I’ve been getting so many questions about my microblading experience, so I wanted to share some behind-the-scenes photos and a write-up of my thoughts on microblading!
First off, if you’re wondering what microblading is… it’s a semi-permanent “tattoo” that lasts 12-18 months. They use a tool that cuts thin lines into the first layer of your skin and adds pigment to create a filled in brow. Basically, after getting your eyebrows microbladed, you no longer have to “fill in” your eyebrows or wear make-up on your brows!!
My mom and I both went to see Sydney at Eyeland Beauty (East Valley – Arizona). She is AMAZING and so, so sweet! Not to mention – she’s talented at what she does! If you’re in Mesa/Gilbert/Chandler/East Valley, you need to go see her and get some microblading done!!
I would be lying if I said we weren’t a little bit nervous. We kept joking about the fact that we were basically getting face tattoos!
Above is my mom’s before picture. As you can see, her eyebrows are extremely light and blonde and lack shape. She was so excited to get microbladed because she never fills in her eyebrows and wanted some shape and color! I wanted to add some length, fix the shape (higher arch), as well as fill in my bald spots! We both had two sessions. The first session and then the touch-up session four weeks later.
Sydney mixed several colors to make the perfect blend for our eyebrow color! She tested the color on our skin above our eyebrows before beginning.
She also measured our noses and brows for the perfect length and shape.
Not going to lie… It hurt! Sydney used numbing cream, but I could still feel it a little bit. On a scale of 1-10, I’d give it a 4!
The after shots are incredible! My mom went from no brows to amazing brows!! And I got more shape, length, and no bald spots!!!
This is right after the first session!
Here are my before and after pictures:
The difference is shocking! I am so happy with how they turned out. I can’t believe that I don’t have to wear make-up on my eyebrows!
Here are my mom’s before and afters:
And here are my final photos. This is after waking up with NO make-up on!
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DEAL ALERT! Her normal prices are $250 for brows and $200 for eyeliner. If you schedule with a friend, you’ll both get $100 off (brows only) – deal ends June 30. Make sure to mention The Garcia Diaries when scheduling!
Also I have to add that all the art in Sydney’s studio is from Elli Lane Shop and I am OBSESSED with it allllll!!!
And in case, you just want the facts, plain and simple… Here are some FAQ:
Does it hurt?
It was uncomfortable. She went over the brows the first time (called the first “pass”) and then four or five times after that. The first time hurt the worst and then the numbing cream started to kick in!
How long does it last?
12-18 months and then you’ll need a touch up!
Do they use numbing cream?
YES. So funny (or not-so-funny) story — my mom is allergic to lidocaine so she had to do the whole thing without numbing cream. She is a BOSS. I wouldn’t have lasted 10 minutes.
How long does the procedure take?
The first session took 2 hours and the touch-up session took about an hour and 15 minutes!
I hope that helps answer all of your questions!
If you have any more questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out! You can either send me a message, comment below, or DM @eyeland.beauty on Instagram!