Permanent Makeup Techniques

You've heard of microblading, ombre and powder brow but what exactly is the difference and which one is right for me? I can help! Read my guide below on the different techniques of semi permanent makeup for eyebrows.


Microblading is a semi permanent make up treatment that uses a handheld tool with ultra fine pins to create a channel in the upper dermis of the skin, in which pigment is implanted. The lines are extremely fine, that resemble natural looking hair strokes.

Microblading is known by a variety of names such as eyebrow embroidery, microstroking, nanostroking, eyebrow feathering, SPMU eyebrow tattoo, hyper realistic, hyperrealism brows and hair stroke brows to name just a few.
All of the examples listed have slightly different techniques and hair stroke patterns.

Microblading camouflages any missing eyebrow hair with the appearance of simulated hair.  They look so natural it's hard to tell that it's not real eyebrow hair.


Microshading / Combination

The brows are microbladed as described above and then the shading element is added using a similar manual handheld tool.

The brows appear even fuller.


Eyebrow Feathering

The same exact technique as microblading but the hairs are thicker. This technique is perfect for clients who want fluffy brows.



A variation of microblading that uses a machine to embed the pigment into the dermal layer of the skin.

Permanent Eyebrows Makeup

Ombre / Powder brow

A machine is used to insert the pigment into the dermal layer of skin with a dotting technique. A more powdery / misty effect is achieved. This technique is perfect for clients with oily skin.