Guess what I did? Yup, I went ahead and got my eyebrows microbladed and boy oh boy have I been feeling my face ever since.
What is Microblading? Microblading is a tattooing technique in which a small handheld tool made of several tiny needles is used to add semi-permanent pigment to the skin.
Have you ever really wanted to try something but you were intimidated by the process or scared of the pain or even the outcome? That was how I felt about microblading before taking a leap of faith and agreeing to let Deyonne from Huemon Beauty touch my face.
I’ve always been a punk when it comes to pain (to the point where Bini thanked God when we were told Bella had to be C-section delivery because he thought I would freak out with the pain in the middle of giving birth and quit pushing- SHAME ON HIM... but that’s a different story). I had heard amazing stories from women who had their eyebrows microbladed and loved the outcome, but they always talked about the pain, so I automatically threw my wishes out the door. I’m beyond happy and proud to say that I faced my fears and the results were outstanding.
Since I have been getting so many questions on the experience, I figured a post would be the perfect way to share my thoughts on the entire process and why I decided to do it in the first place. Plus Deyonne has added a special surprise for all Luwamé readers that you won’t want to pass on.
My eyebrows are naturally full, to begin with, but due to a waxing incident that went wrong, one eyebrow has always been shorter than the other and it lost the fullness. Before microblading, I would always pencil in my eyebrows, and for someone who doesn’t really wear makeup or know how to apply it correctly, it was getting pretty annoying. The main reason I wanted to get my eyebrows microbladed was to be able to wash and go every day without having to do anything extra. I had no idea what kind of impact microblading would have on my face.
I had numerous questions for Deyonne, and she was beyond patient with me in answering all my concerns. I’ll share them with you today so you can get a better insight into the entire experience.
1) Could I work out during the healing process?
Water is not supposed to touch your brows for the first two weeks of the healing process. Deyonne provided me with a care package that included ointments and cleaning supplies to make sure the area stayed infection free. If you want to work out, wear a scarf over your forehead/hair to ensure sweat does not trickle down your face. That is what I did, and it worked for me.
2) How should I wash my face during the healing process?
Pat water on your forehead area and avoid the eyebrows at all cost.
3) How painful would the process be?
Depends on your pain tolerance. She will numb your brows, but there have been cases where the cream didn’t fully numb the area (that happened to me). On a scale of 1-10, where 10 is the highest about of pain, I’d give it 6 or 7 at the most, and I can’t take pain so that should give you a good feeling for what to expect. If asked whether I’d do it again knowing how it felt, I’d answer HECK YEA over and over again.
4) How long will the process take?
The appointment was scheduled for 3 hours and we pretty much used the entire time allocated. This included Deyonne answering all my questions and going through the whole process with me.
5) How long does the tattoo last?
BEST PART! So depending on your skin, it can last anywhere from 1-3 years. I’m hoping mine lasts the whole 3 years. LOL
6) What does the touch-up entitle?
Roughly 4-6 weeks after your initial appointment, Deyonne will see you again to touch-up your brows and complete the microblading experience (more on this is available at the end of my post).
For all you moms out there, this is nothing like childbirth LOL! Numbing will come in handy when the tattooing starts to take place. Pray it sticks on you, because, for me, I still felt the stinging pain. It would have probably been worse without the numbing cream though.
This is where Deyonne will draw out what your new eyebrows will look like. It’s your time to tell her what you really want and express it in detail. Take pictures of eyebrows you’ve seen and admire for example if you can. Deyonne was very professional and accurate with my mapping. She used these cool pencils and a ruler to get accurate measurements.
3) Let the Microblading Begin
Okay, you guys... this is when it gets real, and your face gets tattooed. If you’re like me and have no tattoos on your body, then you should be very proud because you just got your first one.
4) Wipe excess and Repeat
This is where Deyonne will wipe away all the excess pigment and go over the original strokes a second and maybe even third time to ensure that they are permanent. Pigment refers to the color used to tattoo your eyebrows.
And that’s it ladies!! 4 easy steps that changed how I look at my eyebrows every single day!
The results will vary for everyone and Deyonne will walk you through the entire healing process and give you a care package with essentials that you will need to keep your eyebrows from getting infected. She is very detail orientated and does not take her skills lightly.
Huemon beauty also offers touch up services 4-6 weeks after your initial visit. This is done to ensure you are happy with your brows and togo over the pigment that could fade initially.
Deyonne has been kind enough to share a special discounted rate with all Luwame readers. From today until the end of May, all Luwamé readers will get 25% off their total fees when booking an appointment with Huemon Beauty. Simply type in the code hbbplu1 on her site. In addition from now until May 10th, she is running a special Mother's Day promotion for all moms. Check it out on her site.
I hope this review helps you or someone you know that has been thinking about getting their eyebrows microbladed. If this is something you’ve been contemplating on, I encourage you to take that leap of faith and go for it. I highly highly recommend it to all women, especially all the busy ladies who don’t have the time nor the desire to fill in their brows every morning. I have yet to pencil in mine, and it’s been over a month now since I first got them done. What a time saver!