The eyes are often considered the most attractive part of our face. With lips coming in at a close second. However, what adds to our eyes' beauty are perfectly shaped eyebrows. They are the secret to a beautiful-looking face and even anti-aging.
Personalized and perfectly shaped eyebrows make our facial features look admirable and make our eyes look bigger and vivacious. It depicts a person's emotions, mood, and character. Well-shaped eyebrows also have the power to conceal minor facial flaws.
However, maintaining your eyebrows on a daily basis can be hectic, especially if you’re running out of time. So, to ease our daily eyebrow-perfecting burden, advancements have been made in the beauty industry that make it possible for us to have perfectly shaped and amazing-looking brows all the time!
Semi-permanent procedures have resolved our daily brow problems. One such treatment is powder brows.
Semi-Permanent eyebrow procedures help to make the contour of eyebrows clear and conceal the gap between hairs. It is done by depositing pigment in the underlying layers of the upper skin.
What Are Powder Brows?
The secret to fuller thicker and perfectly shaped eyebrows is a procedure known as powdered brows or ombre brows.
As the name suggests, powder brows are a semi-permanent procedure designed to make eyebrows look darker and sharper. It gives your eyebrows a soft shaded almost brow pencil look that is very similar to powder makeup.
It is done with the help of a special tool that is used to place pigment into the skin using quick hand motions that result in a pixelated effect that one normally experiences after powder makeup.
Powder brows are perfect for those looking for more defined and natural eyebrows with more depth and definition.
As shading is suitable for all skin types this procedure is also suitable for people with oily, sensitive skin.
How Are Powder Brows Done?
This is a two-step procedure. During the procedure a trained artist uses a small tool to place pigment into the skin, giving a pixelated effect of powder makeup. To add more density artists can layer the pixels at length which will give the eyebrows a natural, denser, and thicker look.
The whole procedure takes approx. one and a half hours but it may vary from artist to artist. The treatment is non-invasive and less painful as it is done under local anesthesia.
Why Do I Need Powder Brows?
Powder brows and other semi-permanent eyebrow procedures such as microblading or micro-needling offer the ideal solution for people who have lost their brows due to medical conditions, alopecia, medication side effects, or other accidental reasons.
Another common reason why people seek out this procedure is due to ‘sparse eyebrows’, a condition in which a person starts to lose eyebrow hair. This condition can also be caused by excessive plucking, waxing, and threading of eyebrow hairs.
How Long Do Powder Brows Last?
The life expectancy of powder brows depends on certain factors like age, skin type, aftercare routine, hormonal balance, etc.
It lasts anywhere between 1-2 years with routine touch-ups.
Some factors cause powder brows to fade faster than usual, the most important ones are sun exposure, exfoliation, lifestyle, and perspiration. If you want it to last longer then you must follow the guidelines and post-care treatments prescribed by your artist diligently.
How To Make Your Powder Brows Last Longer?
The following tips can name your powder brows last longer, these are:
The longevity of powder brows depends on how you treat your eyebrows during the healing period.
You must strictly stick to the guideline your artist has recommended to ensure the pigment settles properly. Avoid peeling the scab off and let it shed naturally.
Avoid applying makeup and moisturizer during the healing period.
Excessive Sweating & Swimming
You must avoid working out a lot. When you engage in any physical activity you sweat a lot. Due to excessive sweating color tends to fade.
Saltwater and chemicals in the swimming pool shorten the longevity of powder brows as it causes the color to fade faster.
Too much sun exposure induces chemical reactions by producing free radicals that cause the pigment color to fade.
Pigment quality plays an important role. The better the pigment quality is the longer powder brows last. The best and most popular artists use the best quality pigment colors.
The most important factors that affect the longevity of powder brows are general properties of the body like your immune system. Some immune systems are more sensitive to foreign objects than others.
Powder brows are suitable for all skin types. This makes it ideal for women or men who have oily skin and can’t opt for procedures such as microblading that are only suitable for normal and dry skin types.
Apart from factors that accelerate the fading process of pigment, some factors that increase longevity such as color boost, are recommended once a year.
How Much Does It Cost?
On average, powder brows cost around 1,000 AEDto 3,000 AED, but the cost largely depends on the location and the reputation of the artist..
Likewise, a studio in the bustling city center will cost more than one in a remote area. Finding A Powder Brow Artist/Studio Near You?
If you’re looking for a certified, trained, and experienced artist in the UAE, or specifically Dubai, that specializes in all types of semi-permanent makeup procedures, then look no further than Brow Industry. Located in Al Barsha South, Dubai, overlooking the beautiful gulf coast, our studio offers the perfect ambiance, experience, and service.
With an immaculate track record and an overwhelming number of clients and community support, we aim to appease all those seeking to enrich their inner and outer beauty.