Full brows not only look amazing but are also perceived as a sign of youth. A thick rectangular ridge lifts the brow, much like a good anti-wrinkle injection treatment. However, more often than not maintaining your face framers isn’t an easy task – especially if there’s not much to maintain. If you have gaps in your eyebrows due to scarring or over-plucking, alopecia, thinning brows or just barely there little sluggers, reshaping your brows everyday can be a difficult and time-consuming task.
The answer? Look no further than the queen of cosmetic tattooing, Sydney-based beauty guru Rita Porreca. Founder of Sydney Permanent Makeup Centre, Porreca is renowned for her artistry in cosmetic tattooing, including her creation of beautiful, defined eyebrows, taking brows to new heights of sophistication and beauty.
There are a variety of different methods to achieve the perfect long-lasting eyebrows, such as feathering, shading, hair strokes, soft tap and blading “Blading, soft tap and featuring all refer to a similar method for eyebrow tattooing, performed with a hand tool,” she explains. “Using a thin blade, a pattern is applied to the brows and ink is applied over the top to create a very natural look.”
Porreca takes a combined approach to achieve best-inclass results for her clients, blending the blading method with the permanent machine method to achieve a long-lasting, natural look. “That way you can achieve the natural, softer look of blading while enjoying the longevity of the machine method,” she says.
Also a sought-after trainer for cosmetic tattooists, Porreca stresses that consumers must do their research and find an experienced tattooist that knows how to incorporate many different techniques for a naturallooking result. “The aim is always to create beautiful, long-lasting brows,” she says.
“Results can last years in some cases, so it’s important to get it right the first time and create a shape and colour definition that’s perfect for you,” she says. “An experienced cosmetic tattooist should know the different methods for brow tattooing, and be able to tailor their approach according to your individual look and personal preferences.” Eyebrow tattoos generally last from to two to four years, with touch-up treatments every two years to maintain results. While trends come and go, there’s no doubt that well-groomed eyebrows are something that will never go out of style.
- Dark, heavy, pronounced brows, tapering very slightly at the end – think Kim Kardashian.
- Brush-stroke brows – a rounder look, with no noticeable peak, as seen on Margot Robbie, Cate Blanchett, Sophia Vergara and Miranda Kerr.
- Full, intense brows – following the style made famous by models Cara Delevingne and Lily Collins.