Happy Monday friends! I got my eyebrows microbladed for the first time almost two weeks ago, and I’m so happy with how they turned out! I posted quite a bit about the healing process of my brows on Instagram (which if you’re not following me atm, you totally should) and many people seemed quite interested in hearing about my microblading experience, so that’s what today’s post is all about!
I’ve always had a lot of eyebrow hairs, but I never liked the shape and I over plucked in all the wrong places. Here’s before and immediately after my microblading.
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I did a ton of research before I picked where I wanted to get my brows done. While microblading isn’t permanent, it’s still something on your face and it’s not something you want to cheap out on or get done just anywhere. I get almost all of my recommendations (beauty, restaurants, travel, etc.) on Instagram, and that’s exactly where I searched for a brow technician. I looked under hashtags like #torontomicroblading.
I ended up booking an appointment with Tiffany of Brow Beauté. Her style was exactly what I was looking for, and I followed her for a few months before I was brave enough to actually book an appointment!
The Microblading Experience
The whole appointment was under two hours. Tiffany gave me the rundown of what she’d be doing, put numbing cream on my brows, and gave me papers to sign and read over. She drew on shapes of what my brows would look like, and started microblading when I was happy with it.
Microblading is done using a little tool with multiple blades, and Tiffany described it as giving mini papercuts. At first it stung like crazy, but halfway through she put more numbing cream on, and I didn’t feel a thing afterwards (but I could still hear the scraping!) The microblading process was actually only around a half hour – it was everything else that took time.
The Healing Process
During the healing process, your new brows scab and peel off, just like a new tattoo. I was told that the healing process could take anywhere from 4 days to 3 weeks, and that the average was 7 to 10 days. It took 10 days for me, and they looked so gruesome during those 10 days, I had to wear a hat everyday to work.
My microbladed brows got super dark until day 2, and started peeling on day 5. I didn’t go to the gym until they were all healed because I was afraid they wouldn’t heal properly!
I’m very happy with the results, and I feel so much more confident not wearing any makeup. I intended on getting my brows microbladed because I wanted to save time and thought I’d save money from not having to buy brow pencils. Unfortunately I was told they only last for one year, so it’s definitely not saving me any money!
I probably wouldn’t do it again anytime soon because it was so expensive ($700), but maybe one day when I’m not on a post-student income. I’ll be getting a touch-up done in January – let me know if you guys want to see an update post then!
Have you guys ever gotten your eyebrows microbladed? I’d love to hear about your microblading experience in the comments!
P.S. if you liked this post, you might like this post on my lash lift and tint experience.
Feature photo by Adam G.
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