The 90s and 00s. An era where grunge fashion and thin brows were all the rage.
Cut to 2018 and I still love grunge fashion but brows however are big, bold, bushy and beautiful.
So. What do you do when you tweezed and plucked your eyebrows to oblivion when you were 14 because it was oh so cool to look like Drew Barrymore.
There are two options. 1. Overdraw every single day which will take up about 10 minutes per day, 1 hour per week, almost 50 hours a year. Ain’t nobody got time for that!
Or option 2. Get them Microbladed.
Microblading has been something on my agenda for years now, but it was only recently that I decided to go for it and I got mine done by the fabulous Cornelia at Define Aesthetics in Derry/Londonderry.
First up, what is Microblading?
“PhiBrows is a manual, semi-permanent technique of hyper-realistic eyebrow drawing in which the shape of eyebrows is calculated according to facial morphology and golden proportion. The technique is intended for anyone over the age of 18 (persons under 18 must be accompanied by their parents) who wants to correct the aesthetic problems of their eyebrows.”
Is it painful?
There is a slight pain, but nothing that isn’t bearable. Especially when you see how fabulous your brows are when you’re finished.
How long does it take?
There are 3 steps. Firstly, you must do a patch test to ensure you aren’t allergic to the dye. Once you know that you aren’t allergic, your first session can be completed. The first session of PhiBrows takes around 4 hours, then 4 weeks later you go in for a top-up which takes 2 hours.
How do I treat my eyebrows after?
You must rinse your eyebrows with purified water and apply a cream that your therapist gives you every 3 hours for 6 days.
How much does it cost?
OK, I’ve decided I want to go for it, how do I book?
You can check out Cornelia’s work over on her FB page – https://www.facebook.com/defineaestheticsderry/ and can contact her on 028 7136 8874.