Feather Touch, feathering, etching and microblading are some of the names given to a “permanent makeup” trend. Feather Touch tattooing your eyebrows has been around for several years, but is still a foreign concept for plenty of women.

Who wouldn’t be interested in life like hair strokes, flawlessly feathered into shape leaving them with realistic brows? I know I was sold on the idea after reading so much about it. I really liked the idea of realistic looking brows, not drawn on dark lines.

As the name suggests, microblading uses a very small blade to deposit pigment under the skin, giving the appearance of hair. It can be used by those who want to toss their eyebrow pencil, or it can be used for those experiencing hair loss. Microblading isn’t permanent, it lasts about a year.

For women looking to cut the time involved in their daily makeup routine, Feather Touch brows may be just the thing for they are looking for. It is honestly quite transformational.

I booked my appointment with Belle from Cosmetic Collective in the lovely new Nundah studio after seeing a number of Facebook connections mention Cosmetic Collective so I did some research, took the plunge and booked in.

Upon arrival I had the opportunity to discuss my preferences with Belle. If you are not sure, Belle will advise you of the various shapes and colours that would suit you best. Designing the perfect eyebrows for each client requires time and careful planning, there was no rushing, Belle drew some very carefully placed black marks on and around my eyebrows and measured and remeasured until she was happy with the results. She then showed me and explained what she had done so I could have some input.

Belle then applied a numbing cream, it does hurt a little bit, but nothing significant. Beauty is pain right! The feeling is very similar to plucking your eyebrows and it can make you want to sneeze. This was the first of a 2 step appointment process. You will need a touch up appointment around 6 to 8 weeks after the initial appointment. You will need to book a yearly ‘Colour Boost’ appointment to revitalize your cosmetic tattooing.

Feather Touch eyebrows go through several phases during the healing cycle. Firstly the pigment appears very dark immediately after the procedure so don’t stress out too much. This darkness is because the pigment is still sitting on top of the skin and has not settled in completely. The colour of the pigment will soften gradually.

My 10 year old son looked at me on day three and said “Why did you do that? They look so bad” hmmm way to go son, know how to make mum second guess getting Feather Touch brows! I have to admit on day one and two I was looking a lot like Angry Bird ? Every-time I caught a glimpse of myself I got a fright and was panicked that I may stay looking that way!

Belle sends you home with instructions and her mobile number in case you need her. Overall I found the whole process pretty stress free. I am on day four and my eye brows are starting to flake and itch a little. My eyebrows are still a bit too dark, hopefully I don’t have any meetings this week ? Eyebrows are not something that you can hide too easy. My brows don’t really look feather touch at the moment, still a bit block looking due to redness, scabbing and peeling. Looking forward to the healing being complete.

I will post another update once I have finished peeling and the colour has settled in properly. If you’re interested in booking in with Belle her contact details are listed below.

Cosmetic Collective website

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Shop 11/130 Ryans Rd
Nundah, QLD 4012
Phone: 07 3180 0911