Everything you need to know about Ombre Powder Brows

What are Ombre Eyebrows?

Ombre brows, also known as ombre powder brows, hybrid brows or powder brows, is a transient makeup for eyebrows. In the last few years, it has emerged as a new trend for women and men. Unlike other ephemeral (semi-permanent) compositions, the pigments inserted into the upper layer of the skin, the epidermis layer.

The final result of the eyebrows once healed, is a soft and powdery look at the beginning of the brow also, known as the head of the brow. Following a well-groomed tail and as a result, it appears as an illusion of fading.

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How long does the treatment take?

The treatments last up to 3-4 hours. The application is made manually by a well-trained, certified artist. The duration of the treatment depends upon the artist’s experience and training.

The procedure will be done in two steps.

1. Initial treatment for 3-4 hours followed by

2. Final touch-up after 6 – 8 weeks. Initially, the pigment is injected using a process called Dotting Technique, which results in a three-dimensional look to the eyebrows. Once healed, the brow result will look natural and blend in with existing hairs. Usually, a well done Ombre Brows will last for 3-4 years.

What should I do?

Ombre Brows may not be ideal for everyone. People with a current medical diagnosis should avoid this treatment as it may not be suited. Please contact your cosmetic tattoo artist before booking to discuss it further.

1. Cancer
2. Recent botox of filler
3. Skin Infection and viral diseases.

If on any specific medication, it may affect the treatment and how the brows heal.

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Powder brows are a micro-pigmentation that is done by a dotting technique—done with a single needle or multiple needs that used to inject minute dots into the epidermis of the skin. It results in a powder-like effect. The density of the dots is lowest at the beginning of the brow and higher at the tail of the eyebrow, which creates the darkness of Ombre Brows.

Each treatment has several phases that all come together to create the perfect set of Ombre Brows.

  1. Firstly, the brow area is thoroughly cleaned, and alcohol swabs are used to ensure no dirt is present on the brow.
  2. Secondly, the outline is drawn, and this is the shape the artist will tattoo, making sure the outline is symmetrical on both sides and matches the facial structure of the client.
  3. Tattooing the outline slowly and precisely is next, which creates the base that is to be followed.
  4. After the outline is complete, the numbing cream is usually added to the skin for roughly 5-7 minutes. Being done using topical numbing cream.
  5. With the help of a single needle machine, the first pass is started, and countless dots are pierced, and the pigment is inserted. If you experience pain or discomfort, it is advised to use more topical numbing cream.
  6. The next step is called the second round of dotting or the second pass; the concentration of the dots can be enhanced depending upon the darkness of the eyebrows. Continuing to do additional passes based on what the client is after.
  7. The second phase is that of the final touch-up, which is done after 6-8 weeks. The final phase is shorter than the initial one. The artist perfects the eyebrows and any areas the pigment has lifted for the perfect brows.
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Tools and Pigments Used

Powder brows can be done using a cosmetic tattoo machine. The entire procedure is done by the artist with no other device used. With the help of the needle, organic pigments are injected into the epidermis layer of the skin. There is a wide range of pigment colours available. A pigment can be chosen to match your natural brows hairs or hair colour. The artist will take care of the hair colour that is chosen, ensuring the correct undertone and outcome.

For an excellent Ombre Eyebrows treatment, top-quality pigments are to be used, which last up to 3-4 years and will slowly fade over time. Average or low-quality pigments are unstable and do not last long. They change colour over time, and cheaper pigments can include harmful chemicals that are not safe to use.

Is Ombre Brow treatment painful?

Ombre Brows or Powder Brows are a type of micro-pigmentation. Unlike Microblading, there are no continuous strokes or blades into the skin. In Powder brows, the application is made using a pen needle-like structure to disperse tiny pores on the surface, using the dotting technique. They are less invasive, painful, and cause less bleeding than Microblading.

Ombre Eyebrows last longer and ideal for all skin types. Even after years, the look is still intact. However, topical anesthetics are used to numb the area to make it less painful. After the treatment starts, in case of any pain, bleeding, or discomfort, more topical anaesthetics can be used, and the treatment should resume after anaesthetics start to react.

Is Ombre Brows treatment safe?

As mentioned earlier, if you have any medical conditions, or any one of the following applies, consult a doctor to know whether Ombre Brows treatment is safe for you.

  1. High Blood Pressure
  2. Organ Transplant
  3. Cardiac Diseases
  4. Pregnancy
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The micro-pigmentation process is ideal for all skin types, whereas microblading is not suitable for oily skins as it can cause trauma to the surface. Ombre Brows are non-invasive and less harmful. Although, since the skin is broken and exposed, there is a chance of skin infection. Look out for a certified, well-trained artist who uses sterile equipment and top- quality pigments for the procedure. Top-quality pigments are less prone to allergies. Besides, always follow the aftercare instructions carefully to avoid any risk of any issue further.

How much do Ombre Brows (Powder Brows) cost?

The cost varies from artist to artist and salon to salon. The total procedure includes traditional micro-pigmentation and Ombre Brows, which on average costs from $300 to $1000. Some of the salons include the final touch-up services that cost up to $150. The quality of the pigments, equipment used, and the artist experience can also alter the cost.


When it comes to your face and beauty, do not compromise your brows because of money, and make sure you get the best possible service. However, make sure not to drain your bank account at the same time.