This was my first experience of eyebrow micro-blading – I shared some of this on my insta stories at the time, so here’s the full process.
I know lots of you have shared how you have considered having your eyebrows done, but been too scared, also there have been lots of you saying ow much having your eyebrows micro-bladed has been such a positive. I was THE most nervous before, during and after having it done! I have been aware that my brows have been disappearing for a while, over the past 5 years they had started falling out. I had to draw them in daily, so it was something I was becoming more conscious of. But it was when I started gettingcomments on some of my videos about how my brows looked awful, “this is reason not to pluck your brows lady’s” and so on. Which they were not wrong! I made the decision to look into micro-blading.
I was a child of the 90’s, I was born with really quite lovely, naturally thick brows, which as a teen and early 20 started plucking, it was the style and trend back then and at that age your not worried about your brows not growing back!
I did a lot of research into choosing my eyebrow practitioner, I looked over their reviews and instagram images of previous work, I didn’t want to come away looking fake, I wanted natural looking brows. Its a huge decision because once its done you can’t magic them away and Im fully aware of a brow framing a face. I went for a lady called Eve, practicing in Barnes South West London.
Eva was extremely patient with me, Im sure she is used to nervous and demanding new clients. She took so much care and time in drawing the brows in and ensuring they are level and in keeping with what I was after.
She applied a numbing cream so the actual blading part I didn’t find painful at all. I know some people who have had it done say it was the most painful experience, that was not mine. It took quite some time for both brows to be completed, but I was happy to lie there and Eva to not rush.
I was sent home with some clear plasters to apply to my brows that night so I wouldn’t scratch them while I slept as well as a balm to apply at night to help prevent them from peeling. For the first 2 weeks.I wiped over them with cool boiled water morning and evening and applied this balm. They id itch from around day 4-10 which is just part of the healing process.
I must admit the first 1-5 days I was in a state of “what the hell have I done” the shape I was so pleased with but it definitely looked darker than I was planning. She had reassured me this is totally natural and it will fade. Which it did over the next 2-4 weeks. Im now 3 months post and Im keen to book in for a top up again. I love them! Its amazing how a fuller brow really does make a difference to your face and also confidence.
I am a convert!
My top 3 tips
Do your research, all practitioners are not the same
Follow your homeware advice to speed the healing process