FAQ

WHAT IS MICROBLADING?

*Recommended for dry skin with adequate amount of brow hair.

Microblading is a semi-permanent eyebrow procedure that uses a fine blade to place semi-permanent pigment into the surface of the skin. The effect very closely mimics the look and detail of actual brow hairs, creating a bolder, natural-looking brow. This procedure does not require a tattoo gun and is quite different from a traditional tattoo in terms of procedure, permanency, colour, detail, and overall look. 

Microblading is simply the best way to create natural-looking brows. It can also be referred to as eyebrow embroidery or feathering.

WHAT IS MICROSHADING/
OMBRÉ SHADING?

*Recommended for any skin type with or without brow hair.

Microshading and ombré shading is also a semi-permanent eyebrow procedure where it uses a needle that places semi-permanent pigment in the upper layer of skin in a stippling technique. The overall look of the eyebrows once it has healed is more of a filled-in make-up look compared to the hair-like look of microblading. Some clients prefer this type of look or if someone has an oily skin complexion, this procedure might be more ideal for better healed results. 

WHAT IS COMBINATION BROWS?

*Recommended for any skin type with or without brow hair.

This is the best of both worlds – combining microblading and ombré shading together. Usually microblading is completed at the fronts of the brows to keep it looking more hair-like and fluffy and ombré shading is completed in the middle of the brows to the tails to keep the shape looking defined and more filled-in. If your skin-type is more oily, this method is great for retention longevity. If you are unsure which technique will be ideal for your brow goals, please email us at info@minibrow.com for our professional opinion.

WHAT IS LASH ENHANCEMENT?

Lash enhancement is eyeliner tattoo that is done along the eyelashes to define the eyes without the look of heavy makeup. Normally it is about 0.3cm – 0.5cm in thickness and is placed within the lash line to create an extremely subtle and natural looking eyeline. It is recommended for those seeking to enhance the natural size of their eyes or wish to look more alert with the look of minimal makeup.

WHAT IS DESIGN & WINGED EYELINER?

Designed & winged eyeliner is usually thicker and bolder eyeliner tattoo with winged tails at either straight or upward angels depending on the preference of client. Thickness and length are fully customized to client preference and it is recommended for those who prefer bolder and dramatic makeup look.

IS THE PROCEDURE SAFE?

Each procedure is done under strict sanitation and sterilization rules. A well-trained, certified semi-permanent makeup artist administers each procedure using disposable needles and parts.

IS THE PROCEDURE PAINFUL?

Highly effective topical anesthetic cream is used to numb the area to be treated. This helps to alleviate any minor discomfort you may experience during the procedure. Comfort levels varies according to individual pain threshold and response to anesthetics. Some people describe what they feel as ‘irritation’, ‘vibration’, or ‘a slight burning sensation’.

ARE THERE ANY ALLERGIC REACTIONS TO THE PIGMENTS?

The pigments used on all our procedures are hypoallergenic and reactions to these products are extremely rare. However, after care instructions should be strictly followed to prevent any bacterial infection.

WHAT WILL THE FINAL COLOR LOOK LIKE?

Color will always look darker and more intense immediately following a procedure. It will gradually lighten and soften upon healing, which should take about 3 to 7 days and continue to lighten over several weeks.

HOW LONG DOES SEMI-PERMANENT MAKEUP LAST?

Semi-permanent makeup will last up to 2-3 years. It will gradually fade over time and we recommend that our clients come in for an annual touch-up to maintain a good shape and colour. However, the frequency of touch-ups depend on a number of factors including: your skin type, lifestyle (sun exposure), iron deficiency (your body absorbs iron-oxide as a supplement), and if any chemical peels come into contact with treated areas. 

 

AM I AN IDEAL CANDIDATE FOR SEMI-PERMANENT MAKEUP?

Semi-permanent makeup is a safe and reliable procedure and suitable for most people.  However, if you have any of the following conditions, please consult with your doctor before attempting any one of our procedures and bring a doctor’s note with you to your appointment.  If you have any of the following conditions and do not have a legitimate doctor’s note with approval, we cannot perform this procedure for you. There are no exceptions to this rule.

  • Pregnant and/or breast-feeding

  • On blood thinning medication

  • Have had injections/fillers in the brow area within the last 3 months

If you have any other medical conditions that you are unsure of, please email us at info@minibrow.com and we will be happy to answer any other health related questions.