Eyebrow trends are all over the map. However, gone are the days of invisible brows and seemingly bald faces. Bold, visible eyebrows are a growing trend, and one that seems to be here to stay for a while.
The desire for full eyebrows has led to the growing popularity of microblading in Toronto and microshading. Nobody has time to paint on perfect brows every morning. So, it only makes sense to wake up with your eyebrows looking great.
However, the popularity of visible, flawless brows has caused eyebrow microblading artists to appear all over Toronto.
We understand that it’s overwhelming to know for sure who is the best choice for you. Microblading in Toronto can cost quite a bit. As a busy person, you don’t have time to scroll through hundreds of Instagram feeds or go to dozens of consultations for the sake of your brow goals.
We’ve put together a list of criteria to look for while deciding if a microblading artist is worth your time and energy based on their portfolio of work.
Keep reading for requirements you should have for the person you trust to apply the eyebrows you will have for the next year to 18 months.
Semi-permanent, microblading eyebrows should look as natural as possible
No one has genuinely perfect eyebrows. Maybe your natural eyebrows are extremely thin or light-colored, making them invisible. Perhaps they are splotchy and have bald patches.
We aren’t suggesting that your microbladed eyebrows should be less than perfect. However, there’s a big difference between excellent and unnatural.
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After Inked Tattoo Moisturizer delivers effective skin moisturization and helps to preserve the colours of your microshading. There’s no petroleum so it won’t stick to or stain your clothes. This moisturizing skin lotion, enriched with Grape Seed Oil, can also be used on any permanent makeup procedure on lips, brows, eye liner, and areola, as well as an after-laser tattoo removal moisturizing lotion. After Inked is Dermatologist tested, non-allergenic and non-irritating.
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Maybe your new, permanent makeup brows aren’t even close to what you were born wearing. The work of a fine eyebrow artist should leave people guessing what you looked like before. It should be hard for others to imagine your face with anything other than the fitting shape you’re now presenting to the world.
Microshaded eyebrows should complement your natural coloring and hair type
Natural eyebrows work with your features and coloring to improve your overall appearance. They have short to medium-length hairs that all go in the same direction. Similarly, the hairs are fine and thin.
You don’t want thick lines that go in different directions across your forehead. You also don’t want harsh or square marks.
Microshading eyebrows should match your face shape and natural brow line
Again, we aren’t implying that good microblading artists won’t work with you to improve your current eyebrow situation. However, there is no such thing as a universal brow shape that will benefit everyone.
High-quality microblading involves measuring your forehead, eye distance, and the shape of your skull.
Whether your goal is to fill in your existing brows or create more of a statement above your eyes, you still need a shape that complements the rest of your face. Look carefully at the past work of your potential provider. If the eyebrows look awkward or out of place on their previous clients, your new permanent makeup brows are less likely to bring out the most stunning version of you.
Remember, above all else, the portfolio of an artist who offers microblading should make you question what is a natural brow and what an artist inked onto the face.