Updated: Apr 14
Are you confused about the different Microblading procedures and what is right for you?
Article: Microblading Los Angeles By Tinted Liquid
Terminology of Microblading
In case you have been hiding under a rock these past few years, you’ve probably heard of Microblading “Permanent Cosmetic Tattooed brows.”
With the recent popularity, Microblading has spawned off into different “styles” of Microbading techniques that will give you a different brow look.
Here’s how they differ and what you need to know before making your decision.
The “end goal,” is for anyone looking for a natural brow that doesn’t smudge and will last.
Microblading uses a special hand-held pen with very fine needles at the end (12 to 18 needles), lined up like a comb. The technician will dip the edges of the needles into brow pigment and scratch the surface of the skin in a hair-like pattern, depositing pigment into the Epidermis (first layer of skin.)
Microfeathering – Microfeathering (feather touch) uses the same Semi-Permanet tattooing method as Miroblading except it doesn’t change the current shape of the brows. It is just filling in sparce areas of the brows with hair-like strokes. Microfeathering is cheaper in cost than Microblading because the procedure is a lot less time intensive to create.
Embroidery – Embroidery brows are merely the same as Microbladed brows.
Microshading – This method is to create a soft, natural powdered look (like eyebrow powder). Microshading uses an electric hand tool or manual tool with single to multiple fine needles pointing in a downward direction. The tips of these needles deposit tiny dots of pigment onto the skin to add volume to the brows giving the illusion of fuller, thicker brows.
EYEBROW MICROSHADING (POWDER EFFECT)
Ombre brows - The biggest difference between Ombre brows and Microblading is the different technique and how the pigment is deposited into the skin. Unlike Microblading, which uses a pen-like hand tool to carve small cuts into the skin, the powder brow technique is achieved using an electric machine with a single needle that deposits pigment into the skin in hundreds of tiny dots that create a powder effect. The results are less harsh and the color can be tailored to the client’s wishes (light vs. dark).
Micropigmentation – Also known as Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) The goal of SMP isn’t to create hair-like strokes as you would when Microblading eyebrows, but instead to use tiny, layered dots in different hues of black to replicate the look of a shadow on your scalp. This style, referred to as pointillism, is done to create natural-looking depth and definition. A skilled practitioner will work to ensure the dots look like a natural hair follicle and blend in seamlessly with your complexion.
3D vs. 6D - 3D eyebrow embroidery is meant for those who wish to make their thin eyebrows thick, giving it extra width, boldness and strength. Stroking technique is applied with the help of machines in combination with 3D eyebrow embroidery. On the other hand, 6D eyebrow embroidery is a fairly new technique being practiced with the use of blades. Unlike 3D, no machines are used in 6D. Natural looking eyebrow embroidery is done matching exactly the same color and texture as you are born with. 6D eyebrow embroidery is used to make thick and bold eyebrows thin and sharp.