Whether you maintain them with the help of a stylist, draw them on at home, or let them grow wild; the statement eyebrow business is booming and shows no sign of stopping. I went to Nirvana Cosmetics Club – the best in the business for Microblading in Liverpool – to find out what popular semi permanent eyebrow procedure is all about and whether I am now officially on fleek.
What is Microblading?
Microblading is a semi-permanent cosmetic technique where the illusion of fuller or better-shaped brows are achieved by a hand-held tool introducing tiny hair strokes with a pigment similar to tattoo ink. Done well, it will frame your face and leave you looking fresher, natural, and younger. You just need to make sure you get them done well. And when it comes to Microblading in Liverpool, I know a place…
Where to go for Microblading in Liverpool
I’m a long time customer at Nirvana Cosmetics Club. They do the best HD Brows in Liverpool and I’ve also and had semi-permanent tattooed brows, brow lamination, and of course the much talked about Microblading.
Having seen Before & After Microblading pics on Instagram I knew I had to have it done. After all, it’d been 18 months since my brows were tattooed and they’d faded sufficiently for me to have them re-tattooed or to try this new technique of Microblading. I made an appointment with Sophie (whose diary is busy for a reason – waiting lists can be long but oh so worth it!) and waited for the big day.
Who is Microblading suitable for?
If you’ve got fair, sparse or no eyebrow hair at all (perhaps as a result of alopecia or chemo) then this technique is perfect, and Nirvana Cosmetics Club are skilled enough to fix botch jobs from other salons too.
When I was a teenager we didn’t have amazing eyebrows. Over the years I tried everything – slicking them down with clear mascara, colouring them in with Rimmel eyeliner (please don’t judge; I was a mere child), and dyeing them with a DIY tinting kit which basically meant my brows went from ‘sperm under a microscope’ to ‘furry tadpole’ in the space of 12 minutes and an obligatory patch test. Not only does Microblading dispense with the faff, they also look amazing.
Does Microblading hurt?
Turns out, I hadn’t watched the YouTube videos quite closely enough as Sophie had suggested and it wasn’t until I was lying down covered in numbing cream that I realised that Microblading involves an actual blade. Yes, apparently the clue’s in the name. Who knew? A tiny scalpel-type tool is used to introduce pigments into the outer layer of skin. Sensation-wise, it’s not the nicest thing I’ve had done to my face, but it’s not that bad. I’m pretty wimpy and I’d say it’s comfier than blood tests or bikini waxing.
How long does Microblading take?
After about an hour and a half, the process of little inky scratches was all over and the results were immediately outstanding. It’s not until you have a fresh pair of brows that you realise what a difference they make. They bring out the colour of your eyes, they make you look instantly groomed and made-up, and – when you don’t have to faff around with them every morning – are absolutely life changing.
|Freshly microbladed eyebrows by The Brow Doctors at Nirvana Aesthetics, Liverpool|
How to take care of your eyebrows after Microblading
You’re packed off with all the necessary aftercare instructions and a special cream the consistency of vaseline, and although there’s rules about sunbathing and picking at them (both are big no-no’s) you are good to go until your top-up appointment 6 weeks later.
I found that my brows began to go darker a few hours after my initial session but I was still able to go out in the evening with a few touches of make up around – but definitely not ON – the brows themselves. As the skin gradually shed over days and weeks they revealed their intended lighter colour, which was what I wanted because I’ve got quite fair brows.
Booking an appointment for Microblading in Liverpool
If you are interested in having your eyebrows Microbladed but are still unsure about taking the plunge, then have a look at Nirvana Cosmetics Club’s Instagram page where you can see videos, Before & After images, and all the subtle variations of styles – there’s no ‘one pair fits all approach’.
If you’re still nervous about Microblading, you could make an appointment for HD brows or a tidy-up a month or so beforehand so that you can get a feel for the salon and meet Sophie. You only have to hear the rave reviews from everyone in the waiting area to know you’ve come to the right place. I wouldn’t trust anyone else with my eyebrows.
When you’re good to go you can book your appointment for Microblading in Liverpool at Nirvana Cosmetics Club on Treatwell which is a handy website and app which I use to book and pay for all my appointments.