MY BROWS│Permanent Makeup
Pictures by Maria / mariajernov.com
Before and after pictures in the bottom of this article
EVERYTHING TO KNOW ABOUT MY BROWS
It is no secret that I like to shape my face and features with a little help sometimes.
But the first thing I ever had made in my face, was my brows.
Brows were such a trend back when I had them made – about 1,5 years ago – it still is though.
.. but you know the whole drill with Cara Delevigne and everybody on this planet wanting fuller and more bushy brows.
Well, I was definitely not born with gorgeous, bushy and pretty shaped brows. Not at all.
I hated to draw my brows on my face every single morning (and sometimes during the day too).
The fear of the weather changing to rain while I was on my bike to work was horrifying.
There’s nothing sexy about showing up to a meeting with only one eyebrow, because your makeup didn’t stick to your face.
.. and yes, I know that there are so many really good brow products out there, to help you out.
But when you’re single – you don’t want to wake up at a strangers house with a hangover AND without your brows!
And it’s just not very exciting paddling around in a pool in Ibiza with your girlfriends and your brows are melting off.
I can keep going – life is just really sad without brows.
So, I decided that I wanted permanent – or semi-permanent eyebrows.
Yep, I wanted them drawn on my face and stay there!
I know, I still remember my mom screaming at me. ‘You’re going to have a tattoo on your face?! You’re insane!’
The funny story is, that she has just booked an appointment to have hers done now. Ha! The irony.
But I know. It sounds a little bit more dramatic and crazy, than it actually is.
First of all, it’s safe. Well, as long as you choose the right place.
This is another reason for me to tell you all there is to know about getting permanent makeup – there are so many places that will make your permanent makeup for you, super cheap and quick, they keep popping up everywhere.
But all I can say is, don’t do it.
It’s just not worth ruining your entire face, just to save a few bucks.
I have a friend, who had hers done by the wrong person – and now she had to get all the ‘ink’ out of her skin.
.. and the place wasn’t shady or anything! Long story short, it was horrible. Poor thing.
So there’s only one person I will lay my face in the hands of.
Her name is Line Therkildsen and she owns this little adorable clinic called Aglaia Klinikken.
She is not only super talented – she’s so sweet and kind, you can’t feel anything else than safe and welcome at her clinic.
.. and she’s such a perfectionist. She will never stop working on your face till she’s satisfied with her work.
You can really feel like it’s her goal in life, to help other people feel beautiful and loving themselves.
Everything she does is so natural and never over done. She knows what to do and when to stop, which I appreciate so much.
So don’t you worry, you’ll never end up looking like the cat lady.
(.. if you dont know the cat lady, google it! .. or maybe don’t, you’ll get scared of ever getting anything done!)
Permanent makeup can naturally change what nature has not designed perfectly and is therefore a natural enchantment of your own features. The permanent makeup is not always about replacing your daily makeup, but can help to add the last thing that nature has not given you – in my case basically just hair.
As you can see in the before and after pictures – it didn’t have a lot of hair.
I’m a 90’s teenager, which means over tweezing was all I knew of when it came to my brows.
So yeah, not really impressive with what I was born with.
WHAT IS PERMANENT MAKEUP?
Permanent makeup is best described as a superficial tattoo. At the Aglaia Klinik they use allergy tested and EU approved plant colors, which are added to mineral substances dissolved in alcohol and distilled in water. This makes plant dyes particularly suitable for sensitive skin. The plant colors are carefully deposited into the skin’s outer layer in the desired area using a very thin needle – doesn’t really sound so appealing I know. But it really isn’t that bad.
At the Aglaia Clinic they use professional equipment that is advanced and specially designed to perform permanent make-up – the equipment can not be compared to equipment for a normal tattoo. It is really not the same at all.
Why I like the colors they uses is because they will not create that grey or purple tone that some colors makes – they always use colors that are tailored to your skin tone, so they can create a natural expression for all of their customers.
Permanent makeup is suitable for anyone who wants well-formed brows, beautifully framed eyes and beautiful lips.
Permanent makeup can also help if you have a lack of hair growth and / or alopecia. It can also be used if you have makeup allergy, wear glasses or have poor eyesight and experience genes in connection with your daily makeup routine.
There really isn’t any reason not to do it if you don’t like your brows.
WHAT I HAD DONE
I chose to get the 3D hairstrokes, which is called Microblading.
It’s definitely the most natural looking permanent makeup you can get.
With Microblading you get a permanent makeup that can be used to create natural and very fine hair strokes. It’s a relatively new technique, where they use a manual pen to create a hairline. Why they use Microblading is to create fine and ultra-thin hair that resembles your own natural hair and creates a natural expression. Microblading can also be used to change the shape of the brows. Which we also did with mine. I was missing a little more arch in both of the brows – which can really make a huge difference and change your face. It’s like a facelift and it can really open up your eyes.
When the treatment is complete, you can expect a reduction of 20% of the color after a few weeks,
so don’t get scared if the brows look super dark and crazy – it will go away again.
HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?
You can expect it to last 2-5 years. Though, it’s a good idea to refresh your treatment.
It typically happens after a year and may be especially necessary for permanent makeup of the brow.
I had my refreshment of the tattoo done after 1,5 year. .. and it was really only a few strokes here or there.
When getting the tattoo, you get a refreshment of the treatment 1-2 months after it’s done, which is within the price you paid.
The treatment itself takes about 60 minutes – but you’ll have 1,5 hour for the whole booking, so everything is taken care of.
Getting these brows done has really been a lifesaver. It sounds so superficial, but it’s crazy what it can do to your face.
I rarely use any makeup on my brows, I still get them colored as normal
– but besides that I just run a brow gel through my brows and I’m good to go.
No more hiding when it rains or being afraid that you left the eyebrow makeup on your pillow after a night out.
Everybody askes about the pain – well, you get an anesthetic cream on your brows before they start the session.
You can’t feel a thing the first 20 minutes, only hear the awful sound of the needle.
(.. it sounds like a knife on a blackboard) – and that’s probably the worst part about it.
After the 20 minutes, you can feel it a bit yes. I won’t deny that in the end of the session you just want it over with.
But before you know, it’s done and you can relax. It really is worth the whole pain.
Which I didn’t think was that big. On a scale from 1-10? Probably 6.
WHERE TO GET THIS DONE
Left picture is from the morning of treatment day, with no makeup on
Right picture is in the treatment room same day, now with the brow shape drawn on with a pencil
Before and after pictures, the top one is just before the treatment and the bottom one is right after the treatment
So guys, don’t hesitate asking me anything about this treatment.
I know a thing or two – and you can always book a free consultation and talk with Line yourselves.
Because there really isn’t any other place I would recommend.
Better feel safe, than sorry – you don’t wanna end up looking like a criminal.