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Love Your Lashes for the Holidays!

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Ladies. You know we’re all about the brows, right? Well, guess what? Now we’re all about the lashes, too.

Browtique is now offering lash tints and lifts!

Basically, instead of using mascara (gross) or getting lash extensions (time consuming), you can now choose to have your natural lashes tinted black, and then “permanently” curled so that they look longer and fuller.

Now, the reason why the word “permanently” is in quotations, is because lashes fall out. Everyone had a natural lash cycle that lasts 6-8 weeks. This means that after your tint and lift, your lashes will appear dark and full. But as your lashes naturally fall out and replace one another, this appearance eventually goes away.

The good news? Tint and lifts usually look great for about 4-6 weeks!

Bottom line? You can spend $80 and have your lashes look fab throughout the holidays. Seriously. Book today and you’ll thank us when we see you again in January.

AND: if you schedule both a microblading appointment AND a lash tint and lift before November 30th, you’ll receive $50 off your tint and lift!

You want to look super hot for the holidays with ZERO extra work? You got it! Email us at eyebrowtique@gmail.com to book.

xo

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5 Reasons to Try Microblading

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As if you need 5 reasons to try microblading. Right?! But just in case you do, here you go:

Putting on Makeup Sucks

How awesome would it be to not have to fill in your brows every single morning? Pretty awesome, right? This is a huge incentive to getting your brows microbladed. No makeup needed!

Taking off Makeup Sucks

And then this, too. Everyone who’s ever had lash tints and lifts knows how amazing it is to forgo the mascara. It’s the same with brows! Ditch that brow pencil, and just be good to go whenever.

Have Perfect Shape, Every Time

Does this reason seal the deal for you? Because it should! Trying to replicate perfect shape every single morning is hard, ladies.

Hard.

So stop! Once your brows are perfectly microbladed, you have no reason to stress about obtaining that perfect arch, again. We promise.

Microblading Saves Time

Huge bonus! Just think of what you could do with all that extra time! 5 minutes of scrolling through Instagram. Having another cup of coffee. Eating breakfast. Getting to where you need to get on time.

The possibilities are literally endless.

You Deserve It

And this last reason to try microblading is the most important: you deserve to treat yourself to perfect eyebrows. Brows are important. They frame the face. They make your eyes pop. They convey expression.

You deserve that!

We’re willing to bet that you do a lot of things for other people, daily. Correct? Then do this for YOU. Especially because it’s the time of year for busy, crazy, hectic schedules! Give yourself the gift of less makeup, less makeup removal, perfect shape, and an extra 5 minutes.

Give yourself the gift of brows by Browtique.

What are you waiting for? Book your microblading appointment today and sport a pair of perfect brows for the holidays.

Email Laurie at eyebrowtique@gmail.com to book. xo

 

 

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Celebrities + Microblading

Celebrities Lena Dunham

Ladies: let’s talk celebrities and microblading.

In a Vogue interview earlier this year, Lena Dunham spoke candidly about her amazing experience with microblading. In fact, the title of the article is “Lena Dunham on How Microblading Saved Her Eyebrows.”

And Dunham isn’t the only one to feel this way about microblading! Here’s a list of celebrities who swear by the procedure: Hello Magazine cites Bella Throne as being a fan, and last week, eNews reported Minka Kelly, Lorde, and Mandy Moore as having loved the transformation the procedure resulted in.

Also? Adele! Yup.

But There’s More…

Other celebrities who are rumoured to have used microblading to achieve a fuller brow, include Victoria Beckham, Kim Kardashian, Selena Gomez, Jennifer Lawrence, Rhianna, Jessica Alba, and Gwen Stefani.

Everyone is looking for fuller, more feathery-looking brows!

At Browtique, we’ve had extensive training in eyebrow microblading and powder brows. (What are those, you ask?)

Here’s the basic difference between powder brows and microblading: with powder brows, a small tattoo machine is used to insert pigment. This technique differs from microblading in that we create a misty, powder filled brow similar to the look of makeup, as opposed to simulated hair. The tails of the brow are darker, and fade into a light start to the brow, giving a very perfect ombre makeup affect.

The bottom line is that full and rich eyebrows are definitely on-trend, and not going out of style anytime soon! And let’s face it: we’re all tired of the ultra-thin brows we all subjected ourselves to in the 90’s, right?! (I mean, the celebrities we mentioned in this blog post certainly are.)

Wanna Try It?!

If you would like to book a consultation to chat about microblading or powder brows, please do! Give us a call or shoot us an email, and we’ll be happy to meet with you to discuss what look might be right for you.

Interested in more trending eyebrow procedures? (Because there a few odd ones out there…) Check this video out by Refinery29:

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The Science Behind Face Symmetry

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Did you know that the more symmetrical your face, the more others perceive your attractiveness? True story. Face symmetry is a beautiful trait–and there are several studies that prove it!

Discover Magazine says “studies have shown that people prefer symmetrical facial features in the opposite sex, which many scientists think evolved to help people choose the healthiest mate.”[1] But here’s the kicker: a symmetrical face does not actually indicate health—it just makes us think it does!

In a symmetrical face, the left and right sides look exactly like each other. They’re not perfect mirror images, but our eyes read faces with similar proportions on both sides as symmetrical.

Anthony Little, a psychologist at the University of Stirling in Scotland, says “People’s faces usually only differ subtly in symmetry…everyone’s face is slightly asymmetrical, but in different ways.”[2] In the end, many faces seem symmetrical, so symmetry looks normal to us, and we then like it.

face symmetry

In a December 2016 article published in Science News for Students, the publication quotes Little as explaining that the “averageness” refers to how similar a face looks to everyone else’s face. Average, here, does not mean blah and boring. Rather, average faces are a mathematical average of most people’s features.[3]

“Averageness includes all kinds of factors,” says Little. “Such as the size of the features of your face and their arrangement.”[4]

For example, on an unconscious level, the distance between the centers of a woman’s eyes affects whether or not she’s generally considered attractive. People will find her most beautiful when the distance measures just under half of the width of her face.

Researchers from the University of Toronto in Canada and the University of California in San Diego discovered that ratio. Equally as important, is the distance between a woman’s eyes and mouth, which should be just over one-third the height of her face. Both those distances match the population average, or are extremely close to it.[5]

Interesting, right?!

So what does all the science of symmetry mean for YOU? We know you’re thinking it…let Browtique help you get those perfectly symmetrical brows! Since most people would agree that eyebrows frame the face, you can leave our studio knowing that symmetrical brows will make you instantly more attractive.

Umm…you’re welcome. 😉 To book an appointment, visit www.browtique.ca. xo

References

[1] http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2014/08/12/facial-symmetry-attractive-not-because-indicates-health/#.WeUsV2hSw2w

[2] https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/article/what-makes-pretty-face

[3] https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/article/what-makes-pretty-face

[4] https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/article/what-makes-pretty-face

[5] https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/article/what-makes-pretty-face

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Microblading 101

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You know the makeup slogan “Maybe she’s born with it, maybe it’s Maybelline?” Apply that to eyebrows. Eyebrows frame the face, and although we all try to colour them in and thread them and brush them and generally make them look perfect (and hopefully natural), let’s face it: it takes a lot of work, right?

We’re usually not born with perfect, fabulous eyebrows. But Browtique can help with that!

This is where microblading comes in. Microblading is semi-permanent makeup for your brows, so you don’t have to spend twenty minutes each and every morning trying to make them look perfect. You get them done once a year, and you have perfect brows that don’t require additional make-up.

How does this work? Well, we basically take a very sharp instrument and create lines that look like hairs, in a shade that compliments your natural hair colour. This process takes anywhere from 2-3 hours, and takes about 7-10 days to heal and look perfect. It’s a quick fix for rocking awesome brows for 365 days at a time.

Seriously.

We know you have more questions, so here’s a little Q&A to cover what we haven’t touched on yet:

What products are used?

The pigments used in cosmetic tattooing come in a variety of colours specially formulated with iron oxide as the ingredients safe for skin. We do not use pigments made from organic ingredients, as they have a high-risk of carrying bacteria and causing allergic reactions.

How much does it cost?

Microblading typically costs around $400, including the 6-week touch-up. Drop by for a consultation to receive an exact, personalized quote.

Does it hurt?

Browtique uses a highly effective, topical anesthetic cream for numbing before and during your procedure, to ensure you remain as comfortable as possible. Pain threshold levels vary from person to person, and every effort is made to ensure you remain comfortable.

More FAQs can be found on our website HERE.

Browtique has been Abbotsford’s premier microblading studio for over a year, and in that time, we’ve gifted hundreds of women with gorgeous brows. Contact us to book your consultation today, and if you’re still not sure about this complete process, see what others have to say via Facebook Reviews.

So don’t worry if you weren’t born with brows to die for; we can make you look like you were.

Chat soon!