Your brows deserve a (powder brows) stylist.
We spend a lot of time making sure our hair looks good, but honestly – good hair days should include all the hair on the head. Including our brows. And now, you can have all the good brow days you’ve ever wanted, thanks to our powder brow artist Allie.
You might have heard that powder brows are THE solution to your longstanding, ever-complicated relationship with your brows. You know the story: they’re too light, they’re too dark, they’re too thick, they’re not the same… it goes on. Don’t even get us started on the 90s eyebrow debacle that has had long-term implications on some of our eyebrow growth patterns (Need a reminder? We’re big fans of scrolling through @historyofoverplucking to quietly remind ourselves that this is one 90s trend that should never come back.)
But we think there’s one universal statement we can make about everyone’s brows: Sculpting and staying on top of them is time-consuming (and usually painful and frustrating). This is why we’re so excited to have added Allie and her brow-expertise to our Port Moody studio roster..
What Are Powder Brows?
Powder brows is a semi-permanent makeup procedure that is created through the manual process of inserting pigment by a small tattoo machine and sterile disposable needles. The pigment is gently implanted into the area between the epidermis (the top layer of skin) and the dermis (the lower layer of skin). Need help visualizing this? It’s the area in your skin slightly above where your eyebrow follicles start. Together you and your brow artist create the desired design to enhance the natural shape of your brows.
Why is it “semi” permanent?
Our cells in our epidermis and dermis are active and naturally go through cycles of division and shedding. As this cycle repeats, the pigment gradually gets broken down over time and is eventually “shed” along with dry and dead cells. Typically powder brows last about 2-3 years with touch-up appointments recommended every annually (keeping in mind that everyone’s skin and lifestyles are different!).
What to expect during the appointment
Your appointment includes a consultation with Allie, where you’ll go over everything from your brow concerns, shapes, colours, and most importantly, after care. Prior to beginning the process, a topical anesthetic cream is used for numbing before and during your procedure to ensure you’re comfortable during the appointment.
You may mild discomfort on the treatment area during the process, however, everyone’s pain threshold level varies (most people say it is more “irritating” than painful). For the most part it is meant to be a relaxing procedure, but we always encourage you to let us know if you’re experiencing any discomfort!
Why would you want to powder your brows?
There’s a common misconception that powder brows are only for people with thin or sparse brows, and that couldn’t be more wrong! Powder brows are a great way to balance out your brows, provide shape or structure to a wayward one, or to add depth and colour to light brows. Want to learn more about the different styles? Check out our blog post on the different methods we use at Muse & Maven to get you your ideal brows.
What to expect post-procedure
It’s important to expect that your brows will go through phases. Immediately post-procedure, your brows might seem darker and more defined than you had anticipated, but as the pigment settles into the skin, the pigment will soften. Once the skin begins to heal, you may experience dryness and flaking around the brows, but this perfectly normal and part of the healing process. After your brows have fully healed, we recommend using an SPF moisturizer to maintain the pigment as sun exposure can cause rapid fadin
A little about Allie!
Allie is a twice-certified permanent makeup artist that specializes in giving her clients beautiful, natural-looking brows, whether it be through brow lamination, tinting, waxing, or cosmetic tattooing. She takes pride in staying ahead of the curve and is the go-to person for information on the latest brow techniques. Her educated approach means that she knows the ins and outs of creating natural enhancements that will leave you looking and feeling confidently refreshed.