Eyebrow artist Debbie Jean can transform your face with eyebrows that perfectly frame your eyes.
Ballito-based eyebrow artist Debbie Jean – who consults in Durban North and Hillcrest as well – specialises in eyebrow reconstruction using cosmetic tattoo techniques to enhance, define and reshape eyebrows to suit your individual facial features. Debbie, a top make-up artist who studied the art in London in 1994, now specialises solely in eyebrow makeovers.
Debbie gave us the lowdown on cosmetic tattoo eyebrows. “This technique offers ladies realistic looking eyebrows. The process involves taking pigment (similar to tattoo ink) and implanting it just underneath the surface of the skin, which defines the eyebrow area and forms a perfect frame for your eyes,” says Debbie.
Debbie explains the different techniques
Feather stroke brows: This is a very delicate procedure implanting realistic looking little lines into the surface of the skin to imitate hair. Requires more frequent touch-ups as the feather strokes soften over time, fade and disappear.
Softly shaded brows: As opposed to feather stroke brows, they look neat and realistic, plus the pigment lasts longer.
Ombre brows: These are shaded but the front of the brows start to fade out and appear misty. The brows then gradually get darker as they progress to the ends.
Powder brows: These are slightly more defined than ombre brows with less of a faded out front area.
Permanent make-up: Even though it’s called “permanent” make-up, it does fade and require touch-ups. Although the pigment might be in your skin permanently, it’s not always visible or dark enough as it fades over time. I prefer the more progressive term cosmetic tattoo.
- Touch-ups are necessary – usually between two to six months – when a second layer of pigment is added to ensure a longer-lasting finish. This also ensures longevity and refinement of the brow design.
- Cosmetic tattooing is not an exact science, it is an art. Some clients need a touch-up once
a year, others every few years.
- Pain is almost non-existent. I work shallow in the skin and use two topical numbing agents to ensure the clients’ comfort.
- During a consultation we discuss your ideas, likes and dislikes regarding the shape of your brows, and choose a colour based on skin tone, hair colour and eyebrow hair – the client has a say, but obviously I advise.
FOR MORE INFO
- Contact Debbie: 082 804 2748
- Facebook: Eyebrows With Debbie Jean
- Instagram: Eyebrowswithdebbiejean
Win a brow makeover worth R2 800!
One lucky reader stands a chance to win an eyebrow makeover with Debbie Jean valued at R2 800. This includes both the initial and touch-up procedures. Before and after pictures of the winner will be featured in an upcoming issue of The Ridge. Enter here.
Closing deadline: September 30