What is Microblading Shading?

By Jan 18, 2024

Microblading shading is growing in popularity as a tool for achieving beautifully enhanced, natural-looking eyebrows. But there is still some mystery surrounding what it entails and how it compares to microblading alone. Let’s explore the details so you can determine if this service may be suitable for your needs.

What Exactly Is Microblading Shading?

Microblading shading (also called microshading or ombre brows) is an add-on service to basic microblading that takes your brows from great to glorious.

With traditional microblading, superfine blades are used to etch on tiny strokes that mimic real brow hairs. It shapes and fills in the brows for a natural look.

Microshading takes it up a notch by scattering and blurring pigment in between those hair-like strokes. It fills in any sparseness for that smooth, fuller appearance.

The result is brows with a major wow factor! They appear much bolder, smoother and more filled in. Yet the microshading still looks softly natural – never harsh.

So, microblading does the detailing and shaping, while microshading boosts the density. Together, they can create beautifully shaped, full brows to frame your face flawlessly.

It’s like microblading sculpts the brows, and microshading brings them to life! The combo gives you that texture and fullness you’d get using brow powders or pencils, minus the daily filling in.

How Does Microshading Differ From Microblading?

While microblading relies on hair-like strokes, microshading utilizes various motions to disperse the pigment:

  • Soft dots or stippling motions
  • Light feathering brushstrokes
  • Short dashes that blur together

These techniques scatter the pigment, making it look more airbrushed than microblading alone. The pigments used are also specially formulated to heal slightly softer for a blurred effect.

Most technicians will start with microblading to shape and define the brows. Microshading comes second to add fullness and dimension between the strokes. Some may choose shading alone to create a powdery, makeup-inspired look.

Walking Through the Microblading Shading Process

The process is quite similar to that of a standard microblading appointment. Here is a general outline:

  • Numbing cream is applied for maximum comfort.
  • The brow area is mapped, measured, and tweezed.
  • Microblading is performed first to create hair strokes.
  • A different configuration of needles is used for shading.
  • Light pressure and short strokes blend pigment between the hairs.
  • The brows are gently cleaned and soothed before finishing.

While microblading can cause moderate discomfort for some, microshading is often reported as less painful due to the lighter pressure. There may be some residual tenderness that resolves within days.

Does Microshading Last As Long As Microblading?

Microshading typically lasts a little longer than microblading. Results differ depending on the individual. Microshading can last for 1 to 3 years, but every six to eight months, you will need a touch-up or maintenance appointment.

Is Microblading Shading Right For You?

Microshading is best suited for individuals seeking:

  • A bolder, more filled-in brow look
  • Softness between hairs for a smoother gradient
  • Added definition in thin or over-plucked brows
  • An airbrushed, powdered makeup-inspired result

Schedule a consultation with the Strokes of Genius Microblading technician for microblading shading in Orlando. We can help you figure out if microblading shading can give you the look you want. With proper expectations and aftercare, it can offer you a gorgeous, natural-looking look.

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