What Is Eyebrow Microshading? What You Need To Know

t’s pretty safe to say that everyone loves having good eyebrows. The bit that gets a bit less universal is how we each choose to attain those good eyebrows.

Microblading, eyebrow tinting, naturally full brows. There are so many ways to reach the end goal. However, one method that might not be as universally recognized is microshading eyebrows. If you’ve never heard of this option, then you are in for a treat. 

I am going to dive into what eyebrow microshading is, why you might want to try it, and some tips and tricks on giving this a shot. There are some unique features that help differentiate this option to the others that are sure to be an answer for some of you on the hunt for the perfect solution, so let’s jump in. 

What is it?

So, what is eyebrow microshading? To keep things simple, microshading, also known as the shadow effect, uses tiny dotted pigmentation mixed with powder to fill in eyebrows. Picture pin-like needles like a tattoo but not as permanent. This is a form of a cosmetic tattoo, but like other cosmetic tattoos, it’s not permanent, and wears off over time. 

Many confuse this with microblading, and while there are loads of differentiating qualities, the biggest is that microblading uses a blade to dye the skin underneath while microshading uses small pins for a more subtle look. This also gives a more realistic hair look to help hide the fact that you had any procedure done in the first place. 

There are a lot of pros and a few cons of this over other options for filling in brows. Here are the top one that most people are drawn towards:

1. Lasts for 6 to 8 months 

Some love this and some not so much, but you get a solid 6 to 8 months of use out of microshading each time you get it done. This is great for those who worry about committing to a year or more unsure if they will like it, but it does mean yh2w

2. Lighter Finish

Another blessing or curse depending on what you are looking for, microshading has a lighter finish than other methods, especially microblading. This is great for those who aren’t wanting something drastically different if you have naturally lighter eyebrows or just prefer the natural look. However, if you crave a more intense look, then you might prefer microblading. 

3. Dry Skin Friendly

For my dry skin ladies and lads out there, you will love microshading. This will not dry out your brows anymore, and can help prevent dry skin culminating like other options might. This doesn’t mean it is exclusively for dry skin however, oily skin works great as well! 

4. A Bit Painful

As any semi invasive procedure is going to come with a bit of discomfort. On the plus side, however, many vouch that microshading is less painful than microblading, but regardless, be prepared for a bit of pain to reach the end result. 

Tips and Tricks

When you do decide to give microshading a try, it’s crucial to let your natural brows grow out as much as possible beforehand. I know it can be tempting to pluck stray hairs or try to shape them yourself, but the more natural hairs you have, the more naturally the specialist can shape them to fit your shape rather than create one. 

To help manage the pain of your procedure, steer clear of alcohol, ibuprofen, caffeine, and fish oil at least 24 hours before your appointment. Keep away from facials for 2 weeks, and don’t pluck or wax your brows for at least a week. Remember, we want as much of our natural brows as possible. We don’t want any pain that we don’t have to feel, so stick to this rule to save yourself in the end. 

Whether you are a first time microshader or have chosen this as your eyebrow maintenance method of choice for quite some time, understanding the pros and cons can help you ensure that this is the best choice for you. You can never go wrong with too much information! 

Find yourself an eyebrow microshading specialist and give your eyebrows the love that they are in need of! I promise once you give it a try, you won’t go back. 

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