Every two weeks, Stephanie Darling tests a different makeup, skincare or wellness trend to see if it’s worth your time. Looking ahead, what to expect from brow misting.
My eyebrows, “the hanger on the face,” were neglected. Time to try a new technology.
Insider I used a technique called misting at the Amy Jean salon in Sydney to lift my faded feather tattooed brows. Therapist Erin drew an outline and made sure I was happy with the shape. She then tidied up any loose brows by plucking and waxing, after which she applied some numbing cream (which she reapplied throughout). She loads the airbrush with my custom paint and delivers a series of very fine points that create a gradient mist of color when implanted into the skin under my eyebrows. Since this is a cosmetic tattoo procedure, I was instructed to keep my brows dry for 10 days to allow them to heal and allow the paint to stick.
pain factor It’s a little tight, but the numbing cream helps.
result My brows look natural and in good shape. I was told I would lose 30% of my color depth within the first few weeks, which is normal and would have to be refilled in about six weeks.
Downtime two hours.
where to get it Amy Jean Brows in Melbourne and Sydney.
cost: From $995.
at home To protect your new brows from getting wet in the shower, try Lash By Lash’s Facial Shade (lashbylash.com.au, $17 for 50).