It has been 2 weeks since I got my powder eyebrow tattoo by @dollfacepmu and I wanted to share my experience with both microblading and powder brow tattoo and try my best to tell you the difference. I got my eyebrows microbladed about 1.5 years ago and I did notice it was fading but I didn’t really mind. When I got them microbladed, I was super scared since I’m a baby with everything! That previous artist put plenty of numbing cream and it was overall a good experience and I was so happy I didn’t have to draw in my eyebrows. This summer I was thinking I had to go in for a retouch which they do recommend doing every so often since these are semi permanent and when I was about to schedule one in, Stephanie from @dollfacepmu had popped up on my feed and we got connected. She suggested I get her signature powder ombre tattoo and I was pretty scared again since I knew it was going to be a little different. I was scared of the pain, healing process, and what my eyebrows were going to look like. Honestly pain level is the same for both, it feels like scratches. I did agree with Stephanie from that it was less invasive with powder brows. Microblading is making little cuts (paper cut like) and putting pigment where as powder brows are needles. Both process are still nothing like real tattoos I’m assuming, where it is more on the surface and it is semi permanent. I think real tattoos are deeper. I’m hoping I’m pretty accurate with this information, please feel free to ask Stephanie or your eyebrow artists more questions before you make your commitment.
The picture on the left was moments before I went in for powder brows. Notice, most of the microbladed brows are faded. Stephanie did mention that powder brows last longer than microblading but I won’t know that until the year later. Microbladed had a hair stroke look while powder looks like I drew in my brows with an eyebrow pencil. I honestly like both looks. This is probably the biggest difference, I felt microbladed looked more natural through the 2 weeks it was healing, while powder brows looked much more intense during the first 2 weeks of it healing. Don’t worry though, after it healed, it looked natural and once the swelling goes away, it starts settling. First few days, I did wear a cap to stay away from the sun and I wasn’t used to the darkness. The picture on the right was moments after I came out. I liked it a lot but just wasn’t used to it.
2 weeks later, it’s officially healed and I love how natural it looks but I think I may want to go back to get them a little darker and thicker during my retouch. I love makeup stuff and don’t mind spending time getting ready, I know some women may dread that. BUT I think eyebrows tattooed is pretty convenient.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask Stephanie from @dollfacepmu located in Anaheim, CA, she’s so sweet and it was such a comfortable experience at a cute studio too! My favorite part about her was how detailed she was. She didn’t mind making sure you were completely ok with your eyebrow shape before it was official. I want to say it took me 30 minutes or more to be completely sure about them! Thank you Stephanie for making my brows perfect and on point even on those Target runs with bare face!