Microblading is a form of eyebrows semi-permanent makeup tattoo. A manual blade is used to make small incisions in which the pigment is deposited. Once healed, they resemble hair strokes. It is a great way to get natural-looking, full and dense eyebrows.
Microblading is done with pigments, which are inserted into the surface layer of the skin. That is why it is actually not permanent –It lasts 6-24 months based on your skin.
Combo brows are also a type of semi-permanent makeup brows tattoo, done with pigments. They are a combination of two techniques, hair strokes and shading. Hair strokes are usually created with Microblading manual tool, after that Shading added to fill in the space between the hair strokes.
So why is this done? Some people like the makeup look of their brows, they want them to look like they were filled in with a brow pencil or brows powder, without having to apply it on their brows every day.
Combo brows are not only for people who want a combination of hair strokes and a powdery look. They are great for people with oily skin who like microblading. The hair strokes tend to become blurry on oily skin, so adding some shading will make them look better. Also, they will last longer with some shading.
Ombré or Powder Brows
Ombre or powder brows are a semi-permanent make up treatment that uses a digital machine to insert tiny dots of pigment into the skin. It creates a more shaded effect, rather than the crisp hair strokes that are often associated with microblading. The result is a more defined, fuller brow, similar to the look you can achieve using cosmetic eyebrow powders or pencils. Ombre or powder brows last for around 1 – 3 years.
As with any semi-permanent make up treatment, the time it lasts can depend on a number of factors, including skin type, your skincare routine and how well you followed the aftercare guidance.