If you are into beauty therapy, then you probably will have heard of microblading. This is a term that has become very popular in recent years as eyebrow treatments have become very popular.
Another option that you have for eyebrow treatment, that is similar to microblading, is powder brows. But which is the best option? Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of both of these treatments to decide which is the best option.
Let’s start with microblading.
Microblading is a tattooing technique that can be used to fill in gaps in your eyebrows. It is completed using a small handheld tool which is made up of several needles that simultaneously tattoo the skin beneath your eyebrows with pigment. This gives your eyebrows a more defined and fuller look.
One of the main benefits of microblading is that it allows you to achieve fuller brows without losing any of your eyebrow hairs. Due to this, microblading can not only be used to create new eyebrows, but also to fill out uneven brows too.
Another thing that makes microblading so popular is the fact that it lasts for a long time because they are essentially semi-permanent tattoos. But, what about powder brows?
Powder brows are another semi-permanent eyebrow technique. Microblading aims to achieve the look of eyebrows by adding individual ‘hairs’ to the skin beneath the brows.
But, powder brows instead aim to create a semi-permanent design with a soft powdered effect, creating a much softer look than microblading.
One of the major advantages that powder brows have over microblading is that they provide a much more natural look. Microblading can often appear dark and harsh, but powder brows blend in with your own eyebrows, making it look a lot less like you have had any treatment done.
Compared to microblading, powder brows can also define your eyebrows better. Especially if you are someone that struggles with sparse eyebrows.
So, yes, we would say that powder brows are better than microblading. Both of these semi-permanent cosmetic treatments have their advantages, and the same option will not be the best for everyone. However, from an objective point of view, we would recommend powder brows over microblading.
Are powder brows better for oily skin?
One thing that will have a major influence over whether powder brows or microblading is more appropriate for you will be the type of skin that you have. Everyone’s skin is different, but most people’s skin will fall into a ‘type’ category, such as natural, dry, or oily.
With some skin types, it is more important to consider the influence that your skin type could have on beauty treatments. This is particularly important if you have oily skin.
Oily skin is caused by the sebaceous glands in your skin producing too much sebum. Sebum is an oily substance that is made up of fats that protects and moisturizes your skin.
However, if you have oily skin, your sebaceous glands produce too much of this, and this is what causes your skin to become oily. If you have oily skin, then your skin is actually healthier, and you are less likely to get wrinkles. But, it can make using cosmetics difficult.
If you have decided that you want to get a cosmetic treatment done for your eyebrows, then you probably jumped straight to microblading. This is generally the more popular procedure, but it isn’t the best for oily skin. In fact, if you have oily skin, then you should steer clear of microblading.
If you have oily skin, then powder brows will be a much better option. If you are paying for a semi-permanent cosmetic treatment, then the chances are that you want this to last. But, if you microblade oily skin, then you will probably be disappointed.
In terms of longevity, powder brows are a much better option if you have oily skin. This treatment will also be affected by the oiliness of your skin, but because of the technique of the treatment, the ‘tattoos’ will last longer than with microblading.
The lines added to the skin with microblading will fade much quicker than the pigment added when having a powder brows treatment. So, if you have oily skin, powder brows will always be the better choice.
Do powder brows look natural?
Yes, powder brows do look natural! In fact, this is one of the major selling points of this procedure. Their name doesn’t suggest it, but powder brow treatment is able to achieve fuller and more defined eyebrows without it even being noticeable that you have had any treatment.
No matter what color your natural eyebrows are, powder brows is a treatment that can completely transform them. When you look at the powder brows of today, it is hard to imagine that they have descended from the sharp and harsh eyebrow tattooing techniques of the 1980s.
Powder brows, or ombre brows as they are otherwise known, can look a lot more natural because the powder style of the tattoo blends in with the skin and the natural hairs of your brows.
This technique creates the solid eyebrow shape that you are looking for, without creating a solid outline. So, it defines your eyebrows without making it look like your eyebrows have been stuck onto your face.
When you are in the process of getting your powder brows done, then you might find yourself quite alarmed. Especially if you have not had this treatment done before. When the ink is adhering to your skin, it can look incredibly dark, and this makes your eyebrows noticeably fake.
But, when the process is complete, and the excess ink is wiped away, you will see that there is absolutely no need to worry. The end result with powder brows is completely natural, to the point where people may not even notice that you have had the treatment done.
They will notice a difference with your eyebrows, and that they look better, but they will struggle to say exactly what that difference is. So, it is clear that powder brows do look natural when they are complete.