Laura trained with the prestigious Phi Brows & Elysian 360 to learn this increasingly popular, innovative technique.
Powder Brows Creates A Soft Powder Makeup Finish
Laura trained with the prestigious Phi Brows & Elysian 360 to learn this increasingly popular innovative technique. Laura is one of 9 people to train in the advanced Elysian 360 technique, which is an extremely gentle and natural form of Powder Brows
In contrast to Microblading which is fine hair-like strokes, Powder Brows uses a machine to create soft powdery dots which give the effect of light powder makeup. It’s particularly effective for adding texture and dimension.
Powder Brows vs Microblading?
Powder Brows can give a soft powdery effect but can also be built up and made more dense with each session if desired. Its great for clients with oily skin or clients that prefer a slightly more defined brow.
Powder Brows Suit All Skin Types
Powder Brows are amazing for all skin types but is recommended for clients with darker skin tones, or oily skin as a more effective alternative to Microblading.
Cover up faded Microblading or Tattoos with Powder Brows
Powder Brows can also be used to successfully cover up faded Microblading or colour correct grey or blue tattoos. Heavy tattoos might need removal sessions before depending on the density of the pigment.
Take a look at the Frequently Asked Questions below to find out more.
Frequently Asked Questions
Powder brows (also know as Ombre Brows) gives a soft dot powdery effect to the brow. Unlike Microblading the pigment can be built over sessions and can look extremely natural or can be built to heavy density which will look like denser powder makeup.
Generally clients feel Powder Brows is less painful than Microblading as its done with a machine and only very lightly scratches the surface of the skin. Numbing gel is also applied during treatment.
During the consultation we will discuss how you would like your brows to look and I will draw them on for you to see and make sure you’re totally happy before we start. My main aim is to enhance your natural brow shape, and in most cases give the brow more thickness, arch and density, to the give the most natural and best result. As powder brows is a denser pigment than microblading it is advisable to start off on the thinner side and build the thickness if needed, as its a more defined finish.
Powder Brows can give a very soft powder effect, or can be built up to a bold powder makeup effect is desired. This is an extremely versatile treatment, great for all skin types. Powder Brows can also be used to cover up previous fade microblading or tattoo.
Powder Brows can last up to 2-3 years if the skin is normal to dry. If you have oily skin then it is recommended to have a top up appointment yearly. The longevity of the pigment is different from client to client depending on skin type, skin care, sun exposure, oil in the skin, aftercare etc. Its is advisable to send pictures or book in for a consultation to see if you are ready for a top up yet, if there is too much pigment in the skin you run the risk of being sent away.
The initial Powder Brows appointment will last 2,5 hours, the retouch appointment lasts around 1 hour.
- For 24 hours prior don’t take any pain killers
- For 24 hours prior don’t drink alcohol or caffeine
- Avoid the sun for 4 days prior to treatment
- Make sure you don’t have fake tan or sun burn on treatment area
- No Botox for 4 weeks prior and after treatment
- Avoid retinols or peels for 4 weeks prior
- Do not dye your brows for 4 weeks prior
- Do not have facials or LED treatments for 4 weeks prior
The day of treatment:
- In the first hour wipe the brows every half an hour gently backwards and forwards with sterile water, pat them dry and apply a pea sized amount of gel after
- Repeat this process every hour for the next 24 hours (please do your past wipe before bed, and continue the process when you wake up)
For 14 days:
- Keep the area as cool and as dry as possible
- No gym, saunas, steam rooms or swimming pools
- Keep the brows out of direct sunlight
- Do not pick or scratch the scabs
- Do not to get the brows wet
- For 7 days apply a pea sized amount of gel in the evening
You cannot have Powder Brows if:
- You are pregnant or breastfeeding
- Have any infection blood disease e.g: HIV or Hepatitis A, B or C
- Are haemophiliac
- Are prone to keloid scaring or hyper pigmentation
- Are five weeks pre or post radiotherapy/chemotherapy treatment
- Are epileptic and have experienced a seizure in the last two years
- Are taking Warfarin or any other blood thinning medication
- Are taking Antabuse or Roaccutane within 6 months of treatment date
- Have a cold sore, fever blister or skin disorder on the area to be treated
- Have previously tattooed/heavily Microbladed eyebrows
- Are under the age of 18
Powder Brows will gradually lighten and soften, the pigments I use don’t go red, orange or blueish over time.
Yes Powder Brows are great for oily skin. Microblading can stay on oily skin but over time the strokes will blur due to the oil content in the skin. With Powder Brows the are no strokes to blur, so this treatment is much better for oily skin than Microblading.
It’s up to you, however I would suggest leaving the brows to grow so I can see where your hair is naturally.
Powder Luxe can give a soft powdery makeup effect, but it can also be built up and made denser with each session, if desired. It Is also great for clients with oily skin as it lasts longer and clients that feel Microblading is too natural and want a fuller, more defined finish.
Powder Luxe can also be used to cover up and correct previous PMU work as long as it is faded enough.
Due to the airbrush-like technique, Powder Luxe creates less trauma to the skin vs. the blading technique of microblading, so is better for clients with sensitive skin.