What is Microshading?

Microshading is a semi-permanent makeup technique in which pigment is inserted under your skin using a manual or electric tool with needles which administrates tiny, pin-like dots in a gradient pattern, creating a semi-permanent powdered effect.
Yet another name for this treatment is powder brows, due to its subtler look in which the tail of the brow is darker and fades to a lighter shade towards the start of a brow, giving it a softer look. Note that some artists consider microshading and powder brows one and the same, while the others make a slight difference.

Who is Microshading for?

These ombre powder eyebrows, as they are also known, are a dream-come-true for all those desiring more evenly and consistently applied ink throughout the brow. 

The incisions made with microshading tool are smaller than those with a blade, so this procedure is more gentle and less invasive than microblading, and most importantly, it is a perfect solution for everyone with sensitive and oily skin. In addition, this technique is perfect for anyone with sparse, over-plucked or light-colored brows.

What is the Difference Between Microshading and Microblading?

As mentioned, microblading uses manual blades to make cuts which mimic natural hairs and are filled with the ink. Microshading technique on the other hand, uses mostly an electric tool (sometimes it is done manually as well), which resembles mini tattoo gun with numerous needles which ensures that the ink is applied consistently and evenly throughout the brow. Therefore, the ink is the same for both treatments but the application, and the final look is different.

Many consider microshading a gentle version of microblading since the process is less painful and the looks differ in a sense that microbladed eyebrows mimic natural hairs, whereas microshading gives a powdered effect to the brows. Many opt for the combination of these two treatments to achieve their perfect look.

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What Does Microshading Aftercare Involve?
After permanent makeup artist did his or her work, it is your turn to do your part – the aftercare. Although there are some differences in the aftercare approach-some insist that the treated area should be kept dry for around 10 days, while others believe it should be cleaned with a cotton pad dampen with water, everyone agrees that the area should be bacteria free.
Therefore, make sure you are familiar with the microshading aftercare steps your aesthetician recommends and stick to them. Your hands must be completely clean when caring about your eyebrows. Don’t forget to regularly apply aftercare ointment.
Also, make sure you avoid the following activities:
  • Swimming
  • Sport activities or anything that will cause excessive sweating
  • Hot sauna, hot baths, lengthy showers or jacuzzi use
  • Sun tanning or salon tanning
  • Any kind of chemical peels
  • Picking, peeling, or scratching the pigmented area
  • Sleeping on your face