PERMANENT MAKEUP AND MICROBLADING, WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?
Well, technically microblading IS permanent makeup. However, while microblading is performed with a small blade, permanent makeup usually refers to the method involving the use of a permanent makeup/tattoo machine.
So what are the main differences between the two?
1. Microblading involves cutting the skin with a blade, imitating natural hairs. This method can only be used on eyebrows. Machine permanent makeup is created with a fine needle powered by a tattoo machine. It creates tiny holes inside the skin rather than slicing through with a blade. This method can be used on brows, eyes, lips, areola, scalp. Machine method can create both powder and hair strokes effects.
2. Microbladed hair strokes are best suited for dry and normal skin types. Oily skin will make the strokes appear blurry and they fade quickly. Machine powder method is suitable for all skin types.
3. Since cutting through the skin with a blade is more traumatic, unfortunately the risk of scarring is high in microblading.
Of course there are skilled microbladers who create beautiful brows without any scarring. But even famous microblading artists admit that microblading can be done maximum of 2-3 times in your lifetime, otherwise too much damage will be done to the skin and scarring will be extremely likely.
So please please please, if you decide to go for microblading, choose your artist extremely carefully!
And remember that brows straight after the procedure can look very different to the healed brows. So ask for some healed work!
Take care of your face, we don't have a spare one in our fridge unfortunately!
P.S. I'm not doing microblading and never will! I'm trained in a machine powder technique on brows, lips, and eyes.