Aren’t we all OBSESSED with eyebrows?
I know I am, more especially because I was born with having thin sparse eyebrows.
I guess that’s why someone (Oh, bless him/her!) invented the microblading or what is more commonly known as “3D Eyebrow Embroidery”. The 3D Eyebrow Embroidery or microblading is a semi-permanent pigment (a.k.a. Tattoo) that’s pushed into the surface of the skin with a fine blade to mimic the growth of your already existing hair and create bolder, natural-looking brows.
It’s currently on trend right now, and in Manila, I was lucky to be one of the few firsts who was able to try it out sometime in 2015, courtesy of my Doc Sister of course! I think I mentioned this before, my sister is a dermatologist who owns/runs a skin care/aesthetic clinic. For most of her new products or services, I was always the designated “guinea pig”. As such, it was during her training for microblading that I was able to get myself new eyebrows – FOR FREE! (I know, perks!)
But it wasn’t a walk in the park, I mean, the experience was something else. Being a person with a very low tolerance for physical pain, all I can say was that the experience left me in tears. LITERALLY. Even if there was anesthesia, I felt that blade on my skin, babe! I can hear it tearing through my skin. At first, I felt nothing… but as the anesthesia wore off, I was surely feeling it. The whole experience lasted for about three (3) hours, but since the training went on for five (5) hours, I also felt that I endured 5 hours of “tiis-ganda”.
Eventually though, it all paid off once I was able to see the results – New eyebrows! I’ve had them for almost 2 years now, and while it’s already fading a bit, you can still see them. I especially love them in the morning, while working out at the gym, and when going swimming. I look made up right away and I love it. #WokeUpLikeThis is real for me. Lol!
Having said all that, I still love some eyebrow products – especially when I do a full blown make up look. I still love a neatly-drawn, filled-in, natural-looking eyebrows, especially because the pigment is already fading. And for this, I usually go for eyebrow pencils to re-trace the pigments and fill in, and my latest obsession are these from The Face Shop – the Designing Eyebrow Pencils in Brown and Gray Brown.
They are retractable pencils that come with a handy spoolie on the other end. The pencils are shaped in an angle that is perfect for defining the eyebrows in soft little strokes. They also last the whole day for me. They remind me of Shu Uemura’s Hard Brow Pencil because the overall finish and texture are almost the same. They are also handy for travels.
I guess you can say I love them so much, because these are my third and fourth pencils already. I hoarded them as backups during the last sale from The Face Shop where I got them for a “buy 1, get 1” deal.
So, have you ever tried microblading or will you ever consider it?
I guess if you got thin eyebrows like me, I would totally recommend it. It’s life-changing and time-saving. These eyebrow pencils are only for makeup purposes, but having tattooed eyebrows really “saves some face”. I mean it worked for me! Lol!
Happy Beauty Friday, loves!
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