Blue or Orange Healed Brows: Why It Happens & How to Avoid It

Blue or Orange Healed Brows: Why It Happens & How to Avoid It
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Have you ever had a moment where, after a beautiful brow session, those perfect brows you crafted turned into an unexpected color after a month or even a year? Trust me, I’ve been there, and understanding why it happens saved me numerous times!

Understanding the Color Shift in Brows

In our world of beauty, the magic we create isn’t just about the moment but ensuring those results stand the test of time. A common issue some of us face is brows turning too ashy, blue, red, or orange. Let’s break down the reasons why.

The Role of Pigment Undertones

It’s all about the undertones, friends! When you apply a pigment, the lightest part you see is what we call the undertone, which can be warm, neutral, or cool. If your technique involves light shades and you opt for a warm undertone pigment, the brows might heal reddish. On the flip side, packed in color techniques with cooler or neutral undertone pigments tend to heal more ashy. So, choosing the right undertone based on your technique is crucial.

Technique and Depth

How deep you go with the needle can also affect the healed color. Too deep, and you might find the brow turns blue – nobody wants that! Remember, it’s easier to add more pressure in your next session than to fix an overly deep job.

Client’s Skin Type

And here comes a tricky part – the skin type of your client can also “play” with the pigment. More melanin-rich skin tends to make any applied brown pigment look ashier.

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Long-Term Changes

Ever wondered why the same brow that looked perfect a year ago now seems oddly cool-toned? It could be down to whether you used organic or inorganic pigments. Organic pigments tend to fade into cooler tones over time because the red and yellow pigments dissipate faster, leaving a greyish tint. Inorganic pigments, conversely, leave behind warmer tones as blacks fade away faster.

Tips for Every Artist

  1. Match the pigment undertone to your technique and consider the skin type.
  2. Start lighter with your needle depth – you can always add more later.
  3. For enduring beauty, choose your pigments wisely, understanding how they interact with different skin types and how they age.

I love sharing these insights because it empowers us all to up our game and delight our clients with results that last beautifully. I encourage you to experiment and see what works best in your hands. Let’s continue to inspire and educate each other!

Catch you in the next tutorial, and keep those brows beautiful! ✨