Ombré Powder Brows vs. Microblading

You’ve definitely heard of microblading when it comes to semi-permanent eyebrow tattoos, but what exactly is it? The rapid growth of social media in the last decade has fueled the rapid rise in popularity of microblading in the United States, quickly displacing its outmoded predecessor, the traditional tattoo technique, which left a generation of women with discolored blue, purple, or green eyebrows, among other things. Microblading has gained popularity among the general public as a result of the hyper-realistic impression provided by hairlike strokes shaved into the skin.

Let’s fast forward a few of years. While microblading was becoming more popular in the Western world, a newer and more sophisticated method known as Ombré Powder Brows (also known as powder, mist, microshading, ombré shading, or stardust brows) was emerging in Asia at the same time. Ombré Powder Brows are distinct from regular tattooing in that they are surface work, which means that the application is done on the epidermis layer of the skin rather than the dermis layer. The method is characterized by its name, with the end product being powdery with a fading front and a sharp tail, evoking the appearance of cosmetics in the process. In within the past 3-4 years, ombré powder brows have begun to gain momentum in the United States, frequently converting individuals who had previously had microblading treatment done. There are many reasons for this:

So, what is it about ombré powder brows that has made them the next big thing?

MODERATELY INVASIVE: Ombré powder brows are created with a tiny machine that disperses incredibly fine dots of colour evenly into and over the skin using an airbrush or shading method. Microblading is a technique that involves the use of a hand-tool to make incisions or tiny cuts into the skin. Repeated incisions into the same locations can cause additional harm to the skin over time as the skin becomes more sensitive.

EXTREMELY LESS PAIN AND BLEEDING: Ombré powder eyebrows are less unpleasant than microblading because of the airbrush-like method that we use, which causes less harm to the skin than the blading process used in microblading. The latter also causes incisions in the skin, which results in increased bleeding. In the case of ombré powder brows, just a little amount of blood is exposed throughout the treatment. Some of our customers have said that receiving ombré powder brows is akin to the feeling of having an electric toothbrush rubbed against their skin or quick tweezing; nevertheless, since a needle is used, some pain should be anticipated.

DURABILITY: While results may vary depending on factors like as lifestyle, skin type, health and personal preferences, one ombré powder eyebrows session using high-quality pigments can last on average two to three years. However, microblading has a high risk of healing blotchy, spot-tight, or with blurred strokes, necessitating frequent touch-ups and causing greater long-term wear and tear on the skin, ultimately exhausting the skin’s lifespan capacity more rapidly than traditional tattooing or permanent makeup. When the skin is injured, the body responds by producing collagen fibers to mend the wound, which results in the formation of a scar. Both treatments will ultimately dull the skin in this manner indefinitely, therefore selecting the most appropriate procedure to preserve the integrity of your skin is crucial.

SUITABLE FOR ALL SKIN TYPES : For people with oily skin, Ombré powder brows are a terrific alternative to microblading, which is not ideal for them. With oily skin, it is necessary to touch up the microblading numerous times, which results in additional stress to the skin.

APPEARS TO BE NATURAL: While ombré powder brows have a more “filled-in” appearance, the healed results seem to be a lightly colored brow pencil or powder in appearance. Our customers’ ombré powder eyebrows may look more saturated and bold immediately after the treatment, but they will gradually fade by 20-30 percent, leaving a very soft finish and shape that will enable them to swiftly maintain their brows in the future.