by Alexandra Nicole Nuralam

Microfeathering or Microblading? What You Should Know

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Everyone wants full, bushy brows the likes of Cara Delevingne and Lily Collins. With brow solutions like microblading and microfeathering on the beauty scene, it’s not impossible to remedy your over-plucked ones into natural, defined eyebrows that actually look good. The thing is, which one will work best for you? What is the difference? We’ve got you covered.


What it is: Microblading is a semi-permanent technique that usually involves your whole brow area. The aesthetician creates incisions on the eyebrows, which are then filled with pigment to mimic hair and create fullness and shape.

Best for: Anyone who wants a natural brow look that lasts.

How long microblading lasts: You’ll need a touch-up in about a month; and with proper care, microblading can last anywhere from 12 months to three years.

Aftercare: In the first few days, you might want to plan around your brows—so no to scheduling big things, like a huge job interview or engagement photos for the first week or two. Clean your eyebrows with distilled water on a cotton pad gently for the first week. Also, avoid going to the gym, as excess sweating around eyebrows can prevent pigment retention.

A few more ways to extend it: Stay out of the sun, since it can fade the pigment. Avoid putting active ingredients (like retinol and acids) near your brows because they’ll lift the top layers of your skin with continued use—and the pigment with it.


What it is: Microfeathering is for those with naturally full brows. It’s a technique created by LA-based brow expert, Kristie Streicher, and is used for a more natural, feathered brow.

Best for: Anyone who wants to fill out the brows they already have.

How long microfeathering lasts: It typically doesn’t last as long as microblading because the pigmented strokes are much finer and are more natural-looking. Depending on certain factors, like your skin type (oilier skin types won’t hold the pigment as well), age, and skincare routine, microfeathering will usually last from eight to 12 months.

What you should know: Since microfeathering works with your existing brow hairs, there’s usually a growing-out period of six to 12 months so there is a base to work with.


Jo Artysan
The award-winning beauty salon specialises in eyebrow and lash services. Depending on factors like your facial features and shape, the aesthetician will choose the eyebrow service that best suits you.

Highbrow offers semi-permanent eyebrow services that can last for up to 2 years with proper care. Plus, if you’ve got low pain tolerance, they use anaesthetic cream for a more comfortable experience.

Brow Art Studio
If you want defined brows immediately, Brow Art Studio has got you covered. Their 6D eyebrow service yields immediate results with no downtime.