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Microblading or Mist Eyebrow Embroidery?

Posted on July 30 2020

Microblading or Mist Eyebrow Embroidery?

Is Eyebrow Embroidery the same as Microblading?

Are you one of those gifted souls with perfectly-shaped eyebrows, or do you find yourself being conscious of thin brows that look like malnourished caterpillars?

If it’s the latter, you may not be alone because everybody is different when it comes to the body. Whether it’s your height, weight, face, eyes, legs, etc., we all have our good and not so good qualities. While it is important to accept the way we are, there are definitely some things we can easily change thanks to the latest technologies and advancement. 

If you’ve got thinner eyebrows compared to your friends, or are generally dissatisfied with the volume of hair on your eyebrows, we get it!

Ever heard of eyebrow embroidery becoming trendy in the beauty industry? If you haven’t, continue reading for jaw-dropping results you can achieve with your eyebrows using this semi-permanent methodology.

Let’s first address the elephant in the room – what’s the deal with so many words such as eyebrow embroidery, microblading, pigment embroidery, 3D eyebrow embroidery, microshading?! Google is completely filled with such words and everybody is understandably confused with the jargon. All you really want to know is, which eyebrow procedure suits you the best and opt for it.

Time for a history lesson: The trend of using tiny blades for eyebrows designing emerged in Asia (especially Korea, Malaysia, Singapore) within the last 25 years. Microblading has become the most popular preference for cosmetic eyebrow tattooing in Europe and the United States by 2015.

If you’re wondering what kind of people can get this treatment done, then the answer is “pretty much anyone”. All genders and customers with past experiences related to hair loss are eligible for eyebrow embroidery. However, there are exceptions such as pregnant women who might be too vulnerable for such a treatment.

It is also important to know that these procedures are completely safe, painless, and semi-permanent unlike tattoos or other cosmetic techniques that have a reputation to fade over time and give a greenish-blue look.

Different types of Eyebrow Embroidery 

Broadly, there are four varieties of Eyebrow Embroidery – Mist (or 3D) Eyebrow Embroidery, 6D Eyebrow Embroidery (also known as Microblading), Microfeathering and Microshading. Now, let’s break it down to explore each of these eyebrow techniques.

Mist (or 3D) Eyebrow Embroidery

Best for: Anyone who wants a natural brow look for a long time.

If an eyebrow pencil was used to draw on your eyebrows and made to look extremely natural – that result is what you would achieve through Mist Embroidery. Giving a delicate, soft powder-filled look, you can go for Mist procedure if you’re new to the eyebrows game and are trying to touch your toe in the water. As mentioned before, this procedure is also painless. Some would say that the pain is comparable to that of threading – pinches like an ant but bearable!

The important thing to note: this technique is ideally suitable for thin hair eyebrows or the ones who have less volume of hair in their brow area. Since brow pencil effect will be given – you have full control over the look and shape of the end result.

Benefit: You get to enjoy hassle-free busy mornings especially if you’re a mom or a working lady. Less headache involved with getting eye makeup done for the day!

6D Eyebrow Embroidery (also known as Microblading)

Best for: Anyone who wants a natural brow look for a long time.

The reason why this procedure is called microblading is because of the usage of a hand-held device full of fine tiny blades (also known as nano blades) that are used to literally create and implant hair strokes on your brows. By making use of your existing brow hair, microblades are first used to create incision under the top surface of the skin. After this, pigments are added in the shape of hair strokes to imitate a typical full-grown eyebrow. You could almost say, it’s like giving life to something!

Sometimes, in order to reduce the pain even further, a numbing cream is applied to the area before the procedure starts.

This procedure is also semi-permanent, less pain involved, and is ideally suitable for ones who have more or thick hair eyebrows.

Benefit: Same as with mist, you get to enjoy hassle-free busy mornings especially if you’re a mom or a working lady. Less headache involved with getting eye makeup done for the day!


Best for: Anyone who wants to “touch-up” their already existing brows.

Microfeathering, being another variation of Microblading also works with the existing hair. But this procedure completely relies on the eyebrow hair and uses it as a base to create further shapely and filled eyebrows.

Microfeathering uses the gaps in between the hair as cavities and fills them with adding more texture and dimension. Similar to microblading, tiny incisions are made and pigments deposited.

Ideally suitable for those who are looking for a quick touch-up on their eyebrows since the microfeathering result doesn’t last long.


Best for: Anyone who wants a soft-delicate look.

Being another variation of Microblading, Microshading is another form of touch-up for your eyebrows. It is typically used to create a soft, natural powdered, similar to Mist eyebrows. This procedure uses a hand-held tool to create tiny dots and pigments deposited.

Rather than being too fixated on the different terms, it’s more important to consult the services of a trusted and trained expert.

Also, ideally suitable for those who are looking for a quick touch-up on their eyebrows since the microfeathering result doesn’t last long.

What you should do pre and post eyebrow embroidery?

How to choose the right brow expert?

Since this is not a one-time makeup session, and the effect usually lasts for a long time – it’s better to do your research, and ensure you consult the services of a trusted, licensed, and trained expert. You deserve licensed and professional eyebrow experts who will provide top-notch end result, just the way you want.

And most importantly, since the session usually lasts for around 2 hours, it’s crucial that the beauty artist is good at making you feel comfortable and at ease during the entire session. We recommend opting for a professional who has somewhere between 2 to 10 years of eyebrow experience. This is a huge beauty niche on its own, so you need to be smart about investing in a skilled artist.

Eyebrow experts can be found at beauty salons or there are credible freelancers who provide at-home eyebrow services. If you don’t prefer to step out of the house during the lockdown or post-lockdown, a good option is to choose professional artists who provide these services at the comfort of your home.

Additionally, you could maybe ask for photos of the artists’ previous clients to better get an idea of how your end result will eventually look like.  

Malaysia has a good network of eyebrow experts, and some of them provide full-time services at the comfort of your home.

How long do they last?

The results of these procedures last up to 2 years but can reduce depending upon products you may or may not use to exfoliate your skin, especially around the brow areas. Also, since the process is done within the surface layers of your skin, these eyebrows have the potential to last for up to two years.


Now that you understand all the different terminologies used for eyebrow embroidery, it’s time for you to explore further by directly reaching out to the experts.

One good tip is that most of the beauty experts have free consultation as part of their package, so don’t hesitate to bombard them with all your doubts and queries regarding the experience. The consultation can also help the artists determine which embroidery procedure is best suited for your face shape and skin complexion. Do ask for a portfolio of their work, past clients, and other real work done by them to fully gain trust and go ahead with the procedure.

In case you have super sensitive skin, ensure you take full precautions, get regular touch-ups done, avoid using harsh products, and take care of those “caterpillars”.

Take your facial expressions to the next level, and obtain full-volume eyebrows and stand out from the crowd. Reduce your makeup time every morning, and stand tall with a confident face highlighted by a pair of perfect eyebrows!