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Microblading vs Embroidery

Updated: Aug 14, 2020

Many of you are so confused about the types of names given to the brow or hairline treatments available. Semi-permanent tattoo, micro-blading, micro-pigmentation, embroidery, 4D, 6D, 10D, Korean, misty, powder, ombre, powder, gradient, gentle and the list goes on. What is the difference between them all?

To make it simple, they are all names created by different beauty salons to differentiate the types of technique(s) used for Semi-Permanent makeup. The two main methods used for all semi-permanent makeup can be categorized as Microblading & Micropigmentation.


Micro-blading is a technique done manually with a blade made of micro-needles that are incredibly fine to create little pigment cuts. These small pigment cuts mimic the strokes of your natural hair. The thickness of each stroke depends on how fine-tipped the blade is. However, the result may be slightly thicker after it is fully healed compared to immediately after the treatment.


Micro-blading on Brows :

Micro-blading on Hairline :

Micropigmentation is done either manually or with a digital machine. The color is implanted into the dermal layer of the skin using an ultra-thin needle that gives a powdery effect provided by makeup. The main difference with micro-blading here is that your brows will look powdered rather than feathered.


Micro-pigmentation on Brows :