What you need to know about micro-blading and semi-permanent makeup

After reports that Katie Price will allegedly train as a beautician so that she can carry out micro-blading procedures, we take a look at what the technique involves.

So what exactly is micro-blading, how does semi-permanent make-up work and how long does it last?

Here’s what you need to know.

What is micro-blading?

Micro-blading is a method of applying of semi-permanent makeup.

Micro-blading is done by manually inserting pigment into the upper layers of skin to give the impression of fullness and shape to the eyebrows.

It is done via a manual blade so strokes are sharp and crisp.

The results of this method should look natural and just like hair strokes.

How does semi-permanent makeup work?

Semi-permanent makeup involves having pigment implanted into the epidermis using a fine needle — similar to a tattoo but the process is less painful, the “ink” used is usually mineral based and the results are not permanent.

When it comes to having micro-blading done, a technician will take six measurements on your brow bone to make out the perfect shape for your brows.

The process usually takes between one a half to two hours, and at least one touch up will be needed to get your final result.

The healing process is relatively quick, but final results may not be visible until several weeks after your appointment because of how the skin heals.

The results will not wash off and usually last for a couple of years — but can be maintained and kept for longer with touchups, usually one a year.

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