I Woke Up Like This: Microblading (And What You Need To Know)

For years, I dealt with the struggle of perfecting the brow. From tints, to finding the perfect pencil and using two left hands to try and draw on the shape - I just couldn't nail it down without serious effort. 

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It's no surprise that having a strong brow game has been "in" lately.  Scroll after scroll I kept messaging girls about products they were using on their brows.  Majority of the girls responded with: "Oh, I got them microbladed!"

I started looking into the procedure and my google was flooded with local ads on where I could get them done here in Vancouver. The price ranging from $150 to $1200.  I was overwhelmed with information and really only felt comfortable working with someone through personal referral. I mean, $150 sounds nice in theory but did I really want someone messing up my face? Nah.

I hit up my circle of friends and that's when I was introduced to Elise from HiBrowInk. My friend's brows all looked amazing, she was fairly priced and I felt really good about working with her after we went for coffee.

Needless to say, I couldn't be more happy about my brows. Waking up with them perfectly shaped and filled has been great and makes my process in the morning so much easier.

Are you thinking about getting them done for yourself? Here are some things that you should know!

 

What is microblading?

Microblading is a technique that uses a tool to create fine incisions that resemble hair strokes that are filled with pigment. Because the blade only reaches into the superficial layers of the skin, the procedure is semi-permanent. 

Does It hurt?

Your artist numbs your brows before the procedure. You are getting small incisions into your skin, so depending on how your body reacts to the numbing cream, you might feel something - but no stress, more numbing cream can be applied if needed!

Work With Your Artist To Choose Your Brows

Before you lay down on the table, you should have worked out the thickness and shape of your brows along with how dark/light you want them. This process doesn't need to be rushed, so take your time getting this right.  No need to panic though, your artist is able to remove pigment if changes need to be made.

How Long Does It Take?

I was in and out in a couple of hours and there was no downtime!

Other Things To Know:

  • Try not to sweat while your brows are healing. It can fade the pigment.
  • They are going to scab, and they will be itchy. Don't pick at the scabs and make sure to keep them moisturized with vaseline or product given to you by your artist.
  • Microblading is a two part process - expect to be back with your artist in 4 weeks for another touch up to finalize your look!
  • It's not permanent. Expect your brows to last from 1-3 years!
  • Don't panic about the colour. Your brows will look bold when they're first done but will fade over the course of a couple of weeks.
  • Do your research and don't shop around for cheaper prices. If you're in Vancouver - I recommend booking in with HiBrowInk