Semi Permanent makeup is a technique that is being used all over the cosmetic world. This consist of pigmentation of the dermis and producing artificial designs that are very similar to makeup for eyebrows, face, lips and eyelids. It helps those who have lost their eyebrows as a result of old age, genetic disturbance, chemotherapy or any disease. Permanent eyebrow makeup results in enhancing the features of your eyes by the use of colors depending on the amount of pigment used and the design. The color becomes soft after some days, the upper layer of the epidermis is replaced by new epidermal cells.
Perfect eyebrows are in high demand right now so a variety of treatments are being offered to have semi permanent makeup that suits each individual. Microblading and Microshading are two popular techniques being used to transform the eyebrows.
Microblading goes by many names such as micro stroking, eyebrow embroidery, eyebrow feathers, micropigmentation and 3D eyebrow. It has been very popular in Europe and Asia for 25 years, however it’s a new procedure in the United States. The micro blade tool is very similar to the exacto knife but instead one blade it is a series of microneedles. The micro blade is dipped into the color pigment and then used to make a fine cut or stroke into your skin. It’s a process that results in plantation of pigment into your skin; also known as micropigmentation. It is performed by depositing pigments into the upper region of the dermis to make the pigment last. After, with the proper use of the technique; microbladed eyebrows results are very natural.
Microshading is another technique which is also called “powder fill brow”; it is the latest trend in the permanent makeup for eyebrows. It is the transition of a single color from light to dark which provides a permanent effect. It creates a soft powdered effect that resembles eyebrow shadow or pencil, it is similar to micro blading, but instead of using a hair stroke, it creates a softer and fuller effect. It is performed using an electric hand tool with a round configured needle.
Both techniques can be combined, creating an extremely defined and natural eyebrow shape. The difference between micro blading and micro shading is that the technique of micro blading gives you the simulated hair effect and the micro shading technique is powder filled eyebrow which is similar to the look achieved with the makeup. Micro blading lasts for approximately 18 months, but the micro shading lasts for 2 years depending on the different factors such a type of skin and lifestyle. These both techniques are growing in popularity in the United States and these are actually good thing as it allowed the techniques to grow and improve from its origin.