Which brow tattoo style is right for your eyebrows?

by Kate from https://www.featherandlace.com.au/

Who knew there were options?

Clients often have some idea of what they would like their brows to look like. After all, who knows your morning brow routine, lifestyle and signature look better than yourself? To help determine which brow tattoo technique will be best suited to each client, I always start with a few key questions to get to know you and your brow goals.

Do you wear makeup regularly?
Do you spend much time outdoors?
Describe your skin type?
Have you previously had cosmetic tattooing?

Here’s a breakdown of the pros, the cons, the features and the benefits of the most up to date brow tattooing techniques available and our guide to your dream brows.

The most effective tattooing techniques are the 3 styles performed at Eye Design Sydney. These feather and lace cosmetic tattoos include Microblading (also known as Feather touch, Hair stroke), Powder Effect Eyebrows (a soft but full powerful look) or a Combination of the 2 (also known as 3D brows).


Microblading has steadily grown in popularity in the last 2 years and is the most natural of all the styles. A manual tool is used to create very fine hair stroke designs that are almost identical to existing brow hairs. If you have sparse growth or no hair at all, this style can create the illusion of fluffy, feathery and symmetrical brows. This style is perfect for women who don’t wear a lot of makeup or if any at all.

Microblading isn’t a very compatible method for ladies with particularly oily skin, those that spend a lot of time outdoors in the sun or dedicated users of active skincare (i.e AHA’s, Retinol etc). Because this kind of technique is the most superficial of the three, it fades prematurely when faced with the above challenges but generally lasts 12 months to 2 years. We recommend a colour refresh appointment every 12 months to keep your feathery arches looking their best.

Powder Effect:

Powder Effect eyebrows are a modern take on old-fashioned shaded brows. The final result is a soft powdery finish with all the definition you’d normally create with brow makeup. Simplify your makeup routine and wake up with flawless brows every day – perfect for enhancing already full brows or for lovers of makeup and all things glam. These babies are suitable for all skin types and last longer before requiring a top-up appointment, around 2-3 years (depending on some lifestyle factors). This technique is suitable for every type of skin and perfect for those have oily skin.


Last but certainly not least, combining Microblading hair strokes with Ombré powder. This technique creates a more 3D effect, so it looks like you have amazing feathery brows with the added definition of a glamorous powder, similar to an eyebrow pencil. Have the best of both styles and your own show-stopping brows. Good news is we can make this technique look like your already wearing eyebrow makeup for those who live for daily makeup routines.

Regardless of the style you choose, at Eye Design Sydney we are here to provide you with personalized service, trustworthy advice and to create beautiful brows that inspire confidence.  We love getting to know our clients and exceeding their expectations of what we can achieve with cosmetic brow tattooing.