The Difference Between Microblading and Ombre Powder Brows

If you’re just discovering the world of semi-permanent make-up for eyebrows, you may be wondering about the difference between Microblading vs Powder Brows (also known as Ombre)?  In this blog I’ll explain the difference between the two techniques so you can make an informed decision when choosing the right brow treatment for you.


Powder Brows

Powder Brows

The Difference In The Process

The process of getting to your desired brows is different for Microblading vs Powder Brows.

In the Microblading technique, fine incisions are made into the skin with a manual tool to deposit the pigment resulting in a look of individual natural hair strokes.

Powder Brows are achieved by creating numerous tiny dots in the skin with an electric tattoo tool. The dots mimic the powder effect and help the brows to look filled in as if you’re wearing soft makeup.


Powder Brows

Powder Brows

The Skin Type

Your skin type plays a huge role in determining which technique is the right one for you. If you have normal skin you can go either way as the lasting power and the technique itself won’t be affected in any way.

However, if your skin is oily or sensitive you should opt for Powder Brows, as the results will last much longer in oily skin and there is less trauma involved with the Ombre technique.

You can choose to go for Microblading even if you have oily skin, however, this will require more frequent appointments and touch-ups, since the brows will fade much quicker.

The Faded Effect

Since both of these techniques are semi-permanent, your brows will start fading over time.

Since Powder Brows consist of multiple tiny dots that give off the diffused powder effect, they will slowly fade and the process will look completely natural. Your brows will just become softer overtime. This technique is great if you don’t want to have to touch up your brows for a while after a treatment.

Microblading also fades over time, however, this technique requires more frequent touch-ups. Since the incisions made into the skin are shallow the pigment fades away quickly.

However, if you want bolder and fuller brows and don’t mind going for touch-ups to keep them at their best, Microblading might be just the right technique for you.


Powder Brows

Powder Brows

The Lasting Power

The lasting power of the brows achieved by using these techniques will vary based on your environment and the type of your skin.

However, Ombre Powder Brows have been proven to last longer. With proper care, they can last up to two to three years.

On average Microblading will last for eight to twelve months.

Hybrid Brows

Who says you have to decide on one of the two techniques? You can get the best out of both worlds by opting for hybrid brows.

This technique combines both Microblading and Powder Brows and can create incredibly realistic brows.

It’s perfect if you don’t have many brow hairs, but want bold brows that will look natural.

While the powder effect of the Powder Brows will give them the fullness, thin microbladed strokes will add definition and fill in the sparse areas.


Powder Brows

Powder Brows

To Conclude

I hope you’ve found this blog useful in helping you to determine which semi-permanent brow treatment is suitable for you.

If you still have some questions, I’d be more than happy to help, so please call, text or email me on the below contact details:

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