Time to Step Up Your Brow Game with 3D Eyebrow Tattoos



One thing I wish I was blessed with are some nice, thick, full eyebrows. Instead, I have these sparse, barely-there brows that I have to deal with. If the saying is “your eyes are the windows to your soul and your eyebrows are the window frame,” then my windows have been hanging by strings for years. I made the mistake of over-plucking my eyebrows in the 90s (yeah, pencil thin brows were in) and now I’m suffering the consequences. If you have to spend an extra 10 minutes in the morning to perfect your arch, welcome to the club.

Thank goodness makeup has strayed FAR away from the lines-for-brows trend, and we’re realizing that our brows deserve more tender, love and care than that. Nowadays, we have a plethora of options just for brow maintenance from brow pencils, gels, powders and stencils. In an attempts to recover my brows, I’ve even tried eyebrow tinting and I ended up with two black blocks as brows for a while. Not one of my better experiments.

While on my quest for an option that’ll save me those extra minutes in the morning, by some twist of fate, 3D eyebrow tattooing (sometimes called “embroidery”) popped up on my YouTube feed.

It’s not what you think traditional permanent makeup to be. When I read “tattoo,” I initially thought of those bold blocky lines people have permanently tattooed above their brow bone, but I scrapped that assumption when I started watching the process of 3D eyebrow tattoos.

First thing to note is that only the superficial layer of the skin is tattooed, making it semi-permanent. Also, the skin is numbed beforehand so no need to worry about pain. Depending on your maintenance, the tattoos can last anywhere from 6 months to 1 year, so say goodbye to that eyebrow pencil. And the best part is how natural it looks! Instead of drawing two solid blocky lines, the beautician uses single strokes to imitate the client’s hair growth and the brow arches are personalized according to the person’s facial features. It’s a very tedious process, but the results are well worth it.

These ladies share their 3D eyebrow experiences:

Word of caution: do your homework before you get anything tattooed! Research for professionals in your area, and make sure they practice sanitary methods.


Featured image courtesy of wengie.com.


Michelle Phan’s Quick Secret to Painless Eyebrow Plucking

If you’ve spent years plucking your eyebrows, then you probably remember the very first time that those tweezers hit your brows. You distinctly remember the excitement quickly turning into horror after realizing that eyebrow plucking can be a painful ordeal.

Some of you are the lucky ones. You tolerate pain well and you’ve grown accustomed to your skin being pulled at. This thing has become a breeze after years of practice. Unfortunately, this is not the case for everyone.

Some girls experience blood every time they pluck. Others have skin so sensitive that the whole process brings tears to their eyes everytime. Even more peculiar, some have complained of the odd need to sneeze whenever they do their eyebrows.

The point is, plucking eyebrows is not always the most enjoyable of activities and Michelle Phan is here to help. The makeup guru has a quick and simple secret to pain-free eyebrow plucking:

1.) Soak a washcloth in hot water and wring dry

2.) Fold the washcloth in half and lay it over your eyebrows for 1-2 minutes

3.) Remove and pluck away!


Because heat and moisture are the main components in painless plucking, you can also benefit from plucking your brows after a shower or dipping the tweezers in warm water.

Be sure to check out Michelle Phan’s basic eyebrow tutorial and share some of your brow plucking secrets below:



Defining Asian Eyebrows with Christina Choi

On any given day if I’m in a rush and have absolutely no time to put on makeup – I make sure I do at least one thing to look fresh for the day: fill in my brows. As some of you may know, having the perfect shaped/filled eyebrows help frame your face. However, I do have peers in my circle who are hesitant about filling in their eyebrows in fear of making them look too bold on their face.

We talked to Christina Choi, founder of Christina Choi Cosmetics about some simple techniques with filling in Asian eyebrows. Here are some tips of hers:

1. Avoid using the color black to define your brows. This is a misconception.
2. Apply Christina Choi Cosmetics Namu Eyeshadow, Chai Eyeshadow, and the Perfect Liner Brush for defining Asian eyebrows naturally. I created these shades to work for Asian brows.

Check out Christina’s YouTube video “Easy Eyebrows”. She addresses this issue and show how to use lighter colors to define Asian brows.