“I have never been one for piling on the makeup but the first thing I always look at are my eyebrows. I was definitely an “over tweezer” and occasionally used the home wax strips which inevitably meant I damaged my eyebrows over the years. The lack of shape and definition always concerned me so about 8 years ago I started having HD brows with Camilla. I learnt a lot about Permanent Makeup during this time and always thought about having mine done…but never actually went through with it.
I remember the first time I met Camilla, she was so friendly and took such an interest in me and what I wanted.
Once I had my children I decided that the time was perfect to have permanent make up done. Plus I am getting married this year which is the perfect reason. I did not need to do any research, I had been with Camilla for 8 years and knew a lot about the process, the pre and post care and the quality of her work. There was never a doubt in my mind that I would not use Camilla. Also my mum had her eyebrows done with Camilla years ago, so if it was good enough for mum then it was good enough for me.
Once I decided I wanted it done, I discussed with Camilla when was the best time to have them done due to my forthcoming wedding.
The pack of information I received prior and post treatment was great, more than enough information in there and if I did have any concerns I knew Camilla would be at the end of the phone…email, Facebook, Twitter etc. lol
As the time drew closer I did have mixed emotions. I was 100% excited about my new brows but had also convinced myself that the pain was going to be quite severe – even though I have a high pain threshold I wasn’t sure how I would be.
The day has arrived!
However, I actually found the procedure less painful than threading! I definitely expected it to be worse than it was. Camilla was great throughout too, I felt completely at ease and having that faith and trust in someone is vital.
Immediately post procedure
The first thing I did, as I think most people would, is grab a mirror! I loved them straight away. I knew they were going to be a lot darker initially, and I think it’s important to remember this as I can imagine some are quite shocked. This always fades. I could not stop looking at them, even after my appointment I just sat in my car to stare at them in the rear view mirror for about 10 minutes.
Some people take a few days off post appointment, but I was straight back to work the following day for a conference! It was funny as colleagues of mine were looking at me with a “There is something different about you, but I’m not quite sure what it is” look. I am not particularly self-conscious and did not have a lot of make up on that day, so they probably stood out more than ever. I’d suggest that if anyone is concerned about the darkness of them straight after, definitely book a few days off work etc. But this really did not concern me. They both healed quite quickly to be honest and I did not get too much scabbing, mainly flaky dry skin. Although I religiously followed the aftercare rules, I daren’t not knowing what Camilla may say!
3 days after
However, a few days after my son accidentally scratched my face and caught my right eyebrow which meant the small scab that had formed came away. Some of the colour pigmentation came away with it, which is why it’s so important to let any scabs come away naturally. I phoned Camilla straight away and she just calmly assured me this would be addressed during my re-evaluation. Phew.
I have just had my re-evaluation and we just adjusted a few areas.
I absolutely love my new eyebrows! The amount of time I now save in the morning is brilliant!
If you have been thinking about having permanent make up then I would highly recommend doing it, with Camilla – and if you are about to have it done then remember that your eyebrows will be extremely dark and defined straight after, however this will fade. Just follow the pre and post instructions and the healing go smoothly.
I am now a member of the “Brow Family” and find myself constantly looking at peoples eyebrows to determine if they are also part of the family! Some may say I’ve become a “Brow Snob”!