Oily skin requires special skin care and special considerations when microblading. If you know you have oily skin, read this first!
An experienced artist will notice oily skin right away. A few things you can look for is large pores, thicker skin, and a constant shine to your skin. If your makeup game is strong or if you have a little less shine than usual, the artist may not notice; so be sure to mention it anyway! It will affect the work.
First, understand that microblading is cosmetic tattooing, so the artist is placing pigment underneath the skin. Microblading can fade a little quicker and you’ll need more touch ups sooner than the average. The strokes might also expand or blur a little more than someone who doesn’t have oily skin. It’s ultimately the artist’s discretion whether or not you’re a good candidate for microblading.
Shading vs. Microblading, Powder brows, & Ombre Eyebrows
Shading/Powder brows have come a long way over time. It’s not your grandmothers old school tattooed eyebrows. Since we’re tattooing very superficially we can achieve a powdery look versus a stark tattooed look.
Ultimately, these techniques look amazing no matter your skin type—for many it’s personal preference. Many women fill in their brows daily, and a filled-in look is perfect for them, even if they don’t have oily skin.
Shading, powder brows, and ombre eyebrows are all viable options if you have an oily complexion—so do your research and talk to your artist! You’re worth the effort.