Powdered brow vs. microblading

We often get asked what is the difference between a powdered brow look and microblading. Both solutions give your eyebrows more fullness and this is important since your eyebrows frame your face. 


The main reason that our clients consider a powdered brow vs. microblading is because their eyebrows have less hair and look sparse. There are many reasons why hair loss of the eyebrows occur and to be honest the main one is that all of us spent most of our younger years plucking, waxing and threading our eyebrows!

Many clients just reach for eyebrow gel, pencil or powder to make their eyebrows look fuller. This does work however it can be difficult to select the right colour to match and look natural. It is also time consuming!

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What is microblading?

Microblading is a method used to correct the problem of thin eyebrows. It is a semi-permanent solution and microblading uses a needle to create the appearance of eyebrow hairs that combine to give the illusion of a much fuller brow. Microblading can be used to enhance your current brow or make it look as full as possible. Our experts help you decide the best colour match for your hair, existing eyebrows and skin tone. 

The microblading entails small strokes being made by a needle to mimic eyebrow hairs. The needle tool doesn’t deeply penetrate the skin, it rather creates small scratches that transfer semi-permanent pigment into the skin. The procedure takes approximately 45 minutes and the technique generally lasts for between six months to a year. 
TLP - powdered brow vs microblading

what are powdered brows? 

A powdered brow vs. microblading is when a different method is used to achieve a fuller eyebrow. Many people such as our client and TV presenter Ruth Langsford prefer this method because it gives a soft and natural look and it is less invasive. 

With powdered brows, instead of using strokes to fill in the eyebrow hairs, the needle is used to draw both dashes and dots on the targeted area. The semi-permanent pigment is deposited into the skin which causes it to last longer than microblading. The appearance of fullness and definition is achieved with a powdered brow and you can build upon the initial shading to layer the look. 

Individuals with more oily skin and mature skin types, respond better to the powdered brow technique. We recommend our clients return for a touch-up procedure two months after the original session and the brows should then last for between one and three years. 

If you would like to check our availability for a treatment or book an appointment for either a microblading or powdered brow treatment then please book now or call 01932 853200
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