Combination Brows

The popularity of microblading has prompted the development of increasingly subtle methods for enhancing the appearance of the eyebrows. Microshading, Hybrid Brows, Powder Brows, Ombre Brows, and Micro feathering are probably all terms that are familiar to you at this point. Do these simply refer to the same treatment under different names?

Despite each having a highly distinct style, some people have a tendency to use them interchangeably. But did you know that you can combine two techniques to create the eyebrow look of your dreams?

If you want permanent brows but are unclear about which type of procedure to choose, here is a complete guide that will help you choose a technique and style that best suits your appearance.

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What are Combination Brows?

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The combination brow procedure in Face Figurati Studio combines microblading and powder eyebrow tattoo (microshading). Together, these techniques can create realistic little hair stroke replications with a subtle pixelated ombre effect.

This procedure is ideal for you if you want to give your eyebrows and arch more definition or if you have sparse or little hair on your eyebrows. With Combo Brows, we may simulate the appearance of natural makeup by giving the appearance of bushy and softly powdered brows.

Combination eyebrows look good on all skin tones, giving consumers more options for enhancing their brows. They are defined by hair strokes that are feathered from the start to the middle and then change to a powdered finish as they reach the tails. This adds an extra definition that is less noticeable in microbladed brows alone.

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Who Should Get Combo Brows?

There may be better options than microblading or other techniques alone for clients who have overplucked their eyebrows or were left with bulky bulbs and little hair as a result of earlier fashion fads. The shading technique can give your brow more weight while still preserving a natural appearance.
Clients who have alopecia benefit significantly from this treatment as well. On alopecia patients, hair strokes can occasionally look either too bare or blocky, so the combination brow tattoo procedure could make them appear fuller and natural.

Combo brow tattoo is also an excellent technique for clients with fading and discoloured eyebrows. Stand-alone techniques simply cannot solve this problem. Depending on the quality and formulation of the previously used pigment, clients may wind up with orange, blue, or purple eyebrows. With the advanced skills and techniques of a cosmetic tattooing specialist, combination brows can help conceal discolouration.

Lastly, getting combo eyebrows is not just for those who prefer a blend of powdered brows and natural hair strokes. They are also perfect for people who want to get microblading but have oily skin. Adding some shade will improve the appearance of the hair strokes because they tend to blur on oily skin. Shading will also make them last longer.

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How Does Combination Brow Tattooing Improve Microblading?

Combination brow tattooing blends two different techniques together to create stunning results. Combining microblading and powder eyebrow tattooing treatments allows for a more natural look with more definition and staying power than either treatment would be able to provide on its own. The shading also helps boost the colour pigment to last significantly longer than if done without adding shading into the mix. When creating permanent makeup, unique modern pigments on a biological basis are used. Their advantage lies in the fact that they are well accepted by the body, give maximum sediment and gradually dissolve and become invisible. This natural process takes, on average, one and a half to two years. Moreover, depending on the type and age of the skin, the chosen colours, and the organism’s characteristics, the effect can be either more or less.

For example, on oily and youthful skin, the effect may be shorter due. And on the age, on the contrary, longer. Dark pigments are visible longer than lighter ones. The perception of dye by the body is also essential. The immune system can actively fight it, actively releasing lymph, which will “wash out” the pigment and shorten the duration of the effect.

There are three popular brow combination styles: soft and powdery, full and bold brows, and the ombre effect.

Full and Bolder Look

This look is often referred to as “Instagram Brows.” This provides a fuller and bolder finish for the client, making it ideal for those who enjoy the makeup aesthetic. Using this method, your artist may give your brows a gradient look you typically see on models and celebrities. This is nicer enhanced when blended with microblading, making it fall under the combo brow classification.

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Soft and Powdery Look

This combo brow style is ideal if you like a more delicate touch, like powder brow makeup. Your brows will have the appearance of having grown naturally while retaining their beautifully natural appearance. This is excellent for those who prefer to fill their eyebrows with a lighter tint.

The Ombré Effect

The ombré hairdo is a close visual match for this style. Your ombre brows will have a two-tone appearance since it transitions from light to dark. It works well for people with normal, oily, dry, and combo skin types. The Ombré Brow is comparable to “manicured brows” since they have a more defined, assertive, and fashionable look. 

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Do you have any questions?

Cosmetic Tattoo Artist

Olha Pokatilova

Olha Po is a certified cosmetic tattoo artist in Melbourne. She is also a certified master trainer with over 7 years experience in the professional tattooing industry.

Olha has all the necessary certificates and qualifications in permanent make-up and tattooing.

“In my work I use only high-quality certified materials from proven manufacturers. I work on the best professional equipment. Compliance with all necessary sanitary regulations is an integral part of my professional activities.
My work is aimed at creating a unique individual image based on the structural and architectural features of the client’s face, because high-quality permanent make-up is a guarantee of self-confidence.”

Today, permanent make-up with close-to-natural contours and colours is taking a leading role in the beauty industry. It is ideal for those who are not prepared to spend a lot of time on make-up or who are prone to allergic reactions to cosmetics. Modern technology makes it possible to achieve unparalleled results in lip tattooing, eyebrow contouring, eyeliner tattoo and eye colouring, as well as emphasising the expressiveness of the eyes.

Combination Brows Pricing

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.

ProcedureTimePrice in Melbourne
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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

What To Expect From the Procedure

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  1. The first step for this procedure is choosing the right eyebrow shape. Artists analyse client features to determine which style will work best. The way the eyebrows are shaped and styled is discussed and determined.
  2. The second step is picking the pigment’s colour. To achieve the ideal eyebrow shade and colour, one or more dye pigments might be combined.
  3. Thirdly, the artist puts lidocaine, an anesthetic, on the brows. The artist administers anesthesia twice (primary and secondary) to lessen pain.
  4. The artist starts with the microblading procedure, as this requires extra carefulness and meticulousness. The artist works with specialised needles, sizes U18 or U19, designed specifically for the maniple technique.
  5. Once the microblading procedure for the eyebrows is complete and the shape has taken on volume and depth, the tattooing specialist can start with the powder brows procedure. The artist uses a “pen” tattoo machine to start tattooing dots on the skin, using R1 or R5 needles.
  6. Notice that in microshading, the inner portion of the brows, which is closer to the centre of the face, gets much more pixels deposited. To emphasise the form or outline of the eyebrows, the cosmetic tattoo artist may boost the contrast by scattering more pixels in the lower part of the eyebrows. It gives the brows an ombre appearance.
  7. The artist finishes the process by applying a wound-healing ointment. This is also the part where they discuss eyebrow tattoo aftercare instructions and schedule the touchup appointment.

How Long do Combo Brows Last?

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A combination brow lasts longer than the typical eyebrow microblading lifespan of 12 to 18 months. They ought to last for roughly two years with proper touchup and aftercare.

The lifespan depends on your skin type (oily skin fades brow tattoos faster) and lifestyle (exposure to water, sweat, and sunlight will quicken the fading). Your skincare routine can also increase fading.

How Much Should You Expect to Pay for This Procedure?

In Melbourne, a combination eyebrow tattooing session costs between 450 and 1,500 AUD.

Our advice is before signing up for any procedure, you must always check the artist’s portfolio. Ask for actual combination brows before and after photos. If you see any photo that looks like it has been altered with Photoshop, think twice.

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In Conclusion about combo brows

People who prefer natural-looking eyebrow tattoos with a powdered finish are driving the rise in popularity of the Combination Brow Tattoo. However, it is very important to seek professional advice before getting any procedure done.

Professional cosmetic tattoist can help you achieve your ideal look and will undoubtedly recommend the best tattooing procedures that complement your face shape and general appearance.

Here at Face Figurati Cosmetic Studio, we guarantee that our head cosmetic tattoos artist is highly skilled and experienced. We only use high-quality pigments and the latest tattooing machines and equipment to make sure we deliver the best results to our clients. We also guarantee a very clean clinic and strict adherence to hygiene policies.

Come and schedule a free consultation with us to know more about our services!


Combination Brows is a universal treatment that includes two permanent makeup methods feathering eyebrows and powdery brows. Pixel dusting (delicate eyebrows) creates a background and visual density without precise shapes and edges.

The key feature is the use of multiple shades of pigment. To draw the hair, the artist uses a lighter shade. Besides, for the background – darker stains. The combination creates a harmonious look and perfectly complements the face and image.

Combination brows remain visible for up to 2 years. But the term is quite individual and depends on several factors.

Choose a Combo eyebrow tattoo technique if:

  • It is necessary to recreate the eyebrow due to its complete or partial absence;
  • There is a tendency for hair loss;
  • There are noticeable flaws in the form of scars, gaps;
  • Their eyebrows grow in a chaotic direction, and there is no desire to lay them every day;
  • Your eyebrows are too thin or thin;
  • There is strong asymmetry;
  • The shape of the eyebrows is wrong;
  • Its eyebrows are too light, barely noticeable, or quickly fade in the sun;
  • There is no time and desire to tint eyebrows daily;
  • You lead an active lifestyle (visit the pool, often go to the sauna, go in for sports), and the decorative cosmetics cannot withstand and flow;

Combination eyebrows is suitable for all women, regardless of age and skin type. Besides, she:

Looks spectacular and natural at the same time;
Hides any flaws, up to and including the absence of his eyebrows;
Helps to create any shape, make eyebrows visually thicker, more expansive, darker;
Suitable for any woman;
Emphasizes the image, highlights both the eyebrows and the eyes, but not excessively;
Allows you to look luxurious and flawless every day under any circumstances.