2016

Korean Beauty Trend: 3D Eyebrow Tattoo

Photo Credit: Cosmopolitan

Photo Credit: Cosmopolitan

From BB Creams to Lip Tints, South Korea is undoubtedly the leading trend setter when it comes to beauty. What was once the rage in Korea often doesn’t trickle to the North American market until years later. Such is the case with a recent beauty craze known as Microblading. What is a common semi-permanent cosmetic procedure in Korea has recently emerged as the latest fad in North America. Also identified as Korean 3D Eyebrow Tattoo or Eyebrow Embroidery, Microblading is a tattoo technique that mimics eyebrow hairs by using a row of fine needles to fill in your missing brows. The illusion of fine hair strands leaves the brows looking natural and full lasting up to two years.

 

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Client from Meraki Brow Bar sporting the trendy korean straight brow with a slight arch!

Due to its low maintenance and natural look, Microblading has been a popular choice for many Koreans, including Kpop stars like Girls Generation’s, Hyo Yeon & Tae Yeon. In a bali bali (hurry hurry) culture, it is definitely one less thing to worry about when getting ready in the morning!

photo credit: kdramastars.com

photo credit: kdramastars.com

photo credit: kpopmap.com

photo credit: kpopmap.com

I have to admit that I was quite skeptical at first after hearing horror stories on sharpie looking eyebrow tattoos gone bad but after seeing my sister’s perfectly symmetrical eyebrows done, I had to give it a try! Since flying to Korea wasn’t really an option nor was it within my budget, I set up an appointment with Michelle at Meraki Brow Bar in Vancouver, BC. After seeing her work on instagram and hearing great reviews from her past clients (including my sister), I decided to fully entrust her with my eyebrows.

Not only was Michelle a professional but she was extremely patient and meticulous, erasing, measuring and drawing my brows until I was 100 percent satisfied with the shape before etching semi-permanent ink on them. In the 2.5 hour session, most of the time was spent on perfecting my brows while the application of ink itself only took about 20 minutes.

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#wokeuplikethis… literally

 

My eyebrows before

My brows before screamed “help me!” My brows after are on fleek!

The result was incredible. Not only did my eyebrows look full and on point but they looked very natural! I had been living under a rock all these years. Why did I not discover this earlier? It would have saved me a lot of time and money spent on quick brow fixes. I used to often wear baseball hats to hide my unkempt barely there eyebrows from the public but after having them filled, I can confidently walk out makeup free! For a busy mama with two small kids, this has been life changing.

Like what you see? Check out Michelle at Meraki Brow Bar and get $50 off your first Microblading session by referencing Esther from Canada-Korea Blog! Your welcome. :) (Please note that the discount is only applicable to the first 10 clients booked).

Meraki Brow Bar

Website: www.merakibrowbar.com

Email: merakibrowbar@gmail.com

Contact: 778.288.2686

 

Cheers,

Esther

Thatkimchilife.com

 

Resources:

https://www.dramafever.com/news/the-power-of-eyebrow-tatoos/

http://www.instyle.com/news/what-is-eyebrow-microblading-guide-facts

http://happiebb.com/blog/2014/11/02/things-i-do-in-korea-a-brow-baring-post/

 

2 replies »

  1. Microblading looks so good and natural! But, I heard it’s best for people that don’t have much eyebrow hair at all. It shouldn’t be used to fill in eyebrows for those with a lot of existing hair already because it cuts the skin and doesn’t let hair grow. So those people should use regular tattooing. At least that’s what an esthitician told me!

    • Hi Dasha, I completely agree and that is why i fell in love with this technique because it is so natural! Unfortunately, i was not blessed with bushy eyebrows so this was the perfect option for me. For those with a lot of eyebrow hair, i also don’t recommend it. Why would you when one is blessed with full brows that others would kill for! ;P Good tip though! ^.^

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