My experience with semi-permanent eyebrows tattoo
So, during ’90s, which were not a good decade for eyebrows, as everybody I over-plucked my eyebrows. I think constant hair removal weakens the hair bulbs and I’ve seen it happens often with blond-haired people. So my eyebrows were very thin and didn’t grow.
When I started my career of make up artist, once our teacher in make up academy told me that my thin eyebrows didn’t suit my face shape at all. Before she told me that, I’d never thought about it before. In fact my face shape is square and my eyebrows were very think and angled. So, from that moment on, I started to make my eyebrows soften in shape and larger. Surely, I like it better.
There were not so many eyebrows products at that time, especially waterproof, so in summer or in the gym it was a disaster. Then I found out waterproof products for eyebrows of make up forever Acqua Brow and then Mac, and lately a waterproof eyeliner by Kat Von D, so I became a real specialist in eyebrow shape and I can do it with my eyes closed, but this everyday routine was a bit tiring.
Finally, all those semi-permanent technique of make up appeared and were getting more and more popular, so I started to have an idea to do my eyebrows.
So, I started to see different professionals, their portfolios, photos before and after, I’ve been thinking over for a lot of time, and I decided. The person where I did my first eyebrow tattoo previously was a make up artist, so I thought its more secure as she understands the shape well.
Here I would like to emphasize: the trick here is that almost no one shows you the sequence of photos of the same person before, after the tattoo treatment, after 2 weeks and after 1 month when they get healed. You see only before and after. That was my mistake. I got attracted by the photos after the treatment, so I didn’t like my final result. I couldn’t come after one month to do the correction of colour, so let’s say I decided to do it again with the same person.
I explained what I wanted, showed all my photos how I do my eyebrows, so we did it again. Let’s say it’s not a very pleasant feeling when they do a tattoo on your face. Anyway, after one month I went again to do a correction, and again I didn’t like the final result: the thin shape, the colour that almost faded away after one month. So I continue to draw my eyebrows at least: I’m satisfied with my shape and it suits my face shape. Surely when I ever decide to do it again, I will do a thorough study of a professional and I will ask for the photos of the clients after one month from the treatment!
Learn how to get the perfect eyebrow shape
Very few of us are born with completely symmetrical faces, which is why the size, shape and position of our features can vary ever so slightly. And when it comes to our eyebrows, one may grow perfectly, arching at just the right point, whereas the other may be sparser and just not play ball regardless of how much tweezing and makeup we apply. So that’s why we go to professionals who can tell us how to get perfect the eyebrow shape.
So how to get perfect eyebrow shape? There are various techniques and the professional you choose must inform what is best for you.
how to shape eyebrows: tips & Techniques
Powdery filled technique:
The “powdery filled” technique involves a filling in or thickening of areas that already have eyebrow hair present with a soft or darker color which varies in transparency. As opposed to creating hairline strokes from scratch to cover bald or thin areas, the powdery filled technique is best for those simply wanting shaping or just an enhancement.
Soft hair stroke technique:
The soft hair stroke method is ideal for those who have very little to no eyebrow hair to begin with. Very fine hairline strokes are created to visually replicate individual natural hairs as opposed to a “block” of solid ink.
This is basically a combination of the shading and hair stroke techniques, whereby strokes are made closer to one another other creating a shaded dimensional appearance.
The Ombre brow comes from using two different brow colors, one lighter than the other. It is more natural looking than solid colour and is the latest craze in eyebrow semi-permanent make up.
The term ‘Ombre’ is from the French word meaning “shaded” or “shading”. Ombre hair colour is generally darker at the roots through the mid-shaft and then gradually gets lighter from the mid-shaft to the ends. For eyebrows the reverse is true: the colour is lightest at the thinnest part of the eyebrow and gets darker to the end.
These techniques require particular skill and precision from your brow expert to make your eyebrows look natural, so make sure to do your research on your brow experts ability before committing, no matter what cost it’s provided to you at, as we have seen some bad brows over the years, some that we couldn’t even help correct.
How do you know what shape semi-permanent eyebrow makeup will suit your face?
During your consultation with the chosen professional, you’ll discuss the look you want to achieve and she’ll design permanent makeup eyebrows to suit your face in a colour that complements your skin tone.
But to give you a heads up on what shape semi-permanent eyebrow make up will suit your face the best, we’ve put together a simple step by step guide.
Step 1: identify your face shape
In order to determine the best shape eyebrow to suit your face, you need to take the shape of your face into consideration. Face shapes are generally oval, long, round, square, heart or diamond shaped.
Depending on your face shape, eyebrows can do many things from shorten and elongate the face, to balance and soften angular features and even add drama.
Step 2: determine which eyebrow shape suits your face shape
Choosing the right eyebrow shape can enhance your face shape by accentuating your eyes, opening up the eye area to give a more youthful appearance and even add definition to your cheekbones.
If you have an oval face, opt for a soft angled eyebrow that starts at the bridge of the nose and goes up into a gentle curve, before dropping down to extend slightly beyond the outer corner of the eye.
Choose more of a flat, horizontal eyebrow with an extended brow tail if you have a long face as it will help to shorten the face and balance your features.
Round faces suit eyebrows with a pronounced vertical arch to add length to the face and to stop it looking so round. A soft angled eyebrow also works well with this face shape too.
Natural eyebrows with soft arch work well with square faces. Opt for curved eyebrows to soften the jawline.
Eyebrows with either a pronounced arch or a rounded, low arch will accentuate heart shaped faces and balance out a delicate jawline.
diamond faces suit both round and curved shaped eyebrows as they help to soften the angular shape of the face.