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Posted on 13 Apr 2017, by editor

Microblading Vs Digital Semi Permanent Makeup

You maybe reading this as a technician or a consumer wondering what the difference is between the buzz word Microblading vs Semi Permanent makeup.

This is probably the question as a company we are most frequently asked in regards to eyebrow cosmetic tattooing – and one which does require some explanation, as in FTG’s own opinion, there is not a superior answer, so FTG have created this easy to read blog to help you understand the differences so you can make your own choice.

Finishing Touches & Fashion

Finishing Touches Group are an established company who have seen the growth of the Micropigmentation market over the last 20 years. We specialise in training, advanced education and product supplies. From the block brow to the ombré brow, we have seen our fair share of fashion brows, however the nation is being swarmed by the latest reincarnation Microblading.

Big Business

Without a doubt brows are big business and it doesn’t matter if you like them arched and feathered or straight and bold, eyebrows are arguably the most important facial feature. If you’re not satisfied with the ones you have this is where semipermanent makeup & Microblading come into play!

The history of Microblading

Did you know Microblading is a very old technique which has been remarked to allow technicians create beautiful brows at a good price tag. Blading is where the industry started and was known as soft tap.

What is microblading ?

The Microblade technique creates natural defined hair strokes using a manual tool. Touch-ups with micro-blading do not produce smudged or blurry hair strokes and this technique is perfect for the oh so natural client seeking perfection.

The technician will choose needles and the blade type according to the technique and the skin type. The pigment is bladed just below the epidermis and the most shallow part of the dermis, making extremely fine natural looking hair strokes. A very natural result is achieved, as the hairs are bladed into the skin according to the natural hair growth direction. A touch up is included 4-6 weeks after your initial treatment.

What is Semi Permanent makeup?

Also known as micropigmentation, SPMU is colour that is tattooed into the skin using a digital state of the art machine.

Semi permanent makeup creates make up that does not wash off, looks good, stays put and lasts for about a year. It is a revolutionary method of inserting pigment into the dermal layer of the skin in order to enhance facial features. Because the colour is placed ‘in’ your skin, for a softer, more natural looking results. From natural hairstroke eyebrows, eyeliner, lip liner and blush or full lip colour, you can have make up that lasts 24/7.

Colour is added carefully on an initial procedure, and then adjusted/completed in a second session, which is undertaken after 4/6 weeks after allowing the colour to settle.

Can both methods procedure hair strokes brows?

Both blading and digital SPMU creates hairstroke effect brows. Finishing Touches Group are proud to have been the first company within the Uk to launch the nano needle also known as the worlds finest needle. The nano is a revolution in the semi permanent makeup world as it allows technician  to achieve crisp hair-stokes like never before. The needle bends to create flexibility allows the technician to create 3 Dimensional colour and strokes.


Are there cost differences?

Treatment wise the cost are roughly the same however if you are looking to train this is where the differences lie.

Blading, a course with FTG starts at £2,500 plus vat and this is a 3.5 day teaches you everything you need to know about Microblading. Our team of experts guide you through brow shapes and how to

Are both procedures painful?

Well, it depends on your pain threshold..!




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