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Microshading Part 2

Almost a year ago, I took the plunge and got brow microshading. The decision was a process. For all the gory details, from the angst to the elation, and for more details about the healing process, check out my first blog post about it.


You've probably heard of microblading, which is a process involving tattooing fine lines resembling brow strokes to shape and darken sparse or light eyebrows. Microshading, a newer technique, is the preferred technique for more sensitive or oily skin, and is the application of tiny dots by tattoo for a shading effect, similar to a result you would get with makeup. The tattoos may last about 1-2 or so years, depending on a number of factors, including skin type, your skincare products, and age. Regular touch-ups are recommended for best results.


I bumped into my brow artist in the neighborhood and she encouraged me to come in for a touch-up. I had been happy, thrilled really, about my brows the first time around. But it was true, my brows had faded and thinned a bit, and I was ready for something a bit more dramatic!


Here are the results from my first microshading experience. Six weeks or so after the first application, you will go in for a routine touch-up to define and perfect the shape.





It's been five days since my second microshading. They've since darkened and haven't yet started peeling. They will start to peel, lighten, and then darken again over the next 5-7 days or so.


Here's the before, during (after I'd had the shape drawn in for approval), and right after microshading.




Later that day, they had already started darkening. So far, that's how they still look. I'll update this post once they've started progressing through the healing stages.




For more information, or to make an appointment in San Francisco, contact Edge Brows.

Stay tuned for more results!

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sarah chuck

san francisco, ca