I few weeks ago I went to EverTrue Microblading Salon to get a consultation and eyebrow fill. My eyebrows are one of my least favorite features, I don’t have much of a shape, hair, and I’m horrible at drawing them in. Last year I took my first dab in microblading and it had faded over the year, so I was excited to work with EverTrue on filling my eyebrows back.
If you aren’t sure what Microblading is, it is a semi-permanent procedure that gives you the most natural looking eyebrow. Feather strokes with a special razor with pigment is implanted into the upper dermis of your brow. It’s more shallow than a regular tattoo and depending on your skin type, it can fade quickly or stay for at least two years. I have combination skin and based on my first experience, mine did wear off within a year. I still have a shape but the pigment was less so.
I headed into Evertrue and this was my brow before (I had makeup on which filled in gaps I had).
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The salon is a pretty white space with feminine touches and massage like tables for the procedure to be done.
My technician was Jackie in Chicago. She was excellent, friendly, listened well, and took her time in each step to make sure I was comfortable.
We went over the procedure, what I wanted done, and for those of you scared of it, Jackie easily puts you at ease. I had a few friends go after me and they were fearful. I pushed them to go in and see her and every one came out extremely happy!
My before brows and you can see where it had faded.
Jackie is drawing in my shape, carefully measuring my face/eyebrows, looking at the balance, and making sure I’m comfortable with the look.
So the question everyone asks me – “Did it hurt?”
From my experience, the first time I did it hurt more than this time. Jackie put on a good amount of numbing cream as seen above. I sat for 20 minutes as it sunk in and by the time she did the microblading, I felt NOTHING. It was not bad at all.
Personally it hurt less than a Brazilian wax, if you have ever had one. And plenty less than a regular tattoo. I’d rather get microblading than go to the dentist!
I didn’t get a good image of the blade but here Jackie is with the pigment (which she especially matches to each person). So the uncomfortable thing is hearing the blade going across your skin. You get used to it, but it’s a strange sound/feeling when it first happens.
What’s amazing is that these photos are immediately after the procedure, there was limited redness, and the color and shape were perfect for my face.
The last time I did it, there was redness on my eyebrows and a bit more soreness. I’m not sure if it was because I have gone through this process before, but these images show how well they turned out after.
Close up of afterwards
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So the after care and look to note:
- The eyebrows will look very dark or darker right when done – this will fade over a week or so. Don’t be afraid – the first few days it takes getting used to, but fades into a perfect feathered look.
- Don’t scrub or get your eyebrows too wet. You want them to heal over a week or so.
- Jackie gives you a special cream to put over the eyebrows for a week, it’s clear and helps the healing/slightly pealing process
- Don’t put make up on them for the week as well, you really don’t need to as it’s filled in.
- After 4 weeks, I head back to get them touched up again as they’ve lightened and peeled from the first procedure, and this also gives a good overview on how I like them to Jackie. I can go darker, fuller, etc. I love mine just the way they are, so I think I’ll just fill them in again just little as they have faded.
I loved my Evertrue Salon experience and would highly recommend everyone go to them!
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If you have been thinking about doing Microblading and not sure, you can book an appointment to just have a consultation. Hear the details and ask questions. I’ve loved my brows since I’ve gotten it done! Ask me anything by shooting me an email.