I decided to give it a road test and of course, give you a full report on how it works.
Keep on scrolling for everything you need to know about this microblading eyebrow pen.
What Is Microblading and Feather Brow Tattooing Again?
Microblading is a semi-permanent tattoo technique used to create the illusion of fuller brows, where a tool made up of tiny needles gently pierces the skin and colour pigment is added to mimic the look of real brow hairs.
It’s extremely popular with those of us who over-plucked our eyebrows in the 90s or just naturally have sparse hair growth. Microblading fills in those gaps and creates a natural-looking, permanently arched brow.
While microblading is awesome and its success undisputed, the reality is this treatment isn't for everyone. Here are a few of the cons:
Microblading can be quite expensive, with just the initial appointment often costing around $1000.
There is some downtime and multiple follow up appointments required.
You cannot wet your eyebrows for about two weeks after each session, so you have to be extremely careful while washing your face and you cannot exercise. No touching them or putting pressure on them, either.
It’s basically a tattoo on your face, so it’s impossible to reverse if something goes wrong.
What Is the Benefit Microblading Pen?
The eyebrow nerds at Benefit (yes, the same brand behind the amazing Benefit Gimme Brow + Fibre Gel and Benefit Precisely, My Brow Pencil products) have come up with a product that helps you fake microbladed brows, without having to spend a month’s rent on a single treatment.
Microfilling eyebrow pens are designed to mimic the structured look of microbladed brows. Rather than a traditional eyebrow pencil, the Benefit Brow Microfilling Pen is almost like a very, very fine-tipped coloured texta.
It has a three-pronged tip, so when applied to the skin, those three tiny “prongs” help create little brush strokes that mimic actual brow hairs.
It comes in four shades - Blonde, Light Brown, Medium Brown and Deep Brown. If you’re wondering about which colour to pick, if in doubt the rule of thumb is to always go lighter, rather than darker.