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Microshading vs Microblading: Your Path to Perfect Brows

Updated: Dec 19, 2023

Two popular methods to get perfect brows are called "microshading" and "microblading". At Rita Makmak Beauty we have our vision for these techniques. But which one should you choose? This article microshading vs microblading, will help you understand the differences between and decide which one is best for you.

Choose between microblading and microshading

Microshading vs Microblading: What's the Difference?

Before we talk about the good and bad things about these two techniques, let's understand what they are:


  • Microshading is a way to make your eyebrows look better for a while. An electric PMU ( Permanent Makeup ) machine is used to make your eyebrows look soft and powdery.

  • It's good if you want your eyebrows to look filled in like you're wearing makeup.

  • Microshading can make your brows look smooth and natural.


  • Microblading is another way to make your eyebrows look better for a while. A skilled artist uses a special tool to make tiny lines that look like real hairs in your eyebrows.

  • It's great if you want your eyebrows to look natural and well-defined

  • Microblading is done by hand, and the person doing it needs to be very careful and exact.

The Good and Bad Things About Microshading and Microblading

Now, let's talk about the things that are good and not so good about these techniques:

Good things: microblading vs microshading


Good Things:

Lasts a Long Time: Microshading can make your brows look good for a long time, up to 2-3 years.

Works for Different Styles: It can make your brows look soft and natural, which goes with many styles.

Easy to Take Care Of: After your brows heal, you won't need to do much to keep them looking good.

Not So Good Things:

Looks Dark at First: After you get it done, your brows might look too dark for a little while. They get lighter as they heal.

Can Cost More: Microshading might cost a bit more than Microblading because of the special tools used.

Bad things: microblading vs microshading


Good Things:

Natural Look: Microblading makes your brows look like they have real hairs. It's very natural.

Heals Quickly: Your brows will look good again faster with Microblading.

Precise Shapes: You can get your brows to look exactly the way you want.

Not So Good Things:

Doesn't Last Very Long: The good look from Microblading usually only stays for 1-2 years, so you'll need to do it again sooner.

Not for Oily Skin: If you have oily skin, your brows might not stay looking good for very long.

Scarring - A Real Concern: Often leads to irreversible skin damage, like scarring, especially if you go for it more than once. Ouch!

Never enough - Frequent Touch-Ups: Microblading strokes don't always age gracefully. Some start fading faster than others, which means clients often need to come in for frequent touch-ups.

Which Method Is Best for You?

The choice between Microshading and Microblading depends on what you like and what you need. Here are some things to think about:

  • If you want your brows to look like you're wearing makeup, Microshading is a good choice.

  • If you want your brows to look natural and have hair-like lines, you should try Microblading.

  • Your skin type and lifestyle also matter. People might like Microshading because it lasts longer.

In conclusion

Our recommendation leans strongly towards Microshading, because:

  • Suitable for all skin types

  • Painless

  • No risk of scarring

  • No color inversion

  • Lasts longer

But in the end, choosing between Microshading and Microblading is your personal decision. By thinking about the good and not-so-good things about each one, and making an informed choice, you can have the beautiful brows you've always wanted.

Both microshading and microblading are forms of permanent makeup. That means you can have perfect brows every day without spending time on makeup.

Remember, no matter which method you choose, at Rita Makmak Beauty we will help you achieve your GOAL. Perfect brows can change your look and make you feel more confident every day.

Contact us today to begin your journey towards the perfect brows!

Stay fabulous!

Rita Makmak - Permanent Makeup Artist

Your Beauty Is My Passion

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