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Oily Skin? Read This Before You Get Your Eyebrows Microbladed

Oily skin requires special skin care and considerations when it comes to microblading. If you know you have oily skin, read this first!

An experienced microblading artist will notice oily skin right away. Columbus OH Microblading artist and PLEIJ Salon + Spa resident brow expert Adrian Jones says, “I’m an esthetician first, so make it a point to look for this. “If you can see shine through the makeup, you know they have oily skin.” However, 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 and which microblading technique is recommended for you.

Understand that microblading is semi-permanent cosmetic tattooing through which the artist is placing micropigment underneath the skin. Adrian always advises clients on how their oily skin type can impact their results: “It could fade a little quicker and they’ll need more frequent touch-ups. The strokes might also expand a little more than someone with dry, normal or combination type skin.” It’s ultimately the artist’s discretion whether or not you’re a good candidate for microblading.

So what’s a girl with oily skin to do? Enter: SHADING.


Shading is a relatively new technique that’s perfect for clients with oily skin.

You read that right… just because your skin is not receptive to hairstrokes, does NOT disqualify you as a candidate for microblading and brow perfection.

Like microblading, it can be performed with a hand tool (not a machine), though it can also be gently completed with a machine. But unlike microblading, the artist recreates a powder or ombre look instead of individual hairstrokes.

If you are deadset on hairstrokes, you can even talk to your artist about a microblading/shading combo. The artist will draw some hairstrokes, usually around the edges where they’re most visible, then add shading to the body of the brow, giving it a full look that retains a beautiful shape everyday—without any fuss in the morning.

These techniques look amazing no matter your skin type — and for many it’s their 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! And if the artist isn’t trained in these techniques, search for someone in your area who is! You and your brow are worth the effort.

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