Microblading VS Microshading...

November 25, 2021

Microblading VS Microshading

Many people might think that microblading is simply tattooing the brows to look bolder, thicker and shapely. However, there is a lot more consideration that goes into your brow designs from desired shape to colour, but also the microblading process

Here is a breakdown of how microshading and other microblading techniques compare, and the microblading supplies that are required for them.

Microblading eyebrows

Microblading, also known as embroidery brows or feathering, is the process of manually drawing hair strokes onto the brows (following the direction in which the hairs naturally grow) to fill in any gaps whilst keeping them looking natural.

Microblading hand tools

Microblading hand tools and needles

At Microblading Emporium we offer a wide variety of microblading blades and hand tools in all different styles, pin quantities and sizes for all of your microblading requirements! Including both disposable microblading hand tools and multi-use disposable microblading pens which are used with needles and then disposed of. Some microblading salons and technicians choose to sterilize in an autoclave machine, however we recommend the use of disposable microblading pens or needle holders with single-use microblading needles.

Here are our top microblading hand tools!

Alternatively, Microblading Emporium also offers Nano microblading needlesAnd you might be wondering “is nanoblading better than microshading”? The smaller nano blades create a finer and crisper hair strokes, which is a lot more natural than microblading. It also allows for the technician to more easily control the level of pigmentation on the brows. However the nanoblading process can take much longer than traditional microblading.

Microshading needles

Microshading eyebrows

Microshading eyebrows gives them the effect of make-up covered brows. The process is usually done by machine but can also be achieved through manual microblading hand tools. It applies millions of tiny dots of pigment to the brows providing a much fuller and less natural look than microblading, however it does last approximately 3-6 months longer. Microshading is also a better alternative to microblading for those with oily skin types.

Microshading eyebrows can achieve both dense and subtle brows, which is controlled by the number of layers or applications.

Microshading tools:

microshading roller

An alternative method of microshading is using a microshading roller.

Using a microshading roller may seem different to your usual types of microblading, however it is an incredibly simple to use hand tool and still creates astonishing results.

How to use a Nano blade microshading roller:

Simply start the procedure as you normally would, by drawing out the brows. You can buy microblading measuring tools from Microblading Emporium here -

disposable eyebrow ruler sticker roll

You could alternatively buy this disposable eyebrow ruler sticker roll, to make the process even easier! 

Then once you have achieved your desired eyebrow shape simply roll the tool into the chosen microblading pigment so that all pins are covered and start shading - rolling the pigment from left to right. Complete the shading row by row along the brows to ensure each part of the brow is saturated to the appropriate level and no area is missed.

Still unsure about using a microshading roller? Purchase a microblading kit to practise this method and see for yourself just how easy this method can be!

Combination brows

Combination brows is exactly as it sounds, a combination of both microblading and microshading. This is a great option for those with very sparse brows as the microblading provides more natural hair strokes, but the microshading process adds fullness. Purchase a microblading starter kit containing different needle types required for combination brows! 

Ombre brows

Ombre brows is a style of eyebrow microshading that is inspired by the hair trend. It starts off with a more subtle effect on the inner brows, gradually getting darker to the arch and then it is at its most pigmented at the tip of the brow creating the Ombre effect, light to dark.

pigment removal solution

If you accidentally add too much pigment to the inner brow then we suggest you use this. A Pigment removal solution for use during the procedure to lighten the already applied pigment. 

Microblading supplies UK at Microblading Emporium

With microblading the possibilities are endless, and if you would like to offer all options to your customers be sure to purchase all the tools you would need. ‘Good fortune often happens when opportunity meets with preparation’ Thomas Edison.

Buy all of the best microblading supplies today at Microblading Emporium.

microblading eyebrows

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