Semi-permanent eyebrow styling procedures include both microshading and microblading.

Pigments are injected into the skin, and the effects persist for a long time. They don’t smear or wash off, but they do fade over time. Part of the pigment is mechanically worn away when the skin renews itself and sheds dead skin cells, while the rest is absorbed by the body.

The process employed and the results achieved are the most significant differences between microblading and microshading. Microblading involves making minute incisions on the skin’s surface and filling them with pigments by hand. Hair-like strokes run through the skin. Microshaded brows are created by dotting (some artists refer to this technique as “pixelization,” while others refer to it as “airbrushing”) in a certain pattern, with the dot saturation progressively increasing towards the tail to avoid dragging through the skin.

Microblading produces a more natural look, whilst microshaded brows give the idea of wearing makeup and add drama. If clients can’t decide between which treatment to opt for, explain that it all depends on their preferences.

Microshaded brows cause less discomfort and bleeding. Because there is no constant opening and dragging of the blade into the skin, the technique is less harmful to the skin. Of course, each person’s skin will react differently, and there’s no way to know until the operation begins, but this is the general trend.

It’s useful to note that the microshaded appearance can be used in two ways
with microblading. You can have ombre microblading done by your artist,

which entails very fine hair strokes that gradually become darker and more

frequent as you move closer to the tail of the brow. Alternatively, the

microblading pattern can be left unchanged and the shade added with

increasing saturation.

microshading tool