• Elise Louise

Do 'Powder' Brow Tattoos Look Natural?

One question I hear more than any other as an eyebrow tattooist is "Will it look natural???". Which is a totally understandable question! This is your FACE and any form of cosmetic tattooing should enhance your features, not distract from them. There is a difference however between enhancement and a natural look...

To enhance your features means to highlight the best parts about them. Whether you choose microblading or powder brows, the goal of tattooing is to improve your natural eyebrows to suit your facial structure. A better eyebrow shape can give you an instant lift and increase facial symmetry, which is more visually attractive.

Does microblading look more natural than powder brows?

There is a misconception around the different techniques of eyebrow tattooing, leading consumers to believe that microblading looks more ‘natural’ than powder brows. This is due to microblading being created to simulate eyebrow hairs, whereas powder brows simulate makeup. Healed microblading often blurs over time, so that it doesn’t look like fine eyebrow hairs but more like soft, hazy lines on the skin. As these lines are literally ON your skin, they can never truly resemble hairs which grow out of your skin in different ways. In my experience healed microblading doesn’t look ‘natural’, just different.

Due to changes being made to your brows, any form of tattooing will never look ‘natural’. Completely natural brows are usually assymettrical and often don’t enhance one’s features. Instead of saying a tattoo will look ‘natural’, I like to say it will look like perfect, subtle makeup that balances and lifts your face. As microblading blurs over time and can be more traumatic to skin, I chose to specialise in the powder/ombre technique. This style of tattooing gives the appearance of having subtly powdered in your brows, so that it looks like perfect makeup. Unlike microblading which relies on a handtool to make cuts into your brows, the powder technique employs a cosmetic tattoo machine to precisely implant fine dots of pigment. This is far kinder to your skin and actually lasts alot longer. It is also suitable for all skin types, whereas oily skin can’t actually retain microblading.

The healed Soft Powder Brow Tattoo looks like perfectly soft, subtle makeup.

No matter what technique you choose, it’s important to remember that a tattoo will never look truly ‘natural’. It can look like the best makeup you’ve ever worn but it will still look like makeup! As a lady who has never had any eyebrows to speak of and used to powder in her brows everyday, I can tell you that my ‘powder’ brows tattoo beats my natural eyebrows hands down!

Want to find out more about the Soft Powder Brow Tattoo? Book in here for a free consultation with me! There’s no obligation to go ahead with the procedure, I just love being able to provide people with accurate, up to date answers about cosmetic tattooing. Let’s talk BROWS!

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