I Got My Eyebrows Microbladed (Part 2)
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From the left, you are looking at the before, after the first round, and after the touch up images.
I shared in this post that I finally took the plunge and got my eyebrows microbladed. This was something I had thought about for years but it wasn’t until I saw all the incredibly detailed and natural work from Sheila that I felt ready to give it a try.
You can read all about part 1 here.
I went in a few weeks ago for my “touch up”. This appointment was scheduled at the time of scheduling my full microblading. It’s required no matter what kind of fading or healing you experience when you get microbladed.
During the touch up, I shared that now that I had some experience with microblading, and got to see how subtly it can be done, I was willing to go a bit darker and thicker for the touch up. In a lot of ways it felt like the first time I was microbladed, and the after-care process is the same as well.
Some clients may not need the same amount of microblading during a touch up that I got, and others may need more. It’s truly different for each person and it depends on how intense the first round was. It also depends on how well you took care of the brows during after care.
I’ve been asked a few times if I wished I had gone darker and thicker the first time, and my answer is a vehement “NO”! I was nervous about doing this and while I fully, fully trusted Sheila, I was still very pleased to be in a position of having a lighter, “shadow of a brow” instead of being left with something much too harsh.
One of the things that made me feel the most comfortable during the process was how Sheila really listened to me. We looked at photos of her past work, and I explained to her that I wasn’t getting microbladed so I would never have to use eyebrow products again. I was doing this to have a bit more eyebrow in place for times that I’m not wearing any makeup, especially in the summertime when I’m out swimming or on a run. My brows were a point of insecurity for me when we’d be swimming with friends, so my intention for being microbladed was to solve that problem.
I’ll share a final result photo in several weeks (it takes that long to heal and allow the pigment to settle in) but I’m still very much in the place I was immediately after getting it done at my first appointment–and that is *very happy* !