Getting eyebrow embroidery is one of the best things you can do for yourself if you want to save time doing your makeup or just want a fuss-free look (because you don’t have to worry about drawing your brows). I first did eyebrow embroidery with Browtisan 79 weeks ago (according to Instagram) and my life has been changed forever.
If you know me, you will know that I don’t have a habit of putting on make-up… because I don’t know how to. The times you see me with make-up are at photoshoots or major events and it’s usually done by a make-up artist (my favourite MUA is Vera from Loveblush).
Previously, my brows were thin (not much hair) with a high arch in the middle, while being droopy and faded at the ends. I’m telling you, changing the shape of your brows can positively change your look forever. Coco, the Chief Creative Officer of Browtisan, is highly skilled in this beauty aesthetics and she re-designed my brows for me. She got rid of that arch in the middle, straightened my brows out more and darkened the ends so now I have full brows.
What you see in the pics below are how the brows look immediately after the embroidery. They may look too dark you think, but fret not, as the brows will fade after a week or so and you will get very natural looking pretty brows! See this pic below – that’s how I look everyday, without needing to draw my brows.
What is eyebrow embroidery?
Eyebrow embroidery is similar to eyebrow tattoos, except that it is semi-permanent and can last for about one to two years. It is done via a stroke-by-stroke method by adding coloured pigment to the skin. The stroke-by-stroke method is ideal because it mimics the hairs on your brows and fills up the empty spots on your brows so that they look full.
Here are some questions you might have and I’ll answer based on my experience:
1) Is eyebrow embroidery painful?
Numbing cream will be applied to your brows before you start, so you will not feel the pain. There is a little stinging pain but it is bearable, to a point where I fell asleep during the process!
2) How long does the process take?
For first timers, Coco will spend some time designing your brows for you to see what suits your face. You need to make sure that you like the way your brows look before she starts the process because it is a semi-permanent process after all. Coco has excellent hands though, and you can be assured that she will make you look good.
Once you are happy, the numbing cream will be applied to your brows for about 30 minutes, so you can chill for a bit. After that, Coco will start the embroidery process and it takes about 30 minutes. The entire process should take about 1.5 hours.
A new set of blades is used for each customer so things are very hygienic over here!
3) Why eyebrow embroidery over eyebrow tattooing?
The thing about eyebrow tattoos is how it turns into this faded greenish colour after a few years! For eyebrow embroidery, it will fade to a natural colour instead and then you will know it’s time to touch up!
4) Is it troublesome to maintain the brows?
For one week after the process, you can’t let water touch the brows. Browtisan will give you this care kit which has clear plasters and a special serum that you need to apply onto your brows every day. The clear plasters are to cover your brows when you shower so that they don’t get wet. After the seven days, you don’t need to do anything to your brows anymore!
5) Is eyebrow embroidery expensive?
I always feel that you get what you pay for. When it comes to my face and something semi-permanent, I’m not taking any chances. You can view the prices at Browtisan here. Their prices are upmarket but you get quality and assurance that you will look good.
For more info, check out their website!