eye makeup Microblading vs. Eyebrow Tint — How to Know Which One Is Best For You

The brow technique you choose depends on what lengths you'll go to get the brows of your dreams.

September 05, 2022
Microblading Vs Tinting

If you aren’t blessed in the brow department, waking up with thick, luscious eyebrows every morning is not a given. Luckily, this can be your reality if you opt for something like an eyebrow tint or microblading. Both are beauty services commonly used to get the appearance of fuller brows and they could be just what you need to give your sparse brows an aesthetic boost. 

When you think about microblading and eyebrow tinting, the first thing that probably pops into your head is: what’s the difference, followed by: which one is better? For starters, eyebrow tinting is a temporary fix while microblading offers a more permanent solution. When done correctly, both can offer the appearance of fuller brows with a natural finish, it just comes down to what you’re looking for. Take notes as we share the main differences between microblading and eyebrow tints to help you decide which one is the best brow option for you.

What Is Microblading?

Microblading is a cosmetic procedure that uses a needle to place pigment under the skin, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). It’s similar to a tattoo but microblading uses pigment (which fades faster) and doesn’t fade into a blue-green color like tattoo dye. Microblading uses hairline strokes to give the appearance of naturally fuller brows. The procedure takes around one to two hours and offers a more permanent way to achieve fuller brows, although touch-ups are recommended to help your brows maintain their color and fullness.

Since microblading is considered a permanent cosmetic procedure, finding a professional that can get it right is of extreme importance. They’ll be the ones to help you map out the shape and length of your brows and determine the best color. Plus, you want to take every precaution to avoid infection and potential scarring.