So just like most people I have some insecurities or things that I would like to change about myself. I am not a makeup wearing type and prefer to go bare faced whenever possible; I feel like it is better for my skin and my wallet.
I am busily preparing for my upcoming wedding (eek…only 4 weeks away) and I am having the time of my life doing it. My fiance isn’t too worried about the wedding details so I have most of the control and am fortunate to have my dearest friends and family helping me out. Just like most of not all brides I want to look my best.
Recently, my sister told me about a cosmetic process called Microblading. Since I learned about brow powder, I have been using it pretty much whenever I can. I have one sad looking eyebrow which is sparse and very messy looking and the other which is more like a half an eyebrow.
The process of microblading, involves a knife that consists of tiny microblades that is then dragged across your eyebrow to make small cuts/incisions with a small amount of pigment applied. I was a bit nervous but after doing some research I was convinced and very aware of what I was getting myself into.
I saw a lot of stunning before and after pictures and had no idea what shape I wanted. At the appointment, the eyebrow specialist was very professional and helpful. I asked her to draw in a shape and arch that would compliment my face. In my opinion this part takes the longest, in my case it took about 1.5 hours to get the perfect shape. The process overall took about 3.5 hours, including waiting for the numbing cream to set in and for the pigment to I an happily say that now I have two full eyebrows.
Here are some before and after pictures so you get a better feel about the difference.
The first picture shows before the procedure aka my sparse and natural brows.
The second pictures is after the brows were drawn to a desired shape and length.
The third picture is the next step when the specialist applied numbing cream.
The fourth picture is after she added the pigment and more numbing cream
The fifth picture shows my brows immediately after the procedure.
The sixth picture is about 5 days after the procedure. It is important to care for your brows so that they heal properly; do so by applying a thin layer of coconut oil every few hours.
I am very happy with the results and although I couldn’t really shower or wash my face properly for a week or so, it was definitely worth it.
Although it seems like it’s not a big deal; I have more confidence now. Its weird how something so small can make you feel so different. I have always tried to grow my brows and been self conscious about them, so for me this was a great idea.
Never let anyone make decisions about how you feel. Was this process necessary? Maybe yes, maybe no, but it gives me more confidence, so for me I can say it was. Too many people are quick to judge others without knowing their reasons or desires. You are the only person you can control and if something makes you happy, I say go for it! In a world where there is so much pressure to be ideal in terms of beauty, appearance, body, etc. do whatever you can to make yourself happy.
Stay strong and beautiful!