Ombre brows are in, and they’re all the rage.
As anyone who has ever gotten a new haircut or changed their wardrobe knows, appearance can greatly impact how people perceive you. And while there’s nothing wrong with wanting to improve the way you look, it’s important to choose cosmetic enhancements that suit your individual style.
One of the best ways to enhance your natural beauty is by getting a cosmetic eyebrow tattoo in Melbourne. You can customise the shape, colour, and volume of your brows in different techniques, and you’ve probably heard of them all: ombre eyebrows, powder brows, microblading, and eyebrow microshading.
So which one should you choose? Well, that’s entirely up to you. But today, let’s talk about ombre brows and why they’re the hottest trend right now!
What is Ombre Brows?
If you’re looking for a subtle way to accentuate your natural beauty, ombre brows may be the perfect solution. This type of eyebrow tattooing creates a soft, gradient effect that is much more natural-looking than traditional tattooing methods.
Ombre brows use the gradient effect of pigment to achieve that natural look. It starts as a soft shade on the inner brow and transitions into a dark shade as it approaches the tip of the brow.
This eyebrows ombre technique ensures a smooth transition, so you don’t need to worry about oversaturated colours. There will be no harsh lines or patches that would make the brows look unnatural. The key is for the cosmetic tattooist to blend the pigment well to achieve a natural effect.
When done correctly, ombre eyebrows give your face a soft and sophisticated look. Plus, they are suitable for all skin types and can be customised to match any hair colour.
So if you’re considering a semi-permanent cosmetic enhancement, be sure to ask your Melbourne tattoo artist about ombre brows.
|Ombre Brows||2 hours||449 AUD|
Who should get an ombre brows tattoo?
It is perfect for anyone who wants this kind of permanent makeup. If you are someone who pencils their brows daily because of sparse hair, then ombre eyebrows would be an excellent option. This would also work well for those with thin brows who want them to be subtly enhanced.
If you have bushy brows, you can tame them with a more defined shape and enhance them through the ombre technique.
Got scars on your brows that you want to be covered up? This is also the way to go since the pigments will shadow them, and your imperfections will surely be unnoticed.
Who should avoid getting the procedure?
Contraindications to the cosmetic procedure are as follows:
- Susceptibility to solid allergic reactions
- The presence of a viral or infectious disease
- Pregnancy or breastfeeding
- Slow blood clotting
- Severe acne
- Having diabetes mellitus
- Hypersensitivity and extreme skin reactions to external stimuli.
If you have any of the conditions above, you might consider not getting the treatment yet.
Does an Ombre Powder Brow Hurt?
If you’re considering getting ombre tattoo eyebrows, you may wonder if the procedure is painful. While everyone experiences pain differently, the majority of people find that the process is relatively painless. That said, some people do feel moderate discomfort, particularly during microblading.
If you’re concerned about pain, we recommend using an anaesthetic cream. This will help to numb the area and reduce any pain or discomfort you may feel. Don’t worry because we offer them to all our clients.
How Long Do Ombre Brows Last?
An ombre brow is a cosmetic tattoo that doesn’t need to be applied every morning and washed off at night. The great thing about this procedure is you don’t have to spend so much time on your daily make-up. The best part is that it is only semi-permanent and can last up to 3 years, so you can still change looks in the future.
The brows will fade over time, but it won’t happen quickly. So before you visit a permanent makeup specialist, it is better to understand how long does ombre brows last and what determines the length of their effect.
Are Eyebrow Tattoos Permanent?
No, eyebrow tattoos are only semi-permanent. You can expect your brows to last anywhere from 1 to 3 years.
These are just estimates, and cases can differ from person to person. Why are there no specifics?
Several factors like the shape of your brows, lifestyle choices, skin type, and aftercare will all play a part in how long your ombre brows last.
Let’s examine the list.
Pigment type and quality
When it comes to eyebrow tattoos, the type of pigment used can make a big difference in the quality of the results.
Organic pigments are generally made from plants, while mineral pigments are inorganic and derived from minerals and chemical compounds. Each type has its advantages and disadvantages.
Organic pigments typically fade faster than mineral pigments, but they are also less likely to cause allergic reactions. Mineral pigments are more stable and longer lasting, but they can sometimes cause irritations. The specific type of pigment used will depend on the individual’s skin type and preferences.
The body will absorb high-quality pigments much better than low-quality ones. The latter can cause an allergic reaction, wear off quickly, change colour, or not be absorbed by the body at all.
That’s why using only high-quality pigments when eyebrow tattooing is so important. Not only will they give you better results, but they’ll also be much safer for your health.
So if you’re considering ombre brows eyebrow tattooing, make sure your technician uses only the best quality pigments. Your eyebrows will thank you for it!
Colour penetration Depth
This topic is a bit technical, but still very important to know.
To achieve long-lasting colouration without damaging the hair follicles and capillaries, the optimal depth for introducing microneedles is 0.3 mm to 0.8 mm. This promotes quick healing and ensures that the procedure is painless and comfortable.
Colours can change to yellow or green if the pigment is injected deeper. Moreover, such a permanent result will be difficult to remove, even with laser tattoo removal.
If the colouring substance is injected at a depth of less than 0.3 millimetres, the cosmetic tattoo will probably not last more than six months.
Ombre eyebrows tattooing lasts 1 to 1.5 years on average. After that, you will need some touchups.
For the powder technique, the powder coating gets off in about two years. With a combined ombre microblading, expect that eyebrows will still look natural-looking even after 30 months.
Dry skin accepts the pigment better and holds it longer. Oily skin with large pores eliminates the tint faster. For this reason, we do not recommend feathering eyebrows to those with oily skin types, as hair strokes can eventually lose shape and become blurred.
Exposure to UV light
Frequent sun exposure or the tanning bed hurts the longevity of permanent makeup. Each pigment combines several shades, the most stable of which are grey and red. As a result, eyebrows can develop a greyish or reddish tint over time due to the effects of UV light.
Regular application of cosmetic products with acids, bleaching creams, exfoliation and scrubbing will also reduce the longevity of the permanent hybrid eyebrows.
Speed of metabolism and skin cell renewal
Advantages of Ombre Powder Brows
- Gives lost lasting results of up to 2-3 years
- Suitable for all skin types, even for those with oily skin
- Creates fuller and more defined brows
- Less painful compared to other procedures
- Fast and effective permanent makeup procedure
Ombre Brows Tattoo Aftercare
Expect your brows to be very defined and pigmented right after the procedure, along with some swelling and redness.
The eyebrow tattoo healing process takes up to 10 days. The length may vary between individuals, but the important thing is to follow the instructions of your tattoo specialist.
What is the correct way to look after eyebrows immediately after a tattooing procedure?
Right after the semi permanent makeup procedure, the artist will apply a thick layer of Vaseline or another protective ointment on the eyebrows. The skin needs to rest for the first two hours.
After two hours:
- Rinse the tattoo area with cool water.
- Use antibacterial soap to wash off the protective ointment.
- Do not scrub under any circumstances as It will only traumatise the irritated area more.
- Apply Vaseline to dry skin after five minutes.
For the first 3-4 days, treat the skin every 2-3 hours by following the procedure below.
- Using a soft, lint-free, dry cloth, remove any residual ointment without rubbing or pressing the skin;
- Gently (without pressure) wipe with micellar water;
- Wait for 10-15 minutes;
- Apply a thin layer of Vaseline.
- Do not apply hydrogen peroxide or products containing alcohol to the skin.
- In the early recovery period, DO NOT pluck eyebrow hairs or scratch the eyebrows.
- Excessive exposure to water, especially from bodies of water, should be avoided, as it can lead to infection.
- Swimming in a pool is not allowed as water disinfectants can damage the tattoo. Visits to baths and saunas should also be avoided.
- Swelling is normal. However, if swelling exceeds two days, you might need to take an antihistamine.
Powder Ombre eyeBrows Tattooist
Olha Po is a highly skilled and experienced cosmetic tattooist who offers a range of services to help you enhance your natural look. She can create bespoke designs that are tailored to your requirements. She specialises in lip tattooing, combination brows, hybrid brows, ombre brows, eyebrow feathering, and eyeliner tattoo.
With her meticulous attention to detail and passion for perfection, Olha ensures that each and every one of her clients leaves her studio looking and feeling their absolute best. Whether you’re looking for a subtle enhancement or a complete transformation, Olha Po is the artist you can trust to give you the desired results.
“If you are looking for a certified and licensed cosmetic tattooist in Melbourne, there’s no better option than Face Figurati. Permanent eyeliner tattoo, microblading eyebrows, lip blushing tattooing, you name it – I’ll do it all with precise care. Don’t hesitate to book an appointment today!” – Olha Po
How Much Do Ombre Powder Brows Cost?
Ombre Powder Brows haven’t been around very long, but it has become a popular cosmetic tattoo. Ombre tattooing can be done in many professional beauty salons in Melbourne, and on average, prices start from 449 AUD for a single treatment. A touchup of an eyebrow tattoo costs 50% of the first treatment.
|Procedure||Time||Price in Melbourne Olha Pokatilova||Price in Brisbane Anastasia Petkov|
|Combo Brows (Microblading + Ombre Powder Brows)||2,5 hours||559 AUD||559 AUD|
|Microbladed Ombre Brows||2 hours||549 AUD||549 AUD|
|Ombre Brows||2 hours||449 AUD||449 AUD|
|Retouch or Correction||1,5 hour||225 AUD||225 AUD|
|Correction after other tattooist / salon/ studio||2,5 – 3 hour||699 AUD||699 AUD|
|Cover old tattoo||1,5-2 hour||699 AUD||699 AUD|
|Retouch up to 1 year||1,5 hour||80% from first treatment||80% from first treatment|
What’s the Difference: Microshading vs. Microblading vs. Powder Brows vs. Ombre Brows
Eyebrow microshading is a newer, semi-permanent method of eyebrow tattooing. Also known as “feather brows” or “brow mapping”, microshading uses very fine needles to deposit pigments into the skin to create the appearance of fuller, darker brows.
It is appropriately called microshading (or small shading), as the process is essentially pixel (tiny dots) shading. The technician uses a machine for permanent make-up to make tiny dots of pigment that mimic the natural look of eyebrows.
To create realistic-looking tattoos, the technician must apply pigments with a specific frequency.
The process involves carefully applying pigment in small doses, creating subtle changes that allow natural-looking skin rather than completely filling or contouring the brows.
The eyebrow microblading process involves creating small, feather-like strokes with a microblade pen to mimic the natural direction of your eyebrow hair. Microblading gives the illusion of fuller, more voluminous brows.
An expert microblading artist usually does microblading for clients who do not want to have any ink permanently infused into their skin.
Unlike traditional tattoos, microblading uses a handheld tool to create fine, hair-like strokes on the skin. This method allows complete control of how much colour pigment will be applied per stroke so as not to overdo it. The artist is also mindful of the distance or proper spacing of the lines to give the brows a realistic, soft, and natural-looking appearance.
During microblading, the cosmetic tattooist will make micro incisions on the skin using a nano-needle.
Features of Microblading
- Natural Effect. Not all girls are fans of bold makeup, and microbladed brows blend naturally with any look.
- The longevity of the result. Microbladed eyebrows last up to 12-18 months.
- Minimal pain during the procedure. Compared to machine-aided tattooing, we use a special maniple pen in microblading eyebrows. Because of this, the cosmetic specialist can easily control the depth of pigment injection.
Who should get microblading?
Microblading is best for dry skin as the effect can stay much longer. Choose a great micro blading artist as the final result depends on their skill, experience, and professionalism.
Note that microblading also has some disadvantages:
- Scars: If the procedure is carried out incorrectly by an inexperienced artist, the appearance of scars is possible,
- It is not suitable for all skin types.
When getting brow powder tattoo, your eyebrows will be “sprayed on” to fill hair gaps and achieve a soft shaded brow pencil effect. Spraying can achieve different results and varying shades, from a transparent haze to a fuller, denser colour!
The pigments in the ‘powdered eyebrows technique‘ are applied transparently with colour injections that go only into the skin’s top layers. Because there is not much skin tension in the application process, the healing time is minimal, and there will be no scarring.
The pigment is introduced to your eyebrows in 2-3 sprays. Your cosmetic artist will colour match as closely as possible to your natural hair colour.
Ombre Brows Tattoo
If you’re looking for a way to add depth and saturation to your eyebrows, an ombre powder brows tattoo is a great option. This permanent makeup uses special techniques to give your brows their two shades.
Before, ombre tattoo eyebrows were only associated with hair colouring, and people thought the process just involved the application of different colours. However, the technique has evolved and been improved by experts in cosmetic tattooing.
This technique ensures a smooth transition from lighter to darker colours at the tips of the eyebrows.
Advantages of Ombre Brows vs Microblading
Ombre tint eyebrows create a natural, elegant effect on the eyebrows with the help of a makeup tattoo machine. Powder brow ombre is considered a painless and less invasive cosmetic procedure that uses the shadow and pixel technique of tattooing.
Brow powdering is suitable for all skin types. Women with oily skin don’t have to worry about their eyebrows losing their original appearance. Powder-coated eyebrows also look more vibrant or brighter in colour.
On the other hand, microblading involves drawing or tattooing hairs by hand using a special pen. It is ideal for those with dry skin.
Who should get a powdered ombre brow?
Compared to ombre microblading, powder coating looks more vibrant on the eyebrows. For this reason, it is best for girls who like brighter makeup in everyday life. Powdered ombre eyebrows are also ideal for those who want to add volume to the eyebrows. The procedure has no drawbacks if a professional technician performs it.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are ombre brows?
Ombre eyebrows are a semi-permanent powder eyebrow treatment for clients who prefer fuller but softer-looking hair strokes. The brow tails look darker and transition into a lighter shade towards the inner part, creating the perfect ombre make-up effect. Ombre brows are water-resistant and smudge-proof.
Should I get ombre brows?
What are ombre powder brows tattoos?
How long do ombre brows last?
Are ombre brows permanent?
Fill In Those Brows With The Natural Look of Ombre Brows
With so many options available, deciding which brow tattoo is right for you can be tricky. Many people can’t choose between ombre brow tattooing and microblading — both techniques will give natural-looking eyebrows that look so GOOD! However, they differ mainly on how long they last (ombre eyebrows stay longer), the hair strokes, and the overall effect on your brows.
Remember that the artist can combine techniques, and creativity is the limit! Book a consultation today with our cosmetic tattoo expert here at Face Figurati!