bad microblading job

An Oregon-based woman is suing her permanent makeup artist for the bad microblading job that is confining her to her home—Heidi Sausser, 37, now can not leave her home without covering up her brows.

Sausser’s salon gave her what the internet calls “Sharpie brows”, or brows that look like they were drawn on with permanent marker. These brows look extremely unnatural, almost cartoonish, and are very difficult to cover up.

She is suing salon owner Jenny Day $10,000. Day owns Totally Polished, the salon where Sausser’s brows went to get her brows microbladed.

“They look awful,” Sausser told the Bend Bulletin. “They’re totally uneven. They’re blurry and blotchy.”

She added, “They’re gray…this was never supposed to happen. I’m a natural person. I don’t like to wear makeup.”

“I don’t even know how to do makeup very well,” she said.

How the bad microblading job came to be

Sausser first began going to Totally Polished for her nails, but one day, she asked Day if there was a way she could get fuller brows and get a more natural look.

According to Sausser, Jenny Day worked on her brows with a tattoo gun in a total of four sessions amounting to $275 to $350 each session.

The tattoo produced scabs, Sausser said, which fell off and revealed her “Sharpie brow”.

Sausser tried to get her brows fixed. She went to Susan Gruber of Bend’s Permanent Makeup. Although Gruber was unable to fix the brows, she did write a letter of support.

“[Sausser] wanted help, but there was no way I could help her out, as much as I hate to turn anyone away,” Gruber wrote. “Personally, in the 25-plus years I have done permanent makeup, I have never personally seen such a horrendous job.”

“If that was my work on her face, I would not be in business anymore,” she added.

According to Gruber, the brows were of different shapes. Day also used two different black pigments to draw on the brows. And to think—microblading should never involve black pigments.

Sausser said she had not heard of the technique before she received her bad microblading job.

The court scheduled the hearing for early October.

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How to avoid a bad microblading job

Don’t let one bad microblading job scare you—microblading is safe and effective. Here’s how to make sure you never get “Sharpie brows”:

1. Never agree to an impromptu beauty procedure

Whether it’s permanent makeup or a simple haircut, don’t give in to good sales talk or the thrill of an on-the-spot decision.

Don’t take beauty procedures lightly, especially if they involve anything permanent. Research the procedure, and sleep on your decision. You might wake up and realize you never wanted it in the first place.

2. Find a certified permanent makeup artist

If you’re nowhere near Organic Permanent Makeup in LA where all our microblading artists are world-class experts, do your homework. Ask your permanent makeup artist where they trained on microblading, and read reviews about their healed microblading jobs.

Freshly-done microblading job reviews might be misleading—always look for client testimonials from a few weeks after the procedure.


Never settle for a bad microblading job—ever. Contact Organic Permanent Makeup and ask about our roadshows. We might be visiting your state soon!

top 4 reasons to get your eyebrows microbladed

A lot of people are reluctant to get microblading for their brows—and with good reason. Like any beauty enhancement procedure, microblading requires that you carefully considered your options before committing to anything. But, if you’re looking for one last push to get the brows of your dreams, then look no farther. Here’s the top 4 reasons to get your eyebrows microbladed.

1) Microblading is safe

The biggest concern regarding microblading is safety. Microblading horror stories abound on the internet—in fact, we’ve written about most of them.

Like getting lip fillers or going in for a facelift, microblading requires that you go to a professional. Don’t go to a shady parlor or settle for a suspiciously low price. Make sure to research the best microblading clinics in your area and read customer reviews.

Safe and reliable microblading clinics should have the proper certifications, as well. Also, check for location photos (to get a feel of what your visit will be like!) and videos that show their procedures (shady microblading “artists” will definitely not boast about their practices).

Of course, don’t forget to ensure that your microblading artist went through proper training and has years of experience under their belt. Never settle for a microblading artist just because they seem nice and trustworthy. Look for proven results—not fancy sales talk.

Proper research should bring you to a reputable microblading salon—one that ensures you get a safe and satisfactory experience.

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2) Microblading saves time

If you spend an hour a day perfecting your brows, then you’re wasting 7 hours a week just on getting your arches done. It might not seem like a lot, but in reality, that’s almost a whole work day! Not to mention that that’s 28 hours a month that you could have spent reading a book, playing with the kids, or just plain relaxing.

The good news? Microblading means that you only have to spend one to two hours total on your eyebrows in the span of up to two years.

After one session, all you need is a couple of touch-ups, and you’re done! No more wasting time in front of a mirror. No more wasted hours looking for the brow products that work best for you.

3) Microblading saves money

Spending a hundred dollars every month on your brow pen, powder, and finishing gel? And how much do you spend a year on $50 stick-on brows (a.k.a. eyebrow wigs)?

Microbladed eyebrows don’t just give you a fresh, always-ready look—they also help you save up on your cash.

Consider your annual $1200 eyebrow makeup splurge a thing of the past. For just $500 (the price of ten eyebrow wigs!), you can get perfectly filled-in brows for up to two years.

Sounds like a steal? That’s because it is.

4) Microbladed eyebrows look good

Really, what other reason do you need? They’re convenient, they’re budget-friendly, they’re safe, and they make you look red-carpet ready.

Don’t believe us? We’ve got a list of six celebrities who got their brows microbladed. And we’ve got a bunch of photos to prove it, too:

top 4 reasons to get your eyebrows microbladed

top 4 reasons to get your eyebrows microbladed

top 4 reasons to get your eyebrows microbladed

top 4 reasons to get your eyebrows microbladed

Get your eyebrows microbladed today!

Now that you have the top 4 reasons to get your eyebrows microbladed, it’s time to book an appointment. Our experts are always ready to answer questions, and you can get a commitment-free consultation, too!

Organic Permanent Makeup even takes it a step farther: we offer organic microblading, which uses 100% organic ink pigments to give you the brows you deserve. Our services are sure to be compatible with all skin types—after all, we never use any harmful chemicals.

Ready to start looking your best? Read up on microblading today.

kim kardashian's eyebrow throwbacks

Not even beauty icon Kim K was immune to the 90s’ bad brows movement. Kim Kardashian’s eyebrow throwbacks harken back to a time of sitting in front of a mirror, plucking away until our brows looked…well, thin. Shockingly thin.

Kim is now one of the top 15 most Googled eyebrows, but her senior year brows looked about as good as ours did. Translation: they didn’t look that good at all.

Kim’s snap is a video that features her senior year photo. She also exclaims, “That was me in 8th grade. Look at my eyebrows—Anastasia would be mortified!” Anastasia Soare is the founder of Anastasia Beverly Hills and the Kardashian-Jenners’ eyebrow consultant.

The video then pans to another shot of Kim with her 90’s brows.

“Look, I was obsessed…I think this was 9th grade, yeah,” Kim says. “I was obsessed with Drew Barrymore!”

To which we respond with the question: who wasn’t?

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This isn’t the first of Kim Kardashian’s eyebrow throwbacks

This one, however, was posted by momager and mogul Kris Jenner.

“#us 1997 throwback….the best memories #proudmama,” wrote Kris on her Instagram account. The photo is of Kris with a 17-year-old Kim, a toddler Kendall, and an infant Kylie.

Not even award-winning singer Katy Perry could resist poking fun at Kim K’s brows. She left a comment, saying, “Tell Kim to show us that look on makeup tutorial pls”.

Kim replied with a, “I look horrendous! I was obsessed with Drew Barrymore and her thin eyebrows! And I discovered glitter bronze shadow”.

Overplucked brows? It’s not the end of the world…

Or, at least, it doesn’t have to be! Some overplucked brows stay overplucked—the hair follicles being damaged so badly that the hair doesn’t grow back.

If, unlike the KarJenners, getting the Anastasia Saore treatment isn’t in the picture, don’t worry! There are other ways to get Instagram-worthy brows.

Brow expert Giselle Soto told StyleCaster that committing to a brow serum can help in growing back your overplucked brows. Make your own serum by mixing equal parts castor, vitamin E, and argan oils and putting them on your brows overnight.

“Massage the oil into your eyebrows for two to three minutes before bed, leave it on overnight, and wash it off the next morning,” Soto instructed.

You can also opt for layering castor, rosemary, or lavender essential oil on your brows or finding a store-bought serum that has the ingredients peptides, keratin, and biotin.

It’s also important to give your brows some well-deserved time off. Put the tweezers away and let your eyebrows try to grow on their own.

“Unfortunately, you can’t stimulate hair to grow any faster than your body naturally would,” Soto explained. “Eating a clean diet does increase your chances—however, eyebrow hair growth takes time.”

The good news is there’s a quicker solution

If you’re plagued by an eyebrow that just won’t seem to grow back, Organic Permanent Makeup has the answer for you: organic microblading.

Microblading is using ink pigments to create hair-like lines, resulting in fuller-looking brows. It’s a quick and convenient way to solve overplucked brows. With a single one-hour session, you can say goodbye to hours and hundreds of dollars spent on eyebrow makeup!

Here’s how that looks like:

The best part? We use only all-organic ink pigments. That means zero side effects and 100% compatibility with all skin types!

Curious to know more? We’ve got a guide to eyebrow microblading ready for you. Or, better yet, book an appointment and consult with our experts!

microblading horror story

Microblading should be a hundred percent safe—and yet microblading horror stories abound on the internet. One woman, hailing from Detroit, is one such victim of microblading gone wrong. Here’s her story.

WDIV, a local Detroit news station, reported the story of “Jennifer”, a woman who suffered from a severe, life-threatening infection after a microblading session at an unnamed salon.

Jennifer was initially pleased with the results of her eyebrow microblading session after she left the salon.

“It looked great,” she said. “I was happy.”

However, after a few days, she noticed that something was wrong.

The road to beauty is paved with…bumps?

“Each day got a little more red, but I wasn’t really too concerned,” Jennifer explained. “So, like, a few days after I noticed, they were starting to get, like, little lumps in it.”

After going to an urgent care center, Jennifer found out that she was suffering from cellulitis, a common bacterial skin infection.

“They gave me antibiotics and sent me on my way,” Jennifer told WDIV.

Unfortunately, her conditions worsened. She checked herself into the ER and spent three days confined to a hospital, taking steroids and antibiotics for her condition.

“I was terrified,” Jennifer said. “My face [was] swelling up, my eyes [were] closing, [I was] thinking, ‘I don’t know what’s gonna happen.’”

Dr. Stephen to the rescue

Thankfully, Jennifer is now under the care of a dermatologist, Dr. Stephen Grenkin.

“[Jennifer’s condition was] potentially life-threatening if not treated because what’s right behind here—sinuses,” Grekin told WDIV. “What do the sinuses communicate? Boom: they go right to the brain.”

“There are a lot of variables [for why this happened],” Grekin explained further. “In this case, [is] the patient allergic to the ink that they actually tattoo you with? That’s No. 1.”

“Is she allergic to something they used to prep the skin? Did she get an infection by getting told not to wash her face for two days? We never tell someone, ‘Don’t wash your face’ after a surgical procedure for two, three, however many days. We wash every day, no matter what procedure you do on the skin. [Otherwise], it’s not sterile.”

How safe is microblading?

“[Microblading is] a safe and effective procedure when done by someone experienced,” Debra Jaliman, MD, a dermatologist based in New York City, told Health magazine. “It must be done under sterile conditions, otherwise you can get a skin infection like staph or strep, even herpes.”

For a guaranteed safe procedure, make sure to do your homework: research the best-reviewed microblading salons in your area and inquire about how they keep their procedures sterile.

Organic Permanent Makeup (OPM) offers microblading services that use 100% natural ink pigments—that means no side effects for any and all skin types.

OPM microblading services are also performed by experts in the field—our founder and lead microblading artist is a registered nurse with decades of experience under her belt. She also pioneered the use of organic ink for microblading.

Check out OPM’s many reviews. We’re also on Yelp! You can also schedule an appointment online today; shoot us your questions, and we’ll be happy to get back to you.

nude lipstick

Nude lipstick is fabulous. You can dress it up or down however you like. If you want to go glamorous with a smoky eye, you can balance it out with a nude lip. If you want a barely-there, all natural vibe, you can never go wrong with nude lipstick. Nude lipstick seems easy to pull off, but for something so simple, it can be surprisingly difficult to find the right nude lipstick shade for you. The wrong shade can easily wash out your complexion, and you might end up looking like a zombie, or that you accidentally rubbed concealer all over your lips.

And, after choosing your shade, you’ll also have to pick out the finishes. From glosses to velvety mattes, you have endless options when it comes to finishing your pout. Celebrities like Lupita Nyong’o and Zendaya have been known to rock nude lipstick during red carpet events.

Here’s how you can choose the nude lipstick that’s perfect for your skin tone.

How should you choose your nude lipstick?

Start with your skin

Nude isn’t universal. Nude may mean something different to each person. The search for the best nude lipstick begins in the mirror. Look at your reflection and note your natural skin tone. People with lighter skin may want to go for light nude lips, but they should make sure they don’t go lighter than their own skin tone. They might end up making their lips disappear.

Nude lipstick should make you look fresh and not washed out.

Those with darker skin tones should go for caramels or deeper pink nudes. But, they can still pull off a lip color that’s slightly lighter than their foundation. Hints of orange and red also work great on people with dark skin.

Consider your undertones

Most of the time, lipstick in the tube doesn’t look like the lipstick on your lips. The color of your lips will affect the color payoff of your chosen nude lipstick. Typically, people with naturally pigmented lips will find a hard time finding the perfect nude. If you’re one of these people, you’ll want something lighter than your natural lip color.

Make sure it doesn’t match your foundation

If your lipstick matches your foundation, you might as well have applied foundation on your lips. Sweetie, you don’t want to look like a blank canvas. Be sure your lipstick is a shade different than your foundation. This “breaks” the color and really gives definition to your pout.

You could also try lip contouring to help you color inside the lines!

READ MORE: Mistakes you’re making with your lips!

Be sure to exfoliate

When you’ve finally picked your nude lipstick – congrats, by the way – it’s time to prep your lips. Why do you need to do this, you ask? Because nude lipstick can emphasize your lip’s natural texture and lines. You don’t want your lips to look cracked. Use a lip scrub to eliminate any roughness, and to ensure a smooth lipstick application. Some people prefer covering their entire lip with foundation, but you’re risking your lips looking cakey. Foundation or concealer over the lips should be reserved only if you want your lips to appear bigger. But please, please, please exfoliate if you want your nude lipstick to really “shine”!

 

 

 

microblading brows

Arched, thin like the nineties, seriously straight or au naturel – these days, you can do your eyebrows however you like. One day, you might have feathered brows and the next, you could have selfie-ready Instagram brows. The eyebrow has quickly become one of the most important features on the face. From filling your eyebrows in using brow pens and powders to going for eyebrow tattooing, there are endless ways for you to achieve those “on fleek” eyebrow goals. But have you heard of microblading brows? It’s a new and popular method of having naturally defined eyebrows the moment you wake up! That’s right, no more shaping and drawing on your brows. Microblading brows lets you enjoy brows without the effort.

Microblading brows makes use of an organic technique that utilizes a special microblading pen to draw semi-permanent individual hair strokes over the natural brow hairs. The ink touches only the top layers of the skin, which makes the hair strokes look defined yet natural. Microblading brows takes only a few hours to complete, but your microbladed eyebrows will last up to five years. Microblading artists will help you decide which type of brow to go for during the session.

Benefits of microblading brows

1.It cuts the amount of time you spend each morning doing your makeup

Ladies, how much time do you spend each morning doing your makeup? Okay, now how much of that time is spent doing your brows? If you’re like most girls, probably around fifteen to twenty minutes. Makeup takes a LOT of time, and the eyebrows are particularly challenging. To have perfect brows, you need to have proper practice and expertise. Doing your brows can take up a lot of precious time, which sucks if you’re rushing. No boss is going to take “I’m late because I was doing my brows” as an excuse! Microblading brows cuts all that unnecessary time, so you can always be on time for other things!

2.Microbladed eyebrows do not smudge or smear

Waterproof eyebrow pens are cool, but they can be expensive, and they tend to look boxy and unnatural. Despite being “waterproof”, they also tend to smudge, so you have to be extra careful all the time. Microblading brows adds semi-permanent ink to the first layers of the skin. It allows you to enjoy an active lifestyle without worrying about your brows smudging or smearing at the slightest touch.

3. Microblading eyebrows is pretty painless

Needle. Ink. You might be thinking that microblading eyebrows hurts because of those words, but despite feeling like tattooing, all of OPM’s clients have attested that microblading is actually pretty painless. This is because the ink only goes on the superficial layers of the skin.Plus, the microblading artist will use a numbing cream which makes the whole process painless. You’ll only feel a slight sensation on your brows, but that’s pretty much it!

4.Perfect brows for up to five years

By microblading brows, you’ll have brows that will last up to five years. Unlike eyebrow tattooing, where some clients end up having bluish or grayish brows, microblading leaves your brows looking natural and pigmented for years. When it’s time for a retouch, you can change up your look however you like! It’s way better than tattooing, because with tattooing, you’ll be stuck with the same brow shape for the rest of your life. Yikes!

There are many microblading studios, but for the best microblading that’s safe, organic and loved by many clients, OPM is the recommended place to go. To book an appointment, visit www.opmakeup.com or click this link to learn more about microblading.

nude lipstick

Nude lipstick is fabulous. You can dress it up or down however you like. If you want to go glamorous with a smoky eye, you can balance it out with a nude lip. If you want a barely-there, all natural vibe, you can never go wrong with nude lipstick. Nude lipstick seems easy to pull off, but for something so simple, it can be surprisingly difficult to find the right nude lipstick shade for you. The wrong shade can easily wash out your complexion, and you might end up looking like a zombie, or that you accidentally rubbed concealer all over your lips.

And, after choosing your shade, you’ll also have to pick out the finishes. From glosses to velvety mattes, you have endless options when it comes to finishing your pout. Celebrities like Lupita Nyong’o and Zendaya have been known to rock nude lipstick during red carpet events.

Here’s how you can choose the nude lipstick that’s perfect for your skin tone.

How should you choose your nude lipstick?

Start with your skin

Nude isn’t universal. Nude may mean something different to each person. The search for the best nude lipstick begins in the mirror. Look at your reflection and note your natural skin tone. People with lighter skin may want to go for light nude lips, but they should make sure they don’t go lighter than their own skin tone. They might end up making their lips disappear.

Nude lipstick should make you look fresh and not washed out.

Those with darker skin tones should go for caramels or deeper pink nudes. But, they can still pull off a lip color that’s slightly lighter than their foundation. Hints of orange and red also work great on people with dark skin.

Consider your undertones

Most of the time, lipstick in the tube doesn’t look like the lipstick on your lips. The color of your lips will affect the color payoff of your chosen nude lipstick. Typically, people with naturally pigmented lips will find a hard time finding the perfect nude. If you’re one of these people, you’ll want something lighter than your natural lip color.

Make sure it doesn’t match your foundation

If your lipstick matches your foundation, you might as well have applied foundation on your lips. Sweetie, you don’t want to look like a blank canvas. Be sure your lipstick is a shade different than your foundation. This “breaks” the color and really gives definition to your pout.

You could also try lip contouring to help you color inside the lines!

READ MORE: Mistakes you’re making with your lips!

Be sure to exfoliate

When you’ve finally picked your nude lipstick – congrats, by the way – it’s time to prep your lips. Why do you need to do this, you ask? Because nude lipstick can emphasize your lip’s natural texture and lines. You don’t want your lips to look cracked. Use a lip scrub to eliminate any roughness, and to ensure a smooth lipstick application. Some people prefer covering their entire lip with foundation, but you’re risking your lips looking cakey. Foundation or concealer over the lips should be reserved only if you want your lips to appear bigger. But please, please, please exfoliate if you want your nude lipstick to really “shine”!

 

 

 

lipstick mistakes

Any lady will agree that any outfit is incomplete without lipstick. A good lipstick just completes the outfit and makes you look put together. You could even hop out of bed and go into town in your pajamas, and still look amazing just as long as you have lipstick on. Lipstick is the magic spell that fools people into thinking that you actually put some effort into your appearance. But, as easy as lipstick application sounds – it’s just pucker up and swipe across the lips, right? – lipstick application can actually go wrong. It’s more complicated than it seems. Sometimes, lipstick can get on your front teeth (very embarrassing if you’re going on a date) or you can end up looking like Miranda Sings. Fortunately, we’ve rounded up some common lipstick mistakes you’re making with your lipstick, and how you can avoid them.

5 lipstick mistakes you’re doing now

Putting lipstick over chapped lips – You could have the most expensive lipstick in the world, yet it would still look bad on cracked lips. One of the worst looks you could ever have is cracked lipstick. It makes you look, well, pretty badly groomed. You can avoid cracked lipstick by hydrating — drink enough water each day, which is around six to eight glasses. If hydration isn’t enough, use lip balms like Vaseline before applying your lipstick.

Not using lip liner – If you think lip liner is reserved for the nineties, you need an update on your beauty routine! Kylie Jenner has made lining your lips popular again, so lip liner is definitely NOT a lipstick mistake. It’s a lipstick MUST-DO! When you correctly line your lips, you’re actually making your lips look fuller and bigger. Plus, lip liner makes it easier for you to apply lipstick without it bleeding or feathering out. Of course, lip contouring is still the better, more convenient option.

Using lip liner that’s too dark – Unless you want to go for a nineties look, you should always find lip liner that complements your lipstick shade. To avoid making this lipstick mistake, you should color the entire lip with lip liner first, before blending in your lipstick toward the edge of the liner. Always, always look for lip liner that matches your chosen lipstick shade.

Your lipstick is the wrong shade – One of the most common lipstick mistakes is choosing the wrong shade  for your skin tone. When picking out your new lipstick, you should always consider your skin tone. People with fair skin should avoid shades that are too light or have too much yellow undertone. People with darker skin should avoid nude or pale colors.

Over-applying your lipstick – Too little lipstick is bad. Too much lipstick is worse. Sometimes, if you add too much lipstick, your lips will look cakey and clumpy. Your lipstick might even transfer to your teeth. To make sure you’re applying enough lipstick and that it won’t transfer to your teeth, try sticking your finger in your mouth. Then, close your mouth and then slide out your finger. You could also invest in long-lasting lipsticks that are known for their pigmentation.

 

 

Microblading benefits

Microblading is a kind of permanent pigmentation treatment where a small device is used to mimic the natural hair strands of your eyebrows. Many people, especially those who are suffering from medical conditions affecting hair growth, have looked to microblading as the solution. Through the use of permanent makeup, you get to stop feeling self conscious about your appearance. If you currently feel like you need help in the hair department, or if you just want a boost in your beauty, microblading is the best choice for you. It’s one of the hottest trends in the beauty industry today. Here are some of the microblading benefits that will make you say, “Yes!” today.

Microblading Benefits

It’s Long Lasting

One of the microblading benefits is that this non-invasive procedure acts like a permanent tattoo. Using semi-permanent pigment, microblading gives you that perfect brow look. Your perfectly shaped brows will last two to five years, which means you’ll have little to no maintenance for that long period of time. Unlike other eyebrow treatments like threading, you won’t have to rush to the nearest salon every time you have a big event or party to attend.

It’s Hassle-free and Requires No Maintenance

We get it. Plucking, shaving, waxing… these are all so troublesome, yet we have to deal with them almost every week if we want to have the perfectly arched brow. One of the microblading benefits is that you will have flawless brows no matter what. Get up in the morning and you’ll already have brows on fleek. Now isn’t that a dream come true?

Perfect Solution for Hair Loss

For people who have lost their brows for whatever reason, may it be medical or the result of over-plucking, microblading is a great process for them to easily regain their lost hair. They will have natural-looking eyebrows in no time.

Painless and Safe

Just because it uses pigments on the skin, doesn’t mean it has to hurt. One of the microblading benefits is that it’s pretty much painless since it only goes on the top layer of the skin. It’s also very safe, since OPM’s practices organic microblading. Our microblading process is guaranteed safe, and won’t fade into blue or gray, unlike your typical brow tattoo process.

Microblading gives you natural brows

The only way someone can tell that your brows have been microbladed is that if they asked you about it. It’s pretty impossible to know if someone microbladed their brows since microblading produces very natural-looking eyebrows.

The process is quick 

The best of the microblading benefits is that the process is quick. You don’t have to cover your brows with bandages afterward, or suffer from swollen skin and cuts. With microblading, you can leave the microblading clinic or studio with brows that are ready for the party. You have go for a microblading appointment for lunch, and then go on a shopping spree right after. It’s that quick and easy.

Hopefully, these microblading benefits will make you finally say YES! to a microblading process. With the help of a microblading artist, your microblading process will be no problem. Remember that it’s always best to have your brows done by a professional, which is why we advise you to seek out one of OPM’s microblading artists.

Click me to book a microblading appointment today.

Eyebrow wigs

You’ve probably heard about wigs, but have you heard about eyebrow wigs? Yup, these actually exist.

If you aren’t naturally blessed with thick eyebrows like Cara Delevingne, you’ve probably done all sorts of wild things to give yourself fuller brows. It can be intimidating, seeing so many thick eyebrow trends such as the Instagram brows pop up on your Instagram feed.

Maybe you’ve tried using castor oil. You’ve probably tried slathering them in aloe vera. Have you also bought those hair growth serums? We’ll bet that you’ve tried it all. But, we’ll bet that you haven’t tried eyebrow wigs yet.

For all your hairy needs, eyebrow wigs claim to be here to save the day.

What are eyebrow wigs?

Eyebrow wigs are exactly what you think they are. They’re tiny little brows that stick onto your skin, or on to your natural brow hairs, with the use of adhesive or wig glue. They were created with trichotillomania, alopecia and cancer patients in mind, but thanks to the recent thick brow craze, they’ve gotten popular among Instagrammers and beauty vloggers. We can see where these eyebrow wigs would be useful. Anyone suffering from extreme hair loss would appreciate having a pair of stickerlike brows to put on and take off as they please.

But, they aren’t that affordable. Depending on quality, a pair of eyebrow wigs would cost around $20 to $40, which is more than what typical brow makeup would cost. If you’re just trying eyebrow wigs for the first time, you might be hesitant to purchase a pair, because you might just end up wasting money on brows that don’t wow.

Watch YouTuber Jeffree Star try on eyebrow wigs:

As you can see, these brow wigs, depending on the brand, look like real brows. But, they only look natural from a distance. Up close, you can clearly see the edges of the stickerlike material. You would need to cover up the brow with more makeup, which risks messing with the adhesive. You wouldn’t want to walk around with one brow almost falling, would you?

But how do you take them off?

The word glue plus eyebrows just spells disaster. If you already have scarce hair, you wouldn’t want to use something that could possibly make you have less hair at the end. Some eyebrow wigs require the users to peel them off, which can be painful at times. This can result in your real hairs sticking to the glue. Bye-bye, brows.

Watch this YouTuber pull off her brow wigs.

Are eyebrow wigs really that great?

While they look natural from afar, eyebrow wigs look more fake than realistic. They don’t give users the freedom to shape their own brows. They can also be difficult to apply, and those who aren’t masters of makeup may have a hard time covering up the edges to make the brows look less fake.

The better option

Don’t risk losing a brow (or two) while you’re out and about. Why waste $40 on a pair of eyebrows that don’t even last that long? Eyebrow wigs may be a trend, but they’re definitely an impractical one.

We recommend going for something more permanent, such as microblading. For $500, which is more than ten pairs of eyebrow wigs, you can have brows that last up to five years. The great thing about microblading is that your brow hairs will look very natural and believable, so you won’t have to worry about patchy edges anymore.

Learn more about OPM’s microblading session on their website.