Choose an artist with a license or certificate from the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals or the American Academy of Micropigmentation, which shows that they’ve undergone the proper training. Prices are the same no matter what qualifications the artist has.

Microblading is a Natural Look That Lasts

Permanent BrowMicroblading is semi-permanent version of eyebrow tattoos. The delicate, super-fine hair strokes look natural and realistic in a way that previous versions never did.

Microblading is a technique using a super-fine instrument to deposit pigment into skin. The needles reach only into the superficial layers of the skin. Compared to other techniques, Microblading creates a very natural look and better simulates real hair.

Prices vary based on location and artist expertise, but usually between $400 and $1,000.

Microblading Aftercare

  1. Apply the aftercare product regularly.
  2. Do not apply any other creams or makeup. Your brow area might be red and scabby but not so bad that you can’t be seen. However, it would be a good idea not to schedule important events for the first week or two.
  3. Avoid exercise for at least 10 days – any excess sweating around eyebrows will prevent pigment retention and can cause infection.
  4. Touch-ups are done after healing (at least 3 weeks after the procedure).
  5. Microblading can last anywhere from 12 months to three years, depending on lifestyle.

How to Ensure Your Microblading Lasts Longer

  • Stay out of the sun as it can fade the pigment.
  • Avoid using exfoliants (eg retinol and glycolic acid) near your brows, because they will lift the top layers of the skin with continued use.


Microshading is done using either an electric permanent makeup machine or a manual tool, and creates a soft, powdered effect that resembles eyebrow powder. Instead of the hair stroke typical of microblading, microshading employs a stippling method, with repetitive dotting of pigment into the skin.

A combination of Microshading and Microblading is a very popular procedure which lightly fills in the spaces between the hairstrokes through the center of the brow. Clients with badly thinning brows can benefit from shading.

Microshading Lasts as Long as Microblading Does

Excluding the first touch-up for perfection of the brows, they should last more than a year before another touchup.