As some of you guys may know, I've been considering eyebrow embroidery for ages. I do not how to draw my brows nor shape them. I had to resort to getting my unruly brows trimmed by the professionals monthly and me trying to "shade" in my brows.
Some examples of my attempt at drawing me brows.
I was never satisfied with my brows and really found it a chore to "draw" them. In the end, i resorted to having bangs so that I wouldn't have to deal with that chore daily.
When Jacelyn told me that she had always wanted to have her brows embroidered too, we decided to get it done within the week. We did our research, looked thru a few reviews and finally shortlisted Allure Beauty. I had read reviews from Silver and Holly Jean and decided on Allure Beauty.
We set an appointment at the Clementi branch on a Saturday and we met up to head down together.
We both did not draw our brows that day and it was seriously a horrible sight.
Our unkempt brows! (our brows look damn light also because we had like foundation/powder on them)
Ms Joey Tee enlightened both Jacelyn on some misconceptions of Eyebrow Embroidery.
- Eyebrow Embroidery is NOT the same as Eyebrow Tattoo.
- Eyebrow Tattoo is a permanent method which involves the injection of ink into the dermis layer of one's skin. Overtime, the colour will change and some people end up with greenish/bluish eyebrows.
- Eyebrow Embroidery is a semi-permanent method. The ink is only injected into the top layer of one's skin. Overtime, we "shed" our skin and thus the eyebrow embroidery will fade off naturally after 2 years. (Depending on individual)
- Eyebrow Embroidery is not as painful as tattoo. While there is a slight pain, it is definitely bearable.
Here's the process of Eyebrow Embroidery.
1.The consultant will draw your brows to gauge what shape would be suitable for you. Usually in this process, there's a lot of discussions and revision of the "drawings".
Notice the big difference? On the right, is my natural brows while on the left, Ms Joey Tee had trimmed and drawn a more flattering "brow shape" for me.
The desirable outcome.
2. Numbing cream will be applied to the brows. It takes about 30 mins for the numbing cream to work its magic.
Yes, I look like I have a unibrow.
Meet my fellow unibrow companion :p
3. The process.
A new blade is used for each customer. There is no sharing of blades at all. Basically the consultant will use the blade to pick up some ink and make little cuts (it sounds worse than it is) into your skin. As it is the top layer of one's skin and as there is anesthetic cream applied, there is only a slight pain. In fact, imho eyebrow tweezing is even more painful.
4. The brows will be red at first and even super dark for some, but not to worry, the colour will fade.
Here are some after care tips.
- The colour would fade about 50 - 70% within the first two weeks. But not to worry, there will be a touch up session.
- While the colour fades, there will be slight scabbing, please do NOT peel the scabs.
- Avoid contact with water for the first week.
- Avoid scrubbing of brows for the first week.
- Avoid whitening creams on the brows for the first week.
- Apply the anti-scar cream diligently 3 - 5 times a day for the first week.
Hope this helps! Apologies for the long delay for those who have been asking me to blog about my Eyebrow Embroidery experience.
Here's how my brows look like after my touch up session. Extremely natural!
No regrets at all!
Check out Jacelyn's experience here!
For those who are interested, you can check out Allure Beauty here or at their branches. (address below)
Allure Beauty @ Tiong Bahru
Tiong Bahru Plaza
Next to Tiong Bahru MRT Station
302 Tiong Bahru Road, #05-04A
Allure Beauty @ Clementi
Next to Clementi MRT Station
3151 Commonwealth Avenue West, #02–04A