Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Does Eyebrow Microblading Hurt? My Treatment with Karen Betts Professional

For anyone who doesn't know what microblading is, it's a semi-permanant cosmetic procedure where the technician 'tattoos' on your eyebrows, but in tiny brush strokes so it mimics your natural hairs. As opposed to tattooing which is more 'blocky'.

I am fortunate in the fact that my office is based in the same building as the K.B Pro Training Academy, so you can imagine the amount of fleeky (soz, had to) brows I am surrounded with on a daily basis. Before I started my new job I had never really thought about getting my eyebrows microbladed, and it was kind of a rash decision two weeks ago, stemming from a conversation with a colleague because she was getting hers done, and before I knew it I was booked in!

The lovely Jordana began by asking what look I wanted to go for, thickness, length, shape of the arch etc, and then she colour matched me with the perfect shade of brown. Next she drew the outline of my new brows on my head (using what looks like a protractor or a maths compass) and she was ready to start!

Despite the 8 galleons litres of numbing cream I slathered all over the top half of my face an hour prior to my treatment, I could still feel EVERY INCISION of the microblading pen. (And you guys know how honest I am about the pain of lip fillers and Crest strips!) It hurt. Like, not unbearable pain, but SO uncomfortable. She went over each brow once, applying more numbing cream after each eye, so when she came back to do the second round(?) I couldn't feel a thing, so that was a relief! The only weird thing is that you can hear the pen dragging across your head, like a scraping sound which is slightly odd. She then went over each brow again just to do a few top-ups, and I was done! The whole thing took about an hour and a half, however the actual microblading only took about 45 minutes, the other 45 was spent drawing and discussing to make sure everything was exactly how I wanted it.

The aftercare process is pretty extra- I can't get them wet for a week. A WHOLE WEEK. How the hell am I gonna have a shower? I'm going to have to get my housemate Beth to give me a sponge bath or something. Obviously I voiced this concern to Jordana and she told me just to be extra careful in the shower, don't stand directly under the showered etc etc, which I am completely used to anyway as a regular lash extension wearer. 

This photo was taken the following day, and I'm not being bigheaded (well, maybe slightly) but OH MY WORD HOW AMAZING DO THEY LOOK?!?!?!?! I am a microblading convert. I was imagining them to form huge scabs overnight and for me to wake up looking like an extra from 'The Hills Have Eyes' but they look so perfect. even with no make-up on, they have made such a huge difference to my face. I can't wait till the weekend so I can see how they look with full face glam!

Tempted to get yours done? Microblading by K.B Pro starts from £495. Get in touch with Jordana here.

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