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Ombre Powder Brows: Benefits, Cost, Aftercare & More

Say bye-bye to the stressful routine of filling in your brows every morning in the mirror. You can now spend the 15 or more minutes it takes you to finish doing other things. (Like admiring your new ombré powder brows)

The best thing about this procedure is that the results stick on a bit longer. This is so long as you give them the best care as suggested by the brow specialist of your choice.

And if you’d like to add a bit of charm and suave on them, you can also add some hint of brow mascara… or any other brow makeup of your choice for that matter.

Well, is it painful? Now, the procedure itself is pretty much painless. Given that you’ll get some brow anesthesia before the drumrolls. A trained brow specialist will also ensure that you receive an antiseptic as you go into the works.

Are you ready to have this exquisite piece of art and get rid of your flimsy brow appearance? Dive in and find out what I have in store for you today!

3 Most Popular Types of Eyebrows

Now first off, before we get into any serious business, I would like to make a brief highlight of the 3 most sought-after brow procedures. You may have already come across them or even done some in the past.

Let’s take a look at them and see what distinguishes one from the other. I also think it’s fairly important to those who’re now just getting into brow play. Most of the time, newbies will tend to confuse these methods.

1. Ombré Powder Brows

This is the focus of our attention today. Ombré powder brows are a new trending form of semi-permanent eyebrow color-tattoos. The good thing about this method is that you can customize it however you want and it lasts quite a while.

The other perk is that, unlike the ‘80s predecessors, it fills in naturally into your brow. What this means is that it won’t pop above your natural brow color. Instead, it offers a gradual color highlight with the use of carefully distributed pixilated dots.

And what’s more, is the ombré powder method is the least invasive with minimal pain during the procedure.

Now, among other reasons, ombré powder brows is a hit because it carters for all color shades. This cuts across from the light to the much darker ones, depending on what you’ll choose during your consultation.

2. Microblading

Microblading also has received quite the buzz and is the go-to alternative to ombré brows.

This technique uses a micro-needle to create fine 3D hair strokes to reconstruct your brows. Most of the time, this procedure is normally recommended to persons who have denser brow hair. This is because then the newly created strokes will blend easily with your natural brows. The same also applies to candidates who desire more volume and have darker hair.

On the flip side, this is not the best option for people who have either fine or light hair. The reason is that the micro-blade strokes won’t blend in. This means that the new hair strokes will stand visible for all to see.

3. Micro + Shading

This method is also known as the hybrid technique. This is because it combines the two procedures used in ombré powdering and microblading to give you one unified outcome.

That said, it uses both manual and technological processes to give you a powdery-soft brow finish.

Benefits of Getting Ombré Powdered Brows

So, what are the top benefits of ombré powder brows?

1. Least invasive

The ombré powder method uses extremely tiny color pigments. These tiny pigments get spread across your brow by a light machine that brushes them into the desired shape.

Compared to microblading where one has to make incisions, the shading here is much less intrusive.

2. Little or no pain

This depends on your pain tolerance levels. But all in all, the ombré brush method is not that painful. This gets attributed to the fact that it uses an airbrush as opposed to the incisions seen in microblading.

The airbrush technique prevents trauma to the skin and reduces any chances of bleeding afterward.

3. Stays on longer

Ombré powder brows can last you up to 3 years if you maintain proper care. But for you to achieve this, there are a few things you have to pay attention to.

These include quality of pigment used, skin type, lifestyle, preferences, health, among other things.

4. Works with most skin types

Whereas microblading is not suitable for candidates with oily skin, the ombré powder method works well with most skin types.

This ultimately means that you’ll make fewer trips to get touch-ups done.

5. Looks more natural

Although you’ll rock a bolder look, ombré brows gradually fade (I call it adjustment) to fit in with your natural hair. After treatment, your new ombré brows will look more saturated but will reduce over time.

The result is a soft, powdered shade that shouts just enough.

How to Prepare

Now, you must get your body in tune before the procedure. Thus, when your appointment arrives, you must ensure that you get enough rest and cleanse any makeup prior.

The other important thing is that you keep off things like alcohol before your visit. This is because alcohol is a known blood thinner and can cause you to bleed more. The resulting outcome is poor retention of the color pigments.

Other blood-thinning agents to avoid include botox, pain relievers, or other medications coming with the same effect.

Getting Ombré Powder Brows: Procedure

Before I explain the procedure as you’ll go through, the first thing that you’ll get is a numbing cream. After its application, your brow specialist will let you pick the artwork you want for your arch.

So, what should you expect?

1. Brow mapping

In this initial step, you’ll have your brows mapped out with the help of measuring calipers and some thread.

Mapping helps determine your forehead’s centerline, the symmetrical middle for your brows, and your brows’ height. This ensures that your brows have the same horizontal setting at the end.

Afterward, the corner of one side of your eye gets aligned to its respective brow (the highest point) and these measurements are again duplicated above your other eye.

This mapping technique will ensure that you have identical/symmetrical brows.

2. Refining

This step involves you making any adjustments to the mapping should you feel like tweaking it a little bit. After your final verdict, the next action is to tweeze your brows to fit the new preferred adjustments.

The last part here entails shaving off fine hairs sticking outside your brow line. This provides a clean space to perform the magic.

3. Color selection

After refining your brow, you’ll have a variety of colors available to pick from.

You’ll then select a shade that complements both your hair color and skin tone.

4. Brow filling

This is the main event! Here, color pigment is now brushed onto your skin to fill the brows. Your stylist may use different creative techniques to give you varying ombré shades.

Most of the time, your stylist may repeat this process to build the color. Basically, it’s just adding one layer of pigment on top of the other.

5. Hair strokes

When the need arises, a microblade may come into use to create fine hair-like strokes. This is usually done at the front parts of your brow.

When done right, this process does not involve pain and you should be about done in 2 – 2 ½ hours max.

Note: After the procedure, it is absolutely normal to experience some wild itching sensations. And by wild, I mean A LOT!

Ombré Powder Brows Aftercare

Now, everything is usually all merry and rosy until it comes to aftercare. This part requires some pretty high levels of discipline. I am talking about Marine-level standards here..!

Yeah, and besides that, you will have to endure this painstakingly long. Typically, it will take about 7 to 14 days for your brows to heal.

Let’s look at some of the guidelines you’ll be up against: (I know this sounds more like a threat, haha)

  • Do not let your brows get wet at least in the first 7 days of healing. If they do by accident, then gently patting them with a clean, dry tissue will help.
  • Avoid sweating by keeping off activities that require extra physical involvement.
  • Use a clean pillowcase when sleeping during the healing phase.
  • Avoid facials, chemical treatments, microdermabrasion, or botox during the first 4 weeks.
  • Be careful not to scathe your brows when changing out of your tight tops.
  • Keep away from sun exposure as this will cause scarring or poor color retention. Wear a sunhat to avoid direct exposure.
  • You should not sleep on your face.
  • Avoid long, steamy showers. This also results in poor color retention.
  • Do not use any sunscreen or topical makeup until you’re fully healed.
  • Resist using pencils when you notice bare spots during healing.
  • DO NOT SCRATCH!

The Healing Process

Immediately after the procedure, you will notice that your brows appear denser and darker. The final results though will have a much lighter shade and this can happen within the first 4 weeks.

Moving on, you may also start to see flakes and scabs forming on your skin a few days in. Fight any temptation to pick or peel them off. (They are usually not as noticeable as your mind may lead you to imagine)

During this scabbing, your brow will also look lighter than you’d expect. This is just an indicator that your skin is healing and the pigment will reappear again after 4 weeks. The incoming results will reveal a more defined set of eyebrows.

Normally, you won’t have to go back for a touch-up if you survive the healing process.

When to do Touch-ups

You can opt to book another appointment for touch-ups if you are not satisfied after 6 weeks. This may arise mainly from the need to add more filling into your brow, especially after healing.

You may also have to do a touch-up in case you did not follow through with the aftercare. Straying from the rules can cause your brows to fade.

Still, if for whatever reason you are not able to make an appointment, there are other hacks to remedy the problem. One of them is using your regular brow filler to compensate for the color and overall appearance.

How Much Does Ombré Powder Brows Cost?

As you’d expect, there is no straight answer to this. The total amount you’ll spend on ombré powder brows varies depending on your location and the artist chosen.

On the lower side, you could spend $600 while other specialists charge up to $1100.

Note: Always go for a renowned professional to get the best and safest experience. When it comes to a procedure like this, cheap may turn expensive in the long run.

How Long Does Ombré Powder Brows Last?

As you have seen from this guide, the amount of time you get to spend with ombré brows depends so much on your discipline.

If you follow the procedures laid out by your specialist, then you’ll enjoy a long, wonderful time together. Also, be mindful of some factors like lifestyle, medication, skin type, or sun exposure. These can affect your brows’ lifespan if not taken into careful consideration.

On average, ombré powder brows can last 2 – 3 years.

Conclusion

Signing off, I love how far we’ve come as far as glam and beauty is herein concerned. I mean… Who would’ve thought that we’d have such ingenious ways of enhancing our looks?

On the other hand, ombré powder brows demand you have a great deal of patience! So, if you normally struggle with that virtue, then this might be a very difficult journey for you. Therefore, you’ll have to scootch over on this one, honey.

But looking on the brighter side, this is one of the best brow treatment you’ll get in the current decade. The aftercare may be a bit strenuous, but the results are totally worth it!

 

Are you thinking of making an Ombré Powdered Brow appointment any time soon? What are your curiosities or fears? Do you think you can survive the aftercare?

Let me know what you think down in the Comments Section below!

Happy slaying..!

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