Repost by @lipigmentsaustralia Of what microblading looks like when healed! This is NOT my work! I am posting someone else's work so that you, the public, can understand that is the case across the board. Many clients have unrealistic expectations that microblading will create that perfect definition & sharp look. The purpose of microblading actually, is to create hairlike feathery strokes, which in most cases, if not always, is not that perfected look we see with makeup. .
When people request this, I often recommend shading as their best option, especially if they have very little hair or have oily skin. Shading provides a more sharp defined look. The other alternative is to combine the two techniques (which I often recommend) where you can get some hairstrokes and also the definition. .
So before you start blaming your microblading artist about gaps or lack of definition, understand that this is normal and the way microblading heals. Because microblading is so new to North America, there is still a lack of a lot information available to the public, with many, many false blog posts. .
Ask a lot of questions, take the recommendation of your microblading artist starting from the first appointment, not when you call them back for a third "correction" that is technically NOT a correction. .
I love the information @tinadavies who is a pioneer in microblading shared today comparing the results of microblading vs shading or both techniques combined. Her words: "Picture this: it has been two hours and you just did your best set of microbladed brows and you and your client are both thrilled. You can't wait for her return in a few weeks to see those gorgeous healed brows. Finally, the day comes around, she walks into your office, and guess what? Only 50% of her color was retained and now you have to redo her brows all over again and hope for the best. We've all been there, and it's disappointing, to say the least. The truth is, microblading only yields very soft results and is usually not bold or defined enough for the average client. Before I developed my signature Blade and Shade method, the above scenario was very typical in most, if not for all my cases