I decided to redo my eyebrow shape sometime this year.. because... new year.. new brows!
|Straighter eyebrows from previous embroidery|
Moreover, I was starting to realize that my previous eyebrow shape looked a little off, not too sure why. Perhaps after the surgery, the suturing of my right eye required slightly more work, leading to an uneven eyebrow propotion (one high and one low) which I'll show at the lower part of this post.
Fortunately! Jessie, the owner of Beauty Recipe, told me that she could not only alter and help CHANGE my eyebrow embroidery shape, she could also let me try out a new technique to give my eyebrows a softer arch and coloring! SUPER EXCITED.
As you can already guess with the title, what I was going to do is called the Powder Gradient Eyebrow Embroidery. It's different from 6D Eyebrow Embroidery in a sense because it doesn't use a blade to get the color in. It is sort of "tattooed" in the way the old embroideries were done EXCEPT that it uses A LOT more skills, and for the therapist to be really deft with her hands.
My eyebrow expert for the day was Khanh, and if you haven't already read, there's TONS of gleaming reviews for her on the Beauty Recipe Facebook. I felt very safe in her hands lol!
However, my eyebrows this time required even more dexterity as I was not only trying to color them in but to reshape them.
|Original Shape versus After Peeling|
I attribute this, as I mentioned, to my double eyelid surgery as my eyebrows were perfectly fine and even before that. The eye on that side has more skin and thus, to create the parallel lid at the front, had to be pulled downwards more.
I'll be honest and say that I was hesitant and a little disbelieving when Jessie said that her eyebrow expert could make both sides even. I was sort of thinking... okay so do I need to do a laser or?? Jessie said that they could use a skin colored ink to, in a sense, embroider over the parts where the eyebrow "got out of shape. I was even worried that the skin color wouldn't match mine and it would look really fake and patchy... but I WAS WRONG. It was.. undetectable even!
|Sorry for the quality - this was taken with my phone!|
Here's the peeling process. By Day 3, most of it had peeled off already, especially the front. Those who do the Powder Gradient embroidery will notice pretty quick peeling, often within 2-3 days: so do not be alarmed if you experience this.
The thing about Gradient Eyebrows, or what was told to me, is that due to the technique if it being tattooeed in, the color RIGHT after the treatment isn't as dark and the eyebrows won't look as thick as it would be after microblading (6D embroidery).
However, unlike 6D eyebrow embroidery, the color remains strong at a 70-80% of the original shading after peeling - whereas the color for a 6D embroidery would only be about 50% strong.
In total, both have their perks though as the 6D embroidery can emulate hair strokes whilst the Gradient embroidery is more of a powdery makeup finish. It's really up to each person's taste. Anyway, both treatments come with a free touch up, so don't worry too much about the fading. You can even opt to do BOTH 6D and Gradient at the same time depending on the areas (eg. front with hair strokes and back with the gradient shading)! Amazing right!
Regardless, I was super pleased with the whole process and final result. Like, VERY VERY happy. It was painless as usual, I occasionally checked my phone and chatted with Khanh every now and then. I think at one point I even fell asleep. If you're looking for a complaint, I've got none.
Beauty Recipe, Jessie, and all the amazing eyebrow experts there never fail to amaze me and brighten my day. Thank you so much!
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