It’s true—microblading doesn’t pair too well with sensitive or oily skin-types. A bummer it is, but that’s where microshading comes in: microblading’s lesser-known sibling. How are they different?
Microblading creates the illusion of super-thin strokes of hair along the length of the brow with pigment. It’s done by tattooing the skin with an ultra-fine blade containing needles. Microshading, on the other hand, creates teeny-tiny dots on the skin to achieve a powdered-brow look—almost like you’ve applied brow-powder. Both processes use ink and needles to create the effect of fuller-looking brows, but they do it differently. To understand what sets them apart from one another, here’s a quick look at both of their pros and cons if you’re contemplating filling in your brows.
Yes, they can work in conjunction with one another. This is called the Hybrid or Combo Brow. Oftentimes, the start of the brow looks unnatural when shaded, and that’s where strokes come in. The beginning of the brow can be pigmented through microblading, and the outer-half can be shaded through microshading.
Now, you don’t have to depend on brow-powders, brow-pencils, or ‘brow-wigs’ to fill your brows.
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