I have been thinking about getting my brows done for a long, long time and I recently did it at Browtisan! I mad love my perfect eyebrows now and every day, I spend a lot less time in front of mirror preparing. The husband even commented that I get ready real quick! I reckon this has got to be one of the best choices I’ve made. Do you spend 10-15 mins on your brows every day? Or maybe lesser time but a lot of effort on drawing the perfect brows? You just got to read this post and my brow embroidery experience at Browtisan. So why do I want to get my brows done? Here’s a picture of bare face, and how my naked brows looked like.

My sparse, uneven brows.

My sparse, uneven brows.

One side of the brow is much shorter than the other, resulting in one having an arch, and the other, arch-less. I also suffered quite a few chicken pox scars at my brows and some part of it has hair missing as a result of the scar. Here’s my brows up close. Do pardon the pimple!

My naked right brow.

My naked right brow.

My naked left brow

My naked left brow

My brows on both sides are totally uneven, and shaped differently. I go through pain everyday to make my brows look even. Sometimes, even after 15 mins or so, they still look like crap. If I can only choose to use 1 make-up item to use a day, it would definitely have to be my brow pencil. Not that I actually have a lot of make-up slapped on my face, but you get the point I am driving at, right? I will share the entire experience in detail in this blog post, but in case you haven’t had much time to read through everything, here’s some questions that I have been asked about my brows that I’m sure you would like to know too!

  1. Is the process of eyebrow embroidery painful? 
    Nope. Not at all! Numbing cream is applied before and I don’t feel any pain. There might be slight tugging at times, but totally bearable.
  2. Will it bleed? 
    Nope. If done properly, it shouldn’t. Eyebrow embroidery only touches the epidermis of the skin and not the deep tissues so there would be no bleeding or scarring.
  3. Can I choose the shape of the brows? 
    Somewhat a yes. You can tell your Browtisan (Brows artisans) your preference and they will advise if it is suitable for your face or suggest possible shapes that you would be able to take.
  4. Does it look natural? 
    I opted for the stroke by stroke brows and it look absolutely natural. It is as though I had new hair planted on my brows and they appear magically! Hmm.. I would say, a picture says a thousand words so see for yourself all the pictures I have.
  5. Is it permanent? 
    It is semi permanent, since it only touches the epidermis layer of your skin, nothing like an eyebrow tattoo that would last forever. Then again, you don’t want it to because brow trends changes with time. See next questions for lasting power.
  6. How long would it last?
    It varies from person to person and depends largely on the skin type. It wouldn’t last as long if you have oilier skin. I was told that my brows would probably last me 3-4 years (with touch-ups) and I have combination skin.
  7. Is it reversible?
    It actually is! Technically speaking, it’s correctable. But I wouldn’t recommend it honestly. You should be absolutely sure about the brows that you would like to have or be entirely satisfied with your brows before proceeding, because the removal part is tedious and expensive.
  8. How much does it cost to get my brows designed?
    Details at the end of the blog post!

(Note: The above answers are based on my own experience at Browtisan or answers that I have been given during my session. If you have more questions to ask, just leave me a comment and I’ll try my best to answer or find out for you.) 

Now, ready for the details? First things first, numbing cream is applied before any consultation! If you have any makeup on the face, it would cleansed before numbing cream is being applied. There is no feeling when the numbing cream is applied, and I can still #selfie while at it.

Numbing cream applied to the brows!

Numbing cream applied to the brows!

Once that is done, the Browtisan will start designing the brows! Coco, the Chief Creative Officer at Browtisan and a veteran in the eyebrows and facial grooming industry with more than 20 years of  experiences designed my brows for me. She constantly researches and develops new eyebrow techniques and has perfected her stroke-by-stroke skills of eyebrow embroidery. She also trains and imparts her skills to aspiring aestheticians in the art of brow crafting (both local and overseas) and a lot of people in the industry are all trained by her. She has also done brows for some artists before and I know I am definitely in good hands judging from what I have seen.

Lucky me, I know!

Coco designs my brows!

Coco designs my brows!

If you see the above picture closely, you would be able to see the fine lines that Coco drew on my right brow. I opted for the stroke by stroke brows so she doesn’t colour-fill my brows. Instead, she draws in fine lines to mimic fine hairs alongside with my real brows. She also designs it based on my natural brow shape , taking into consideration other issues like age, occupation, skin conditions and complexion. The results look super natural and super real, as though they are perfectly natural. Here’s a close-up view of the brows sample that she drew while designing my brows. Can you see all that thin lines looking like fine hairs?

Fine hairs drawn on my real brows. Ain't it natural?

Fine hair lines drawn on my real brows. Ain’t it natural?

Korean brows are all in the rage now, but not everybody is suited for it. I’m not for fashion brows trends as they get dated with times so I didn’t ask for one. Turns out, I am quite suited to take the korean brows look and Coco designed that for me first (see left of picture below). I wasn’t quite sure if I really like that because its the first time my brows was drawn that way. I wanted a brow with a little more arch to make me look slightly more alert and she tweaked it my other brow so that I could compare. What do you think? I had a hard time deciding!

2 variations of brows designed for me.

2 variations of brows designed for me – korean-looking brow on left side of pic and normal arched brows on right side

A close up picture of my face with the 2 variations of brows

A close up picture of my face with the 2 variations of brows

I eventually chose the brow design on the right side (of pic) because I think I looked a little more alert with arched brows. Coco then drew both side to perfection under my scrutiny and once I am fully satisfied with them, before the actual embroidery. Here’s some other brow designs that you could choose from… but I totally recommend the stroke by stroke option because it looks so much more natural!

Type of brow designs samples.

Brow designs samples.

Once you are satisfied with your designed brows, you’ll be lead into a room to have your eyebrows embroidered in total privacy. I like that I can be in total comfort and be at ease while my brows are being worked on.

Getting your brows embroidered in total privacy.

Getting your brows embroidered in total privacy.

Here’s a picture of my designed brows before they get embroidered! I also get to put on a gown to protect my clothes so that there is no chance that they might be dirtied.

All ready for eyebrow embroidery!

All ready for eyebrow embroidery!

Coco starts working on my brows!

Coco starts working on my brows!

The staff in Browtisan are all fitted with a pair of special magnifying glasses to help them with the intricate work on the brows, so precision is much guaranteed when every single strand of hair on the brows is microscopically amplified. A new blade is also used for every single customer so there is no contamination risk. The premise is also sterilized with infrared technology for the highest level of hygiene.

Eyebrow drawn on one stroke by one stroke, mimicking a strands of hair

Eyebrow drawn on one stroke by one stroke, mimicking a strands of hair each time

During the process of brow designing, I found out the company’s philosophy is to strive for excellence and Coco has very high expectations of herself as well as her staff. They would refuse customers if they feel what the customer want or insist on having is not suitable for the customer.  I was quite piqued with that, because… it made no business sense to turn a paying customer away. But, that’s how high their expectations for excellence is.  They would rather turn away business than to deliver against their professionalism and let a paying customer leave feeling unsatisfied. So much pride in their work.

Coco also believes in giving back to the society and gives free eyebrow embroidery to cancer patients to boost their confidence. I thought that was really a great idea!

One brow done, one more to go!

Midway mark – One brow done, one more to go!

Done with one side, one more side to go! I look eager beaver here! Couldn’t wait to see how it looked like at that point in time.

Still happily chatting away.

Still happily chatting away.

There is no pain in this. You can feel the “cutting” and slight tugging of skin, but it is really painless. I could still smile in this photo as you can see. I can’t remember what I was smiling about but I was chatting with Coco throughout the entire sessions and bombarding her with loads of questions.

Pretty brows almost done!

Pretty brows almost done!

Almost there! Coco adding final touches to my brows while I savour the last few minutes of comfort.. I have to say they really make you comfortable, providing pillows to rest our legs on so that it is not as unbearable to lie down straight. After which, I sat up and let Coco check and do final checks! Oh, by the way, they would also trim your brows to neaten it.

Final touches while sitting up!

Final touches while sitting up!

Here’s how it looks like once its done, and a Before & After picture for comparison! Can you see how different it is and how much “fuller” my brows are?

My right bow, looking fuller with more

My right bow, looking fuller with more “hair”.

My left brow. Looks a little red and sore cos its freshly

My left brow. Looks a little red and sore cos its freshly “cut”.

Close-up comparison of the Before & After Brows.

Close-up comparison of the Before & After Brows.

And here comes my favourite picture! Looking like 蜡笔小新 (Crayon Shin-chan) here! Cute anot?! The dye is left on the brows for another 10 mins so that the color is more intense. 

Cherie turns Crayon Shin-chan! Except I'm not really a boy...

Cherie turns Crayon Shin-chan! Except I’m not really a boy…

Wipe that all off 10 mins later, and I am all done! Pretty? (Side note: I miss my blue hair! It’s now all greenish.)

Natural looking brows to boot!

Natural looking brows to boot!

I really love my new brows!

I really love my new brows!

Here's another #selfie to show my new brows!

Here’s another #selfie to show my new brows!

So what do you think? Need for eyebrow pencil no more!

If you see closely, the previous redness disappeared within minutes and look how natural it is. Right after the brow embroidery, you can just walk out and go shopping with no downtime at all. The team at Browtisan shared with me on the after-care, what to take note of and how to take care of it so that your brows would last much longer.

I left a happy girl, but not without a picture with Coco!

Coco & me!

Coco & me!

And oh, totally random – Did anyone realised that Browtisan’s logo is made of eyebrows and eyelashes? I initially thought it was like an emblem of sorts, until I was looking through the pictures again before making the discovery. So cute lor!

What to expect after that?

The eyebrows still start to heal over the next 7 days. It will get a little itchy, just like how newly formed scalps of wound feels like. I applied an after care serum and kept it out of water for 7 days using surgical waterproof plaster when I bathe or wash my face. Water will cause the brows to fade faster so keeping it out of water makes the brows a lot more lasting. Around the 2nd or 3rd day, the brows does get a little darker for a few days and I went around looking like I had super dark brows. It might also look a bit thicker than you might want it to be, but it’s normal because when the scalps all flake, you’ll get a super nice natural-looking set of eyebrows left!

Day 2 Brows - Getting darker than before.

Day 2 Brows – Getting darker than before.

Day 3 Eyebrows - Looking good!

Day 3 Eyebrows – Looking good!

Day 7 Eyebrows. Totally natural looking!

Day 7 Eyebrows. Totally natural looking!

Day 14 - Super natural brows.

Day 14 – Super natural brows.

What can I say? I TOTALLY, TOTALLY LOVED IT! It is super low maintenance, I don’t even do anything to my brows at all.
ARE YOU INTERESTED? Since Christmas is around the corner, I have an eyebrow deal for you readers!

Just quote “CHERIELADIE” at Browtisan to enjoy 10% off the usual price, valid till 31 December 2014.

Eyebrow Embroidery: From $1380 Onwards
Eyelash Extension: From $98 Onwards 

Browtisan caters to both men and women and other services include eyebrow shaping and design, eyeliner definition, lips embroidery, eyelash enhancement, eyelash perming and facial treatments. If you are thinking of doing it but not sure if you should or would feel comfortable, do call them up and ask for consultation before deciding. You might just like what you see.

Browtisan is located at:
402, Orchard Road, #03-17 Delfi Orchard Singapore 238876. 

To book a consultation, call: 6235 2355 

Operating hours:
• Mon-Fri: 11am to 8.30pm
• Sat : 10am to 7pm
• Sun: 10am to 6pm
• PH: Closed 

P.s. I went back 2 weeks later and got my eyelash extended as well! Will share that in one of my upcoming posts! And do read Estella’s Browtisan Review, Irene’s brow review and Mabel’s brow review as well!
Disclaimer: I was sponsored for Eye Brow Embroidery with Browtisan but all opinions and thoughts are of my own and based on my experience. They are not in any way in influenced by the sponsorship so I was really happy to write this review post to share!