I love everything about the face and it’s expressions but I have always been especially infatuated with the brows. Brows have the ability to change the look of the entire face. It is almost magical. I believe it is because they frame the ‘windows to the soul’, the eyes. When I was younger my girlfriends would often catch me studying their brows as they were trying to share something with me and would say “Hey, my eyes are down here!” I understand why more and more women are turning to brow tattooing. It is wonderful to be able to create the perfect brow with makeup but it is a huge time saver if your brows are already done when you wake up. Some are blessed with beautifully lush brows that just need a touch of evening out here and there. Others, like myself, over did it with tweezing, and when you over tweeze, the hairs do not always grow back over time. Sickness can also cause brows to become thin, or sparse brows can be a reminder of having been sick.

I tried brow tattooing myself but the procedure was done almost two decades ago. Back then, it was done in a blocking or stippling pattern. I like the new method much better because it doesn’t look like a tattoo if done correctly. It looks like tiny brow hairs. Also, it is important to make sure that the technician you go to uses crushed earth pigments and not synthetic ink. The pigments should be vegan and 100% natural. Feather stroke is about creating the look of actual brow hairs with fine strokes. After getting my brows done twenty years ago, I moved to the west coast to go to makeup school. So when it was time for a brow touch up session a couple years later, I had to go to a different technician. Her style of brow was much different than the first time I had them done. I didn’t want to hurt her feelings but I honestly couldn’t wait for them to lighten up to the point of disappearing. I opted to grow out my natural brows as much as possible in hopes of covering up the tattoo. At the time, I was doing a lot of traveling to hot and balmy places. I was not applying sun protection to my brows so my brow tattoos actually disappeared at warp speed all on their own. So thankfully nature stepped in and naturally erased my brows tattoos for me.

If you have recently had your brows done with the new feather stroke method, this same thing could happen to you, even if you love your new brows. They are an investment so protecting them with natural SPF daily is of the utmost importance. I recommend apply our RASPBERRY ELIXIR as soon as you begin the healing process {and this goes for any type of tattoo-not just brows}. Your brows will be crisp and dark at first as the tattoo heals, as well as being a little sore and sensitive. You will go through a period of tingling and itchiness as the skin renews itself over the next week. I recommend applying one spray to the inside palm of our hand and then gently tapping the product into your brows with your index finger.

Our RASPBERRY ELIXIR  contains 35-50 spf but it also reduces inflammation in the skin. Nothing is added to the oil and nothing is taken out. Our oil is cold pressed and certified organic red raspberry seed oil from certified organic red raspberry seeds, which are grown locally without the use of synthetic chemicals.

 Red Raspberry Seed Oil is a rich source of Omega 3 and Omega 6 essential fatty acids and antioxidants; including Vitamin E, polyphenols and ellagic acid. These natural antioxidants mop-up skin damaging free radicals that are caused by sunlight and other environmental stresses. Its anti-inflammatory action soothes irritated skin.

 Due to Red Raspberry seed oil’s high antioxidant content, moisturizing and anti-inflammatory effect, and its natural UV protection, it is included as an ingredient in skin care products for anti-aging, brightening, moisturizing and balancing. The potential UVA and UVB protection afforded by raspberry seed oil is reportedly similar to titanium dioxide with an SPF protection factor of 28-50 (Oomah et al 2000)*. This nourishing and healing oil is also a main ingredient in our HAUT CARAMEL TAN. It treats irritated skin such as dermatitis, eczema and psoriasis.

Things to keep in mind in your quest for the right technician from a makeup artist’s point of view:

-certification

-experience/before and after photos

-only 100% vegan and natural pigments are used

-choose a level of colour that will suit you without makeup

-do a rough sketch first and do not just go with the current brow trend shape

 

 

 

 

Joanne Lepp
Joanne Lepp