In the Spotlight features the best brows on the internet—and gives advice on how to steal their look, too. In this article, we talk about the name on everybody’s lips: Millie Bobby Brown.

Nothing else right now has the appeal of Stranger Things. It’s a well-written and beautifully directed series that also shows realistic teenage friendships and life after trauma. Oh, and it has some pretty crazy monsters, too.

And at the forefront of all the Stranger Things hype is 15-year-old English actress Millie Bobby Brown.

Millie Bobby Brown is, without a doubt, a superstar-in-the-making. She’s the youngest person to be featured on the Time 100 most influential people list, and she’s one of the youngest Emmy nominees in history.

Millie first debuted in the ABC fantasy drama series Once Upon a Time in Wonderland in 2013. Following that was a starring role in BBC America paranormal thriller series Intruders. She’s also guest-starred on NCIS, Modern Family, and Grey’s Anatomy.

Of course, her big break was the Netflix sci-fi horror series Stranger Things, where she plays Eleven, a young girl with psychokinetic and telepathic abilities. This very role has brought Millie critical acclaim, including wins from the Screen Actors Guild and the Saturn Awards.

Apart from her acting career, Millie is also a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.

On Instagram, she has over 23 million followers, and she’s no stranger to serving good looks. So, without further ado, here are some of Millie Bobby Brown’s best looks on Instagram

Millie Bobby Brown’s Best IG Looks

From selfies to magazine covers, Millie is already an expert on turning it up. Our favorite looks of hers were her Godzilla: King of the Monsters premiere look and that time she had a selfie with Ariana Grande.

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shoot for the stars

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look what u made me do 💋

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back soon la 💎

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excuse me…ummm ☁️

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❣️ my love is on its way 2 u ❣️

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hey u 🙂

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bout last night 🖤✨ @godzillamovie

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nyc lyfe ☆

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Steal Millie’s look

In 2017, the star took to Instagram Live to share how she does her everyday makeup.

Millie emphasized in the video that she likes keeping her makeup simple and light, as well as reminded everyone that putting on makeup every day can be bad for the skin. She’s not even a huge fan of contouring, she said. She didn’t even do her brows!

“Don’t hide your features,” she advised. “Embrace your features. I have a freckle here and I never cover it up.”

If you’re like Millie who likes keeping it simple and easy but also likes looking polished and pretty, then we definitely recommend permanent makeup.

Permanent makeup lets you have beautiful brows and gorgeous lips without having to put on makeup on a daily basis. It’s the ultimate wash-and-wear solution to beauty! Not to mention: it’s organic, it’s safe. and it lasts more than two years. That’s trading your everyday routine for an annual appointment with a professional.

Learn more about permanent makeup here.

permanent lips

Summer is the season for looking good all day long. Whether you’re hitting the beach, the gym, or the hiking trail, there’s no reason you shouldn’t look gorgeous anyway.

For some of us, makeup helps us find the self-confidence we need to seize the day. That’s why going outdoors can be a source for anxiety. No matter how water-proof and sweat-proof our lipstick claims to be, the drawn-on lip color still ends up abandoning us by sundown.

Enter permanent lips. You might know them as “lip microblading” or “lip microfeathering,” but the premise is the same. Your lips look fantastic—permanently. That’s the permanent lip promise.

And summer is the perfect season for permanent lips. Here’s why.

What are permanent lips?

Permanent lips might sound scary. After all, what if the ‘my lips but better’ look becomes passe in a few years’ time? No one wants an outdated face full of makeup!

No doubt, there are quite a few misconceptions about permanent lips on the internet. So, here’s the real deal.

Permanent lips refer to microbladed lips. ‘Microblading’ is a tattooing technique that uses tiny, tiny strokes to color the lips (or eyebrow or eyeliner). This technique allows for a natural-looking, gorgeous effect.

And don’t get intimidated by the thought of tattooed-on lips. You won’t end up looking like you used Sharpie as lipstick. Instead, you’ll look as fabulous as this:

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Microbladed lips need to be touched-up once a year, which also doubles as an opportunity to update your look with whatever is trending at the time!

The microblading procedure

The whole process involves only a few steps:

  1. Consultation. Get expert advice from microblading artists about what color looks good on you or whether you should overline your lips a bit.
  2. Get prepped. Microblading artists apply a topical numbing agent that minimizes the discomfort and pain during the procedure.
  3. Get permanent lips. The microblading artist uses a digital or a manual tool to deposit ink pigments into your lips.

And that’s it! The whole process takes less than an hour. You could even come in during a work lunch break, and then attend a meeting with brand new permanent lips. It’s that convenient!

Benefits of microblading

Of course, the convenience of the procedure is secondary to all the real benefits of having permanent lips.

  • No more self-consciousness. If your natural lip color makes you worry that you look dead, permanent lips are the solution. You can now step out the house without putting on lip tint, lip gloss, or lipstick!
  • Long-lasting. With proper maintenance and aftercare, your microbladed lips will last you up to two whole years. Annual touch-ups will keep the color for longer. That’s like trading your arsenal of lipsticks for a once-a-year appointment!
  • Safe and risk-free. Unlike other, more invasive procedures, microblading doesn’t present tons of dangerous health risks.
  • Great color selection. Worried about the perfect lip shade? Don’t be! Permanent lip color options are varied and diverse. Perfect for all skin colors!

Who should get permanent lips?

Permanent or microbladed lips are perfect for men and women of all ages who want better-looking lips!

However, the reason we recommend lip microblading for the summer is that, unlike regular lipstick, microbladed lips don’t fade.

You don’t have to worry about looking pale while working out at the gym or while sunbathing under the sun. Microbladed lips are perfect for girls on the go!

Microblading is also an ideal option for girls who don’t like or know how to put on their own makeup. If you don’t have time to keep up with all the Instagram makeup trends, then have a professional do it for you. And like we mentioned, annual touch-ups keep your look fresh and current. No more outdated glossy lips for you!

Where to get permanent lips?

There’s a growing number of microblading artists all over the country, but of course, we’d recommend only the best.

Organic Permanent Makeup isn’t just a microblading expert. We’re a pioneer in the business.

Our founder and owner made the big leap from harmful, metal-based ink pigments to organic ink pigments. At OPM, you get permanent lips that:

  • last longer than traditional microblading ink
  • are safer and carry even less risks
  • have a wider variety of colors
  • are vegan and environment-friendly!

Our organic ink pigments use minerals and food dye as their base, so you’re sure you’re only getting all-natural ingredients.

Get permanent lips today!

Speak with an expert microblading artist today. Our expert technicians love answering questions and explaining why OPM’s lip microblading procedure is the absolute best in the business.

Call us at 310-207-7797 or book an appointment online.

Have you ever woken up feeling too lazy or too tired to put on makeup? Or snoozed your alarm and found out you didn’t have enough time for your daily routine? Of course you have. We all have!

In this busy and fast-paced generation and with a slew of influencers invading social media with their perfect pouts, we want gorgeous pouting lips 24/7—but we don’t always have the time and energy for it.

What’s a girl to do? Why, try microblading lips, of course!

What does microblading lips do?

Microblading is a permanent makeup technique which consists of injecting the lips with ink pigment to reshape and recolor the lips. Microblading makes lips look more defined and alive. Using this permanent makeup technique, the color and the symmetry of the lips are enhanced or corrected.

To be sure, microblading for lips doesn’t replace make-up. You can’t expect a full, perfectly-applied lip. However, microblading will save you time and energy by making your lips look more beautiful naturally. In short, you will only now need simple makeup to do the trick of making your lips look even prettier.

Why try microblading lips?

The lips are an important feature of our face. They’re home to smiles, laughter, and other emotions. While fashion may quickly change with the season, defined and kissable lips will always be in style. Microblading is perfect for busy, working individuals who need to look their best all the time. It’s also great for athletes who still want to look fresh even after training.

Plus, microblading has virtually no downtime. The process itself takes only an hour of your time, and you can get back to the rest of your day with no problem.

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What makes OPM lip microblading one-of-a-kind?

OPM’s permanent makeup techniques are proven to be safe and reliable. Why? First, we use organic pigments that don’t contain any alcohol and iron oxide. We manufactured our own all-natural, water-based, and vegan pigments, giving you natural-looking results.  The organic pigment is also smudge-free. It lasts up to five (5) years, without discoloration, because of its higher pigment content than any other ordinary pigment.

Second, at OPM, we use a state-of-the-art machine which has magnetic forces that gently penetrate the skin. This makes the procedure have minimal to no pain. No bleeding or any trauma. We make sure our technicians are well-trained and some of the best technicians in the permanent makeup industry.

Third, at OPM, we believe that it is crucial to always have a consultation before getting the procedure. During consultations, we carefully consider the tone of your skin and the frame of your face. We also consider your preferences and can change the size, shape, and color of your lips as you please. We’ll also educate you on how to take care of your lips after the procedure, to maintain its beauty for a longer time. All that to ensure results that will best make you happy!

Get your lips microbladed today!

Our clients love our work, and you will, too. Here’s a review from Yelp:

“This was my first time doing permanent makeup and I’m so happy I did. They did a wonderful job with my lips!

I’m surprised that it wasn’t painful. And I was worried about the color but it ended up looking so natural. She listened to everything I had to say and made sure I was comfortable with everything. I was extremely happy with the service I received. Will definitely be going back.

Highly recommended!”

Tara F.
Los Angeles, CA

Make the right choice now and partner with OPM to achieve the lush, defined, kissable lips you’ve always dreamed of. Contact us and set an appointment with now!

microblading beauty and safety

Microblading healing time is what usually makes people hesitant to try and undergo permanent makeup procedure.

It’s hard to blame them, really. Many people are held back by fear and worry about the pain they might experience for weeks after the procedure. And it’s not only that; your clients might also be concerned about how their eyebrows will look during the healing process.

What if they get their eyebrows done a week before a big wedding? Or their daughter’s graduation?

Consider this article both a guide and a warning. When it comes to organic microblading healing time, you need to set aside a few weeks—at the very least.

Regular permanent makeup healing time takes more than a month.

Different people heal at different rates. Generally, regular permanent makeup takes around 4 or 5 weeks for the treated area to fully heal and recover.

After the microblading procedure and in the following week, the eyebrows might have some slight bleeding and might appear a little bit darker. And it might get even darker in the next days, as scabs begin to form. The scabs might feel itchy, and you might get tempted to rub them or pick them.

However, picking at scabs is strongly discouraged. Why? Because within these scabs are pigments. Picking them means pulling out pigments out of your treated area prematurely.

But not to worry—the eyebrows will heal and the color will lighten up as they heal.

Organic microblading healing time takes less than a week!

What makes OPM unique and, dare we say: better, than regular permanent makeup is that microblading healing time takes significantly less time to heal.

The #1 organic microblading and permanent makeup provider—founded by Lorine Mikheail, BSN, RFN, FNP—found the solution to all the challenges presented by the regular permanent makeup industry.

OPM uses organic pigments, state-of-the-art technology, and safe and effective techniques that make us of a kind. We present good quality results, minimal to no pain, and a short healing time.

At OPM, we use organic pigments

OPM is the pioneer in using organic pigments for permanent makeup. Our pigments are made from natural ingredients, formulated for each skin type. There is no alcohol and no iron oxide in our pigments. They’re gentle to the skin, giving less risk of getting an allergic reaction. That also means a shorter healing time.

Organic pigments are also 100% smudge-free. They promise no bleeding in the treated area, because of the mineral- and water-based organic pigments. The pigments also last two to five years without discoloration, with proper maintenance and aftercare.

OPM has an exclusive permanent makeup machine.

OPM’s state-of-the-art machine is digital and magnetic—and it rotates, which makes it safe and efficient for microblading. Yep: no damage and no bleeding. This makes the healing time significantly shorter than that of the regular permanent makeup procedure.

The machine also has just the right thin blades, which glide over the delicate skin to produce fine cuts. These also promote faster healing time.

OPM practices safe and effective techniques in microblading procedure.

OPM’s microblading artists have undergone extensive, proper training. This is to make sure that your OPM experience is comfortable and safe. OPM makes sure all their artists receive the right training needed to succeed in the industry; they are certified in microblading and well-versed in sanitation and sterilization.

Our artists are knowledgable of the depth and pressure appropriate for the thickness of the epidermis in the eyebrow area. They know how delicate the skin is, and they practice tenderness in performing the procedure, making healing time faster than that of regular microblading procedures.

At OPM, we value the comfort and safety of our clients. That means you can jump back to your regular daily routine after your organic microblading procedure.

No need to worry about the discomfort in your eyebrow area or how your eyebrow looks. With due diligence in following microblading aftercare procedures, you will achieve the ideal microblading healing time of less than a month.

Care to learn more about the full healing procedure? Check out this article.

microblading numbing system

“Is microblading painful?”

It’s natural to ask this question, considering that microblading involves needles penetrating the skin.

But microblading shouldn’t be painful. And with OPM, it isn’t.

Microblading numbing system has come to the rescue in making microblading a comfortable and breezy procedure. Beauty does not have to come at the expense of pain.

Microblading does not have to be painful!

“Beauty does not have to come at the expense of pain.”

We all have different threshold and tolerance for pain.

Feeling pain comes in two steps: biology and perception.

The first step is physical, like when your skin gets pricked. The sensations felt sends a signal to the brain that the body may be in trouble. The second step is how your brain perceives the signal sent.

In simpler words, the brain may be asking the question, do you shrug off the sensation and continue what you are doing or do you stop and focus on what is hurting?

However, sometimes, it may not be as easy to just shrug the sensational pain felt by the body. This is because we all have a different tolerance and threshold for pain. Pain threshold and tolerance, as well as the perception of pain, are influenced by many different factors, such as genetics, emotions, and lifestyle.

Thus, what may not be painful for you might be painful for other people.

Is microblading painful?

All smiles even during the microblading procedure.

Generally, microblading may be a little painful. But it doesn’t have to be. At OPM, our clients attest that they feel little to no pain during the microblading procedure. Some of our clients did not even notice that the procedure was already done, while some slept during the entire procedure.

With these testimonials from clients who have experienced the procedure themselves, we can confidently say: OPM microblading is not painful.

OPM Microblading Numbing System: Gel and Cream

Better safe than sorry, as they say. Because of our different threshold and tolerance for pain, you cannot always safely assume that all your clients will not experience pain during the procedure.

This is why many microblading artists use numbing gels and creams to make the entire microblading procedure as comfortable as possible.

There is a wide variety of numbing gels and numbing creams available on the market today. It’s essential that you keep in mind several considerations before buying, especially the composition of the numbing gel or cream.

The composition of a numbing gel or cream affects its quality and effectivity. With that in mind, we ask: what is the ideal ingredients and their corresponding composition?

Dermatologists and physicians generally suggest a numbing gel or cream that has around 5% of Lidocaine.

The OPM Anesthetics Numbing System is composed of two steps. The Numb Freeze Step 1 or the anesthetic cream is applied 15-30 minutes before the procedure with a Q-tip. This cream will numb the skin, to make sure that the procedure will go as comfortably as possible for your client.

The Numb Freeze Step 2 or the anesthetic gel is used during the procedure, after each pass. This ensures that there is no pain throughout the procedure.

The OPM Anesthetics contains 5% Lidocaine. Each bottle has 30mL and has a shelf life of 1 year.

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At OPM, we believe that beauty shouldn’t be painful. If you believe the same thing, then maybe it’s time to book an appointment with us now!

Better yet: join us, and be a microblading artist today!

Actress Brooke Shields is suing some of the biggest names in the beauty industry for producing and selling an eyebrow pencil with her name on—it without her consent.

The 53-year-old actress was out shopping when she stumbled on a Charlotte Tillbury Brow Lift Eyebrow Pencil in the shade ‘Brooke S.’

Charlotte Tillbury Beauty is owned by the celebrity makeup artist of the same name.

According to Shields, the move “undoubtedly attracts consumers hoping to emulate her signature look” as they hope to gain money off of her without her permission.

Shields is suing for the violation of her rights of publicity. She is also seeking disgorgement of profits, plus damages.

The list of defendants also include retailers Beautylish, Bergdorf Goodman, Bloomingdale’s, J.C. Penney, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Sephora, and YNAP.

Shielding her assets

In a statement, Shields emphasized that she spent decades cultivating her public image. She has carefully curated her business and endorsement deals, she said.

“From the beginning of her career, Shields’s bold eyebrows have been the trademark of her look and a target for endorsements and collaborations,” the complaint said, written by Shields’ lawyer, Attorney Alex Weingarten.

Speaking with People, Weingarten said:

Charlotte Tilbury and its related retailers have attempted to profit off of Brooke’s signature look by stamping Brooke’s name on an eyebrow pencil without her consent. This is an egregious violation of Brooke’s rights, which we will litigate vigorously to vindicate.”

The complaint notes that Shields has not endorsed any cosmetic products since her deal with MAC Cosmetics in 2014.

It also mentions that Shields is currently spending “time and resources investigating and developing opportunities to create her own cosmetics line with an emphasis on eyebrow-enhancing products.”

Apart from the ‘Brooke S’ shade, other shades include ‘Grace K’, ‘Cara D’, and ‘Naomi.’ Both appear to be references to Grace Kelly, Cara Delevingne, and Naomi Campbell respectively.

All about Brooke

Brooke Shields is an American model and actress who first found stardom at 12 years old for her role in Pretty Baby (1978).

Shields has modeled for Calvin Klein and MAC Cosmetics and has been on the cover of Vogue magazine. She starred in the films Endless Love (1981) and Sahara (1983), as well as on the television shows Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Jane the Virgin.

Shields has two Golden Globes nominations for her work in Suddenly Susan (1996). She has five published books to date.

Brooke Shields is largely considered a style icon, particularly for her thick, bushy brows. Shields was famous at a time when ultra-thin brows were considered the norm, so her arches were all the more outstanding.

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When it comes to finding the best microblading salon in California, you don’t have to look any further. Organic Permanent Makeup has been in the business for years. Plus, we’re not run by any regular microblading artist; OPM was founded and is owned by a pioneer in the microblading industry.

And if you don’t believe us, our clients will gladly tell you all about the OPM experience.

Taking beauty to the next level

Nothing beats natural, and organic microblading is the new, unbeatable game in permanent makeup. Ever heard of microblading horror studies where women end up with four eyebrows? Or where they end up with no eyebrows?

That’s what happens when you get your brows done at a skeevy, sketchy microblading salon—and when you don’t do go the natural route.

Compared to traditional microblading, organic microblading boasts the following:

  • Zero harmful chemical

  • 100% natural and organic ingredients

  • Better skin absorption

  • Faster healing time

  • Wide range of colors

  • Zero side effects

  • Never fades into ugly blue or green ink

We make our organic microblading ink pigments with mineral-based and food-based ingredients. That way, you skin can steer clear of the usual metal-based ink pigments that can cause more harm than good!

Organic pigments prevent allergic reactions and last longer than their traditional counterparts. They also look way better!

OPM founder Lorine Mikheail devised organic ink pigments as a substitute to traditional ink pigments. She discovered that by making microblading safer, more people became interested in permanent beauty! It’s a win-win scenario: we get more clients, and clients get better service.

Don’t buy our sales pitch just yet? How about you check out what our customers have to say:

Proof that we’re the best in the biz

“I would give Nancy 100 stars if I could! She is the best in the west. 🙂

A little history: I’ve had ugly, gray worn-off tattoos on my brows, and she made it a warm brown beauty. I love it to [pieces]! I highly recommend her!”

Sohaila R.
Santa Monica, California

“Nancy is amazing!!!! I love love love my eyeliner!!

If you’re unsure about getting eyeliner, I’m here to tell you: don’t be! Nancy is the most amazing artist. I am so happy with my results. I have not had to wear anything on my eyes.

I have fair skin with blue eyes, and I wake in the morning looking like I have makeup on but in a natural way. You will not be disappointed!!!! I’m looking forward to getting another procedure done.

I highly recommend Nancy at OPM. If I could give her 10 stars, I would!!!”

Kim S.
Calabasas, California

“I have been wanting to get my eyebrows filled in for a while. After searching and asking friends, I found Lorine at Organic Permanent Makeup.

From the minute I contacted them to the moment I left, I felt welcomed and comfortable. Lorine is a professional makeup artist that takes pride in her work and only wants you to look beautiful.

I have had microblading before, [and] I can promise this procedure is waaaaaayy better. It is faster and virtually pain-free. Lorine constantly checks in to make sure you don’t feel anything, and the results are beautiful. You get [a] more defined shape and full coverage. I have told my friends and family to check out Lorine, and if you are looking for an honest, trustworthy artist that knows and cares about their work, this is your place. I am already looking forward to future procedures with Lorine and Organic Permanent Makeup.”

Amaris R.
Los Angeles, California

“Joy is by far the best in town. I’ve been going to Joy for years now for laser. She is so thoughtful and tries her best to care for your needs. She has a great personality and knows exactly what she is doing. I’m always very happy with my services from Joy. Book her and you won’t be disappointed.”

Searra S.
Tempe, Arizona

Our clients love us

…and these are just the reviews from this year alone! If you visit our Yelp or our Facebook page, you’ll find reviews dating back years. And they all recommend that you book a visit us!

You’ll also notice students raving about their learning experience with OPM. Because we don’t just do microblading, we teach microblading, too. (Check out our list of classes here.)

Get organic permanent eyebrows today! Speak with a microblading artist by dialing 310-207-7797 or by dropping us a message. Better yet: book an online appointment with just a few clicks!

If you’ve ever put off getting your eyebrows microbladed because of safety concerns, then we officially love you. We believe everyone should be concerned about microblading sanitation and sterilization. After all, we’re not talking about a three-hour brow look here; we’re talking semi-permanent!

In any case, you can put a pause on your fretting, because in this article, we’re discussing everything you need to know about microblading safety, sanitation, and sterilization. Read up!

What health standards do you follow?

Microblading salons need to follow the health standards provided by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

OSHA sets the safety standards for workers, while CDC looks out for diseases and cures. Both are essential to the microblading industry, as microblading artists work with needles, blood, skin, and hair.

What are some general rules all microblading artists should follow?

OSHA mandates microblading artists to be gloved, gowned, goggled, and masked. This practice ensures the safety of both artist and client.

Other guidelines for microblading artists are as follows:

  • Wash hands before and after touching each client, even if you weren’t wearing gloves. Always use antiseptic hand cleaners when washing.

  • Keep gloves on when coming in contact with non-intact skin, blood, and other bodily substances.

  • Change gloves after each client.

  • Wear lab coats or scrubs, masks, and eye shields when in contact with a client.

  • Do not perform the following activities in working areas:

  • Eating

  • Drinking

  • Smoking

  • Putting on makeup

  • Handling contact lenses

What kind of gloves should my artist be using?

IMPORTANT: If you are allergic or sensitive to latex or powder, let your microblading artist know ASAP!

Ideally, your artist would know if you have a latex allergy way before the start of the procedure. Regardless of if they ask you or not, make sure your artist is aware of your allergy. Also, observe for these signs following your microblading procedure:

  • Allergic rhinoconjunctivitis

  • Asthma

  • Eczema

  • Hand perspiration

  • Hives

  • Itchiness

  • Redness

  • Shortness of breath

  • Open lesions two days after contact

  • Wheezing

If you suspect that you are exhibiting any of these, contact a doctor immediately.

Your microblading salon should have other kinds of gloves readily available, such as nitrile or vinyl gloves.

What are the signs that a microblading facility follows proper sanitation rules?

Apart from a begloved, begowned, begoggled, and bemasked artist, here are other cues your microblading clinic can be trusted:

  • Hazardous waste is separated from non-hazardous waste. Hazardous waste containers have the proper labels.

  • Sharp objects like needles are in puncture-proof and disposable containers.

  • All spills or any kind of mess are immediately cleaned up.

What should the microblading procedure be like?

As the microblading procedure begins, the following should be observed:

  • All tools and equipment are sanitized, as well as the treatment area

  • All necessary tools and equipment is present in the area before the procedure begins

  • Needles, tips, tubes, and other tools should be opened in front of the client

  • Artist should be wearing gloves and a face mask

After the procedure, the following should be observed:

  • All pigments, cotton swabs, and other tools should be placed in a double bag

  • Needles should be placed in the artist’s sharps container and should not be disposed in a regular trash bin

  • Artists should begin cleaning the treatment area after you exit

  • All forms should be signed and dated

  • Linens should be placed in a covered laundry receptacle

  • Tools and equipment should be sanitized after the procedure

What are some red flags to watch out for?

You should reconsider, if not cancel, your procedure if the following scenarios occur:

  • Any of the tools, equipment, or areas seem unclean or unsanitary

  • Needles are not in individually sealed containers

  • Microblading artists do not wear gloves and face masks during the procedure

  • Microblading artist can not or refuse to properly answer your questions

  • No sanitation certifications are present in the establishment

If your microblading salon doesn’t seem to be following proper procedure, don’t continue with your microblading session. Better safe than sorry, especially when dealing with permanent makeup!

If you want to ensure a worry-free experience, find microblading artists who underwent rigorous training. Properly trained microblading artists should have these guidelines memorized by heart.

Training schools like OPM include microblading sanitation and sterilization guidelines in their curricula. Plus, we discuss how to get accredited and licensed (which both require adherence to health and safety guidelines!)

If you are a microblading artist looking for professional training, visit our list of training courses.

If you are a client who wishes to learn more about microblading sanitation and sterilization, feel free to call us at 310-207-7797. You can also message us or book an appointment online.

microblading tools and equipment

Ever wondered what it takes to achieve microblading perfection? It’s not just your microblading artist’s talent or your ability to stay still under pressure. The underrated stars of the show are the microblading tools and equipment that help give you your best brows ever.

Here’s an introduction to your microblading artist’s tools of the trade, from their gloves to their fancy microblading machines.

Essential microblading tools and equipment

Application Tools

Perhaps the tools you’re most familiar with, application tools transfer microblading ink pigments to your skin. The most commonly used and widely preferred application tool is the digital machine.

Digital machines allow for easy needle disposals and have speeds of 100 to 180 hits per second. They’re easy to operate and make the job more manageable for your microblading artists. In fact, there are several different brands of digital machines, each with their own set of features. We even designed our own.

The OPM Machine by Organic Permanent Makeup is designed especially for microblading, as it is extremely gentle on the skin. It boasts of the following features:

  • No bleeding
  • No bruising
  • Less pain
  • No scabbing
  • No downtime
  • Perfect, precise hair strokes

Basically: every good thing about modern microblading.

Other application tools include the hand tool, the rotary, and the coil. You might still spot hand tools around, as they are easy to use. Their downside is that they can be painful for you as they cause too much damage to the skin and may cause increased bleeding. Very little pigments also stay in the skin, which increases the likelihood of scabs.

Microblading Needles

Different needles are used for different areas of the body.

For instance, single needles are best used to create brush-like strokes (think eyebrows!) while three round needles draw thick lines and nice tails, making them perfect for eyeliner microblading. Four flat needles, on the other hand, hold more pigment than other needles and are best suited for lip microblading.

Microblading Ink Pigments

What makes a good microblading pigment? Color range, color intensity, and skin compatibility. When we designed the OPM organic microblading ink pigments, we considered all these factors and more.

Back during microblading’s earlier days, ink pigments caused more harm than good. Made with metal-based ingredients, these pigments easily faded into blue or green shades in a short period of time.

These days, organic ink pigments can boast of the following benefits:

  • Many different color shades, perfect for any skin tone
  • No harmful chemicals
  • More quickly absorbed by the skin
  • Faster healing time
  • Doesn’t fade into blue or green ink

Want to find out which of our ink pigments best fit your skin tone? Take this quick and easy test!

Numbing Agents

It wouldn’t be microblading if it weren’t virtually pain-free.

Different microblading clinics have different preferred numbing methods. At OPM, we use the two-step numbing system. This ensures that you don’t feel any pain during the procedure. We apply numbing gels before and during the procedure, so your comfort is top priority.

Gloves and Face Masks

Sanitation is of utmost importance.

To keep both you and our microblading artists safe, we use latex-free gloves to avoid allergic reactions. Meanwhile, face masks allow our artists to step close to your face without fear of health issues. Not to mention, the use of gloves and face masks are required to pass health safety codes. At OPM, your safety is our number one concern.

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Our microblading artists go through rigorous training before they even touch any of these microblading tools and equipment. You can be sure that only professionals and experts work on the eyebrows of your dreams!

Learn more about microblading hereReady to book an appointment? Just a few clicks here, and you’re done! You can also contact us at 310-207-7797.

The best red carpet looks at the Avengers: Endgame premiere

We’re in the Endgame now, and the Avengers stars are definitely dressed for the end of the world. So, naturally, we’re here to fawn over the best red carpet looks at the Avengers: Endgame premiere. Strap in.

It’s been 10 years in the making, and now, Avengers: Endgame is finally here.

The last installment in this era of Marvel superheroes, Endgame features the second-biggest roster of stars in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) portfolio. The biggest being last year’s Infinity War, where Thanos (played by Josh Brolin) successfully decimated half of the characters with a single snap.

The stars of the movie franchise came together on April 22nd to set off the movie’s arrival in cinemas worldwide.

Present were, of course, the original six Avengers: Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark/Iron Man), Chris Evans (Steve Rogers/Captain America), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Mark Ruffalo (Bruce Banner/The Hulk), Scarlett Johansson (Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow), and Jeremy Renner (Clint Barton/Hawkeye).

Also in attendance were Brie Larson (Captain Marvel), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Chris Pratt (Star-Lord), Letitia Wright (Shuri), Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange), and Sebastian Stan (Bucky Barnes).

And although it was an emotional for some of the cast (or is it?), that’s no reason to dress down for the red carpet. So, without further fangirling, here’s the best red carpet looks at the Avengers: Endgame premiere.

Brie Larson (Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel)

Brie Larson starred in the MCU’s pre-Endgame offering, Captain Marvel. The first female Marvel superhero with her own movie, Brie’s cheeky Infinity Stone-inspired hand piece perfectly complimented her lilac custom-made Celine gown.

Sleek and sophisticated, Brie’s makeup features warm nude tones, with barely-there brown eyeshadow and peach lips.

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Scarlett Johansson (Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow)

ScarJo has been around since the earliest days of the MCU, and she’s consistently looked stunning.

Gracing the premiere with her own Infinity Stone-inspired hand piece (twinning with Brie), Scarlett’s choppy blonde bob and her silver-or-gold Versace gown was a sight to behold.

The midi red carpet dress features a thigh slit and gorgeous detail on the back. ScarJo’s understated makeup features gorgeous ash blonde brows, strategically-placed highlighter, and nude pink lips that are to die for.

Chris Hemsworth (Thor)

Now, that’s a suit.

Chris donned an all-blue Etro suit with a beautiful print, plus a simple black tie.

His look leaves two focal points: first, that gorgeous, shiny suit (obviously); and then, his blue eyes–highlighted by the blue of his outfit.

His carefully tousled hair completes the get-up, reminiscent of his Thor: Ragnarok hairstyle (where Thor’s famously long locks get chopped off by the late Stan Lee, no less).

Tessa Thompson (Brunhilde/Valkyrie)

Is there a best dressed list without Tessa Thompson in it?

The Thor: Ragnarok star looked positively regal in her black Ronald Van Der Kemp handpainted gown. Tessa’s character Valkyrie makes a comeback in Endgame after being conspicuously absent in Infinity War. While we have no idea what her character’s up to, we do know that Tessa’s gown provided a fascinating silhouette, complimented by her tall braided updo.

The end result? Art. Just art.

Bonus: Vin Diesel (Groot)

Okay, maybe it’s not the fanciest suit jacket there, but it sure was a fun tribute to his character, the animated talking tree, Groot.

Vin showed up in a tree bark-inspired jacket plus a simple black shirt-and-pants combo. It might not scream “red carpet” to the uninitiated, but Marvel’s hordes of fans surely got a kick out of his cool jacket. Here’s hoping Groot comes back to life in time for the next Guardians of the Galaxy movie.

These MCU stars sure know how to put on a final red carpet strut. But with the Infinity Saga of the MCU about to come to a close, it’s hard not to get sad about endings.

Luckily, your eyebrows don’t have to fade like your favorite superheroes do. Organic Permanent Makeup offers permanent eyebrows that’ll last you through an alien invasion. Safe, organic, gorgeous, and long-lasting. That’s a promise.

Interested? Check out our handy guide to find out more.