Ombre brows technique resembles brow tattooing since it involves the application of thousands of tiny dots of pigment, inserted into the skin. However, unlike traditional tattooing, this procedure is done on the epidermis layer of the skin, thus making it less permanent. The result is solid looking brows that look fuller and powdered. It is called ombre because the tail of the brow is always darker than the head. Also, if you choose this procedure, your eyebrows will always look as if you are wearing makeup.
Ombre powder brows are more suitable for those who already have brows but want to fill in some gaps and look like they are wearing makeup. Being fuller and resembling tattooed brows, ombre powder brows would be great for women with darker hair.
Also, there are some other factors that must be taken into consideration. Having oily skin makes you a perfect candidate for getting ombre powder brows, since the final outcome will be better and new brows will last longer. In addition, people with large pores or alopecia, sensitive as well as some other skin conditions, should choose ombre over microblading.
The healing process is also quite similar with both procedures – it takes about 2-3 weeks for the redness to disappear, scabs to fall off and your brows to gain the final look. There are some aftercare rules to follow and after that, you need a follow-up appointment.
Days 1 to 3: Eyebrows look fuller, though your face may feel cut and tender
On the first day, your eyebrows will look very bold and full. The colour may look extremely dark, but keep in mind that it’ll eventually fade.
You’ll likely experience: redness, tenderness, mild swelling, sensation of feeling cut or bruised
By days 2 and 3 : these side effects should slowly subside.
Days 3 to 5: Eyebrows look very dark, then start to flake off
As the pain and tenderness go away, your brows will darken and thicken. They’ll still look very bold.
By day 5, your brows will begin to scab. They will be flaky and extremely itchy. This is normal and means your skin is healing.
Days 5 to 8: Flaking continues and the colour fades
You can expect more scabbing, flaking, and peeling.
Resist the temptation to pick the scabs, which can reopen the wounds and disrupt the healing process. It might also remove some pigment, resulting in patchy brows. Let the scabs flake off naturally instead.
As your brows continue to flake, the dark colour will soften. But rest assured that the colour will come back.
Days 8 to 12: Flaking ends and colour returns
After the first week, the flaking will gradually stop. The colour will also return.
Days 12 to 21: Colour and texture look more natural
The colour of your eyebrows should look more even and natural. The individual brow hairs will also look more defined, creating the appearance of feathery eyebrows.
Days 21 to 30: Skin is healed
After 1 month, your skin will be completely healed. You shouldn’t feel any pain or discomfort. Your eyebrows should also look soft and full.
In another month or two, you’ll likely have a touch-up appointment with your provider. This allows them to check on how your skin has healed, as well as fix any spots.