After my first eyebrow embroidery, these are 7 things I wished I have done or knew before going in for a semi-permanent eyebrow fix.
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Eyebrows are life to every woman! Celebrities often get eyebrow embroidery done because it is semi-permanent, it looks natural and you can claim to be make-up free and still look on point.
Read if this is your first time or first few attempts to get eyebrow embroidery!
1. Your mind possibly exaggerates the pain prior to the appointment more than the actual session itself.
I was so scared prior and imagining how tormented I'll be during the session. But, there will be a numbing cream applied about 30 minutes before the session. This greatly reduces the pain. I almost didn't feel anything.
2. You can ask for MORE numbing cream anytime.
The entire process was bearable. I asked for a reapplication of numbing cream when I felt the slightest discomfort. To be honest, I think eyebrow threading was more painful, I teared up whenever I get eyebrow threading done.
3. Know what kind of brows you are looking for. Do your research. Show your ideal brows to your beautician prior and seek for advice!
Every beautician has a certain style. Instead of following the style of your beautician, you can show her what kind of brows you prefer. This will help both the beautician and you to craft the perfect brows you want.
4. Don't walk away until you're truly satisfied with your brows.
You're the one who has to live with the brows for the next couple of years. Make sure you are satisfied with your brows before leaving the salon. Never be shy to make requests or be intimidated by your beautician.
5. Don't settle for cheap brows. Go for 'stroke by stroke' brows.
Cheap brows might be your greatest regret. There's a reason why some are cheaper than others. Referrals are usually a safe way to gain borrowed trust. A tip to all women, don't save on things that are permanent/ semi-permanent. It's okay to invest a little more!
6. Buy Soothing/Healing Cream & Tegaderm Dressing.
T0 help your wound heal faster, apply cream/gel meant for post-eyebrow embroidery use. Ask your beautician/pharmacy for advice.
Keep your eyebrows off water for about a week. To do so, I bought Tegaderm dressing from Watson and Guardian and paste it over my eyebrows whenever I have to wash my face and shower. It helps a lot!
7. Ask your beautician if it will leave a red shadow after the ink wears off!
You don't want it to leave a green/red shadow when it fades off after a year or 2. It happens if they use the old technology/method. Make sure you ask and be satisfied with the answer before you proceed.
There are so many options out there! Which is for me?
Always, go for the stroke by stroke or what they call microblading or 6D etc.
Comparing the basic eyebrow embroidery vs 'strokes by strokes' eyebrow embroidery.
A Basic Eyebrow Embroidery
Yes, you get the shape you want, but very often, they don't look the most natural. It's not recommended, especially for younger people where you want your brows to look young and real.
A Signature Eyebrow Embroidery
This is stroke by stroke eyebrow embroidery
An Angelic Eyebrow Embroidery
This is stroke by stroke eyebrow embroidery.
The anxiety and fear before the eyebrow embroidery are certainly greater than the actual session. In fact, I find threading to be even more painful and my eyes automatically tear up whenever I get eyebrow threading done.
I already have eyebrows but I decided to go for eyebrow embroidery anyways because I find my eyebrow too short at the end.
I'm simply too lazy to make up every day and I hate trying to balance my brows.
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