How To Fake Microbladed Eyebrows
Posted by Laura Rose in Makeup
Eyebrows can be a touchy subject for some people, especially when they think back to how they did their brows during school. I personally have blocked all memories from my brain of my teenage slug eyebrows phases. But all jokes aside, eyebrows can make or break your makeup look and if they’re done badly it’s extremely noticeable.
If you have very sparse eyebrows or fair hair then it can be hard to fill them in yourself without it looking really fake. It’s also a very time consuming process to do every day especially when you’re in a rush. That’s where Microblading comes in. Microblading is a form of semi-permanent makeup that gives the appearance of fine hairs and is great for people that have patchy eyebrows or have lost their hair all together. If done well the results of Microblading can be amazing and extremely natural looking.
However Microblading is very expensive and quite uncomfortable to have done. There is also a lot of downtime and after care that you have to follow closely to ensure your new eyebrows heal perfectly. It's important you do your research when deciding on your therapist as there are a lot of people out there that claim to be professionally trained that aren’t, so be careful. Click here to read about our experiences with Microblading.
So what are your options if you don’t want to take the leap into semi-permanent makeup but not sure where to start when trying to recreate it yourself? I’ve put together a list of products that are foolproof, really easy to use and will help you fake that natural, microbladed look.
The good thing about Microblading is that the therapist will take some time to measure up your eyebrows and your other facial features to map out the perfect shape to suit your face. While this may be a bit hard to do yourself it’s still really important take into account your natural brow shape and go with it. So before you even add any products it’s a good idea to start with a clean base and have your brows waxed or threaded by an experience beautician so you can clearly see what shape brows you have and where you need to add extra hair strokes. I’d also recommend buying a spooly as this makes brushing your eyebrows up into shape so much easier. This duo ended spooly from bareMinerals is great as it’s multipurpose and very good quality.
After you’ve brushed your eyebrows into place and have worked out where you want to add extra hair strokes you can decide what type of brow product you want to use. Even though brow powder and pomades are a really popular choice, I personally think that they make eyebrows look very blocky and drawn in, which isn’t what you want when you’re trying to fake Microbladed eyebrows. Instead I suggest going for a thin pencil or felt tip as it’s so much easier to recreate individual hair strokes. I really like Maybelline’s Tattoo Brow Microblade Pen for that very reason. It’s very easy to control and apply and it doesn’t look like you’re just drawing random lines on your brows - the strokes look natural and blend in with your natural hairs.
If felt tip products aren’t really your thing then why not go for an eyebrow pencil. It’s really important that the pencil is very thin and sharpened, as the thinner it is the more realistic your results will be. A product that seems to be a favourite of the entire world (with good reason) is Anastasia Beverly Hills’ Brow Wiz. This award-winning, ultra thin pencil creates precise, hair-like strokes and mimics natural hair. It’s also long-wearing, smudge-proof and glides on effortlessly.
Once you’re happy with the shape and the fullness of your brows it’s time to set those bad boys in place. A clear brow gel like Benefit’s 24 Hour Brow Setter is a great option for people that don’t want to add any extra colour or darkness to their brows. It’s also great to use if you’ve got naturally thick eyebrows and just need something to set them in place. However if you do want some extra colour and coverage then Benefit’s Gimme Brow is ya girl. It comes in a variety of colours, from light blonde to jet black.
This next step is completely optional and won’t be necessary for some of you, but if you do have very sparse eyebrows then a brow serum could be really good for you. RapidLash’s Brow Enhancing Serum is perfect for building fuller brows in just 60 days. The powerful blend of Keratin, Sweet Almond Extract and Polypeptides transforms thin, uneven and sparse brows in just a few strokes by conditioning, moisturising and strengthening each hair to prevent breakage and fall. Apply twice a day and see results after just 3 weeks!
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