Treatments that create bushy brows are becoming increasingly popular. But, these eyebrow products let you try the trend at home.
It’s no secret that thicker, bushy eyebrows have started to become the norm nowadays. Whether you’re attempting to trim and shape them yourself or letting them reach their full bushy potential — we’re embracing them more than ever.
The list of brow treatments and methodology to help them flourish is endless, what with tinting, micro-waxing and eyebrow lamination all proving popular. But, the treatment that is said to give longer lasting results? Microblading.
Microblading is an eyebrow treatment that involves depositing the same coloured pigments as your hair into the epidermis (surface) of the skin to recreate the look of fine hairs. It’s semi-permanent make-up for your eyebrows.
“Microblading is the biggest trend today on the brow market” says Ingrid Maillet, L’Oreal Paris’ international project manager for brows. In recent years, the idea of permanent make-up seems like the easiest option to maintain our eyebrows, as our schedules get busier and busier.
Microblading can be expensive and painful. But, if you weren’t willing to splurge on a treatment and feel like a regular eyebrow pencil doesn’t achieve quite the same effect, there could be one more option. Enter, the microblading-effect pen.
Differing from a standard eyebrow pencil, the formulas these products use last a lot longer than usual. The tip of these pens are unlike the average pencil or gel. The applicator usually has a trident or four tip shape in order to create even, spread out, yet naturally-looking hairs.
This new type of eyebrow product is beginning to pick up in popularity. So much so, that one L’Oreal Micro Tattoo Eyebrow Definer, £9.99, is sold every minute in the UK.
“People understand how important brows are in framing the face” says founder and creator of Ciaté’s own microblading pen, Charlotte Knight. “Microblading is a great solution for defining the brows as it looks so natural, but it can be scary to commit to it as it lasts for up to a year. Plus the pigment can change and fade over time.”
Choosing a microblading pen — over the treatment — means that you not only save a huge amount of money, but you can also give your eyebrows a break from continuously applying make-up.
“We wanted to create something that would give a similar effect but without the pain or commitment of the microblading tattooing process. A pen is amazing as it’s super long lasting but easily washes off.”
As simple as it appears, there really is a no-fuss policy when it comes to microblading pens. “Just a few strokes of the pen will define your brows in seconds. The pigment is sheer so you can build it up gradually for a natural look that lasts all day” Charlotte recommends.
These are the best microblading pens…
This vegan, long-lasting formula filters through a sturdy four pronged tip to disperse liquid onto the eyebrows.
A go-to for eyebrow products, Benefit’s new gel-based product makes use of a unique brush head with a comb tip for creating finer hair lines, as well as the traditional brow brush.
An ink formula that’s said to last for a full 24 hours, this pen has a three pointed, trident tip to draw fewer, thicker lines.
For highly-pigmented colour, this eyebrow pen is smudge and transfer-proof, perfect for all day wear and comes in three shades from blonde to dark brown.
Another four-point precision-tip, Lottie London’s eyebrow pen formula is gluten free, cruelty free and vegan.
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