All About My Brows | Semi-Permanent Addition

Monday, 22 September 2014
This post is dedicated entirely to my brows - yes my brows. Not in the sense that I am particularly proud of my brows but let me ramble on to you why you shouldn't make the same mistakes as me..

When I was younger (still young, just my excuse) I like(d) to make mistakes. I liked to get permanent things imprinted on my skin - tattoos. At the tender age of 16 I got my first tattoo, the only tattoo I regret and am currently in the process of removing. What.A.Nutter. Yes. Not recommended in the slightest, but I thought I was cool. This is where it all started. 

I technically have 5 tattoos, 4 normal ones and 1 semi-permanent tattoo, which is on my face. My brows. It's almost been a year since having them done and I am getting to that point now where I want to scrub my face with sandpaper to rid myself of the obscenity that is my eyebrows. You could call it an impulse decision. I hadn't read a lot about it at the time, and the person I went to stated that they would last 1 year to 18 months, which in my term of phrase translated to: they will completely fade in 1 year to 18 months. When it really meant: they will fade slightly and you will need a top-up if you wish to continue having them. I didn't think to ask when they would actually fade, so a year on and my brows are looking sparse and not all that good. 

My thought process was that they would last me a year or a little longer, looking perfect and I would look put together even without make-up on. Little did I know they would fade to a greyish-brown with gaps in between. From far away you can not tell the difference and they probably look pretty good, up close and personal when I have no powder filling in the mistakes they look very much different, clumpy in places and sparse in others. I now fill in my brows with powder that has to be a little darker to ensure they're covered completely, and they don't look all that natural.

Take it from me, semi-permanent make-up seems fantastic at the time. Do your research, make sure you are 100% set on getting them done, and make sure you know the consequences that could potentially happen after having them done. I have read it can take 5 years for them to fade completely, so I have a long way to go. Until then I am exfoliating my face (especially my brows) every day and filling them in in the hope to make them look slightly more presentable. 

So if you see my brows in up close pictures when I show my eye make-up and they look a little chalky or grey, then that is the reason why. Please excuse them while I go through the horrendous process of allowing them to fade. When they eventually get to that stage I am dying to get the Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade. I JUST WANT BEAUTIFUL BROWS! 

Pain rating for semi-permanent eyebrows: 10/10 ouchhhh! 

Let me know if your experiences with semi-permanent make-up.


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