Is Lena Dunham the latest celebrity to try Microblading? Lindsey Ta reacts.
"Girls" actress Lena Dunham is the latest celebrity to makeover her eyebrows with permanent makeup, but technically it isn't it microblading. Lindsey Ta explains on our latest microblading blog.
Vogue recently published an essay by Lena Dunham about her recent eyebrow makeover courtsey of artist Dominique Bossavy.
"Microblading saved my eyebrows." -Lena Dunham
"Microblading is a term for the technique used to create looks similar to this, but this artist is creating hairstrokes with a machine, not a microblading tool," says MLA founder Lindsey Ta. "It's still hairstroke by hairstroke, but it's not microblading because it's done with a machine not a handtool." On the Instagram featuring her beautiful eyebrows, Bossavy calls herself a "Micro color infusion innovative concept specialist."
But does this make a difference for a potential client?
"Not necessarily. You can create hairstrokes with a machine and it will look almost just like microblading, but it's not technically microblading because microblading is done with a handtool."
"It's more important that you like the artist's work. Microblading is one of the most difficult forms of permanent makeup to master."
Microblading LA artist Emily Hardinger adds, "You see Lena Dunham on Girls without makeup all the time. Her brows are very sparse. She'll look totally different now. They gave her a more prominent arch and shaped eyebrow. It's like an instant facelift. It looks great."
So there you have it! Lena Dunham's new eyebrows are beautiful, but technically they're an example of permanent makeup with a machine, not microblading.
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