- The ombré brow permanent makeup treatment creates a soft, defined look using a pixelated pattern.
- Unlike microblading, it’s ideal for all skin types and requires fewer touch-ups.
- We followed content creator Milly Bannister on her brow-transformation journey at Arch Angels NYC.
The following is a transcription of the video:
Narrator: Over the last few years, microblading has become one of the most popular ways to achieve fuller-looking eyebrows. But there’s another alternative to getting that look. Ombré brows. Daly is a sought-after brow artist in New York City with dozens of five-star reviews on Yelp and Google. At Daly’s studio, the ombré brow treatment costs clients $1,200. We followed one of her clients to see what it’s like to get an ombré brow makeover.
Milly Bannister: I’m a full-time content creator, and today I am at Arch Angels New York City to try the ombré brow for the first time ever. I love going makeup-free. I try to do it as much as possible. But being quite fair hair tone, I sort of am missing that, like, definition.
Narrator: Although microblading is generally about the same price as the ombré brow treatment, ombré brows require fewer touch-ups, tend to last longer, and work for all skin types. When a new client visits Daly, their brow journey starts with an in-depth consultation about their goals.
Daly Flores: What would you like to get done today?
Milly: So, I’m looking for something really natural because I’m quite fair and I don’t really wear makeup a lot. Yeah, I think just something that’s really reflective of what my brows would look like filled in.
Daly: I’ve picked a few colors based on some of the photos that you sent to me.
Daly: To see. And I have this one and this one. We’ll go with the darker one, ’cause 40% of what we’re doing today will fade away.
Narrator: Next, Daly starts measuring the client’s brows to ensure that her mapping is perfect. She uses string saturated in dye to make her first mapping mark. Perhaps the most important tool used to ensure symmetry and precise measurements is the golden ratio eyebrow ruler. Once those initial marks are made, the drawing begins.
Daly: This little line right here, it’s my arch, so I know I should have a little curve there, and I also arch on the bottom. That’s just a nice technique. And this line right here is where the tail ends, and that’s where I stop as well.
Narrator: After Daly finishes the initial mapping, she takes a picture to show the client. After a few last adjustments, the mapping is complete. Daly starts by filling in the brows manually with a few strokes at the front. Then she carefully traces the outline of the brow. After the gel anesthetic is applied, the magic begins. Daly goes over the brows a few times until the desired color is achieved, which takes about two hours.
Milly: I’m feeling a little tender. It’s a little painful right now, but the numbing definitely is quite effective. Eyebrows are really important for your face, but I’m not really great at doing them myself, and now, just knowing that an expert has shaped them and colored them in, and it’s all, it’s all good to go. You can just get up, wash your face, moisturizer, SPF, out the door, perfect. Hey, it’s Milly here, it’s been a few weeks since I’ve had the ombré brow treatment, and they actually came out a little lighter than I expected, but I will be going for a touch-up in a few weeks to make them darker and refine the shape and get them perfect. I have been able to step out most days without having to outline my eyebrows or add any powder, which is amazing. It’s only when I want that darker look for nighttime, when I’m doing a really, like, dark, smoky eye that I tend to fill in my brows, But as of now, I’m really, really enjoying this natural, ombré look that I have on my eyebrows. And I would, I just can’t recommend it enough. I love it.