microblading tools
photo: Revelist/Birttany Fowler

Around six months ago, I took the plunge and got my eyebrows microbladed, meaning I had tiny little lines semipermanently drawn into my brows with itty bitty needles.

These new brows of mine are designed to last up to two whole years, but touch-ups are encouraged after just six months. I've reached that point, so how well have they held up? Let's see.

For context, this is what my brows looked like pre-microblade.

eyebrows before
photo: Revelist/Brittany Fowler

Here's what they looked like immediately after my very first session.

microblading
photo: Brittany Fowler/Revelist

In their first two weeks of healing, my new brows faded significantly. I was nervous they wouldn't last.

microblading
photo: Revelist/Brittany Fowler

But thankfully, six months later, my brows are still going pretty strong.

microblading after six months
photo: Brittany Fowler/Revelist

They're not nearly as dark as they once were — I do fill them in or use brow gel on the days I want them to be even more bold — but they still maintain their shape well enough that I'm confident leaving the house without touching them (something I never thought I'd say).

Do I absolutely need a touch-up just yet? No. 

microblading six months later
photo: Revelist/Brittany Fowler

Will I invest in one next year?

photo: Giphy

Signs point to "hell yeah."