Thanks to Instagram, microblading has become the ultimate eyebrow trend in the fashion world. A couple of delicate strokes with a microblading nib will get you finer, fuller, and more importantly, realistic lines of hair right above your eyes. But, how long do microbladed eyebrows last? Let’s find out.

How Long Does Microblading Last?

Many people think that microblading is a permanent procedure like tattooing. But, the truth is, it has minimal impact on your skin compared to tattooing. Since the area around the eye is relatively soft, aestheticians exercise extra caution not to damage the skin. While it makes the process safer and far less painful, it comes at the expense of durability.

So, how long should microblading last? Usually, you can expect the pigments to stay the same for 18 to 36 months. But, in some cases, the microblading could stay the same for three years. The colors will gradually fade away. You should schedule a touch-up session with your beautician within four to eight weeks after the procedure.

How Long Do Microbladed Brows Last

Touch-ups for microblading are identical to hair root touch-ups. You can just get the color filled in if you go when your microblading is starting to fade. If you don’t get the touch-up within the time your beautician recommends, you may have to microblade both your eyebrows. As you can imagine, that would be more of a hassle than a touch-up application.

If you feel like fading the microblading tattoo on your own to get a new look, you can easily do that at home. Make a paste of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide and apply it on your eyebrows. Wait for a few minutes, and then rinse it off. Your eyebrows should appear lighter than before. You need to wait at least 72 hours after the initial process to try this.

But this will not completely wash off the eyebrows. If you did not get expected results and want to get rid of your microbladed eyebrows, you should not do it at home. You can remove it with glycol acid and saline. But we recommend the supervision of a certified aesthetician to oversee the removal process.

How Long Does 3D Microblading Last?

How long will microblading last on your eyebrows? Now you know the answer to that question. But what about those 3D brows you keep reading about on blogs? How long does a microblading last if you take the 3D route? Will it last longer than the conventional microblading procedure?

Well, 3D microblading is the most common form of microblading. When we say 3D brows, we usually refer to microblading, even though there are other variations available. Let us break down what 3D microblading actually is so that you can get a clearer idea of what we are talking about.

3D microblading means the use of three different color pigments to draw the eyebrows on your skin. As we mentioned earlier, there are other variations of microblading based on how many colors you are using. 6D is another popular choice which involves the use of six different color pigments.

So, how long do 3D eyebrows last? No matter how many colors you use, a microbladed eyebrow’s lifespan remains the same. That means, all microbladed eyebrows will last 18 to 36 months. If you choose 6D, you will get a more natural effect since more colors are involved. But it will last the same as 3D brows.

There are 2D microblading treatments too. But we don’t recommend them since the limited use of colors fail to recreate natural-looking eyebrows. So, for better results, go for 3D or higher.

How Long Does Microblading Last On Oily Skin?

High levels of oil released by the skin might make it more challenging for the pigment to hold on to the skin. So, if you have an oily or mixed skin type, you might need to visit the practitioner more often for touch-up sessions. If you are not okay with that, you should talk with your aesthetician before undergoing any procedure.

Some practitioners even say people with oily skin should not go for microblading. Oily skin diffuses the hair strokes and wears off the ink faster than other skin types. So, you have to do frequent touch-ups, which I must remind you can cost half of what you spent for the procedure per session.

So, how long can microblading eyebrows last on oily skin? If you undergo regular touch-ups, you can expect it to last one and a half to three years. Just like you would expect for any other skin variations! But if you don’t adhere to the recommendations of your cosmetician, the microblade could wear off before a year!

Does Microblading Last Forever?

Unfortunately, it does not. It is a semi-permanent process that will only last for a specific amount of time. During the lifetime of a microblading treatment, the colors will not wash off. You can carry on your day-to-day life with microbladed eyebrows. That said, you should set up touch-up sessions with your cosmetician for making your microbladed eyebrows last longer.

Final Thoughts

What is eyebrow microblading, and how long does it last? This article was all about exploring the answer to that question. Hopefully, you don’t have any more confusion regarding the expected lifespan of microbladed eyebrows. Even though it’s not a permanent change, microblading can do wonders in creating the set of eyebrows you have always desired.

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