So what is the difference between 3D, 6D, Feathered, Solid, Powered, Hair Stroke permanent eyebrows??
Well, these names are all different techniques used by permanent makeup artists to describe the application of pigments to shape the eyebrow using either a manual blade or machine. This article will focus on the feathered or feathering name and technique.
Feathering vs Solid or Powdered Permanent Eyebrow technique
The solid or powered technique is, or was, the standard of applying pigment to the eyebrow which would completely fill in the brows. The permanent makeup artist uses a machine, either a traditional coil tattoo machine or a Rotary pen, with a sharp needle on the end that constantly moves up and down, piercing the skin and applying the pigment of choice in the high dermal layer of the skin. This method uses one solid color to fill in or shade the brow to give it shape and thickness to the brows.
Permanent makeup artists are now starting to learn the techniques from their Asian counterparts and learning to complete this technique using a handheld blade, this technique is called micro blading or micro blading.
Best eyebrow micro blading uses a handheld pen with a very sharp blade at the tip. The artist dips the blade in the chosen color and proceeds to make incisions into the skin and creating hair strokes that look natural and realistic.
As mentioned above, permanent makeup is the application of pigment into the top dermal layer of the skin. The feathering technique creates natural looking, hair stroked eyebrows.
This technique utilizes a machine or more commonly a handheld pen or hand tool that uses a blade for more realistic hair stroked eyebrows. The technique of feathering utilizes the same process and procedures as other application methods.
Firstly, you should have a consultation with the artist to ensure a color match is completed and that you are happy with the shape of the eyebrows to be completed.