They say “beauty is pain” and it’s true.
I decided to get my eyebrows microbladed because:
I suck at drawing in my eyebrows, I was probably never really good at it
I take way too long to draw in my eyebrows and then it just doesn’t look good anyways. Yup, going to admit that right now
So for all the people who don’t know what microblading is, it is literally a blade dipped in ink and cutting your brows open while the ink seeps into your open wound so the color would stay.
(the video below will show you the process of microblading)
Anyways, point is, I booked an appointment at Brow + Beauty Lab in Hayward, went in thinking it’s not going to be that bad, since I’ve gotten tattoos before and I have a pretty high pain tolerance—but holy shit, I was so wrong. I’m not saying Jenny, the owner of Brow + Beauty lab, did a bad job or anything because she was amazing and patient, but the numbing cream did not do a swell job. So yeah, I felt the carving of the knife going into my skin.
Oh, also, I would recommend bringing earphones because you're going to hear your skin being carved open by the blade. Gruesome? Yeah, it was not pleasant for me to hear either.
Another note to take is that right after you get your eyebrows microbladed, your eyebrows are going to be hella dark. It’s be going to be so dark that it’s hilarious. My mom even made fun of me.
But, after the process of avoiding that area of being washed and the ink finally started to fade away, my eyebrows were beautiful~
Seriously, my makeup only takes about 15 - 20 minutes now because I don’t even have to worry about my eyebrows anymore. Yes, you have to maintain your brows by plucking them or getting them threaded, but it’s seriously so nice to have good shaped eyebrows with or without your makeup on. And frankly, everyone loved the shape of my brows. At first, I was a bit unsure how they looked on my face, but I grew to love them.
No one even realizes that I’ve gotten it microbladed. I mean, sure the people close to me that see me pretty much every day will see the progress of my eyebrows being from super dark and thick to super light and natural. But the people that didn’t see me going through this process automatically thinks my eyebrows are natural. :D
So yes, I do recommend getting your eyebrows microbladed, but I do recommend doing your research first before being set and stone on a certain place and then regretting ever getting it done.
Oh, and also don’t worry, microblading isn’t permanent, it stays for about half a year to a year, depending on how well you took care of healing your brows right after you microbladed it.