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Why did I Microblade my Eyebrows?

Why Microblading?

I know many of you might be wondering, what's the big deal?  Why would you want to "tattoo" your eyebrows?  That seems so permanent and scary!  To tell you the truth.  Yes, all those questions crossed through my mind and I had contemplated this for years!  However, with extensive research and finding the right artist is key in a successful Microbladed Eyebrows!

Let's start with a few personal reasons.

  1. I have very sparse and thin eyebrows.
  2. I wake up looking life-less without any definition on my eyebrows.
  3. I have to fill my eyebrows every single day to look like a decent human being, trust me!
  4. Eyebrows are key to a balanced facial structure.
  5. I am an active person, so sweating while I workout and my brows disappearing is a no-no.

I can go on and on about why it's important and essential for my lifestyle.

FAQ:

  1. How long does it last for?  It can last up to 2-3 years if you properly take care of it and have your initial follow-up appointment within 2 months from your first microblading session. Remember, if you don't do the proper after-care, the results can vary from person to person.
  2. Am I the right candidate for Microblading?  Most people can be the right fit for this semi-permanent eyebrow method.  However, if your skin is very dry or oily, very fair and sensitive to sunlight, scratches, and prone to getting easily bruised and injured, you may want to reconsider.
  3. What is the investment for amazing eyebrows?  From my own research, it can range anywhere from $300 to $1500+.  Some include the follow-up touch up session while other artists do not include that in their rates.  Make sure you ask those questions, since the follow-up touch up session is the most important to have the perfect and long-lasting eyebrows.
  4. Was there any pain during the Microblading session? No, I did not feel any discomfort.  Renee uses the best numbing medical grade numbing cream to ensure a painless experience.  Also, it is key to allow the numbing cream to sit on the skin for at least 20 minutes before starting.
  5. Was there any pain Post-Microblading session?  No, I only felt that my skin was a little sensitive (like an exfoliation tingle)
I hope my personal experience can help in your decision if you are contemplating microblading.   
Watch my Microblading experience here:
 

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Brow Queen -Brows by Renee

A new client of mine had her hair colored a few months ago and showed me an amazing artist on Instagram, specifically: @browsbyrenee.  

I was fascinated by her amazing technique for microblading & feathering eyebrows.  I was impressed to say the least.  I didn't pay close attention, as I noticed that Brows by Renee was located in New York City, but also travels to Los Angeles from time to time.

I truly believe that everything happens for a reason, and things fall into place without force.  So, this April, I had the opportunity to travel to New York for work with my dear friends at Beautylish for IMATS NYC and The Makeup Show NYC.  It's been about 5 years since I last traveled to New York!  Can you believe that?  I did not realize how long it's been and how much I missed the energy and people there.

One of the days I was there in New York City, my dear friend, Rose and I had plans to have dinner at one of her favorite sushi joints.  She asked if she could invite her new friend, Renee.  Small world, right?Without hesitation, I was like "of course!"  Rose mentioned that she thought we would just mesh instantly since she felt we had many similarities - both makeup artist, Korean-American, and similar personality and vibe.   She showed me her Instagram, and I immediately said: " Oh crazy!  My client showed me her Instagram and I love her work!" 

I was thrilled to meet Renee and I was quickly drawn to her authentic and refreshing personality.  When I click with a person immediately, I know that a true friendship is there.  I've got to say that I am so blessed to have met Renee, and having my dear friend Rose connect us, because she knew we would vibe together!  

Shortly after, I knew I wanted to get my eyebrows done by the famous Brow by Renee, and make my day to day life so much easier.  Miss Renee is booked up back to back and months in advance.  She works 10-12 hour days, 6 to 7 days a week, and truly lives and breathes her passion in her artistry with her love for eyebrows.   I was willing to wait for the next opening she had!  

BEST decision I have ever made this year!  YES, I am telling you the truth.  I don't have any tattoos on my body, nor permanent or semi-permanent makeup as of last week!   Social media is so helpful in finding new and innovated trends that are happening as we speak.  

Here is my Before & After photo of 3D Microblading Eyebrows:

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Check back to see my next post:

  • FAQ on Microblading | Feathering Eyebrows
  • My personal experience
  • Pre-care and Post-care for 3D Microblading Eyebrows

Don't forget to comment and ask any questions you may have regarding 3D Microblading Eyebrows!

Brows by Renee: Website |   Instagram

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