Permanent Makeup

Microblading vs Powder Brows vs Combination Brows vs Ombre Brows



When it comes to semi-permanent eyebrows, you would have probably heard the name of microblading. With the fast-paced growth of social media in the last few years, the popularity of microblading in the US quickly surged, quickly replacing its predecessor. Basically, it is a type of architecture of eyebrow.

Microblading has seen mainstream appeal and market hype due to its hyper-realistic effect created by hair-like strokes cut into the skin. Micro blading is not on the deep layer of skin but more on the surface. The needle intricately implants light strokes with a medical-grade pigment on the epidermis layer of the skin. This creates fine, realistic, and natural hair strokes.  Each stroke looks like original hair (If done by a seasoned professional).   


It is placed with a tool that has 12 tiny pins on it that resembles a razor blade. Little tiny paper cuts are created with pigment deposited in each one. However, it doesn’t hurt because you are numbed 20 minutes before the procedure begins.

Microblading is dry healing – you cannot sweat/exercise or get them wet while healing. Furthermore, for fast healing of the skin, a light ointment is applied daily.

  • It has a natural and realistic look.
  • It requires more touchups.
  • It is only suitable for dry & normal skin.
  • It lasts for about 12 Months.
  • The microblading’s healing process generally takes 25 to 30 days

Powder Brows

A few years back, while microblading was gaining Western demand, a newer and more advanced technique named Powder Brows started developing in Asia. Moreover, it is also known as powder, mist, micro shading, ombré shading, or stardust brows.


Powder Brows differs from traditional tattooing in that it is surface work. In other words, this means that the application is done on the epidermis layer of the skin.   As the name suggests, the result resembles the look of makeup and is powdery. An attractive shape is given to it with a faded front and a crisp tail.

Within the last 3-4 years, powder brows have started to gain US attention, People with prior microblading work are frequently converting to

Powder brows:

  • It’s a makeup look and no hair strokes are created.
  • It is very less painful.
  • It requires fewer touchups
  • It is suitable for all types of skin.
  • It lasts for about 2-3 years
  • The healing process generally takes 2-3 weeks.

Combination Brows:

 Combo Brow is also known as Blade & Shade. Combo brows are a fair combination of two forms of semi-permanent eyebrow styling techniques: Microblading and Powder Brows.

It is considered to be the best method as this combines the goodness of both the above-discussed methods.

This technique combines both hair-like strokes as in Microblading and shading into one blended result. This makes the brow look more filled as compared to what can be achieved by microblading solely.

In the front of the brow, hair strokes are placed, and in the arch and tail of the brow, shading is done to achieve a seamless brow with a lot more coverage.

The right combination of powder fill and micro-stroked hair strokes give an incredibly natural-looking eyebrow. This looks more defined as

well as filled in.     

  • It lasts for about 2 years.
  • The healing process takes almost 2 weeks or so.

Ombre Brows:

Ombre Brows is also a semi-permanent eyebrow styling technique that gives a light to dark Ombre effect, lighter at the bulb (front) of the eyebrow and going darker towards the tail.

Ombre brow style lasts for 2-3 years on average.

  • It works on most skin type
  • Downtime for Ombre brow is 2-3 weeks.
  • The retention will depend on your skin type, aftercare, lifestyle as well as internal healing

How Much Do Microblading, Combination Brows & Ombre Brows Cost at Precision Cosmetics?

At Precision Cosmetics, the pricing is as follows:

Microblading: $550

Combination brows: $550

Ombre Brows: $550


 Click here to book your appointment with one of our talented PMU artists at Precision Cosmetics today.


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