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Microblading Takes Brows from Burden to Blessing

ZOE-MILAN-STUDIOS, PERMANENT-MAKEUP, PERMANNET-EYEBROWS, EYEBROWS-ON-FLEEK, MICROBLADING, THREADING, EYEBROWS, BROWS, 13For most women, eyebrows have been a source of insecurity, uncertainty, and for a very small few, confidence, since our middle school years. But, now that eyebrows have become the facial feature that defines your personal beauty look, the pressure has escalated.

If you’re like us, the middle school years meant tweezing (usually in an excessive fashion) or waxing, from your mom’s hair stylist. These practices can leave your brows looking sparse or overly thin. Makeup has, up until this point, been one of the best options for correcting your brows’ natural flaws. Pencils helped sketch misshapen arches, powders to fill in the bald spots, gels to hold everything in place, and waxes for boosting color. All of those products and tasks make for a time consuming and expensive beauty regimen.

Thankfully, after years of trial-and-error and too many makeup products, microblading has given us a more promising brow horizon. Microblading is a semi-permanent solution to troubled and tired do-it-yourself brow fixes. This variation of tattooing involves a trained technician using a manual tool with several tiny needles to implant pigment into the dermal second layer of skin.

The technician will sketch a shape that is best suited for your face size and structure, and will make adjustments to fit your personal tastes. After you are both pleased with the sketch, they’ll begin working their semi-permanent magic, using the handheld tool to create fine, hair-like strokes. Unlike traditional permanent makeup or tattooing, microblading yields incredibly natural, subtle, and defined results.

The process is short, usually lasting between one and two hours, and for the most part, sweet. Though most people experience some mild discomfort from microblading, it has been described as a light scratching, and is for most, completely tolerable. Your technician will recommend touch ups and give you a simple maintenance routine to help extend the life of your new perfectly arched and defined brows. Though the procedure can be somewhat costly, it will certainly cut down on time and money previously spent to build new brows as part of your everyday routine.

ZOE-MILAN-STUDIOS, PERMANENT-MAKEUP, PERMANNET-EYEBROWS, EYEBROWS-ON-FLEEK, MICROBLADING, THREADING, EYEBROWS, BROWS, 12The words permanent and tattoo can make microblading an intimidating process, but this option is nothing to be afraid of. Do your homework and ask around to find a trained and trusted professional, who should be able to show you a portfolio of brows they have worked on. Finally, be honest and open with your technician about your feelings on the procedure and the brow sketch they have done. They want to make you happy and help you feel most confident, with newly defined, shapely brows. For more information regarding microblading, [Click Here].

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Four Easy Steps to Better Brows

ZOE-MILAN-STUDIOS, PERMANENT-MAKEUP, PERMANNET-EYEBROWS, EYEBROWS-ON-FLEEK, MICROBLADING, THREADING, EYEBROWS, BROWS, 11There are now tons of options for taking your eyebrows to the next level, but Seventeen Magazine recently wrote about the four easiest things you can do to enhance your brows. Whether you have thick, shapely brows or thin, sparse brows, these tips will help you feel more confident without breaking the bank.

Benefit Cosmetic’s Jared Bailey responded to some common eyebrow complaints, helping to teach women how to work with their natural brows.

Nobody has perfectly even brows. “Remember, your brows are sisters, not twins, so don’t try to fight Mother Nature,” Bailey said. “Enhance and even out what you do have with a pencil.”

Bailey suggests using a pencil to fill in any large areas, like patchy spots or scars, and using the narrow end of a brow pencil to add definition at the brow tail. Then, blend the color with a spoolie, for an even and complete look. Bailey’s weapon of choice is the Benefit Cosmetics Goof Proof Brow Pencil, complete with two tip sizes and a spoolie, available for $24.

Sparse brows may make you feel self conscious in this big, bold brow craze. But, don’t fret! Bailey has a fix for that. First, he recommends either plucking stray hairs or seeing a professional to shape your brows, which he says can actually give them a fuller appearance. To add volume, try a tinted brow gel. The fibers will adhere to even the finest brow hairs, mimicking the appearance of real hair. Bailey recommends trying Benefit Cosmetic’s Gimme Brow gel, also available for $24.

To make thin brows stand out from the inner end to the tail, Bailey suggests using a soft pomade, which is good for sculpting, defining, and filling in bare spots.

“Dip an angled brush into the product, then make short hair-like strokes through the broke, from the inner corners out. Blend with a spoolie to soften the look,” Bailey said. His favorite is the Milani Stay Put Brow Color, available for just $13.

ZOE-MILAN-STUDIOS, PERMANENT-MAKEUP, PERMANNET-EYEBROWS, EYEBROWS-ON-FLEEK, MICROBLADING, THREADING, EYEBROWS, BROWS, 9For brows that are already full and thick, but a little unruly, try a brow wax to enhance the shape and hold brow hairs in place. “Most girls with full brows think they don’t need to fill them in, but defining the natural brow line creates a clean shape,” Bailey said.

Use an angled brush to apply wax along the edges of the brows. Then go over the wax with powder, and finally, use a clear brow gel to lock everything into place. Pair Bailey’s recommended Benefit Cosmetics Brow Zing for $32 with NYC New York ColorShow Time Lash & Brow Clear Mascara for $1.87 to achieve thick, clean brows. For more information regarding bettering your brows, [Click Here].

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Microblading Tips From NYC’s Eyebrow Doctor

ZOE-MILAN-STUDIOS, PERMANENT-MAKEUP, PERMANNET-EYEBROWS, EYEBROWS-ON-FLEEK, MICROBLADING, THREADING, EYEBROWS, BROWS, 3There are plenty of DIY options for vamping your brows—pencils, powders, pigments, gels, and stencils—but when you can’t seem to achieve the result you want, there are more permanent options you can explore. Microblading is the semi-permanent solution to thin, sparse, and misshapen brows that beauty insiders and celebrities can’t stop talking about.

With microblading, a professional makeup artist uses a small handheld tool to implant pigment into the first layer of skin in fine, hair-like strokes. Though microblading is a form of tattooing, a different type of pigment is used and is not implanted as deeply into the skin during microblading.

The microblading process if fairly simple and most people experience very minimal pain. To prepare for your microblading session, New York City microblading guru Piret Aava (“The Eyebrow Doctor”) recommends you not drink alcohol, take aspirin, or use retinol for at least a week before the treatment. This will help cut down on bleeding during the treatment.

Nearly all professionals will apply a numbing cream to the brow area before beginning the process. Most of Aava’s clients report that the process is more comfortable than the traditional tattooing process, but some discomfort is still present.

“Some feel more [pain] than others. Overall it feels like little scratches,” Aava said. “You feel it, but it’s not unbearable. It’s not like having a baby.”

Aava stresses the importance of meeting with an artist before the treatment to make sure you are comfortable with them and their process. For her, one of the most important parts of giving her customers the best microblading experience is taking her time. She blocks off at least two hours for each client, because she doesn’t like to make anyone feel rushed.

Aftercare is very important to achieving long lasting results from microblading. Aava emphasizes keeping any unnecessary moisture off your face immediately following the treatment.

ZOE-MILAN-STUDIOS, PERMANENT-MAKEUP, PERMANNET-EYEBROWS, EYEBROWS-ON-FLEEK, MICROBLADING, THREADING, EYEBROWS, BROWS, 6If you experience any redness, itching, or irritation, she says Vaseline will help, though most professionals will provide you with aftercare ointments at your first appointment. The color of your brows will be slightly darker at first, but will lighten 30-40% in the weeks following your treatment. The cost for microblading treatments vary depending on location, but Aava warns against services that cost much less than competitive prices. Because this is a form of tattooing, choosing an experienced technician will ensure your treatment is safe and gives you the results you desire. Depending on your skin type and upkeep, microblading results can last up to three years. For more information regarding microblading tips, [Click Here].

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Get Celeb Caliber Brows, Lashes, and Locks

ZOE-MILAN-STUDIOS, PERMANENT-MAKEUP, PERMANNET-EYEBROWS, EYEBROWS-ON-FLEEK, MICROBLADING, THREADING, EYEBROWS, BROWS, 4How do celebrities like Kim Kardashian look like they just left the salon every day? Most rely on high-tech, long lasting professional treatments to keep their eyebrows, eyelashes, and hair looking Red Carpet ready.

Lucy Mecklenburgh, Kylie Jenner, and celebs around the world flaunt bold, shapely brows day-in and day-out. Many celebs use microblading to get and keep a perfect set of eyebrows. Microblading, also called eyebrow embroidery, is a semi-permanent eyebrow enhancing treatment. During the microblading process, a trained technician uses a small handheld tool to make fine hair-like strokes with semi-permanent pigment, adding shape and body to create flawless brows.

“This method is ideal for anyone wanting to enhance the look of their eyebrows— regardless of how thick or sparse they are naturally,” said Sian Dellar, semi-permanent makeup specialist.

Microblading takes a little more time and costs a bit more money than the waxing or threading you may be used to, but for most clients the long-lasting results are more than worth it. With proper aftercare and touch-ups, the results from microblading can last over a year.

Your brows aren’t the only things that should be on fleek—vamp up your lashes with the celeb-celebrated eyelash lift. Vicki Pattison, Jess Wright, and Michelle Keegan have all raved about the results from lifting their eyelashes, which helps open up the eyes and create a fresh, awake look.

The treatment lifts the lashes from the roots, then tints them to give you defined, curled, and lengthened lashes that last for six to eight weeks. You can even add mascara over the lift to glamorize your look.

“I didn’t expect much, but wow! My eyes looked bigger and fresher instantly. I felt confident skipping mascara and when I did reach for it, I only need a quick layer,” Amber Ascroft, Reveal beauty writer, said. “There wasn’t the awful shedding stage you get with falsies, they just gradually went back to normal after couple of months.”

ZOE-MILAN-STUDIOS, PERMANENT-MAKEUP, PERMANNET-EYEBROWS, EYEBROWS-ON-FLEEK, MICROBLADING, THREADING, EYEBROWS, BROWS, 5The Kardashian sisters can’t get enough of smooth, silky hair. Their stylist, Jen Atkin, says they are “obsessed” with in-salon smoothing and relaxing hair treatments. These treatments range from four-week keratin blow dries to tame and nourish, to three-month Brazilian blowouts for very coarse hair. Atkin recommends using sulfate-free products after any salon treatment to help the results last as long as possible.

In choosing the treatment that’s best for your hair, “consider everything from hair type to desired style—whether you want to go straighter or just smoother,” said Andrew Barton, creative director at Urban Retreat at Harrods. For more information regarding celeb Caliber brows, [Click Here].

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Is Two Really Better Than One? Meet the Under Eyebrow Trend

ZOE-MILAN-STUDIOS, PERMANENT-MAKEUP, PERMANENT-EYEBROWS, MICROBLADING, THREADING, EYEBROWS-ON-FLEEK,25French women always seem to be leading the pack when it comes to beauty trends. From revolutionary skin care programs, to the cat-eye winged eyeliner and wispy bangs, French women led the rest of us to trendy new looks. When it comes to eyebrow trends, French beauty gurus are no further behind.

This time, as seen on Pinterest, the French are taking the bold brow to a whole other level with the under eyebrow. According to Allure Magazine, the under eyebrow, also called the “painted brow” and “Eyebrow 2.0,” is a beauty trend that “paints a brow line underneath your own brow.” Using liners, liquids, and shadows in various textures and colors, a line is traced along the crease of the brow, sometimes very close to the brow and other times slightly below the brow, to create the under brow look.

On designer’s fall 2016 runways, models have been seen with under eyebrow looks in bold hues and glittery designs, which stylists and makeup artists believe enhances the natural brow’s arch and draws attention to the eye itself. Makeup artist Alexander James called brows “the feature that give the face the most expression and character,” and thinks that for this reason, the brow should be played up in fun and unique ways, especially with color.

“When you play [your eyebrows] up or play with color near them, you create a specific, personality driven look, “ James added.

ZOE-MILAN-STUDIOS, PERMANENT-MAKEUP, PERMANENT-EYEBROWS, MICROBLADING, THREADING, EYEBROWS-ON-FLEEK,20To achieve the look like an under eyebrow pro, Cosmo suggests you “fill in a brow shape below your actual brows, or freehand it by tracing underneath your eyebrow.” Because completely freehanding a brow can be intimidating, consider using a stencil for your first few tries.

While adding a bold swipe of blue along your brow bone doesn’t necessarily alter your eyebrows themselves, it does draw more attention to them. To truly nail the under eyebrow, make sure your brows are shaped and filled, so the eye is eventually drawn to a bold work of art, framed by a shimmery, bright under brow. To create your best brows, experiment with the wide array of brow brushes, pencils, and gels on the market, or consider something more permanent and hassle free, like microblading or henna brows. To keep your brows in shape, try threading as an alternative to tweezing.

Stock up on your favorite bright and glittery products, and keep your eye out for the newest eyebrow trend to make its way to American runways and stores. For more information regarding brow trends, [Click Here].

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Try Tinting Brows for a Fuller, Bolder Look

ZOE-MILAN-STUDIOS, PERMANENT-MAKEUP, PERMANENT-EYEBROWS, MICROBLADING, THREADING, EYEBROWS-ON-FLEEK,172016 is the year for big, bold brows. But, brow grooming doesn’t just help us stay trendy, it also means we can opt for less makeup and maintain a low maintenance beauty routine, if we so choose. Eyebrow tinting is one professional option that will enhance your natural brows, for a bolder, more defined look.

Unlike most grooming options, eyebrow tinting does not actually remove any hair, though it can be done in addition to hair removal. Instead, tinting uses permanent vegetable dye to amplify brow color, shape, and thickness. The results are immediate, and without redness or irritation, your tinted brows are ready to be flaunted right after the treatment.

“Tinting instantly makes you look groomed and adds more structure,” said Umbreen Sheikh, owner of Wink Brow Bar in New York City. “You don’t have to fill them in everyday or use powder, so it’s also convenient.”

The most obvious benefit of tinting is enhancing the color of your brows, making it an especially enticing option for fair-haired beauties. “Tinting is ideal if you were born with pale, fine Renaissance brows because you get a stronger looking definition and edge to your look,” said Maribeth Madron, makeup artist and Maybelline New York brow expert.

But, that’s not to say that those with dark eyes, skin, or brows can’t benefit from tinting too. With a range of shade options, dark brown is the most popular choice for a bold, but natural look. “Most people benefit from going a bit darker or richer than their natural color,” Kristie Streicher, a Los Angeles-based brow expert, said. She, like most brow wizzes, suggests going one to two shades darker than your natural hair color.

Tinting can also help transition your entire look to suit a totally new hair color. Other than enhancing your brow shade, tinting also gives your brows a thicker, more voluminous look. In the midst of the bold brow trend, tinting can rescue naturally fine or over-plucked brows. “The dye tends to coat the hair, so afterward the diameter of each hair is bigger. It’s almost like putting a gloss on your head; it’s going to make your hair look thicker and healthier,” Madron said.

Tinting also helps to grab and enhance the fine blonde brow hairs that you probably didn’t even realize you had. This is why it is such an appealing option for those who feel their brows are too short. A professional will apply the tint so that it coats the fine hairs at the tail of the brow, to create a more elongated look.

ZOE-MILAN-STUDIOS, PERMANENT-MAKEUP, PERMANENT-EYEBROWS, MICROBLADING, THREADING, EYEBROWS-ON-FLEEK,19Like any other beauty process, brow tinting requires upkeep. “Brow tints are similar to a glaze on your hair. The tint slowly begins to fade after two weeks, and will be totally gone after week four,” said Jared Bailey of Benefit Cosmetics.

Tinted brows fade faster than more permanent options, like permanent makeup or microblading, and may still require some powder or gel in your problem areas. But, tinting is a great option for those who aren’t ready to make a huge brow commitment.

It is important that you have your brows tinted by a licensed professional, with training and experience. Ask your friends for referrals and read reviews on the internet to select a stylist you like and trust. For more information regarding tinting brows, [Click Here].

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Microblading Creates the Latest Brow Buzz

ZOE-MILAN-STUDIOS, PERMANENT-MAKEUP, PERMANENT-EYEBROWS, MICROBLADING, THREADING, EYEBROWS-ON-FLEEK,2Almost everywhere you look, the shelves are stocked with new eyebrows kits, pencils, powders, and gels, all claiming to help you build the Audrey Hepburn brows of your dreams. The latest eyebrow-transforming product is not found on the shelves, though. Microblading, a semi-permanent brow enhancement, is unlike any other type of eyebrow treatment on the market.

Microblading is much different than the waxing, threading, and tweezing that many of us are so familiar with, because when done by a professional, microblading has the power to totally transform any type of brow into a bold, perfectly arched work of art. Though the semi-permanent process comes at a steeper price than traditional brow grooming solutions, the brag-worthy results last between one and three years, and the permanent makeup artist can tailor the look to suit your facial structure and personal taste.

“Microblading is an advanced brow embroidery technique whereby a super-fine row of needles is used to create thin, hair-like marks on the skin by depositing pigment under the skin,” explained Piert Aava, who is known as “The Eyebrow Doctor.” “A form of permanent makeup, microblading is ideal for conjuring up the look of naturally full, realistic-looking brows,” she said.

Unlike other forms of permanent makeup that often create blurred, unnatural looks, microblading uses fine lines and strokes that mimic real hair to create a full, refined, and natural look. Aava suggests microblading for anyone who hates filling in their brows, has thinning brows, or wants to recreate their brow look (unless they are nursing or pregnant). The process takes about two hours and costs around $900, depending on your location, salon, and artist.

Before the actual procedure, you will visit with your artist for a consultation, where he or she will discuss shape, size, arch, and color. Then, before the actual procedure begins, the brow area will be numbed to minimize discomfort. Though pain varies from client to client, Aava said, “Most clients say it feels like a scratchy brow pencil on their skin.”

Next, the artist will create the new brow shape with pencil, so it can be adjusted as needed to create your perfect brow. Finally, the pigment will be placed into the skin using a ZOE-MILAN-STUDIOS, PERMANENT-MAKEUP, PERMANENT-EYEBROWS, MICROBLADING, THREADING, EYEBROWS-ON-FLEEK,3handheld tool with several small needles in the tip to make precise, hair-like strokes.

After the procedure, the area surrounding your brows may be slightly red or swollen, but this won’t last long, and for many, the skin and brows are ready to show off right away. “The pigment may have a slight reddish tone to it in the beginning, which will go away once the skin has healed,” Aava said. The expert also explained that if a client is dissatisfied with the results, the pigment can be removed with a laser.

Aava emphasizes that microblading, while long lasting, does not affect hair growth. You will still need to tweeze your brows, but the shape created by the artist will give you a guideline for where and where not to tweeze. To keep your new brows looking selfie-ready, you will likely need to visit your artist for a touch up every 12 months or so. For more information regarding microblading, [Click Here].

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Replace Your Makeup With These Trendy Beauty Solutions This Summer

ZOE-MILAN-STUDIOS, PERMANENT-MAKEUP, PERMANENT-EYEBROWS, MICROBLADING, THREADING, EYEBROWS-ON-FLEEK,16Achieve the bronzed goddess look you’ve always dreamed of by trying out some of this summer’s most popular beauty trends. Microblading, eyelash extensions, and airbrush tanning will elevate your natural beauty and help you maintain a low maintenance beauty routine throughout the summer months.

Step aside brow gel—microblading is the latest way to get full, natural-looking brows without makeup. The microblading process involves a trained technician using a handheld tool to apply fine, hair-like strokes of pigment to the top layer of skin. The process is similar to tattooing, but different ink and tools are used. The semi-permanent pigment lasts between a year and 18 moths, if cared for properly.

“It’s not a traditional shaded tattoo,” said Lauren Prats, owner and founder of Hi Brow Beauty Bar. “It’s going to have a softer appearance and it really does look like hair. When I show clients their eyebrows, they’re like, “What’s the hair? What’s the tattoo?”

The entire process lasts about 90 minutes and costs between $250 and $350, though both factors vary depending on location and salon. Most technicians recommend a touch-up four to six weeks after the initial appointment to fill in any sparse areas. To ensure the look lasts, Prats recommends her clients avoid soaking the tub, sun exposure, steam, and exercise for at least five days following the procedure.

Eyelash extensions are a great alternative to waterproof mascara, especially in the summer. An eyebrow expert will place a minimum of 100 individual lashes along the lash line to make lashes look fuller. An appointment typically takes about two hours and costs between $200 and $250.

“We use high-quality synthetic individual lashes secured to your lashes with medical-grade adhesive,” Karen Adjmi, co-owner of Earthsavers salon in New Orleans, said. “We really like to do natural lashes,” she added. “That doesn’t mean not full, but [they] fit the person’s face.”

Adjmi emphasized the importance of telling your technician exactly how you’d like your lashes to look, as both very glamorous and very natural looks can be achieved. She says that lash extensions are waterproof and last about four to six weeks, but spending time in the pool or ocean will mean a shorter life span for the extensions.

Airbrush tans have come a long way in the last few years. Many tanning salons now offer organic solutions that can be safely sprayed directly onto the skin, serving as a welcome summertime replacement for heavy foundations and cakey bronzers.

ZOE-MILAN-STUDIOS, PERMANENT-MAKEUP, PERMANENT-EYEBROWS, MICROBLADING, THREADING, EYEBROWS-ON-FLEEK,15“When sprayed on the face, you can go without makeup because [an airbrush tan] gives you that natural color and is forgiving and covers your blemishes,” said Monique Bonnaffons, owner of Fini Beauty Boutique. “It doesn’t give you an orange tint. It’s very natural looking.”

Bonnaffons explained that spending time in the sun may cause the airbrush color to fade faster, but the color will definitely not fade immediately, and typically lasts about 10 days. For more information regarding beauty trends this summer, [Click Here].

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Permanent Eyebrow Makeup Changed Her Life

ZOE-MILAN-STUDIOS, MICROBLADING, EYEBROWS, EYEBROW-MAKEUP, PERMANENT-MAKEUP, ZOE-MILAN, ZOE-GILLESPIE,11For many, filling, grooming, and even professionally altering their eyebrows is simply an effort at enhancing their natural brows and overall appearance. But, for those, like Alexandra Martell, who suffer from alopecia and other conditions that result in hair loss, the new permanent eyebrow trend has been a life changer. Martell shared with Cosmopolitan how permanent makeup changed her eyebrows and her life for the better.

Suffering from alopecia meant Martell had to spend several minutes a day drawing on and filling in her eyebrows, long before Cara Delevingne made statement eyebrows cool. Though she had toyed with the idea of permanent makeup in the past, the recent advancements in permanent eyebrow altering techniques, namely micropigmentation and microblading, encouraged Martell to take a leap of faith.

After some research, she made an appointment with Amy Kernahan, a permanent makeup artist located in New York City. At the consultation, Kernahan explained that permanent makeup is not actually permanent, because unlike regular tattoo artists, permanent makeup artists use thicker, less concentrated pigments. The makeup will fade over time, much more prominently than a typical tattoo, eventually becoming barely visible.

Like Kernahan, most professional permanent makeup artists will begin by drawing a new eyebrow shape on in regular makeup, making adjustments as needed until the client is happy with his or her new brows. Once the client and artist are both pleased with the shape, the real procedure will begin. Both micropigmentation and microblading take about an hour, but total time will vary from artist to artist.

The procedures have been described as being slightly less painful than a normal tattoo. Most permanent makeup artists will apply a numbing cream to the area, but you will likely still feel some slight discomfort. After the initial procedure, the most important advice to take away from your artist is to allow the area to heal, as picking and scratching at the dry, scabby area can lead to uneven healing and an uneven appearance. For Martell, this was the most difficult part of the process.

After the initial procedure, you will need to return back to your artist in about four to six weeks for a touch up. This is important, because the artist will be able to fill in any gaps and make slight adjustments to perfect your brows. In Martell’s case, Kernahan took her brows a shade darker. The second procedure is followed by another week of healing, and then your new brows are complete. Martell stressed the importance of moisturizing the area and wearing sunscreen daily.

For Martell, like many women today, permanent eyebrow makeup vamped up her look, but unlike most, Martell experienced a renewed sense of confidence that her brows looked natural and were really there. She no longer has to worry about her brows smudging or wiping off, and said, “I can just live my life now,” all thanks to permanent eyebrow makeup. For more information regarding permanent eyebrows, [Click Here].

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Up Your Eyebrow Game with Micro Color Infusion

ZOE-MILAN-STUDIOS, MICROBLADING, EYEBROWS, EYEBROW-MAKEUP, PERMANENT-MAKEUP, ZOE-MILAN, ZOE-GILLESPIE,6For many women, it has been a difficult transition from the over-tweezed thin brows of the past to today’s thick, bold brow trend. Though there are tons of products to help fill brows and create a fuller look, these aren’t permanent solutions, and might not even last throughout the day.

So what’s the answer? A semi-permanent cosmetic treatment called micro color infusion is growing in popularity and transforming brows daily.

The micro color infusion process allows you to “naturally restore, reshape, or create nonexistent eyebrows in a realistic way,” said Dominique Bossavy, a semi-permanent makeup specialist. Though technically the process is a form of tattooing, for micro color infusion, instead of traditional tattoo dye, artists use quality pigments, which fade naturally and are implanted closer to the surface of the skin than tattoo dyes.

Most semi-permanent makeup artists begin the process by numbing the area with a numbing cream to reduce discomfort. Then, the artist will use a tool with several tiny needles at the end, to carefully draw hair-like strokes along your natural brow line. Pain levels vary from person to person, but most report that the process is relatively painless. The entire process takes about 30 minutes, but may last slightly longer, depending on your brows, the salon, and the artist. To achieve your desired result, you’ll likely need to visit the artist for several installments, usually two to three.

ZOE-MILAN-STUDIOS, MICROBLADING, EYEBROWS, EYEBROW-MAKEUP, PERMANENT-MAKEUP, ZOE-MILAN, ZOE-GILLESPIE,9Directly after just one treatment, brows will be slightly darker and more defined. The redness from the procedure will fade relatively quickly, so that you can go out the same evening without feeling self-conscious. Rest assured, that as long as you visit a trained professional, your brows will look natural immediately following the treatment.

Micro color infusion treatments are certainly more costly than waxing or threading, but following the treatment your eyebrows will be very low maintenance and your makeup routine will be significantly shorter, requiring no eyebrow products and for many, less eye makeup than before.
After treatments, be sure to keep the arches of your brows moisturized to avoid flaking during the healing process. Then, expected natural and gradual fading over about a year’s time, before you will need to “renew” you micro color infused brows. For some, after the few initial treatments, results last even longer than a year. The fading process in general depends on skin type, lifestyle, and medical conditions. One of the most important steps in maintaining your new brows is using SPF daily, as the sun substantially expedites the fading process.

A face tattoo might sound like an extreme measure to take in grooming your eyebrows, but those in the beauty industry and everyday eyebrow gurus expect this process to soon become just another part of the cosmetic routine. For more information regarding micro color infusion, [Click Here].

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