So you have

Red Undertones.

Is microblading right for you?

Most people wouldn't think that their skin tone would change what method works best for them, but it's actually just as important as whether you have oily or dry skin. With red undertones, your skin is likely to take the pigment differently, bleed more, and fade into a gray color because of the way the blood mixes with the pigment.

If you've seen people talking about how their perfect microblading strokes turned into fuzzy blue brows, it's likely because of their skin's red coloration. 

a microblading client who had her color done 2 years ago and now has faded gray eyebrows and a red complexion

This is not our work, but a client who came to us for help. 

Unfortunately, we see more and more people coming into Aphrodite's Secret looking for corrections to a  poorly done microblading job. As microblading becomes a more popular industry, the amount of beginner artists with limited experience continues to increase. A microblading artist only needs to take a two day course to be certified, which is not nearly enough time to learn the do's and don'ts of permanent makeup. Our artists have over ten years of experience, and have continued to learn and advance their techniques over time. This means that we are often a top choice for correction work. 

One of our clients who came in for a correction was very intent upon making sure others don't make her mistake. Janet, a woman with very red undertones, had her eyebrows microbladed a few years ago. By the time she came to see us, her strokes had faded together and turned a dull gray color. 

Woman with very red skin, dark gray eyebrows, wearing a mask

Here are some things Janet wants you to know: 

Even in less severe cases of red undertones, we see the same result. Prone to bleeding and sensitive skin, those with red undertones should avoid microblading because of its likelihood to turn out gray over time. People often have a red undertone even when they don't realize it! If your cheeks get rather red in the cold or you have blonde/red hair coloration, you're likely to have red undertones. Sometimes it can be hard to tell, so it's best to consult with a brow expert if you're thinking about doing microblading.  

A girl with a red undertone, before and after of ombre brow session, fuller brow with better shape in the before

While this APHS Signature Ombre session is freshly done, the difference is still visible. Ombre does not cut into the skin like microblading does, so the skin is less traumatized and will heal better. This color is closer to her natural hair color and will blend into her brow better over time. 

Still feeling unsure? We know it can be confusing, so we designed a quiz that can help you get a better idea of what would be the best choice for you. While we still heavily encourage a consultation, the quiz is a great first step!

Ready to get started? Book your appointment at Aphrodite's Secret today.