Before reaching for the tan bottle, there are a few things to take into consideration if you want your glow to be beach-brown rather than streaky orange this summer. Do I really need to scrub before a tan? Yes. … Continue reading
But how much more does it actually protect you? There is no denying the fierceness of the Aussie sun that glows through our nice hole in the Ozone layer. We have a scary skin cancer and melanoma rate, being the … Continue reading
It may seem that I can’t get enough when it comes to cleansing. I just thought I would throw this one in: If you have gone to the effort (and cost) of getting a quality cleanser that is right for … Continue reading
What is eyebrow threading? Eyebrow threading is a subject that is very much talked about at the moment. If you don’t know what it is, it’s a specialised hair removal method that is used on the face, made popular for … Continue reading
It doesn’t sound right, does it …embroidery in your eyebrows? You might also know it now by a few other names, like semi-permanent tattoo, micropigmentation, or semi-permanent make up. If you haven’t heard of it, I don’t blame you. Until I stumbled across this about a year or so ago (after more than 7 years in the industry, and now as a professional eyebrow consultant), I had never heard of it.
What is eyebrow embroidery?
Put simply, eyebrow embroidery is a new cosmetic tattoo technique, that is semi-permanent. The reason that this form of cosmetic tattoo is only semi permanent, is because the tattoo ink is precisely deposited into the top layers of the skin only – the epidermis – about where pigmentation sits (not down into the dermis like permanent tattoos).
The benefit of this, is that much finer strokes are possible, so the artist can create almost brand new eyebrows, because the result looks like natural hair strokes. This differs from traditional cosmetic tattoo, because there is a much finer precision. Also, the tattoo won’t bleed into the skin over time, creating that greenish tinge and faded outline.
Good eyebrow embroidery artists will correctly match your colour, and also create light and shade within the shape, to make them look even more real. This is good to keep in mind if you have a disaster eyebrow wax resulting in a painstakingly long recovery process (once those terminal hairs are removed accidentally from your eyebrow, they seem to take months and months to grow back to normal) – but eyebrow embroidery certainly could create a fix that’s permanent enough to last you until those hairs grow back! Eyebrow embroidery can also help you if you have NO eyebrows… or very sparse ones.
It’s not cheap, places charge about $500 (that’s a very rough average) – but some places will also include a follow-up visit, and will draw the shape on in the consultation process so you can make sure that the eyebrows you are about to have embroidered on are right for you.
I just found this on visual.ly …it’s fantastic!
Do you think this old nag from child years could have anything to do with keeping a clear complexion? Cleansing is one of the most important weapons you have in your fight for radiant, clear skin. Why? Think of … Continue reading
Blind pimples can be the most frustrating, unsatisfying, unwelcome friend on your face. A blind pimple is also referred to as a ‘nodule’. Nodules occur when there is a deep break in the follicle wall of the sebaceous gland in … Continue reading