Microblading

Microblading – Best Products for Professional Esthetician’s 2021

Whether you are already a professional in this field or just starting out this article is for you. We discuss some of the best products currently available on Amazon that can help your business grow. We all know when it comes to procedures like microblading it’s not just the skill you have but also the quality of the products and equipment you use that make the difference between very happy repeat client business with lots of recommendations and a disappointed one-off client, and nobody wants that! We do not discuss technique here and we 100% recommend that you do the necessary training prior to starting out if you are new to the business.

What is Microblading?

In case you are not a professional and reading this for information or interest perhaps we should explain briefly what microblading actually is. 

Microblading is a type of eyebrow architecture. It is all about creating the best shape for each face and is designed for those who have eyebrows where they want to improve the shape or density and is a totally bespoke approach for each individual.  One thing to make clear is that it is not a tattoo. The method utilizes a pen-like tool with 10 to12 little needles that only scratch the skin rather than penetrating, as would a tattoo needle.

The needle, in the hands of a qualified professional, enables very lightweight strokes with a medical grade pigment on the epidermis layer of the skin, creating fine, realistic, and natural-looking hair strokes.

Microblading is not permanent and the color fades within 12 to 18 months depending on your skin type. You can read a more in-depth article here.

Important Information

There is an extremely wide range of products on the market with equally varied price ranges.  We have not been able to test these products so those we have listed below are a mixed sample and we recommend the following:-

  1. When selecting a machine choose one relative to your experience. If you are just starting out it may be more appropriate to buy a less expensive machine and use it to practice and gain experience and technique.  We do list below some Practice Skins you can use for this purpose.
  2. Please do check any reviews and take notice of those that are negative. Again we recommend that for professional usage you look for product guarantees and return options if you find the machine does not perform as expected.
  3. Please also note that there are both “Kits”, that come with everything you need to get started as well as just machines without any attachments or inks.  Please ensure you read exactly what is included and order any additional items, such as needles, inks, etc. at the same time so that you have everything you need to begin to use the machine.  Also, ensure you do order compatible items that will work with the machine you purchase.

Needles

As we have already mentioned you will need to buy needles at some point, even if you purchase a kit with these included.

The most important consideration is buying ones compatible with your machine.  Here is a sample of products that will fit the machines mentioned above but there is a wide selection of alternatives so explore but choose wisely!

Pigments

Unlike needles that need to be compatible with the machine you can choose from a wide range of available pigments.

With these your considerations should be more about the quality and purity of the inks you will be using on your clients. Additionally, the quality may well affect how well your machine and needles operate.

We also recommend you always carry out a skin test on a client before the full procedure, as no matter what the quality of the ink some clients may have an adverse reaction to the pigment.

Here are a couple of suggestions for you but there are many more on offer:-

Accessories Galore!

With so many essential accessories and many other cool products designed to make microblading easier it gets confusing on what you need to order. No need to worry. We have you covered! From Numbing Cremes to Gloves, Masks and Gadgets.

These days wearing a mask while working close to a client’s face is both essential and hygienic. The ASTM Level 1 Surgical Masks (Box of 50) (Pink) is one option you may like to consider or the Wyze 50 Pack Disposable Face Masks with Elastic Earloops a 3-ply Breathable Non-Woven Mask in a box of 50 is another.

These Microblading Pigment Glue Rings are great to use for holding glue, pigment, ink, remover or lash primer during application of eyelash extensions and tattoo application. Just put the ring on your less dominant hand & dispense a drop into the well and no need in having to go back and forth. They come in a box of 100 rings.

Numbing the eyebrows is essential before beginning treatment and will normally take 20 to 25 minutes to take effect. Ebanel 5% Lidocaine Topical Numbing Cream is one option that is fast acting and long lasting. This topical 5% lidocaine cream maximum strength begins numbing in 3-5 minutes; peaks after 20-25 minutes; lasts for 1 hour from its peak. An alternative might be Uber Numb 5% Lidocaine Topical Anesthetic Cream. This has 5% lidocaine, the largest dose allowed by the FDA for a non-prescription anesthetic. As soon as you apply lidocaine cream, it starts absorbing into the skin. By 20-25 minutes it reaches a full numbing effect. Keeps numbing for as long as 1 hour.

Mapping out eyebrows isn’t a simple task and using pre-inked mapping string is the best way to assure symmetrical brows every time. Premium Eyebrow Mapping String for Microblading is just what you need for this job!

For Marking, Filling And Outlining this Waterproof Eyebrow Pencils Brow Pencil Set is just what you need. Just a quick pull of the string on their side and peel the excess off, and then use a small sharpening blade and carve the tips of the pencil.

Cotton Swabs are always something to have on hand and these Fenshine 400 Count Microblading Cotton Swabs with a wooden handle are perfect for cleaning up and touching up.

Makeup Shower Face Shields are great at keeping eyebrows dry during showering which is a must for 10-14 days after microblading. Perfect for clients to use and a nice addition to offer to your clients after their session for best results. EBANKU Microblading Permanent Makeup Shower Face Shields will do the job perfectly.

Gloves are another essential item to wear for hygienic reasons both for you and your client.  There are so many we cannot list them all but here are a couple of options. FifthPulse Black Vinyl Disposable Gloves come in a pack of 50 and are latex Free, Powder Free Medical Exam Gloves – 3 Mil Thickness priced at $9.98 or as an alternative these Synthetic Nitrile Disposable Gloves come in a pack of 100 priced at $24.98.

Beginners have to practice somewhere and we recommend you do not start by practicing on people! These wonderful Silicone Skins feel like the real thing but allow you the space to make mistakes and hone your craft. For practice of brow microblading and needling we suggest Microblading Supplies 6 Piece Inkless Double Sided Practice Skin For Eyebrow Tattoos costing $19.99 or Microblading Supplies 5 Piece Tattoo Practice Skin For Eyebrows for $19.95.

Real feel skins to practice on.

Summary

So there you have it. We hope this article helps both professionals and those looking to get into the business alike.

We hope our recommendations help you get the supplies you require without having to research the minefield of products yourself!

Of course, if you are already a professional using any of these products or if you can recommend products our readers should be using we will very much appreciate your comments below.

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