What are powder eyebrows? All the pros and cons of the popular technique

Every woman interested in the beauty industry has heard of permanent make-up and wants to know the pros and cons of eyebrow tattooing. This procedure allows for different effects on the eyebrows, depending on needs. Therefore there are many techniques, among which powder eyebrows are considered the most popular.

As soon as a cosmetic tattoo artist in Melbourne started performing it, it gained an overwhelming demand. This is because the technique is safe, painless and gives a fantastic result – natural eyebrows of natural colour and shade, with a unique execution principle.

This is the technique that we’re going to talk about in this article. We will explain in detail what powder brows are, the pros and cons of this technique, and to whom it is better not to do it.

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What are powder eyebrows?

Powdery eyebrows are a unique technique of permanent makeup that is incomparable to the eyebrows, giving a natural effect of colour shading. The method has several synonymous names in the beauty industry: shadow spraying or shading, nano pixel technique, and powder spraying.

The technique lies in the point (hence the name “pixel”) that injects pigment into the skin to a depth of 1 mm. This principle of pigment injection with a different frequency of colour creation allows for colour stretch. A smoky effect is created: the colour is bright but not flashy, as close to natural as possible, and not pretentious. On the inner side of the eyebrow, the colour is lighter and closer to the end, it becomes darker and more prosperous. The eyebrows look moderately bright as if a pencil or shadow shaded. Thus, there are no clear outlines of the form rough boundaries.

No other existing permanent technique can boast of such an effect, making it a favourite among women who want to look excellent thoroughly while maintaining the naturalness of the image.

Recommendations for choosing a powdery eyebrow tattooing technique

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Powder cosmetic eyebrow tattoo can be made by any woman who wants to tidy up her eyebrows and forget about using cosmetics for this area for up to 2 years. Indeed, with the help of tattooing, the eyebrows are always perfect. They retain their impeccable shape and colour in any life situation, whatever you do.

But this technique becomes the recommendation of the master if:

  • There are minor flaws in the brow arch area: small areas of lost hair, scars, the effects of skin diseases that you want to hide. In this case, powder brows will perfectly hide them and give self-confidence;
  • Native eyebrow hairs are thick but light or quickly fade in the sun. The technique will create a background in which the eyebrows will look darker;
  • Inappropriate eyebrow shape or chaotic hair growth, due to which the appearance deteriorates, you have to style the hairs constantly. The ideal shape developed by the master will hide this minus;
  • I want to give the eyebrows colour without using decorative cosmetics while maintaining a natural appearance.


Powder Eyebrow before after

The technique is suitable for any woman. Whether it’s the need to hide flaws or the desire to look impeccable, in any case, the powder eyebrow tattoo technique will help to achieve the desired result.

Advantages and disadvantages of powdery eyebrows

The procedure provides stunning aesthetics in the image but also has “technical” advantages that you need to be aware of:

  • Thanks to the effect, the technique visually suits everyone. At the same time, age and skin type do not matter. Even for women aged 45+ with a fatty type of dermis, the technique is ideal;
  • The technique is the most non-traumatic in comparison with any other feather eyebrow tattooing techniques. Since the pigment is injected in dots, the total area of skin trauma is significantly reduced. Therefore, during the procedure, pain is minimal, and after it, the skin heals faster and without negative consequences;
  • The duration of the procedure is only 1.5 hours, and the effect is up to 2 years;
  • It can do to girls from 18 years old.
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Cons of technology

pros and cons of powder brows

In Melbourne and Brisbane powdery eyebrows cost  around 400-600 AUD, depending on the studio’s level and pricing policy. Of course, among the many masters who offer this service, you can find it much cheaper (from 200 AUD). But we strongly advise against saving on permanent makeup for several reasons: The disadvantages include the presence of contraindications, as well as the high price of the service.

  • The cheapness of the technique testifies to the master’s saving on something. It can experience (beginner master);
  • Lack of sterilization (which calls into question your safety and health);
  • The quality of equipment, pigments and consumables. Therefore, it is impossible to predict what the final result will be.

We do not claim that the result will be negative 100% of the time. But, as practice shows and the number of clients who came for revision after the “economical” service, most often, the effect does not meet expectations.

Eyebrow tattoo price should include the need for correction at the expense of 50% of the total price of the service. Of course, the master cannot insist on doing it. But powdery eyebrows touch up and consider the second mandatory stage of tattooing. We’ll talk about this later.

Otherwise, powder eyebrows are ideal for those looking for permanent makeup. Yes, the price of the procedure may bite and not be affordable for everyone. But the technique is worth it, considering how much money is spent on buying eyebrow cosmetics and the discomfort of its unreliability.

How is the eyebrow powder technique procedure performed?

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The process is carried out sequentially and step by step:

  1. Consultation. The effect of permanent eyebrows lasts about two years, so it is essential that the client likes the result of the master’s work. For this purpose, the master consults on all questions. The pigment or several shades are selected if combined to answer the client’s concerns and questions. The way the shadow is stretched is discussed, as there are several possibilities: from light to dark or one saturation along the entire length;
  2. The master draws up a sketch. Using a template and pencil, the master draws the same shape after the procedure. Artists always consider the brow’s natural shape and the density of the hair, the shape and the fit of the eyes, the oval of the face and the client’s preferences. This stage is critical because the final effect depends on it. A lot of time is given to it so that the client likes everything;
  3. Initial anaesthesia is applied. If the client wishes, anaesthesia may not be used or used only during the procedure. This will be discussed with the masseur during the consultation. If it is decided to use anaesthetic twice, it is applied locally on the tattoo area before the procedure and afterwards during the process;
  4. Execution of the procedure. Ten minutes after the anaesthetic has been applied and has taken effect, the master will begin the work. Strictly according to the agreed sketch, the master spot injects the pigment. The entire procedure takes no more than 1 hour;
  5. At the end of the procedure, the technician will advise on brow care, if necessary, and make an appointment for a correction.
Eyebrow tattoo before and after Melbourne

When you can't do eyebrow tattooing using the EYEBROW powder technique

The artist will refuse his services if you have a medical condition:

  • Diabetes mellitus with constant insulin intake;
  • Illnesses in which there is insufficient blood clotting;
  • Epilepsy;
  • Psychiatric disorders;
  • Inflammation of the skin in the area of the eyebrows in an advanced form;
  • Acne;
  • Infectious diseases;
  • General indisposition.
  • The master will suggest postponing the procedure during respiratory illness or menstruation. It is better to wait with her for a week later.

You Mat have an eyebrow powder tattooing during pregnancy and breastfeeding as long as no anaesthetic is used. It contains lidocaine, which penetrates the bloodstream and harms the baby. There is also a nuance concerning pregnant and lactating (HB) women.

The master will suggest a different tattooing technique if there are noticeable bald patches in the eyebrow area. There is severe hair loss (e.g. due to illness), a lot of grey hair or the eyebrows are too light, and the client refuses to have them painted for personal reasons.

The healing process of powdery eyebrows

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The healing process of ombré powder eyebrows
This procedure minimally traumatises the skin, and the healing process takes around 28 days. During the first 5-7 days, the skin heals and regenerates. The rest of the period is the body’s acceptance of the pigment. It settles in, forming the final colour.

Immediately after the procedure, the skin will be slightly red and puffy. It’s a normal reaction of the organism to the injury of the derma, which will disappear by itself after 1-2 hours.

On the third day, peeling appears – this is a peculiarity of the procedure. It does not involve the formation of crusts (for example, after eyebrow microblading); instead, there is a delicate exfoliation. However, it helps if you don’t try to get rid of it mechanically. 


Try not to damage your eyebrows or pull off dead skin. If itching occurs, do not scratch the area. If you still want to do this, press your fingers or cotton swabs over your eyebrows – this will reduce itching for a while.

An essential advantage of the technique is that the healing process takes place quickly and imperceptibly. There are no significant changes on the eyebrows that could spoil the appearance. But remember that the eyebrow shade will become lighter during the healing period.

powder eyebrow tattoo before and after

What is eyebrow tattoo aftercare

While masters used to recommend the use of healing products, today’s opinion has changed dramatically. It has been replaced by the assertion that the skin heals faster without using various healing ointments and gels. Such products should be used carefully and without frills: apply a thin layer at regular intervals. But the girls who made the powder permanent neglected this and applied ointments in thick layers. As a result, the pores get clogged, and the healing process is delayed.

Only chlorhexidine or another antibacterial agent should be used on the first day after the procedure to remove the lymph secreted. After that, it should be done frequently – as often as it appears, without letting the lymph dry out on the eyebrows. Once the lymph has stopped flowing, no additional eyebrow tattoo aftercare is necessary.


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However, for the healing process to proceed appropriately and without negative consequences, it is necessary:

  • Avoid steaming the skin for the first 2-3 weeks after the procedure. Do not use steam baths, swimming pools, solariums or long hot baths;
  • Do not use any cosmetics during the first ten days, and do not perform any cosmetic procedures during the month after the session;
  • If the skin is dehydrated, ordinary petroleum jelly can be used. It should be applied in a thin layer for 1-2 hours and then rinsed off with water;
  • After rinsing off, a soft cloth or paper towel should be used for the first few days after treatment, gently blotting the eyebrow area.

Do I need to prepare for the procedure?

Some requirements must observe on the eve of a powdery or microshading eyebrows treatment. It depends on how the pigment will take root and how the eyebrows look. The requirements are simple:

  1. For several days, do not consume alcohol, antibiotics, blood thinners, or caffeine, including energy drinks;
  2. With frequent manifestations of allergies, start taking antihistamines. The drugs must use after the procedure for 2-3 days;
  3. Exclude any decorative cosmetic and cosmetic tattooing procedure that can damage the skin: scrubbing, peeling (mainly chemical), correction, etc.
Choose the timing of the procedure carefully. We recommend holding it one week before an important event and two weeks before vacation. Direct sunlight will negatively affect the tattoo.
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Duration of the effect of powder eyebrow tattoo

The exposure time is 1.5 to 2 years. But this time is an individual matter and depends on the body. Its peculiarities, pigment perception and lifestyle.

This duration becomes both a minus and a plus. The minus is that some women want the effect to last longer. In this case, it can be extended by doing a correction and saturating the eyebrows with colour. The advantage is that in 1.5-2 years, when the pigment gets lighter and becomes imperceptible, it is possible to repeat the procedure in this technique and any other that one wishes.

Why does the pigment lighten? Because it is mineral-based. For permanent make up, pigments are available that are unique and renowned for their hypoallergenic properties, good digestibility and naturalness of the shade palette. Classic tattoo pigments have different densities and compositions. They are produced on a chemical basis. As a result, after applying permanent, the colour gradually dissolves and is excreted by the body naturally. After a few years, it becomes completely invisible.


How long does powder eyebrow last?

But the duration of the effect depends not only on the body but also on the skin type:

  • On younger skin, the effect lasts less because of accelerated metabolism. On ageing skin, the effect lasts longer;
  • On oily skin, the result is shorter, as the pigment is gradually excreted with the subcutaneous fat.
  • A person’s immunity is also of great importance. If it is high, the pigment comes out faster. The body fights foreign substances. And it does it better.

Is powder eyebrow correction compulsory?

Permanent make-up artists always recommend applying powder to the eyebrows. There are three reasons for this:

The first treatment is always considered a trial because it is not known how the body will behave, how the pigment will take root and what the result will be. The dye can come out either entirely or partially and become considerably lighter. Any imperfections can be corrected by a correction. In this procedure, the pigment is reintroduced along the entire length of the eyebrow. Patches and imperfections can be concealed, and the colour can be saturated;
If desired, the eyebrows can be partially reshaped or darkened;
Correction extends the period of effect.

No one has the right to force a correction, given that it costs 50% of the service fee. However, if you want to be completely satisfied with the final result, have no imperfections and have the effect be visible for the duration of the impact, it is recommended to have it done.

Would it be possible to cover an old eyebrow tattoo with powder technique?

None of the permanent tattoo techniques can overlap a classic tattoo. The reason for this is the difference in the insertion depth of the pigment. During tattooing, the dye is introduced deeply, up to 1.5 mm, whereas, with permanent tattooing, it is introduced up to 1 mm. As a result, the pigment will gradually come out after overlapping, leaving the old tattoo in place. Therefore, if you still try to cover the tattoo with powder eyebrows, you will need several corrections. But in doing so, the master will not guarantee that the result will be positive.

The final appearance cannot be predicted if the pigment is introduced deeper. Initially, it can be fine, but gradually the stain can change its colour and appear in unexpected, unnatural shades: red, blue, etc.

To fix a bad eyebrow tattoo from a long time ago, it is recommended to remove it first. After that, a laser or acid tattoo removal can do away with it. And once the tattoo is removed and the skin has healed, you can have your eyebrows powdered and enjoy the beautiful result.

Want perfect eyebrows? Apply a powder tattoo

This technique has several advantages and minor disadvantages, which dissolve into the final effect. It’s not for nothing that powder spraying is considered the most popular today – every other girl does it, as the technique gives a stunning yet natural-looking brow. So, if you want to feel confident and know that your eyebrows are in perfect order, get your eyebrows powdered.

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Answers to popular questions about eyebrow tattoo

Powdered eyebrows are considered the least painful procedure due to the point injection of pigment into the upper layers of the skin. Clients claim that the sensations during the procedure are similar to plucking their eyebrows. Some of them even fall asleep and rest without feeling any discomfort.

Powdered eyebrows can do during pregnancy and breastfeeding, provided that pain relievers not used. Due to the peculiarities of the technique, it is the most painless in comparison with other permanent eyebrow makeup techniques. Therefore, it allows not to use anesthetics. Even in their absence, the procedure is tolerable, allowing pregnant and lactating women to carry it out.

The powder eyebrow tattoo procedure takes about 1.5 hours. This period includes primary and secondary consultation, development of a sketch, application of anesthetic and the design itself.

The main reason to do a cosmetic tattoo in the powder technique is that it gives a natural look. The procedure is painless and allows you to perform without an anaesthetic, which is a massive plus for pregnant and lactating women. The technique is optimal for those who want to give their eyebrows colour, lightness, and hide minor. Imperfections while preserving the naturalness of the image.

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