Powder Brows


What Are Powder Brows?

Powder eyebrows are a procedure that involves the gentle and low-impact piercing of the upper layers of the dermis with a special Tattoo machine with R1 needle. The procedure allows the pigment to be injected point-by-point, resulting in a stunning shading effect. Eyebrows look natural and very effective, giving the impression of freshly applied pencil or shadow make-up. Today, there are many epithets to symbolise this procedure: nano-powder, velvet, pixel, dot, shadow. The technique of powder eyebrow tattooing has gained its popularity and is now a favourite among the fair sex, especially in Melbourne.
Powder eyebrows, which are more commonly known as shading, gradient, dusting or pixel technique.

Some stages of the powder eyebrow tattoo are similar to other techniques. A preliminary assessment of the condition of the eyebrows and skin by the artist is mandatory. Detailed discussion of the client’s wishes and nuances that may arise during the healing period. When the artist has gathered enough information, they will create sketches and then choose the shade. As with other permanent make-up techniques, a local anaesthetic gel is applied before the permanent make-up is applied. In this method, the thinnest needles are used to introduce the pigment. The technique is considered gentle, so the procedure takes a maximum of one hour, but 40 minutes is usually sufficient. This is why this method has become famous among busy ladies in Melbourne. During the following weeks the skin recovers and during this period it is necessary to follow the master’s recommendations. The final result will depend on proper care. Why is the powder eyebrow tattoo technique popular in Melbourne? The answer lies on a plane much wider than cosmetology. Naturalness has remained a trend in recent years in many areas, including the fashion industry.

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Who Are Powder Brows For?

  • With the help of powdery eyebrows, You can give your image a finishing touch and effectively hide flaws. It can be small bald spots, asymmetry scars, rare or chaotic hair growth. All bald area can beautifully be hidden, giving the edges beautiful outlines and colour. Based on the capabilities of the technique, it recommended making powder eyebrows if: 

    • Your eyebrows are too thick, comma, but there are bald spots in some areas 
    • Brows are too light, and you need to give them colour Eyebrows quickly fade in the sun 
    • Moreover, if your eyebrows grow chaotically, you want to provide them with a more neat and beautiful shape. 
    • Also, if you have congenital disabilities in the eyebrow area, scars 
    • In conclusion, you don’t want to waste time on makeup every day 
Also our work, as a result of which you will forget about cosmetics for two years. ​

Effects of powdery brows Cosmetic Tattoo

a sketch of a cosmetic eyebrow tattoo in a sophisticated form

To betray a refined but at the same time fresh, natural appearance. Powder cosmetic tattoo gives the effect of neat and harmonious decorative makeup. It makes a face well-groomed.

eyebrow definition sketch

Choose the clarity of the outlines, from the most important, shaded Yes, pronounced, characteristic of dramatic makeup.

sketch of density variation tattooing

Vary the density of application, under an almost transparent till, confident bright. With the help of tattooing, you can choose the most suitable desired option.

Make eyebrows visually thicker. You free yourself from the need to use eyeshadow or wax every day.

The result largely depends on your efforts. Following fundamental but straightforward rules before and after the procedure will help you achieve the result you dreamed of!


Unfortunately, many novice artists do not consider all the “pitfalls” of eyebrow tattooing using the powder technique. Position it as simple and suitable for everyone, without exception. But without knowledge of the nuances of permanent eyebrow makeup in the powder technique, such effects will not work. For example, for owners of oily skin, I do not recommend this technology. Because of the risk of getting a blurred and merged pattern in a couple of months. Even if, at first, it seems clear and neat.

Who Shouldn’t Opt for the Powder Brows Procedure?

The technique has many advantages, but unfortunately, it’s not suitable for everyone. There are several contraindications – illnesses that cannot or not recommended for tattooing. These include Hypersensitivity; Susceptibility to allergies. To avoid an allergic attack, you can start taking antihistamines a week before the procedure; Diabetes mellitus – people taking insulin; Viral diseases; Various types of infections; Poor blood clotting; Severe acne; HIV. Relative contraindications include pregnancy and lactation due to changes in the hormonal background occurring in the woman’s body at this time. The master cannot guarantee that the pigment will take up the correct residue. Therefore, clients during this period do micropigmentation at their own risk. It’s also recommended to opt for another type of permanent makeup if many grey hairs or gaps in the eyebrows. Powder eyebrows can only partially cover such imperfections, as long as the grey hairs are painted over.

Left side shading cosmetic tattoo after treatmnet , on the right side sketch Leonardo da Vinci form


What Is the Difference Between Microblading and Powder Brows?

Examples of eyebrow tattoo technique done on special silicon mat: Microblading, Shading and Mixed

Cosmetic tattoos (microblading, micropigmentation, microshading, feathering) – are the long-term application of tattoo pigments into the upper layer of the epidermis skin. Tattooing has been divide into manual (microblading and microshading) and hardware. In other words, manual use the handle of a maniple with a needle only by the hands of a master. However, hardware tattooing using a special apparatus powered by electricity. To understand the difference between tattooing with a machine and microblading, you first need to know how one and the other procedure for micropigmentation of the skin occurs. So what is microblading and cosmetic tattooing? We will try to tell you in more detail and thoroughly below. since many girls confuse two different terms, connecting them 



 Hardware tattooing is a method of injecting pigment under the skin using a particular electric micropigmentation machine. In the procedure, use the thinnest needles 1RL (single or welded into bundles or rows). The movement of the machine is translational. It takes 60 to 140 skin punctures per second. The method originates from tattooing. At the very beginning, pigments used for the procedure and a tattoo machine is the same. 

Accordingly, the depth of injection of the dye was the same as that of the classic tattoo. However, it turned out that pigments were removed from the skin in different ways in different colours of tints. And deeply injected dye leaves an orange, purple, grey or blue colour on the skin. On the other face, this method is unacceptable.

What Are the Pros of Powder Brows?

In addition to the natural aspect that the procedure gives, the eyebrow tattoo with a powdery effect has the following advantages:

  • Minimal skin injury 
  • The needle is inserted into the uppermost layers of the skin to a depth of 1 mm. 
  • Fast recovery and painless, and the procedure itself eliminates severe pain; 
  • Fast procedure – about 1-1,5 hours; 
  • Hides flaws;
  • Suitable for women aged 18+

Can Microblading Be Combined with Powder Brows?

How can the benefits of different tattoo techniques be used to achieve a flawless result? Depending on the desired effect, the artist can perform the microblading technique first and then the powder technique. The hair method of permanent make-up allows for a specific colour of the image and makes it more voluminous. This combination helps to maintain the result for a longer period of time. Microblading tattooing can also be applied only on the individual eyebrows, where there are significant voids or where the own hairs do not grow evenly. The combination of techniques looks very individual.

Shading eyebrow tattoo with a light dusting at start of eyebrow and with a deeper gradient to the end


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How Long Does the Procedure Take?

How long does it take to get an eyebrow tattoo? The entire process takes 1.5-2 hours, of which around 15 minutes is colour selection and another 15-20 minutes for the anaesthetic to take effect. It takes at least 1 hour to apply the pigment.

What Does the Powder Brows Treatment Look Like?

The powder eyebrow procedure is performed in stages: Since a woman’s appearance depends on the chosen sketch, colour and shape, the master first conducts a consultation. Everything is discussed: the shade of the pigment, the intensity of the filling, the technique of “broaching” (for example, it is now fashionable to introduce pigment from light to dark shade, the shape of the eyebrow, etc. The master can offer options, based on the shape of the face, colour and shape of eyes, hair and skin; A sketch is made. The eyebrows are corrected, excess hairs are plucked, and the shape is corrected. The master discusses the sketch with the client and corrects it to full agreement; The next stage is antiseptic treatment and anaesthesia. Various ointments, gels or sprays are used for this. Lidocaine or another drug based on it can be used for anaesthesia. Although powder eyebrow treatments refer to a procedure with minimal trauma to the skin, skin damage is unavoidable, as are painful sensations. To keep all discomfort to a minimum, the technician applies an anaesthetic twice. The first time before the procedure, the second time during it; The next step is the execution of the procedure. The procedure itself involves the creation of micro-points through which the pigment is injected. This is done with the help of a special machine with a thin needle at the end. This process creates a shadowy, smoky effect by “placing” the pigment smoothly and gently; After the procedure the master will apply disinfecting and healing cream, advises on the care after the procedure and make an appointment for the correction, which should be done in about a month after your first visit to the permanent make-up studio.

How to Choose the Right Powder Brows Artist

Powder spraying does with an apparatus’s help, but the technique is also significantly different from the microblading cosmetic eyebrows, shading or feathering technique. They apply the pigment in the upper layer of the epidermis using a machine tattoo pen – without a solid coarse fill. It looks as if the eyebrows tint with a soft pencil or shadows – they become voluminous and delicate. This technique is especially relevant for blondes.


Be sure to keep in mind that shading sputtering eyebrows require a careful approach, care, and, of course, the presence of artistic taste from a specialist. To make sure that you are in good hands, ask to show you a photo of the selected technique’s work. Pay attention to the experience and reputation of the permanent makeup artist. You may be able to find reviews about him. Do not neglect intuitive feelings: human trust and disposition play no less role, even than the most impeccable professionalism. Seeing “your” specialist, you will win in the future. After all, sputtering a tattoo, like any other, does not affect one visit to the salon. You should be sure of further opportunities to get advice or just an answer to a question. For example, Going for new makeup and maintaining its fresh, neat appearance – make the timely correction.

the technique for a blond girl with special combine triple pigment colour espresso 10% fudge 40% forest brown 50%

Cosmetic Tattoo Artist

Top Artis of Studio Face Figurati

Olha Pokatilova

Olha is an international-level specialist, the head of the ideological mastermind of the studios. Teacher of primary education, conduct expert workshops to qualified masters both in Australia and abroad. When performing the procedures, unique powder copyright techniques use.

She became in professional tattoo in 2016. Olga is a specialist with a delicate approach to each element, able to emphasize each image’s individuality. A creative person striving for excellence in their work For whom tattooing is an art, a hobby, passion a profession, and a lifestyle simultaneously.

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    Do Powder Brows Hurt?

    In comparison to permanent lip or eyelid make-up, the eyebrow tattoo procedure is virtually painless. It requires no anaesthesia, but everyone has an individual sensitivity threshold, and the anaesthesia is adjusted accordingly. No swelling occurs after the procedure, and you can go straight back to your everyday lifestyle.

    Is the Treatment Safe?

    Yes, the procedure is safe! During performing cosmetic tattoo, all hygiene requirements for these procedures are observed. Only hypoallergenic, certified products are used in the studio.

    Are There Any Cons to the Procedure?

    The traditional eyebrow tattoo technique is known to every woman who wants to look attractive and well-groomed. The procedure is quite effective and perfectly conceals imperfections in the eyebrow area, making them more expressive. However, tattooing is a painful procedure, which cannot give a natural look to the eyebrows and has several disadvantages (colour change with the appearance of unnatural blue, green and even red).
    It’s a different matter to the powdered brow technique. A modern, virtually painless procedure with stunning effects.

    using a powdery technique, an unusual natural eyebrow image is created the powder eyebrow technique before and after. Eyebrows in this technique helps to emphasize volume colour and natural shape

    What Should I Know Before the Treatment?

    Before permanent eyebrow tattoo, it’s not necessary to correct the shape of the eyebrows or remove any hairs that have grown back. The last self-correction should be done at least one week before the treatment. It makes it easier for the master to determine the eyebrows’ natural shape, density, and natural curvature. According to expert recommendations, before permanent eyebrow make-up, one should not: do face cleansing, peeling, injections of Botox, Dysport into the face, contour plastic surgery, eyebrow colouring.


    What Should I Know About Powder Brows Aftercare?

    Do not let the traumatised skin dry out so that the resulting crusts will be soft later on. Therefore, treat skin with chlorhexidine and apply an emollient on the skin. Vaseline or other special creams, ointments are ideal in this case. Apply only light and soft, thin layer.

    Important: Wait 2-3 hours after the procedure and do not wash off the healing agent. Afterwards, clean it off with baby soap, blot with a soft, lint-free cloth and apply petroleum jelly in a thin layer. Don’t use petroleum jelly or any other ointment later. Let the skin heal on its own without any problems or complications.
    During the first 2-3 days, contact with water should be avoided, not introducing bacteria through open wounds. The use of any washing-up liquid is also not recommended.

    After Lip Tattoo and Powder Eyebrow Cosmetic Tattoo in Melbourne. Enhance natural beauty

    When Can I Wear Makeup After Powder Brows Treatment?

    We highly recommend not wearing any make-up or any cream in the tattooing zone up to wholly healed (until the crusts have completely peeled off).



    How Long Does It Take for Your Powder Brows to Heal?

    The healing and recovery process of the skin after a powder eyebrow procedure is not different from the process that occurs after other permanent make-up techniques. In the first few hours, swelling and redness may occur – this is a normal skin reaction to multiple punctures. Once the skin begins to heal, flaking may occur. Therefore, if the flaking is minimal, it means that the healing process is correct. If the crusts are coarse, bleeding or oozing wounds underneath, you should consult a doctor. It is strictly forbidden to remove crusts from the skin on your own.
    Slight itching may occur while the dermis is healing. Itching the eyebrows is not allowed, but you can gently use an ear stick to go over the eyebrow area if you strongly feel like it. It should help. The healing period of the skin is about 5-7 days. The skin fully recovers and renews itself in a month if proper eyebrow care did after the procedure.

    Powder brows fading

    powder eyebrow tattoo before and after

    What Can Cause Powdered Brows to Fade Faster?

    There are several impacts effected on tattooing:

    • sauna;
    • sport sweating;
    • metabolism;
    • pregnancy;
    • ultraviolet;
    • food (alcohol, coffee, spicy food;
    • quality of pigments;
    • tattoo technique;
    • type of the skin; 

    When Should You Get a Powder Brow Touch Up?

    In almost 100% of cases, the technician will book the client in for a correction after the first treatment. It’s a mandatory additional procedure that:

    Prolongs the effect of the powdered eyebrows. During the correction, the pigment is reintroduced, making it better “anchored” under the skin;
    Any imperfections resulting from the skin healing process (gaps in the pigment, discolouration of the pigment, changes in the shape of the eyebrows, etc.) are corrected.
    The first brow patching procedure can be referred to as ‘getting to know the skin’. It is unknown how the body will react to a foreign substance, how it will accept it. It’s why it is not always possible to get the result you would like. However, correction solves this problem in an instant. It can be even out colour, remove imperfections, correct the shape, and bring perfection.

    powder eyebrow tattoo before and after for blond hair


    Eyebrow tattoo in powder technique. Done by Artist Olha Pokatilova. She used Forest Brown pigment for eyebrow tattoos to better match hair, eye and eyebrow colour.

    How Long Do Powder Brows Last?

    The effect lasts for 1.5 to 2 years. The exact duration is impossible to predict as it is individual and depends on the body. The short duration of the effect is due to the use of mineral-based pigments. During this period, the pigment is getting absorbed and dissolved. After a few years, it is completely gone.
    If you have a look, it’s a big plus because, after a short period, it is possible to repeat the procedure, changing the shade, form, saturation or try another type of permanent make-up. The disadvantage of such a short-term procedure is only for those who desire a longer-lasting effect.

    It is worth realising that several factors affect how quickly the pigment lightens. These include:

    Skin type and skin specificity. Oily and porous skin loses pigment much faster;
    The specificity of the immune system. The higher the immune system, the more likely it is that pigment loss will occur faster;
    Age. The older a woman is, the slower the lightening of pigment.


    Can I Remove the Results of the Powder Eyebrow Treatment?

    If you’re unhappy with your tattoo and don’t want to wait for the pigment to fade, there are several ways to remove powdery eyebrows to start with. The easiest way to remove tattooing is to sunbathe frequently and wash your face in a sauna.Alternatives to tattoo removal are acid remouver or laser removal

    Of course, the best solution is to have the procedure performed by an experienced craftsman and try to have it corrected.

    Are There Any Side Effects of Powder Brows?

    Permanent makeup is a complicated procedure. Sometimes, instead of long-lasting beauty, a woman gets an error that screams in her face. So what are the side effects, and how can they be corrected? Don’t waste time with makeup in the morning and sleep a little longer. Always look perfect without makeup. Such prospects are tempting for many women! That’s why permanent makeup services are so popular. But, unfortunately, many take advantage of it and who regret it. Not a very well-thought-out decision. Chasing cheapness. A superficial choice of a master and a salon. The reasons can be different. Sadly, today it is no less common for poor-quality permanent makeup to be repaired and removed than it is for it to be done. The more salons offer permanent makeup, the greater the chance of running into a non-professional and low-level rendering of the service. Our advice to those who are going to do permanent makeup: familiarize yourself with the possible mistakes. Arm yourself with information so that you are not sold a substandard service. And for those who, unfortunately, are already in the ranks of the dissatisfied, we will tell what the ways of correction are. It is difficult to correct but possible.

    powdery technique helps to emphasize and contrast your eyebrows effortlessly with colour and shape

    Is There Any Chance of Infection and How to Prevent It?

    Always ask the technician to show the needles that they will use for the procedure on your face. They must be packed in disposable sterile packaging; all objects that the technician touches during the procedure must be wrapped in disposable film (table, lamp, chair, surface of the machine). Only this will allow the “disposable” surface rule to be adhered to. Disinfecting liquid products can not always fully secure the surface because disinfecting liquids can not be applied to the equipment and cannot be kept for 15 minutes or an hour, as the rules of use require; protective equipment for both master (gloves, mask, cap) and client (cap, cape) is mandatory; after the procedure, the master must dispose of used needles in a particular container;

    Can You Be Allergic to Powder Brows?

    When permanent makeup is applied, the beautician injects the colouring pigment into the layers of the epidermis. Causes of allergic reactions are as follows: individual reactions, use of poor-quality pigments. Many people wonder if there is an allergy to permanent eyebrow makeup applied with a good-quality pigment. Yes, even natural dyes can have side effects in the form of rashes, itching and swelling. These symptoms can occur in complex or one at a time. The more sensitive your body is to a particular irritant, the more severe the allergic reaction will be. Slight itching and swelling could be a reaction to a permanent makeup treatment unrelated to product intolerance. A typical reaction is as follows: Slight swelling and itching. Redness for a few days. Slight thickening of the skin in the application area. Pain that gradually diminishes as it heals. The recovery time depends on the speed of skin regeneration and usually lasts about a week. If redness, pain and itching persist after this time, consult a doctor. Signs of allergy: pus blisters; pronounced induration of the area affected by tattooing; conjunctivitis; general weakness; headache; nausea.


    ProcedureTimePrice in Melbourne
    Olha Pokatilova
    Price in Brisbane
    Anastasia Petkov
    Microblading1,5 hour499 AUD none
    Feathering Eyebrows1,5 hour499 AUDnone
    Feather Stroke1,5 hour499 AUDnone
    Feather Touch1,5 hour449 AUDnone
    Powder brows1,5 hour449 AUD449 AUD
    Pixel Brows1,5 hour449 AUD449 AUD
    Eyebrow Shading Tattoo1,5 hour449 AUD449 AUD
    Mixed Technique (Microblading + Powder)2,5 hours559 AUDnone
    Ombre Brows2 hours499 AUD449 AUD

    Retouch or Correction

    1,5 hour

    50% from price

    50% from price

    Correction after other tattooist / salon/ studio

    2,5 – 3 hour

    +150 AUD to the procedure price

    +150 AUD to the procedure price

    Cover old tattoo

    1,5-2 hour

    +100 AUD to the procedure price

    +100 AUD to the procedure price

    Retouch up to 1 year

    1,5 hour

    80% from first procedure

    80% from first procedure

    Our cosmetic tattooing price is very dependent on the individual. Below you’ll find a rough suggestion of our prices. A consultation is required for more detailed pricing.

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      How Much Do Powder Brows Cost?

      When choosing an artist, the first and foremost criterion is the price of the procedure. By choosing cheap services, you risk getting a novice or an inexperienced technician trying to lure clients and expand the client base with a low price. Quality permanent makeup can not cost cheap a priori. Plays a role in a lot of factors:

      • the cost of renting the space that the master rents; the cost of equipment, consumables that need to be paid back; 
      • the cost of training, which the master also wants to recoup; 
      • Reputation, time – all influence the final price. 
      • Price for the treatment is 2-3 times less than the final price.

      On the other hand, a surcharge includes the aspects mentioned above and the craftsman’s desire, his perception of pricing. It is fair to say that there are studios and specialists offering services at exorbitantly high prices. Here one has to choose following one’s budget and possibilities. Knowing the cost of the procedure, conclude for yourself whether it is worth overpaying. Quality always dictates the price. A good result cannot be too cheap. Therefore, choosing an artist, you should aim for a price within the range of 500-1000 AUD, depending on the chosen technique and zone


      powder eyebrow tattoo did for a blond girl with special combine triple pigment colour fudge + espresso + forest brown. The technique for oily skin and does as the best result for the stewardess Helena.

      Contrandications of powder eyebrow dusting

      The technique has a considerable number of advantages, but, unfortunately, not for everyone. There are several contraindications – diseases, having which it is impossible or not recommended to perform tattooing. These include :

      • Hypersensitivity;
      • Tendency to allergies.
      • To avoid an allergic attack, you can start taking antihistamines a week before the procedure;
      • Diabetes mellitus – people were taking insulin.;
      • Viral disease;
      • Various kinds of infections;
      • Poor blood clotting;
      • Severe acne;
      • HIV.

      Relative contraindications include pregnancy and lactation due to changes in hormonal levels occurring in a woman’s body at this time. The master cannot guarantee that the pigment will take on the correct residues. Therefore, in this period, clients do micropigmentation at their peril and risk. It also recommends choosing a different type of permanent make-up if there are much grey hair or bald spots on the fringes. Powdery eyebrows can only partially hide such imperfections, provided that the grey hairs are painted over.

      Is it possible to do powdery brows during the period?

      We strongly recommend not to do any tattooing during pregnancy, point my advice to do only after childbirth and the end of breastfeeding.

      How long does one procedure of powder eyebrows last?

      The total time of the procedure is about 1.5 hours. This time includes discussions, drawing a sketch, if necessary, the work itself and consultation.

      Why powder eyebrows are considered the most popular technique?

      The powder coating technique is indeed the most popular due to the advantages and effect that permanent makeup gives in this technique. Powdery eyebrows make them look natural, exclude sharp edges, and light shading helps to frame the eyebrows and eyes beautifully. The method is suitable for absolutely everyone, regardless of age. Powder eyebrow can do even on oily skin.

      Colour development after eyebrow tattooing

      Powder eyebrows before tattooing and afrer. Done by Olha Pokatilova with Perma Blend Fudge 50% Espresso 50%. The work done with Powder and light Ombre style

      Day 1-3 – there is swelling and redness, and asymmetry of the eyebrows may be visible due to skin trauma. The Colour during this period is bright and dark due to vascular reaction. 5-10 days – the colour intensity decreases when the top layer of skin stops peeling, and the tattooed area becomes lighter. 15-30 days – complete healing and discolouration after the tattoo. You should consider that every person has different pigmentation and depends on the body’s defence reactions. Therefore tattoo looks different. If, after 28 days, the Colour is not sufficiently visible, you may address it to the specialist for correction. The specialist will add Colour and correct the shape. An additional procedure is compulsory, and without it, the tattoo is considered unfinished. During the correction, the colour saturation and symmetry of the eyebrows is finalised. Many people are agitated when the Colour is too bright at first, but a week later is almost invisible in contrast. Wait for the final healing and stabilisation and visit your technician, who will correct if necessary.