Microblading, microshading, powder and ombre brows, eyebrow tattoo ... What’s the difference?

There are so many different names and different information out there, so how can you understand what the differences are and which procedure is right for you?

Permanent makeup is a general term that combines different techniques and marketing names that apply to any process of skin micropigmentation.

Many people mistakenly believe that eyebrow tattoo is something completely different from permanent makeup or microblading. In reality, all the names you've ever heard are the process of injecting ink under the upper layer of the skin to create a long-lasting daily make-up effect. Here is some clarity on the differences:

It uses a manual hand technique and several needles welded together that visually create the presence of hairs on the eyebrow.

A technique in which a special machine is used, usually with one single needle, which can create the effect of tinted eyebrows using shadows. With this technique, taking into account the qualifications of the master, it is possible to achieve different degrees of saturation of the eyebrows and a gradient of different shapes. Ombre and powder eyebrows are the marketing names for microshading.

Hair strokes.
This effect is similar to microblading, only here the artist uses a machine method, which is much less traumatic than the manual method. You can read more about microblading machine technique here.

Eyebrow tattoo.
Many believe that this means the effect of a real tattoo on the face, when in fact, it is just one of the above procedures. Whether you get a natural effect or a tattoo effect on your skin depends on the work of the artist.

Cosmetic and medical tattooing.
​These names are used to correct imperfections, such as stretch marks, vitiligo, and 3D areola. The procedure is only performed using machines and specialized, more persistent pigments.

Do not rely on the name when choosing a procedure. Pay attention to the skill and methods of the artist and choose what you like. If you still have questions about which technique is more suitable for you, request a free consultation.