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Are your eyebrows suffering from hair loss? Or are you possibly wanting your eyebrows to be thicker? Or, maybe, you just want your eyebrows to have that filled in makeup look? Look no further because microblading is the service for you! In this article, we will discuss the difference between microblading and a more current technique, microshading.


Microblading is a semi permanent technique to deposit pigment into the skin with the help of super fine pen. The tips are so fine and sharp that it can create hair strokes. No matter what eyebrow shape you are looking for, the real looking hair strokes of the microblading pen create the illusion of real life looking hairs!

The needle reaches into the second layer of skin which makes the method as semi permanent. Compared to other techniques, microblading gives a very natural look and simulates the hair.

How long does microblading last? After getting your first initial full brow done, it is good to wait 4-6 weeks for a touch-up. The touch-up is needed in order for the color of the strokes to stay and appear more vibrant. After the touch-up, depending on your skin, the color can last up to 1-3 years.

Tip: It is good to stay out of the sun as much as possible as it can fade the color much faster.

The Combination of Microblading with Microshading

Even though it’s very similar in nature, microshaded eyebrows look a bit more different than the microbladed ones. The microshading procedure is applied with the help of an electric hand tool or a manual tool which creates a soft and powder effect, which is similar to powder eyebrow. This type of shading helps to fill in the areas that microblading could not touch base on. It also helps your brows to have that fuller look. This method uses repetitive doses of pigment and thus make the whole look less harsh than the one during microblading. An advantage of microshading is that it averages about 2 years before you need another touch-up.

When it comes to the procedure, the technician will start out with microblading first, just to get a base going. Then, the technician will add microshading to fill in any of the missed spots from microblading. There is no need to worry if microshading will look “too filled in” or “too dark for your eyebrows”. Consult with the technician about how much microshading he/she should do, they can go as natural as you’d like or give you that makeup look.

Does microshading hurt more than microblading? The technician will put on numbing cream before they start the procedure. But, it is normal to feel a little discomfort, more than tweezing and waxing, but a lot less than a tattoo. Your eyebrows might be sore after the procedure is done, but nothing too painful.

Microblading vs. Microshading

Eyebrows are in high demand today. The thin, 90s-early 2000’s eyebrow look is out and the thick, Brooke Shield eyebrows are back in. In order to obtain the perfect eyebrows, there are variety of treatments available. There are so many options that you may be confused to select the correct and best treatment that suits you.

A microblade is similar to a tiny blade where a number of sharp needles have joined at a point to make a tiny blade. The microblade is dipped into the selected pigment color in order to have fine cuts and hair like strokes looking natural. So to say, microblading is similar to a form of tattooing.

The difference between these brow techniques is achieved due to the fact that microshading uses a different tool which is known as rotary tool. This allows the artist to add fuller and more frequent strokes to your brow. Microblading leaves tiny, natural-looking hair strokes, while microshading leaves small, pinpoint dots that create the whole look. At the end, your eyebrows will look fuller and thicker.

To Sum It Up

No matter which procedure you choose, or if you choose to have both, our microblading technician at Elements will take great care of you! Once you you come in for the service, discuss all the possibilities, and come together to a decision on what procedure is right for your brows, then your brows are ready to look fabulous!

Microblading eyebrows and permanent makeup may sound like the same thing, but they really are different in a few ways. Both are forms of cosmetic tattoo, a practice that has been around for many years and uses tattoo or pigmentation of the epidermis to produce makeup like results. This article will help you determine the real difference between microblading and permanent makeup.

There are three main differences between the two procedures:

*Although permanent makeup is not “forever” permanent, it is more permanent than microblading, which can last up to 3 years, depending on the person.

*Permanent makeup can be done on the eyes, lips, and brows. Microblading is only for the eyebrows.

*Permanent makeup is done using an electrically powered machine very similar to those regular tattoo artists use. Microblading uses a tool similar to an exacto knife that does not require batteries or electricity.

Permanent Makeup

Permanent makeup is a form of cosmetic tattoo that uses needles and artistic tattoo machinery to implant dyes or pigments into the skin. It is most common on the eyebrows, lips and eyeliner. Women are by far the most common consumers of permanent makeup, however, men can also do it.

Permanent makeup can be done in many styles and shapes. Some artists will use stencils to determine the shape of the brow, which is not usually done by most experts because its stencils are not customized to the client’s face.

Many people are afraid of permanent makeup because they immediately think of cringe-worthy eyebrows that look like they were drawn on with a sharpie. Of course, no one wants to have that!

But, permanent makeup is meant to look natural, and it is not as permanent as you would think. As always, it will vary from person to person, but it is likely that a client will need a few touch ups a few years after his or her procedure.


Microblading has become really popular within the last few years, and for good reason! Like permanent makeup, microblading is a cosmetic procedure meant to enhance your eyebrows.

The reason microblading has been getting so much attention is because it is semi-permanent, not permanent. This means the procedure can last up to three years and then fade away, that’s if you don’t get touch-ups every eight months to a year. The reason it lasts less than permanent makeup is the hand tool that is used.

Where permanent makeup artists use an electrical machine similar to the ones regular tattoo artist use, microblading is just a hand tool with a fancy blade. The hand tool allows the artist to make highly accurate superficial scrapes to the brow that follow the direction of the eyebrow hair.

After getting the initial first “full brow” appointment done, it is important to follow up four weeks later to get a “touch-up”. The touch-up is meant for the color of the hair strokes to last longer and stay in place. Also, it is needed just in case some hair strokes did not take on your eyebrow. After getting that touch-up, depending on your skin, it is best to get touch-ups every eight months to a year to keep the color intact.


A good piece of advice: If it’s your first time getting a cosmetic tattoo, maybe you should start by getting eyebrow microblading. That way, you get a glimpse of what having perfect eyebrows 24/7 is like and you are not making a permanent commitment if it turns out you are not 100% pleased with the results.

Overall, it is your preference if you are looking for semi-permanent or permanent. At Elements Salon and Wellness Spa, we have our very own microblading artist, Diane, who is a perfectionist when it comes to microblading eyebrows. She will consult with you first on what the perfect shape is for your eyebrows and go from there!

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