I’m sure I’m not the only one who believes that eyebrows have a big impact on the overall appearance of your face. They can frame your features and create balance when groomed. With the arrival of brow Queen Miss Delevingne, over the past few years there has been a bigger focus on brows as a catwalk ‘trend’. In other words brows are big business.
But creating perfect brows is hard work. Despite the waxes, gels, powders and pencils on the market, I still struggle to create a matching set of brows. Which is why it was time to call in the experts in the form of Sian Deller and her Semi-Permanent Makeup Clinic in Harley Street.
I’ve thought about having semi-permanent makeup before. I mean who doesn’t love the idea of feeling ready first thing in the morning? But what scared me in the past was thinking that the only way to create thicker looking and longer lasting brows was to have eyebrow tattoos. As someone who likes their brows to look natural, I knew eyebrow tattooing wasn’t for me. It looks great on some people, but for me, I’m not a fan of my brows looking ‘drawn’ on. Which is why I was interested to find out more about Microblading.
Microblading is a form of semi-permanent makeup that is applied as hair strokes onto your brows to give you an incredibly natural look. The tool can best be described as just like a scalpel. The semi-permanent makeup is then ‘inprinted’ on the brow to look like an eyebrow hair. Before the treatment started, Sian spent a good hour talking to me about the process. She explained it all and answered my hundreds of questions. She also spent a lot of time drawing out the shape on my brows and making sure I was completely happy with the shape and the colour.
Now, I was a little worried that the treatment would be painful, but it really isn’t. Numbing cream is applied and it just feels like a scratch against your brows. It can get a little uncomfortable at times but Sian changes between your brows so it’s not too bad. I have to say the only painful part is when Sian is using tweezers to remove any stray hairs. The treatment only takes about half an hour and once they’re done, the area around your brows can look a little red as in the picture below. But that fades pretty quickly.
As part of the healing process, your brows will appear darker over the next seven to ten days. They will also feel a little crusty as the pigmentation is healing. During this part you can’t get the brows wet – which was the toughest part for me! No getting your face wet in the shower, no vigorous exercise and no going in the sun. It’s also really important that during this time your brows stay moisturised by using the balm you’re given or coconut oil.
But once they’re healed, they look amazing! I know they say that brows should look like sisters and not twins, but having gone through this process, my brows now look like twins! They’re completely identical and I love the shape. They also look really natural, which is the best part for me. The results are pretty long lasting as well. They last from 12 to 18 months with a touch up once a year to retain the shape and colour.
To book an appointment visit the website at www.siandellar.com