What are mist brows?:
An “airbrushing” technique used to implant fine dots of pigment into the skin, to create a mist of colour for a natural look of light makeup behind microbladed hairs giving a shaded effect for a ‘Bolder Brow’. Advised for oily skin types and darker skin tones.
My eyebrows are my pride and joy I’m happy to forgo any other type of makeup as long as my brows are shaped and tidy. Yes, I am THAT girl who draws on her brows to go to the gym.
I religiously get my slugs threaded and tinted every month without fail, I shudder at the thought of the amount of money spent trying to keep my Mr Spock brows in check.
I love the thought that with mist brows I can get an extra ten minutes in bed and wake up with feathery defined brows that frame my face perfectly. The dream.
My treatment was with the lovely browologist Samantha Trace at the chic and very Instagrammable Blush + Blow, which is situated in New Kings Road in Chelsea.
Before we started, Samantha explained to me why she created the mist brow technique. Feedback from her clients where, whilst they loved the fullness of microbladed brows, they sometimes still felt the urge to use product to fill in the gaps for that slight makeup look. Mist brows is essentially the best of both worlds you still have the feather like strokes but with a soft powder effect between the hairs.
She then explained that the treatment is done in four stages; selecting the colour, drawing the shape of the brows, the microblading and then finally the misting all of this should take about two hours.
I was then asked to lay on the bed, where my brows were assessed under a bright light. Samantha decided she would keep the whispy bits of hair that I had at the front of my brows adding just a few hair strokes there so they still maintained the natural gradient. The middle of my brows were quite full and dark but the tail of my brows would require more hair strokes as the hairs there were quite fine.