May 12, 2019
Have you tried microblading your eyebrows and not been happy with the long-term results? Not to worry; there’s another option! Hello, Powder Brows at Avenue 42 in Langley BC.
I’ve previously written about feeling insecure about my uneven, overplucked and patchy natural brows and experience with microblading. I was thrilled with the short term results.
However, we noticed that my brows faded quite quickly and needed to be re-done every 6 months. Mandi, Avenue 42 owner, had recently returned from a Powder Brow Master Class in Calgary and recommended that we take this route instead.
I was nervous about this new procedure at first, but felt confident moving forward as I was happy with my previous experience with Avenue 42. So what did my results look like? The difference is SHOCKING!
Powder Brows are permanent makeup, and done with a tattoo-pen (smaller than a traditional tattoo machine). They earn their name because the soft layers of shading create a ‘powdered’ filled-in look.
Microblading is NOT recommended if you have:
The experience was actually quite similar to microblading for me. The appointment took approximately two hours, including consultation, numbing and the procedure.
The big difference for me was that I found the experience of getting Powder Brows more relaxing. The gentle buzz of the tattoo pen actually worked like white noise and has been known to lull people to sleep. I’m not surprised by this as it was much less pain than Microblading.
Mandi’s customers have ranged in age from 19-96!
Mandi says that healing will take 7-10 days. At first, the powder brows will get darker for 2-3 days. After that, they will scab and look slightly patchy for the next 3-4 days. At first, they look quite dark but as they heal they will lighten up and look more natural.
Many people are concerned about ‘can they work with freshly done brows’– my answer is yes! Even though brows are a little dark, they aren’t obviously red or swollen. I went out that evening and had another event the next day.
The after-care for powder brows is quite similar to that of microblading. Common recommendations include avoiding steamy showers, sweaty workouts and direct sunlight for the first week. There’s also a simple cleansing routine of Cetaphil, and applying a rice-grain sized amount of healing balm (provided).
I recommend Mandi to all of my friends, as she’s a true professional who goes out of her way to make me feel comfortable and happy with the results.
Avenue 42 is Fraser Valley Health approved, and Mandi has over 20 years experience as an aesthetics professional. And she’s super-down to earth and easy to talk to!
Do you have any more questions about Powder Brows? Leave a comment here and I’ll do my best to find out the answer for you!
Despite the fact that this is a sponsored post, as always, all opinions are my own.