There are pros and cons with being predisposed to having less hair as a woman. My 'hairier' girlfriends claim we don't have to commit to as many waxing or IPL sessions, whereas women like me (less hairy, to the point i have nil on my arms) feel the need to get eyelash extensions or eyebrow embroidery to accentuate those almost-nonexistent features.
Once you try eyebrow embroidery, it's hard not to return. I like keeping my time - to look presentable - to a minimum, and if it means saving one minute drawing my eyebrows (or more like, being able to roll out of bed for breakfast on a weekend without making an effort); then it's a total WIN for me.
It has been just over two years since i had my first eyebrow embroidery session, and was absolutely due for a redo.
Brow Stylist Andrea Ong emailed me to offer her signature feathered microblading 6D service; and it was an opportune collaboration. My brows were starting to look sparse (again, hello Chinese brows) and i thanked the Universe for perfect timing.
She runs Browserie, a tattoo embroidery company based in Petaling Jaya that uses a technique that features soft, natural hair strokes that mimic real hair. This treatment offers long-term solutions for over-plucked eyebrows, thin / uneven eyebrows 🙋, old embroidery tattoo work that has grown a weird reddish tinge 🙋, or anyone who wants to add more volume and precision to their eyebrows. Besides eyebrows, Browserie also has tattoo embroidery for eyeliner and lips (all which last 1-2 years).
Her salon was a pleasant pink surprise filled with plants and crystals, which proved a soothing space!
My eyebrow shape and style was customized with Andrea's expertise, based on the angles and shapes of my eyes. Every eyebrow shape is uniquely created to frame the windows to your soul and fit your face and bone structure the best.
After a lot of staring and peering from my end, and patience from hers, we finally decide on the shape and Andrea gets to applying topical anaesthetic to make it pain-free. You can opt for NO anaesthetic for crisper results but fts, gimme that painkiller. There's a diff between getting an actual tattoo (i know i'm covered in a dozen) and having something slice your skin.
While waiting for 20 minutes for it to activate, i replied some emails on my phone.
Here are more plant pictures as options you can stare at to meditate calmly during that time.
Andrea was professional, polite and swift in her work. I merely relaxed (and napped a tad) whilst she went to work, and it was done in approximately 30-45 minutes.
Pigments are implemented to set into the cuts. Browserie uses pigments made specifically for permanent cosmetics and microblading (which all have iron oxides, distilled water, alcohol, glycerin and general colours that are found in all retail makeup). I opted for the darkest shade possible cos i like my brows dark, and the colour will fade around 50% after my first visit - hence touch up 4-6 weeks after.
A barrier ointment was applied, with strict orders to allow dry healing for 48 hours.
The slightly troublesome thing is having to keep the brow area dry for 7 days after the treatment, as to maintain the best results; but i've done this before and realised that eye make up remover and oil cleanser makes it much easier. Also no sun exposure, sauna or steam room time, facials, and excessive sweating from workouts for at least 10 days. That's not so much of a biggie, considering i don't have to draw brows on for MONTHS after woohoo!!
Thanks Andrea! See you VERY SOON for my touch up hehe
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A session costs RM988 (includes brow shaping & after care products).
RM1482 package includes:
Browserie Signature Microblading 6D eyebrow ( RM988)
Touch up - (4 - 6 weeks)
Touch up - RM494 (9-12 months)
Full price list: browserie.bigcartel.com/price-list