via Style.Mic by Lauren Hard
After filling her brows in with pencil and shadow for years, Pamela Lacy was intrigued when she heard about "permanent makeup." A procedure that promised she wouldn't have to fill in her eyebrows ever again was damn appealing.
The procedure itself, however, sounded a little scary: microblading.
"It was "transformational," she said, "help[ing] me to feel better inside and out." - Pamela Lacy
A growing trend? Tattooing your eyebrows has been around for several years, but is still a foreign concept for plenty of women, especially in the United States. Check Instagram for "before and after" photos of the procedure, and you'll see most of the photos appear to be from patients in Turkey or Germany with fewer American photos.
The conversation around permanent makeup has recently focused more on lips, as women try to get that Kylie Jenner-inspired pout. One Cosmopolitan Australia editor recently underwent the procedure, which actually lasts eight to 10 years, and she loved it.
"When I wake up in the morning, my face already feels 'done' but in a very natural way, and I save time applying liner and plumping lip gloss," she wrote.
But microblading seems to be picking up in interest here and in Canada, as skincare specialists all over Twittertout the "new" service to their followers. Some may point out that beauty standards — particularly something as trend-specific as "power brows" — are mutable. But as far as tattoos go, microblading might be one of the safer, least permanent bets.
"[It] hurt a little, but wasn't bad," Lacy told Mic, saying she returned to work right afterward with her brows looking fuller and darker. She was so happy with the results, which earned her complements from people who used to comment on how tired she looked, that she went back to have her eyes and lips permanently lined.
It was "transformational," she said, "help[ing] me to feel better inside and out."