set of circumstances and you can sign up for laser removal. Spoiler: it will also be expensive and painful.
What can go wrong?
- Change the color of the pigment. The most common side effect in a few months, the pigment can go in red or blue. In this case, you will not be able to save time on morning make-up — have each day to adjust the hue of cosmetics. The color can change at any moment of pregnancy, a course of medication or severe stress can greatly to affect him. Have worried and before the MRI: the most common pigments is a metal oxide, and a powerful magnet can to influence them.
- The ideal form is not guaranteed. Permanent makeup is not very different from other tattoos and, with time, loses clarity. Traced the fine hairs may merge into a unibrow or turn into leopard spots, and sharp graphic, kink — rounded. The form is influenced by facial expressions and aging: if the tattoo will stay on the face for a long time, can return asymmetry. In women older eyebrows can “fly” to the top — gravity are more prone to lower part of the face.
- Your own hair may occur in nature. For example, they may want to grow in the same direction as drawn, and puff up in all directions. The result is an eyebrow with an obvious split personality.
- Abandon all hope that the tattoo will come down in a year or two. Perhaps, you are the winner of the genetic lottery, is able to keep the tattoo unchanged for many years.
What if you make microbleeding?
But there is microbleeding — he’s more gentle, this light-tattoo. Surprisingly, and here, too, not some solid pros. Someone will say that it is at least not as painful as a classic tattoo. But is it possible to call an easy procedure in which the skin make many small cuts? Pigment injected into the skin using the blade, trying to get directly into the dermis. It is “trying” — not all masters are able to each “hair” to enter at the same depth, and it is the most common cause of irregular fading of the tattoo. But if the cuts are shallow and pigment will remain in the epidermis and will come down within a month — just wither away together with the cells of the stratum corneum.
You promise that the result will be very natural, and the hairs could not be distinguished from natural! Beautiful pictures in the portfolio are almost always removed immediately after the procedure, on the first day. After fresh injuries to the edges of the wounds are compressed and the lines are incredibly thin and smooth. The pigment is still bright and has not spread. Remember how to heal scratches: they are imperfectly fused, and a scar is always a little wider than the wound. The same thing happens with painted hair — they become thicker and a little wavy. In this case, all clients were asked to make a correction — even a few cuts that are healing when you can behave exactly the same.
Master of microbleeding convince you that this procedure is safer tattooing. But we know that any cut, a scar will remain. And if they are more than a dozen? The pigment wears off in a year or two, and the surface of the skin may never return to normal condition. Moreover, deep cuts can damage the hair follicles and lose the ability to grow a furry eyebrow in a natural way.
But it’ll come off in a few months, continue to convince us. Unfortunately, there is no guarantee the longevity of microbleeding. Pigment still like to get under the epidermis: using a needle or blade. Change of shade and its fading depends only on the features of your body and lifestyle.
If you really want to do the eyebrow once and for all — start with a thorough fitting. You can make a correction by painting with henna with different masters and compare your sensations. To see on your new, striking eyebrows and hear a comforting “Yes, paint in a couple of days wash off” — priceless. First of all, because it’s true.
Text Lena Igrade