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Microblading vs. Ombre Powder: Which Technique is Right for You?

Updated: Oct 19, 2023

If you're considering getting your eyebrows done, you may be wondering about the difference between microblading and ombre powder. Both techniques involve using pigment to create the appearance of fuller, more defined eyebrows, but there are some key differences to be aware of.

Microblading is a semi-permanent cosmetic procedure that involves using a handheld tool to deposit pigment into the skin in the eyebrow area. The pigment is deposited in a way that mimics the appearance of real brow hairs, creating a natural and subtle look. Microblading typically lasts for up to three years, depending on the individual's skin type and lifestyle.

Skin requirement: Dry-normal skin

Ombre powder, on the other hand, is a technique that involves using a mechanical tattoo needle or a handheld tool to apply pigment to the skin in a gradient effect, creating a powdered or shaded look. The finished look is more defined and can be bolder than microblading when layered, the result is a dot-like powdery look that mimics the effect of a brow powder. It typically lasts for one to three years, depending on the individual's skin type and lifestyle.

Skin requirement: All skin types

Combination brow is a combined method of microblading and shading. The front end of the brows are feathered with microblading strokes the ends finished with a shaded touch, blending both sides seamlessly. Ideal for those with little to no brow hairs.

Skin requirement: All skin types

Blade and Shade will have Microblading on the entire brow with soft shading in required areas to create a bolder look. Combination and Blade and Shade both include Microblading and Powder Ombre.

Skin requirement: All skin types

A gradual transition from sparse brows --> Microblading--> Blade and Shade. Blade and Shade tends to look darker and bolder immediately after the procedure, but will heal into a much softer shade once fully healed. The result is natural fluffy brows that is vibrant, layered and has better retention and longevity.

*Photo was taken two hours apart hence warmer tone in the last two photos.

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