Difference Between Microblading vs. Permanent Makeup | HD Beauty Academy

Ask any beauty guru, and they will tell you that eyebrows set the stage. Eyebrows are an important facial feature that plays a major role in the aesthetics of the face. They help to make your eyes pop, frame your bone structure as well as add personality to your face. It is for these reasons that women have turned to microblading, and permanent makeup to help them achieve the perfect set of brows. But what is the difference between these two procedures?

Permanent Makeup

Permanent makeup is a form of cosmetic tattooing that is also known as derma-pigmentation, permanent cosmetics or micro-pigmentation. This procedure has been around for longer compared to microblading and has been used to enhance facial features, especially the eyebrows, lips, and eyeliners. Permanent makeup technicians use a tattooing machine to implant ink into the dermis– shy of how deep a regular tattoo goes- to achieve designs that resemble makeup. This technique results in enhanced facial features that can typically be done with temporary makeup.

The people who don’t know much about these procedures might consider cosmetic tattooing like a vanity. The truth is that it transcends it. Many people resort to cosmetic tattoos as;

  • An alternative for people who are allergic to some topical makeup ingredients
  • A solution for those not comfortable enough to do their own makeup
  • To decrease the morning routine

Permanent makeup can be done in many styles and shapes. Some artists prefer to use a prefabricated stencil to determine the shape of the brows. However, this technique is not recommended by most experts because it is not customized to suit every client’s face. For tips on how to find the best permanent makeup artist in your city, visit our blog.

At HD Beauty Permanent Makeup Academy located in Toronto, our highly trained and accredited technicians begin with a consultation where they draw different shapes and try different shades of colors before the procedure to ensure the client is happy and content with the end product. Depending on the client’s preference, the fill can either be solid or in hair-like strokes for a more natural look.

Permanent makeup has been slower to catch in the United States, mostly because of the fears of it being too permanent. The thought of living the rest of your life with eyebrows that look like they were drawn by a toddler is cringe-worthy. However, it does not have to be this way. If you seek the services of a highly accredited permanent makeup artist in Toronto, you will not have to worry about having poorly shaped permanent eyebrows. Also, permanent makeup is not as permanent as most people think. And while it will vary from one person to the other, most people often need a touchup after a few years after the procedure.


The microblading toronto craze is at an all-time high today for anyone looking to have beautiful hair-stroke like eyebrows. This makeup procedure is highly recommended for those looking for a non-invasive treatment to instantly improve their eyebrow area.

What is microblading?

Microblading is a popular eyebrow technique that mimics tiny hairs to give your brows a more naturally full look. The main difference between microblading and permanent makeup is that microblading is achieved through hand-drawing every single strand-like line. It also uses less ink than permanent makeup.

Unlike permanent makeup, microblading is a semi-permanent procedure that can last anywhere between 1 to 3 years, after which it fades off.

Although you can achieve amazing results with this technique, it is not recommended for all skin types. For instance, it might not be the best choice for people with naturally oily skin. Oily skin cannot retain the fine hair strokes, and your microbladed eyebrows will quickly look fuzzy.

Otherwise, microblading is suitable for people from all walks of life, regardless of age and gender. This procedure can be highly beneficial for people suffering from alopecia, vitiligo, scars and even cancer. It is also recommended for people who do not have naturally full eyebrows and those who cannot produce eyebrow hair.

At HD Beauty Permanent Makeup Academy, we believe that creating permanent eyebrow enhancements is an art that takes years of training, practice, and creativity to learn the skill. It is for this reason that we have invested in world-class trained and highly experienced technicians in the industry to offer our clients the highest level of professional skill and expertise that is blended with a keen eye for aesthetic quality. All the procedures, including microblading, are done using the highest quality pigments available in the market.

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