Do your eyebrows make you self-conscious? Are they less than lush and full? Eyebrows can lose their luster after years of overplucking, medical conditions, aging, or simply genetics. There’s finally a way to enhance sparse eyebrows in a way that looks completely natural: Microblading.

Microblading is a type of cosmetic tattoo that mimics the look of individual hairs to create natural-looking eyebrows. Much more realistic in appearance than penciled or tattooed eyebrows, microblading works with your existing brows to enhance what you already have by adding fine, individual tattooed hairs to your eyebrows.

How Does Microblading Work?

The estheticians at EnLighten Skin & Body Medspa use super-fine hair strokes to create realistic and natural-looking eyebrows. Sometimes called “eyebrow tattoos” microblading is used to give brows a fuller look, darker appearance, or more definition.

Although they are similar, microblading is not the same thing as permanent makeup. When eyebrows are applied via permanent makeup, they are applied in a filler color. The brow may be outlined and then simply filled in with color. There is no definition or appearance of individual hairs as there is with microblading. Microblade eyebrows are applied as individual hairs resulting in a very realistic, natural-looking eyebrow.

We like this quote which highlights the difference between microblading and permanent makeup: “Microblading replaces hair. Permanent makeup replaces makeup.”