When it comes to microblading, choosing the best microblading supplies and equipment is essential. You want a microblading kit that will give you great results every time.
If you’re new to microblading, this article will help you choose your first kit. If you have experience with other forms of hair replacement methods, then you already know what to look for in a good microblading kit.
In this guide, we’ll show you everything you need to know about microblading supplies—from the tools you use to create amazing designs on your clients’ skin, to the products you should be using to keep your kit clean and ready to go.
When it comes to microblading, there are two main types of tools:
A) A hand-held tool used by the artist to draw out the design onto the client's face
B) A machine that automates the process so that the artist can do more work without having to constantly move their hands. This is sometimes known as digital microblading or permanent makeup.
While each type has its own benefits, they both require certain tools to get started.
A) Hand-Held Tool (aka “the pencil”)
This is the most basic tool needed for any microblading artist. It allows them to draw out the design directly onto the client’s skin. They use these tools to sketch out the design or even transfer an existing tattoo into the skin.
B) Permanent Makeup Machine
A permanent makeup machine is different from a microblading hand tool because it doesn't actually touch the client's skin at all. Instead, the artist uses a handheld device to apply permanent makeup pigment to the client's skin via a needle, similar to the way a traditional tattoo machine works.
Traditional tattoos take several days to complete. With microblading, however, the process only takes between 30 minutes and 2 hours depending on the size of the area being treated. That means you can save money while still getting amazing results.
Another benefit of the microblading method is that it leaves no visible scarring. Because the ink is applied through tiny needles, you don't see any marks when the treatment is finished.
Remember, with microblading supplies you usually get what you pay for. Don't be tempted to buy cheap pigments or cheap machines. The quality of the product matters more than anything else.
Here are some things to consider before purchasing your first microblading kit:
1. Pigment Type
Pigment plays a huge role in determining the longevity of your microblading treatments. There are four main types:
• Solid – These pigments are made from minerals, such as iron oxides, which gives them a rich color. However, solid pigments tend to wear down quickly.
• Gel – These pigments have a gel-like consistency, making them ideal for long-lasting effects. While they look natural, they also give off a slight sheen to the skin.
• Liquid – Similar to gel, liquid pigments also come in a gel form. Unlike gel, however, liquid pigments dry to a matte finish.
• Mica – These pigments are translucent, giving them a soft reflective appearance. They're great for creating subtle highlights and shading.
2. Ink Color
Ink color is another important factor to consider. As mentioned above, the ink colors available today range from black to various shades of brown to red. Black is often the best choice since it blends well with the surrounding skin tone. If you choose a darker shade, however, you might want to go lighter on the eyebrows so they won't stand out too much.
3. Needle Size
Needles play a big part in the success of your microblading sessions. Smaller needles allow the artist to create finer lines. Larger needles provide more coverage but may cause bleeding.
You definitely want to spend less than $100 on your first set of microblading supplies. Anything over this amount will just add unnecessary expenses.
5. Quality Control
Quality control is something every artist needs. A good microblading machine will make sure the ink stays where it belongs.