A little late on this, but after contemplating for many years, I finally plunged ahead and tried the eyebrow embroidery. I have a very light eyebrow, mostly because the strands are very fine and thin. So, whenever there was a semi-permanent make up for eyebrows showed up in the market, I always considered trying it. But this was my first time to actually trying it for real…
It took me forever to decide because a few reasons:
- The procedure was quite pricey. The price range there was from $1500 to almost $2000. Albeit it would last for 1-2 years, it was still a big amount to spend.
- And since it was like being tattooed, I should avoid water touching the eyebrow for the first week… that includes heavy sweating. I couldn’t imagine not going for yoga or running for a week… So, back then, I decided not to get it.
This time, I actually kinda cheated. I only skipped yoga on the very next day of the procedure, and after that, I just kept going with my work out routine, and hoping the color would stay intact.
By now, there are probably many different shops that offers many different types of eyebrow embroidery (3D, 4D, 6D?), but I went for the one located closest to where I live: the Browhaus Holland Village.
Pictured here was the day of the procedure which was exactly a week ago. I took it while laying down on their reclining chair during their procedure, with their lighting shining on my forehead.
The first photo was my eyebrow without any make up. The girl who did the embroidery cleaned up the make up for me.
On the second picture, she drew the eyebrow that she’s planning do later draw with the blade. It was sort of the design consultation part of the procedure. She would suggest the shape and the eyebrow style.
There in Browhaus, there were 4 styles: Classic, Soft, Full and Ombre. She chose the Soft for me, because I prefer to have the natural looking eyebrows.
So we went a bit back and forth about the design and I finally agreed with everything, she put on the numbing cream, covered it with saran wrap and waited for 20 minutes to get the cream working, like in picture #3.
In that 20 minutes, I had to sign forms and stuff, and they explained to me the aftercare, which was kinda similar to tattoo aftercare.
Then, she got to work… Unlike tattoo, I couldn’t feel anything. No pain at all… I think that numbing cream is super potent! And the drawing session itself didn’t take too long. I think it was probably around 40 minutes, definitely less than 1 hour. You can see the finished eyebrows on the 4th picture. Pardon the red eyes, I fell asleep doing the drawing session… Hehe.
For the aftercare, I got this cute package of stuff to use. It shaped like a camera, and it contained 1 ointment, 1 cream, a spatula and a tiny bowl. The cream and ointment to be used everyday, and I can make a mask for the eyebrows using the mixture of ointment and the cream, mixed with in the given bowl and spatula… so cute!
If you’re curious, the designer of the cute packaging is Ryan Phillipe Lee… I love it!
Anyways, I used the aftercare products religiously… As I said above, since I still do my workout 24 hours after the procedure. To avoid the sweat get into the healing eyebrows, I put the cream everywhere. It acted as a water-resistent agent while keepng the wound moist. I think it worked.
This is the result after one week… all the scabs have peeled off and the color was a bit lighter, which I prefer. I love it, and will probably do it again when this one fades out, hopefully after a year 🙂