Brow obsession is a thing. Whether you have full, natural bushy brows like Cara Delevigne or Lily Collins or more defined sculpted brows like Rhianna or Megan Fox, beautiful brows are definitely the latest obsession in the beauty world.

Unfortunately like the hair on our head that grows back after a bad haircut, the same thing can’t always be said about eyebrows. Many of us fall victim to the over-plucked/waxed brow trend of the 90’s that has left us with patchy thin brows. If this is you – Feather Touch Brows, also commonly known as eyebrow feathering, microblading, eyebrow tattooing, embroidery (the list goes on) is your new best friend.


Feather touch brows are one of the latest trends in the beauty industry used to achieve naturally fuller-looking brows lasting anywhere from 12-24 months. A small hand tool with tiny needles is used to carefully deposit pigment in the upper layers of the skin to mimic the look of individual hairs. Super-fine strokes are used to achieve hair-like strokes and create a dreamy set of semi-permanent brows.

By determining your skin tone, your brow artist (I say artist because it truly is an art) will speak to you about colour choices and may add colour modifiers depending if you naturally have a cool or warm skin tone to customise the perfect pigment for you. Gone are the days of permanent eyebrow tattoos the can turn blue-ish grey or even orangey over time. Using the feather touch method, your brows can evolve with the latest trends.


Overall, the process is mostly pain-free with a topical anaesthetic applied to the area for around 30 minutes prior to the procedure and if required, a second stronger anaesthetic can be applied during the procedure. After you have been numbed, your brow artist will spend a good amount of time mapping the shape of your new brows taking into account your natural hair growth and carefully following your brow bone. Once you are happy with the outline, your artist will begin the procedure.

Often, your artist will start very conservatively to see how your skin reacts. Once the skin is understood, strokes may need going over very slightly a second time. Once strokes are completed on both brows at the correct depth, pigment will be massaged into the area and removed leaving you with your beautiful new feathered brows. The entire process from start-to-finish including numbing usually takes between 1 ½ to 2 hours depending on the artist and your desired outcome.


Your brows will appear quite dark and sometimes a little red for around 3 – 5 days following the procedure. Don’t worry – this won’t be the end result, in fact the colour can fade up to 50%. As your skin heals, you may feel like the pigment is falling out and your brows may start to appear a little patchy however this is a normal part of the healing process. As your skin cells turn over around every 4 weeks on your face, a touch up appointment will be scheduled at around 6 weeks after the procedure where the final healed result will be assessed. At this appointment, any strokes that may have dropped out whilst healing will be perfected and your brows perfected again.

Just like a regular tattoo, your feather touch brows will need some TLC. Your artist will provide you with after-care instructions and an aftercare cream to apply for around the first 10 days. The after-care instructions will provide you with a list of products that cannot be used on the brows during this time such as exfoliants, make-up, and skin care containing active ingredients. It is very important to follow the after-care instructions provided to you to ensure the best possible healed result.


If you have any questions or would like to speak to a specialist to see if feather brows are right for you, give us a call on 0409 068 213 or book in for a free consultation in our Newcastle studio or check out some of our work on our Instagram page\mak.brows