Powder brows or powdered ombre is the process of implanting colour pigment under the surface of the skin by use of a machine for cosmetic tattooing using a 'dotting' or pixelization technique. This technique gives the eyebrows a powered effect, similar to wearing makeup or powder in your brows. tiny, sterile, disposable needles to produce the appearance of hair strokes. At Brows & Blush Co we like to keep brows looking really natural and powder brows can look very natural but they can also be as dramatic as you would like.
Powder brows are perfect for the following: Hair loss and lack of definition, Thin brows caused by years of over tweezing, Chemotherapy or Alopecia, Scars, Lengthening short existing brows, Thickening thin brows, Correcting asymmetry, Active lifestyles, Trouble applying conventional makeup.
Powder brows are also referred to as permanent makeup, PMU, cosmetic tattooing, and many other names. "Cosmetic tattooing" and "permanent makeup" can also refer to microblading or combination brow technique. These techniques will also provide natural results but look different than powder brows. Please refer to services above to learn about these other techniques.
While microblading is meant to give the look of 'hair', Powder brows give the look of a brow with makeup. Powder brows are a great technique for those with oily skin, or for those who microblading might not be a suitable option. Powder brows are done with a machine and single needle that creates 'pixelated' brows versus microblading which is done with a manual tool and a row of tiny needles that create the hairstrokes.
Combination brows are a combination of both techniques, combining hair strokes/microblading with powder brows.
All techniques will enhance your brows beautifully, both techniques will fade over time and both techniques take about the same amount of time to heal and will need a touch up 8-12 weeks after your initial session (the 1st touch up is included.)
The photos below give you a side by side comparison of each technique, from left to right the 1st photo is microblading, middle photo is powder brows, 3rd photo is combination brows.
A minimum of two treatments are needed, at least 8-12 weeks apart. Colours fade 20% to 40% once healed. This is why a 2nd appointment is needed to complete the treatment. If your eyebrows do not heal perfectly the first time, do not worry! We can always go darker and add more density at your next appointment. Cosmetic tattooing typically fades over time and need to be refreshed every 1-3 years. Frequency of touch-ups depends on a number of factors including: the pigment colour used (lighter colours fade faster), lifestyle (sun exposure), and if any chemical peels come into contact with treated areas. It is recommended to wait until your brows are about 50-60% faded before you come back for a colour refresh/annual touch up.
Please note that final results CANNOT be guaranteed as each unique skin type will hold pigments differently and break down at different rates. For some clients more than 2 appointments may be needed and will be charged accordingly.