Microblading Vs Microshading: What is the Difference?

With every new beauty treatment, we get closer and closer to who we want to be and want to look like. Women have been reinventing themselves and the idea of beauty for as long as forever. At this point, you likely know that eyebrows play a very important part in the current beauty dynamic, which is why so many women are looking to various procedures to make sure their brows are on point.Microblading Vs Microshading: What is the Difference? 1

The latest trends tell us that microblading and microshading are the new go-to for perfect brows, but what is the difference? Is there one? Which is best for you?


The procedure is very simple even though it lasts for a couple of hours. It requires the use of needles that help place the pigment into your skin. Using hair-like strokes, the artist makes sure the pigment penetrates your brow skin thus leaving nice strokes that look like real hair. This procedure is not painful as a good artist will use a numbing ointment to make the whole experience more comfortable.


Similar in nature, microshaded eyebrows look a bit more different than the microbladed ones. During this procedure, the artist will not be making the usual hair-like strokes that will create the perfect artificial hair on the brow, but she will rather use a stippling method. This method uses repetitive doses of pigment and thus make the whole look less harsh than the one during microblading.

The Big Difference

The difference between these brow techniques is the tool being used, with microshading a different tool is used which is known as rotary tool. This allows the artist to add fuller and more frequent strokes to your brow. As a result, this procedure creates a soft, powdered effect that resembles eyebrow powder, and it is definitely the look that you might see on photographs of many influencers. Microblading leaves tiny, natural-looking hair strokes, while microshading leaves small, pinpoint dots that create the whole look. At the end, your eyebrows will look fuller and thicker.

How Long Do The Last?

Both treatments last roughly the same amount of time. On average microbladed or microshaded eyebrows can last 1-2 years. That being said, you will need a touch-up about a month after the initial application.

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Watch the process below