The first time I heard about microblading I began researching it endlessly. I checked out so many different artist’s work, and watched them grow. I prayed and hoped that maybe, fingers crossed, one day I would be able to have my eyebrows microbladed, and when that day would come I would already be familiar with the work of those in my general vacinity.
Since becoming more and more open about trichotillomania over the years, I’ve pulled back the veil, especially with my mom. It’s almost dumbfounding to think how much time I spent trying to hide my trichotillomania from her! It’s so much easier, just being transparent about it. She was able to understand, and empathize, and I told her about microblading (like two or so years ago) and we started doing more research together. I would show her different microblading before and after pictures, we would compare different artists.
I am so grateful that she is helping me achieve my dream journey, a journey to eyebrows! In one week I will have eyebrows. I do not want this to come off boastful, I want you to be right there with me. I want you to come up with a million questions and I will literally answer them live. So if you have trichotillomania, have very little or no eyebrows, and you have been considering having your eyebrows microbladed…join me NEXT WEDNESDAY! YAY!
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Another example of beautiful work done by @precisionspa_inc. For those with trichotillomania, many of us have different pulling patterns which may leave eyebrows looking uneven and unsymmetrical, this photo does a great job illustrating ow microblading eyebrows can seamlessly bring balance back to your eyebrows.
And there you have it. I know many eyebrow pullers are so concerned with permanent damage caused by many years of pulling. Microblading is an amazing option to restore and recreate eyebrows and giving back a significant amount of time lost to recreating eyebrows every day, and maximizing confidence again.
Note: I am not insinuating any of these women pictured in the before and after’s suffer from trichotillomania. I only used these examples to show different aspects of hair loss and the artistic ability that would change so many lives of my fellow trich loves.
If you’ve pulled out your eyebrows, you’ve probably tried learning how to do makeup for trichotillomania
by watching YouTube videos that show someone with amazing eyebrows
just making their eyebrows more perfect. I have.
My question was: Yea, but how the heck do I create eyebrows from scratch with no hairs to begin with?!
We want to hide our lack of eyebrows yet we also want it to look as natural as possible.
It takes a little getting used to, playing around with products, some patience. Watch this video,
and you will be building natural brows from scratch in no time!
Let me show you how to build a perfect, natural looking brow from scratch.
No starter hairs to begin with? No problem!
Step 1. Start out with your preferred eyebrow pencil to sketch out the beginning of the brow, the arch, and the tail of the brow. I am using MAC Veluxe Liner in Deep Brunette. Use your nose and the straight line of the pencil to identify where these 3 points should be.
Step 2. Start filling in the sketched out area with very light, but deliberate strokes, mimicking fine brow hairs. This step just gives a foundation to work with, connecting the three points from Step 1.
Step 3 and 4. Using a downward motion create structure of beginning of the brow at the point closest to the nose and inner eye. Using the same downward motion, create dimension to the arch pointing the pencil diagonal to the second point and use downward motions to enhance the top of the arch and tail point.
Step 5. Go back through and add more dimension with small liner strokes, building on the foundation created in the previous steps so that you have a base looking like this:
Step 6. Bring in more texture and color. Now the brow starts to really come to life. I am using Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade (Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown by Anastasia) and Morphe Brush 215, a very small and precise angled brush. Use the small angled brush to darken the bottom of the brow to give an illusion of natural growth and flow, and accentuate the tail of the brow. Our natural brows become much darker toward the tail of the brow.
andddd, this takes some refining, so continue to build with small strokes….
And keep adding texture and mini hand-strokes of the angled brush adding pretend brow hairs until you are satisfied…but don’t overdue it! we want to give the impression that these babies are real! Also, remember, eyebrows are not twins. They’re related but not identical twins. It’s okay if you can’t get them to be mirrored images of each other!!
Step 7. Finish off your eyebrow build with a translucent finishing powder to set your brows. This step is so important, I actually find that it adds a little additional texture and reduces any overly harsh hand strokes. Most importantly, finishing off with setting powder ensures staying power. I think we can agree, keeping our brows on our faces is a big plus lol! Here, I am using NYX HD Finishing Powder – Banana HDFP02.
Bazinga! Natural brows created from scratch!
I really hope this helps you build an eyebrow. Please, do not hesitate to ask ANY questions! Comment below, and I will answer you right quick !
Instead of just coming clean, admitting that I pulled my eyelashes,
my mom and I were doing this uneasy dance of suspicion and denial.
I spent so much time working around this deep seated shame,
shame about the condition, shame about the lies,
and shame that this cycle perpetuated.
The Six reasons you should come out about trichotillomania today:
You can be free. Coming out about trichotillomania and being honest seems like the hardest, scariest act but you can take control of that fear.
You stop living in fear. It’s a fear that we created out of shame, but the shame cycle stops when you just come out about trichotillomania.
You bring awareness to the forefront. Many parents and loved ones are so suspicious or worried because they don’t understand. You can empower them with the truth.
You stop hiding. The diverted eyes, the prep that goes into the hiding, the shifty behaviors all stop.
You can ask for help from the people that love you the most. Assign someone to be your trich buddy to keep an eye on where your hands are. It can even help bring awareness to the times you tend to pull when previously you wouldn’t have even realized it.
You find out how understanding and accepting human beings are. This is an amazingly surprising discovery. (relationship link)
Have you come out about trich? Or, do you want to?