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“For those on the hunt for hunt for Cara Delevingne-esque brows, prepare to meet your new fair godmother. A pioneer of the new semi-permanent brow makeup trend, Renee Lee specializes in creating full, perfectly sculpted brows by way of “microblading” — a technique which uses a special hand tool with nanoneedles to draw on individual hairstrokes one at a time. It’s an extremely meticulous process that takes around two hours to complete, but according to Lee, it’s well worth the wait.

“The Beauty of semi-permanent makeup is that it offers you the ability to look and feel beautiful and confident 24/7 — at the gym, in the pool, even in the heat,” says Lee. “Like regular makeup, it allows you to problem shoot a small area (i.e. cover up scars, blend into your existing brow), or go the full extent, and create an entire new brow from scratch.”

While there is no “downtime” following the procedure, the results themselves can last anywhere from six months to over a year, and are suitable for all ages, ethnicities, and backgrounds. And just in case you were worried about not getting enough bang for your buck, consider this: Renee doesn’t foresee the brow trend waning anytime soon: “It’s definitely the new beauty staple.”


Originally published in The Editorialist, Fall/Winter 2016, Beauty 411

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