I’m sure you heard all the controversial news surrounding Microblading in Vancouver. If you haven’t, you can Google “Microblading Vancouver News” and a list of articles will pop up. Of course, these articles are mostly warnings to potential Microblading customers who are considering getting some sort of semi permanent or permanent make up done.

As with any permanent or semi-permanent procedure, you want to make sure that you are doing your part in researching the technician / cosmetic tattoo artist that is offering you the service. Thankfully, I had an amazing technician that made my experience not only painless but also wonderful. Mandi from Avenue 42 offers her potential clients a great selection of Permanent & Semi Permanent Make Up, however, this time around, I opted for her Microblading service. So of course, I’m sharing my experience to make you all feel reassured about the service.

Here is the Truth About Microblading:

It Takes 2 Hours

If you’re anything like me, you want to know how long you’re going to have to still for. The whole appointment took 2 hours. This includes filling out forms, discussing the procedure, after care, time for the numbing cream to take affect and the actual Microblading procedure.

It Doesn’t Hurt

I’ve heard a few instances where the numbing cream didn’t work on the client and the procedure was painful. If you are one the unlucky few, make sure you communicate with your technician so they are aware.   Lucky, the numbing cream did work on me and I almost fell asleep during the whole service. Be warned, the whole situation will feel a little uncomfortable at first, (somebody else is in your personal space) and you have to relax. Don’t worry though, that feeling will fade away, just remember to relax and you will be great.

You will Look Funny

Before you lay down to get your eyebrows Microbladed, Mandi, will fill in your eyebrows with an eyebrow pencil and after you agree to the shape, she will use a blue pen to mark the outline of the eyebrows. This will make it easier for her to Microblade your eyebrows to your desired shape. On top of the outlining she will also, match up your eyebrow colour by placing a shade of brown on the middle of your forehead and after she matches the shade, she will wipe away any residue. NOTE: the shade will appear darker at first, but will lighten up as your eyebrows heal (usually 7-10 days).

You’re Going to Itch

Remember, Microblading is the action of “feathering” strokes on your eyebrows to make them look fuller. So, naturally when your eyebrows start to heal you will feel an itch. Resist the urge! If you scratch your eyebrows the pigmentation will lighten up or fall off (if you’ve gotten a tattoo before, you will know what I’m talking about). Mandi sends you home with a small tube of Vaseline to help ease the itchiness. NOTE: use a Q-tip when applying this to your eyebrows.

The procedure seems scary, but it is actually extremely straightforward. Remember, make sure that your technician is opening up the tools she will be using (from new packaging) in front of you and if you have a weird feeling about it, then don’t do it. Women’s intuition hasn’t failed me yet.

That’s it ! You will have amazing, filled, fleeked eyebrows 🙂 If you are considering getting your eyebrows Microbladed, I highly recommend Mandi from Avenue 42 located in Langley, BC. Mandi is very knowledge and will answer and questions you may have! I will be giving away a Free Microblading session in a couple of days so stay tuned!

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  • Irena

    Due to my cancer treatments my eyebrows grew back very thin and sparse. I have been thinking of permanent makeup for some time now. So last year 2016 I did some research on the net to find a reputable cosmetic tattoo artist and I am happy to say that “I found Avenue 42 in Langley BC Owned and operated by Mandi!” My first consultation with Mandi was very relaxed, not rushed and explained in detail about different tools, procedures, colors and shapes. Mandi is very knowledgeable in all and well experienced! She was so kind to contact me in Jan 2017 to inform me of her new campaign for cancer survivors such as myself! She said “she will do my permanent eyebrows or eyeliner free of charge!” Well…I was so excited to be her 2nd customer in her exciting campaign. We booked an appointment for microblading Feb 12, 2017. It is Feb 15th and I can’t tell you enough how pleased I am with my new brows,every mirror or shinny object in the house is not ignored! I would like to say the experience was pain free for me, (which I’m terrified of needles due to what I have been through in my past) I felt relaxed and very confident with Mandi’s touch! I would highly recommend her expertise to anyone! My sister Danielle also a cancer survivor will be contacting her in the near future as well! Thank you Mandi. May God keep blessing you and your talent! Irena 🙂

    • Mandi Trickett Wasylesky

      Thank you so much for your wonderfully kind testimonial Irena. I am so glad you are happy with them 😊

  • Trinna Walsh

    I did! Please enter me in to your contest. Thank you🍀🍀🍀

  • Annette

    Let’s try It!

  • Rachel

    Would love to try this! My brows don’t always cooperate lol

  • Tava

    during your no make up challenge your eyebrows always looked so perfect – proving all you need is brows and a smile to look on point!

  • Island

    Thank you so much for this!! I’ve been so curious and love that you covered all of the things we most likely wouldn’t be aware of!!!

  • Morgan McWilliams

    I need this.

  • Jasmine Mystique Sidhu

    I work with a couple gals that have had microblading at AVENUE 42 and they’re brows look amazing even when fresh! I would recommend that location based on what I’ve seen and to what they can say about the service!

  • Jb Brown

    They look so good! I can’t believe how much bigger she made your brows but they don’t look big? Does that make any sense? hahaha, they look natural, how they’re supposed to be!

  • Aisling Fitzy

    Brows look amazing! I’ve been wanting to get this done too! Thanks for all the info 😉

  • Claire Myles

    Everyone I have seen go to Avenue 42 and had the microbladding done come out looking so good and Mandi does such a good job. I am very interested in doing it

  • Jenna montroy

    Hey look amazing ! I’m nervous to try it but feel like I’d be hooked once u try it

  • Shayla Rose

    This is amazing!! They Look so good Heydy!

  • The final results look absolutely amazing! Thanks for sharing your experience.

  • Patricia

    Wow, this is truly fascinating!! Your eyebrows look perfect!

  • Tamara Goyette

    I go in for my touch up next month.. can’t wait. Freaking love microblading.

  • Dawn Princess Darnell

    Great review. Glad your experience went so smoothly. 🙂

  • Chanel van Reenen

    they look amazing! so many of my friends are getting this done and I’m itching to try it! Thanks for the informative post girl!