How to Use a Microblade Eyebrow Pencil

Emily LaCroix

Even though it’s been around for decades in other countries, microblading has just recently become one of the most popular permanent makeup trends in the United States. It’s a great way to get an effortless brow look every day without spending the time and money on having to do your eyebrow makeup every morning.

But while the microblading trend becomes more and more popular, so do tools that mimic the same results without the cost, pain, or commitment of getting the semi-permanent tattoo on your face. If you’ve always wanted the microblade look but weren’t sure if it was for you, TatBrow’s got you covered.

This Microblade Brow Pen can take any eyebrow and make it camera-ready. Let’s break down everything a Microblade Brow Pen can do for you and how to use it like a pro.

Know Your Shape 

Before you get started, you need to have a shape in mind for how you want your eyebrows. Natural eyebrows have been making a huge comeback in 2021, and we’re here for it. But, depending on your preference, you may want a sharper, darker look or a more natural one.

One of the biggest reasons why your brows may not be turning out quite how you want is because your shape isn’t right. Maybe your arch is too high or too far left or right, maybe your brows are too close together or too far apart, or maybe the tail of your brow is too long.

If you’ve ever done these things, don’t worry! Avoiding these mistakes is easy. Here are some tips to help you map out a more natural brow shape.

Use your Microblade Brow Pen as a straight edge to mark where your eyebrow should start, where the arch should be, and where your brows should end. Take your pen and hold it parallel to the edge of your nose. Wherever the edge meets your eyebrow is where your eyebrow should start. Switch sides to measure out the other brow’s starting place too.

Next, tilt your eyebrow pen so it’s angled at about 45 degrees. The pen should run straight from the iris of your eye to the tip of your nose. This marks where the arch of your eyebrow should be and helps you avoid arches that are too far left or right.

Finally, use the edge of your eye to find where the tail of your brows should end. Take the pen and line it up with the tip of your nose and the edge of your eye. It should naturally keep going to the edge of your brow as well, showing you where they should naturally end.

These guidelines will help you map out a natural shape for your brows, but if you get stuck, remember to simply follow the natural direction of your eyebrows. By going in the same direction as your eyebrow hair, you can be sure to keep them looking good.

Gentle Strokes Upwards

When using the Microblade Brow Pen, the technique is everything. That’s why we’ve made both a how-to video and a how-to guide to give you every ounce of info you need to perfect the movements. It’s important to follow the direction of your brow’s natural hair growth and use a light hand so the end result is natural yet defined.

Turn the Microblade Pen so that it’s horizontal to the base of your brow. In this position, all four tips should be touching your brow. Then, move in gentle, light movements upwards to make hair-like strands with the ink. Simply follow the natural direction and length of your eyebrow hairs.

Near the arch of your brow, you may need to move in a different direction as your eyebrow hairs may be growing downwards. Keep the edge horizontal but move in downward strokes that follow your hair’s natural direction. Keep moving in the same direction to achieve a natural look. Continue to fill in sparse areas with the Microblade Pen to give the appearance of fuller eyebrows and more hairs.

Lastly, you can use the tip angled so that only one tip touches your brow and draw lines for the tail of your eyebrow. You can also use this technique to fill in any other areas that may need touching up.

Other Tips for Using the Microblade Pencil 

Using this technique should give you the perfect brow look! Here are some other tips and tricks for success.

Don’t Overdo It 

One of the most important things to remember is not to overdo it. As tempting as it may be to go over an area multiple times, this can actually take away from the microbladed look and make your brows appear too dark and filled in.

Use a light hand to apply the hair-like strokes and only apply as needed to avoid overdoing it. 

Don’t Use Makeup or Skincare Beforehand 

It’s also important not to use skincare or makeup on your eyebrows before applying the Microblade Brow Pen. Using products can reduce the product’s ability to stay on your skin, causing it to smudge or come off more easily.

Let Dry and Refill Feathered Tip 

When you’re finished with the pen, be sure to close it tightly and flip it over. This allows the custom feathered tip to refill with ink and be ready for your next use! You should let it refill after every 20 strokes for the best results.

Prep Your Brows with a Brush

Another tip for getting a natural, bushy, boy brow look is to use an eyebrow brush before using the Microblade Pen! Brush upwards and outwards to help emphasize the natural shape of your brows. This will also help you follow the hairs of your brows more easily with the brow pen.

Benefits of Using the Microblade Eyebrow Pencil 

Why use a Microblade Brow Pen when you could get the real deal? If microblading is your thing, we get it! It’s a great option for those with natural hair loss or thinning eyebrows. However, there are some reasons why thousands are switching to the Microblade Brow Pen.

It’s More Affordable Than Microblading 

Professional cosmetic microblading can cost anywhere from $400 to $1,000 on average. Some of the more expensive providers charge upwards of $1,500 for the procedure. Plus, it’s a cost that recurs. Microblading only lasts a few years until your brows fade and need to be touched up or redone completely.

Some health insurance companies and policies will cover microblading if you’ve experienced hair loss as a side effect of a medical condition. However, most of the time, this cost will be partially or completely out of pocket.

While microblading is a service that requires tons of training, talent, and care, this cost simply isn’t achievable for everyone. One of the biggest benefits of using a Microblade Brow Pen is the affordable cost. While microblading can cost thousands, TatBrow’s pen only costs $26. How’s that for a good deal?

It’s Painless 

During the microblading process, your eyebrows will likely be numbed with anesthetic gel, so you probably won’t feel tons of pain. However, if the thought of having needles come that close to your eyes or harmful dyes come in contact with the inner layers of your skin makes you squirm, don’t worry. The Microblade Pen offers you the same benefits and microbladed look without any of the pain (or even the thought of pain.)

No Commitment 

Whether you’re getting a tattoo or permanent makeup, there’s the risk that you won’t be happy with the end result. If you don’t like the way you do your eyebrows one day, you can simply remove the makeup with a wipe or cleanser. But if you don’t like the way your esthetician does your brows, there’s no going back.

Microblading lasts at least a year and a half, so the decision is a commitment. If you aren’t happy with the shape or color, you’re stuck with it for a while until they fade naturally. Using the Microblade Pen erases any fear that you won’t be happy with the end result. If you don’t like it, it washes off easily and reapplies just as easily.


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The world is obsessed with natural bushy brows, but if you have thin brows, light hair, or have lost your hair due to a medical condition, it can be difficult to achieve this look with only a brow pencil or pen. Luckily, TatBrow’s got you covered. With the Microblade Brow Pen, getting the perfect microbladed look is easier than ever.

Simply follow this guide on how to use it and enjoy rocking those red-carpet brows all day long!



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