What You Should Know about Microblading Your Brows


The term “microblading” has been around for a few years now, but many people still don’t know what it’s all about. Celebrities have certainly caught on, though: Madonna has had her eyebrows microbladed, and Bella Thorne even Snapchatted her entire procedure.

But what exactly happens when you get microbladed? Is it different from getting old-school eyebrow tattoos? And how much does it cost?

Keep reading to get the skinny on the treatment that’ll make your brows, er, not so skinny:

It’s Technically a Type of Tattoo

So what’s the difference between an eyebrow tattoo and microblading? An eyebrow tattoo is a permanent procedure, which uses a machine to penetrate pigment deep into the skin. Microblading involves using a hand tool with nine or more tiny needles to create shallower cuts on the skin and then letting pigment seep in.

At Browtique, we combine both techniques to create an amazing result that you’ll love.

The combination of microblading and shading (tattooing) gives the artist complete control over the look any specific client is going for. Ultimately, the end result is crisp, hairlike strokes.

While people going through health issues (like thyroid or cancer treatment) that lend to thin, sparse or no brows are very common microblading candidates, people with very beautiful, envy-worthy brows come in to see us. Those clients typically just want to correct some asymmetry, or perfect the look they already have.

Bottom line? Microblading is for everyone.

Expect Your Appointment Time to Vary

A typical appointment is around two hours. We take a lot of measurements, and draw the outline. It’s very much a conversation because we want every client to be completely comfortable before we move to the next step.

Measuring and perfecting the look can take about 30 minutes. After that, it takes about 60-90 minutes for the actual procedure.

Don’t Drink Your Face Off the Night Before

If you’re drinking alcohol in excess before coming in or the night before, it’ll cause you to bleed more,  which can negatively impact your results. If you’re bleeding a lot, the pigment won’t be able to penetrate into the skin.

So stick to water the day before your procedure, please!

Plan to Stay Out of the Sun and Water for a Week

It Hurts More for Some People than for Others

There is some discomfort to the procedure, and everyone’s pain level is slightly different. We use a long-lasting, fast-acting numbing cream while we’re doing the microblading. It’s good to anticipate some pain, but it won’t be as bad as you fear.

It’ll Cost You $400, But It’s Worth It

If you’re tired of filling in your brows every day, but you want the freedom to be able to change your look every few years, this procedure might be the perfect investment. And there’s an added bonus: after getting your eyebrows microbladed, you may find yourself putting all your makeup brushes down.

Clients with fierce microbladed eyebrows often don’t feel the need to wear much additional makeup at all, because when your brows are groomed and perfected, you just have a fresh, polished look!

Contact us to book an appointment today.


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Facial Symmetry + Beauty

face symmetry

Did you know that the more symmetrical your face, the more others perceive your attractiveness? Truth! Facial symmetry is deemed inherently beautiful–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: facial symmetry 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 this:

“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.

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 the science of facial 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.

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