Microblading is one of the latest services to take the industry by storm! Also referred to as 3D or 6D brows, microblading is a permanent makeup technique where hair strokes are etched into your skin using a handheld tool rather than a machine. It lasts up to 18 months when done correctly and once you have it, you don't have to worry about filling in your brows with powder or pencil. Your brows will look super natural and full.
Microblading and eyelash extensions go hand in hand. With both, it can create a dramatic change for the better in your appearance and give you a polished look. While I don't offer microblading, I have referred many of my Clients to different artists throughout the Bay Area. There is a common thing I see with most of my Clients and I want to share some of my insight with you.
After getting microblading, it takes 7-14 days for your brows to heal. During this time, you have to follow instructions of your brow artist to get the best results. Those instructions may include not washing your brows and putting ointment on your brows to assist in the healing process. The ointment is usually oil based and a small amount goes a long way. If you're not careful about how much you use, you'll l loose more lash extensions than usual because as your body heats up, it softens the ointment and moves to your eyelids.
So what can you do to keep your lashes while healing from microblading?
SCHEDULE MORE FREQUENT TOUCH UPS
While your brows are healing, schedule a touch up after the first week of getting the procedure done. That will help to ensure you keep your lash extensions looking great. Since you have a follow up appointment after a few weeks for fine tuning of your microblading, you may need to schedule appointments a week or so sooner than your regular touch up schedule.
USE HEALING OINTMENT SPARINGLY
A microblading artist once told me that most of their Clients over-do the ointment. You don't need that much in order to get the best results. Since your skin is peeling, all you need is enough to hydrate your skin and keep it moist while healing.
USE EYESHADOW OR TRANSLUCENT POWDER
Powder is a great tool to absorb oil. In fact, I tell my Clients with oily skin to use it on their lids even if they haven't had microblading done. It may not absorb all of the ointment that moves to your lids but it's better than nothing. Use only on your lids as while you're healing, you cannot put any makeup on top of the microblading.
Lastly, the most important step you can take to make your lashes last whether you have microblading done or not is to keep your lashes clean. Although you can't wash your brows, you can wash your lashes. Using a gentle, oil free cleanser such as Eccellent Foaming Cleanser will help to keep your lashes looking good for as long as possible.
I hope this helps and if you're looking for a good microblading artist in your area, feel free to send me an email. I know a lot that I can refer your to.