Few things are more highly coveted among teenagers than an exciting Snapchat story and perfectly shaped eyebrows. Starlet Bella Thorne recently combined the two, giving her followers a live step-by-step look at the microblading process.

Microblading is a semi-permanent procedure in which a technician uses a small handheld tool, containing several tiny needles, to insert pigment into the skin. The pigment is used to create fine, hair-like strokes to mimic the appearance of natural eyebrow hair. The procedure has grown in popularity as a method to create bold, thick, shapely brows, like those model and actress Cara Delevingne boasts.

Because the procedure is a form of tattooing, the potential for pain may deter some from exploring microblading as an eyebrow-enhancing option. To thwart any fears or misconceptions her followers may have about the procedure, Thorne took to posting every step of the process to her Snapchat story, from the application of the numbing cream to the final result. Thorne was on a mission to prove that just a little minor discomfort and less than two hours of her time were more than worth it to grow her arches and create long-lasting perfect eyebrows.

Thorne trusted micrbolading expert Julia Faria Elmassian to take her eyebrows to the next level. In addition to live proof of success from Thorne’s personal snapchat, Elmassian posted a photo of Thorne’s newly enhanced arches to her own Instagram account.

The posts from Thorne and Elmassian prove that the procedure is a great alternative to everyday applications of brow pencils, gels, and waxes. The most important part of microblading, per expert technicians and clients alike, is finding an artist that is experienced, skilled, and makes you feel most comfortable. While the expert technician will provide you with a recommended shape at the pre-procedure consultation, be sure to be open and honest about any changes to shape or thickness that you’d like to see in the final result.

As Thorne emphasized in her posts, the results from microblading are semi-permanent. Your technician will recommend a touch-up after the initial procedure, to fill in any bare spots, and those results could last up to a year. Just like a traditional tattoo, the results from microblading will last longer with proper after-care. Though your technician should provide you with aftercare products and/or recommendations, remember to moisturize the area, especially during the healing process, liberally apply SPF, and avoid prolonged exposure to direct sunlight. For more information regarding tattooed eyebrows, [Click Here].