Choosing the right microblading pigments for a clients’ eyebrows and lips is never as simple as it seems. But with enough knowledge of color theory, anyone can make the right decision to determine which pigment will work best for their clients.
We always suggest employing the Fitzpatrick scale. The Fitzpatrick scale allows artists to make sure that the pigments they use are suitable for every client’s unique skin profile.
Better yet: we recommend using organic pigments, which are all-natural, safe, and reliable.
Ready to find out how to choose the right microblading pigments for all kinds of clients?
The Fitzpatrick Skin Type Scale
The Fitzpatrick skin type scale bases its classification on the amount of melanin in the skin. Melanin is the pigment that gives color to our skin, hair, and eyes.
Basically, people who have darker skin have more melanin in their skin while people who have lighter skin have less melanin.
Darker skin easily tans. It also burns less and is prone to develop brown marks after an injury.
Lighter skin, on the other hand, tans slowly and burns easily. Thus, it usually needs more protection against sunlight and ultraviolet radiation.
This Fitzpatrick Skin Type Scale is a useful tool for microblading artists to color-match microblading pigments to give their valued clients a natural look.
Genetic disposition, tanning habits, and reaction to sun exposure are three things that affect the results of the scale. All of these factors are crucial to take note of before performing the microblading procedure.
Otherwise, this can affect your results, including the healing process and longevity of the microbladed eyebrows or lips.
You can always use the Fitzpatrick skin type test to help a client determine where they fit on the scale.
The OPM Color Chart
After the client takes the Fitzpatrick Skin Type Scale, we recommend using Organic Permanent Makeup’s color chart. This chart uses the Fitzpatrick scale to match client skin tones with organic microblading pigments. This ensures that each skin type gets a perfect match for their eyebrows and lips.
Here is a sneak peek of the tried and tested OPM Color Chart:
|Skin Type I
OPM-1 Ivory White is a cool-color-based pigment that neutralizes red tones under the skin. It’s the lightest color available in OPM’s diverse range of pigments.
This shade is recommended for people with pale skin, blue eyes, light blonde or red hair, light lashes and freckles.
|Skin Type II
OPM-2 Fair Light is for people with skin type II.
The color is ash-based and is recommended for people with the following features: peach-colored or fair skin, blonde or red hair, medium to dark lashes and blue, green or hazel eyes.
|Skin Type III
OPM-3 Golden Beige is a warm-color-based pigment that neutralizes blue and green skin undertones.
It’s a warm brown hue that is recommended for clients with light to medium brown hair.
|Skin Type IV
OPM-4 Brown is a warm-based pigment that neutralizes blue and green undertones of the skin.
This is based on an ash brown color and can be used on all skin tones. It is specifically recommended for Asian, Latina and olive skin.
|Skin Type V
OPM-5 Dark Brown is a warm-color-based pigment that neutralizes blue and green skin undertones.
This color is generally used for Asian, African American, Latina, and olive skin types
|Skin Type VI
Organic microblading pigments
OPM is the pioneer in using organic pigments for permanent makeup. They use all-natural and organic pigments that are guaranteed to be safe.
This organic pigment line is water-based and contains special minerals. They don’t have any alcohol or iron oxide, which makes them gentle on delicate skin.
OPM’s red pigments are made from beets, their blue pigments from jagua fruit, and their yellow pigments from saffron.
Organic pigments give clients natural-looking results. They are also 100% smudge free. Organic pigments don’t cause bleeding in the treated area because of its mineral and water base. These pigments also last two to five (2-5) years without discoloration.
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The reason OPM is the best in the business is that it has three thrusts: microblading services, microblading training, and microblading equipment.
It doesn’t try to keep the rest of the microblading industry away from its masterpiece. OPM organic pigments are readily available in their shop.
Don’t hesitate to get microblading pigments today!
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