How to mix microblading pigments for the best possible results?
Microblading is one of the most popular and common beauty processes lately. For those who need a bit of reminder, it is a procedure that focuses on the look of the eyebrows. Namely, each person is different, and regarding genes, health issues or just the physical look, there is the need to improve the look of the eyebrows. Eyebrows are an important part of the look of the face – they give the much-needed definition to the eyes, that are considered as the window of the soul. The more beautiful the eyes look, the entire face looks livelier, younger, and fresher. And here, a huge role can play the well-defined eyebrows.
Most commonly, people with thin eyebrows are looking for a way to make them look fuller. Well, microblading is the best option here, also considered as a semi-permanent one. It is also known as tattooing your eyebrows, to get the look you want, especially definition and texture. Colouring from microblading lasts up to 3 years, different tools (microblading blades), and a smaller amount of pigment in comparison with the regular tattooing process.
Microblading technicians always strive to create different brow look for their clients, and that is something expected and natural. Each face has a different face shape, position of the eyes, and the brows, and with that, it requires different look and colour of the brows. The colour of the brows mainly depends on the colour of the hair and the eyes, and of the tan. They must look natural and soft to the face, never too dominant because in that case, the look will be artificial and strong. To nail the perfect look of the brows, the microblading technicians must use different colour pigments which will best fit the look of the persona they are working on. And to do so, mixing microblading pigments is very important.
For a better understanding, mixing pigments should be understood as a creative process, something like mixing colours. When the proper colours are mixed, there are more chances and options for achieving the shade that looks the most natural. For example, cappuccino and chocolate combo are what works best for the blondes. These shades go also well for the dark brunettes who have medium skin or neutral undertones. The same goes for the other combinations which lead to a very well-known conclusion: the darker tones are achieved by using darker pigments, the lighter tones with pigments in lighter shades. On the other hand, there is the option of modifying the undertone of a shade. The undertone is what changes the base and that is why these undertones are important in creating the final colour. The use of orange pigment can change the undertone that is found in redheads and blends well with the cappuccino and other neutral undertones. The olive shade is great for medium-dark skin and people with pink undertones.
Before moving to the mixing process, here are some important things that you need to know about pigments, their care, and storage so that they will be in the best possible shape for mixing.
- 👉 Pigments should be tightly sealed and stored in a cool dark cabinet. It is suggested to always shake well the bottles for proper distribution of colour.
- Using multiple colours on one procedure will create a much more realistic effect but also, it will take more time.
- Each application of pigment builds colour volume in the skin i.e. gets darker with each application
- Only colours from the same manufacturer can be mixed. Try not to mix different brands of pigments.
- Dispose of any used pigment, because it may be contaminated with bacteria and/or body fluids.
So, all in all, mixing pigments sounds like a fun creative, and artistic process. It sure is, since microblading is an art. But the next question is how to properly mix these pigments and achieve the desired shade?
Mixing pigments can be a bit of a messy job, but it is also a very delicate thing since you are working with small quantities. As easy and basic as it may look, every technician needs certain tips that will make their work better, faster, and unique. Here are some unique and very useful tips and steps that will help any artist to become even more skilled and a master in mixing pigments for microblading.
- Follow these steps at the very beginning: remove the cap of the bottle, hold a 👉 Cotton Pad over the nozzle, and shake. This process will prevent the pigment from spilling inside the cap and all over to the sides. Repeat this will all the other pigments that will be used in the process.
- Shaking the pigment is very important before mixing it. it should be well shaken because, in that way, it can mix, absorb, and combine better with other pigments.
- Pigments should be poured in a mixing cup almost ¾ of the way. this ratio depends on the look and the request of the client, and if these results to be the colour that will be a permanent choice, then you should remember the exact ratio and write it down for the next treatment.
- There are much better results in mixing the pigments with a special 👉 Electric Mixer than with a toothpick or any other tool for manual mixing. The shades will blend much better and more thoroughly if they are done with a special mixer. The duration of the process of mixing should not be more than 15 seconds. Some microblading technicians still prefer to use 👉 Wood Sticks to mix it.
When all of this is done, the process of microblading with mixed pigments can start. The composition of the pigments, the blended mixture, and the application will be much better. the colour will be even with every stroke off the needle and there will be no possibility for difference in the look of the eyebrows.
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