Brow Chicka Brow Wow

Wearing make-up to the gym is just about the worst thing you can do for your skin. Imagine the cakey, muddy mess that ensues when those pores and sweat ducts are blocked by thick makeup products. Even in my 20s I’d still get breakouts, bumps and blackheads as a result. When it comes to sweating it out, bare-faced and pony-tailed is much cleaner and easier.

However, I can’t deny that a little bit of concealer and lip stain have helped me to look less like Gollum when I’m training people. Filling in my sparse eyebrows with a pencil also helps perk up a sleepy morning face. The only problem is that it doesn’t last, especially after I use a towel to wipe off the sweat from my face. All that effort to put on any bit of make-up seems pointless when it’s gone ten minutes in the door.

I tried eyebrow embroidery two years ago and while I loved the results, the thought of someone using a razorblade to tattoo my brows put me off from doing it again. Numbing cream applied to my brow area helped with the pain but I remember sitting in the chair for an hour thinking to myself, “I hope this ends quickly. Actually, now would be good.”

The effects of eyebrow embroidery typically lasts from two to three years with proper care. Since I left Kuala Lumpur in 2013, I’ve been on a quest to find a reputable salon in Singapore where I can beautify my brows so I don’t have to do it myself everyday. Putting on make-up can be such a chore!

Erabelle offers a solution to simplify beauty routines so women can look good with minimal time and effort. They offer beauty services to enhance eyebrows, lips and eyes through the use of semi-permanent ink colors. Imagine wearing make-up, permanently. Of course, the treatment that caught my eyes immediately was eyebrow embroidery, or what they call; ERABROWLOGY.

Since I was new at Erabelle, I was first introduced to the Erabrow Design. This service is the first step for Erabrowlogy. Erabrow Design is priced at $50 (u.p. $29 for first trial) but is complimentary if you opt to sign up for Erabrowlogy on the same day.

My brow artist assessed my brows to design a shape that best frames my facial structure. I wasn’t entirely sure if I wanted to do eyebrow embroidery yet because I wanted to see if I actually liked the eyebrow design.

Upon seeing the beautiful brows my artist created for me, I knew I wanted it to be (semi) permanent!

Before After Eyebrow Design.
Before After Eyebrow Design.

I thought my brow artist did a phenomenal job creating a look that best compliments my heart-shaped face. I wished my brows looked like that naturally or with minimum effort. The best part is, Erabelle can make that happen! So I booked an appointment for Erabrowlogy at their Vivo City outlet.

Aside from their excellent customer service, Erabelle’s snazzy interior was also very welcoming.
Aside from their excellent customer service, Erabelle’s snazzy interior was also very welcoming.
The opulent decor impressed me as much as their eyebrow-drawing skills.
The opulent decor impressed me as much as their eyebrow-drawing skills.

The Erabrowlogy Process

Step 1: Brow Preparation

 A brow mask is applied onto the brow area to help remove dead skin cells and excess sebum whilst hydrating the skin. This is especially advantageous for those with oily or dry skin, as unhealthy skin condition is a factor contributing to colour retention. 

Step 2: Erabrow Design

Erabelle Eyebrow Embroidery

The Erabrow Design customization process includes face shape and eyebrow analysis, designing, trimming and tweezing.

Five factors are taken into consideration when designing the brow shape:

(i) Length of eyebrows
(ii) Thickness of eyebrows
(iii) Shape and tip of the brow arch
(iv) Starting point of the brows being light and natural-looking
(v) Ending point of the brows being complete and precise. Creation of the perfect arch will then be done with Erabelle Long-Lasting Brow Pencil where shade is chosen accordingly to suit skin tone and hair colour.

My brow artist ensured that the shape and tip of my eyebrows were perfectly symmetrical from every angle before taking a photo of the final look. Numbing cream is applied to the brow area to alleviate any pain or discomfort during the coloring treatment.

Step 3: Patch Test

While waiting for the numbing cream to take effect, a patch test was applied on my skin to test for allergies too, just in case.
While waiting for the numbing cream to take effect, a patch test was applied on my skin to test for allergies too, just in case.

Step 4: Preparation of Equipment

Fay Hokulani Singapore Embrodeiry
I was taken into the treatment room for the coloring process. A German-designed Erabrow ‘micropen’ is used to apply color just below the epidermis of the skin to create natural-looking eyebrows and is especially suitable for those with uncommon make-up allergies.
The brow artist can use a pretty wide selection of colors to get the right shade that best compliments your hair and skintone.
The brow artist can use a pretty wide selection of colors to get the right shade that best compliments your hair and skintone.
New micropen tips and colour cups are used for every customer to ensure that strict hygiene standards are observed.
New micropen tips and colour cups are used for every customer to ensure that strict hygiene standards are observed.

Using their specialized soft shading technique, semi-permanent colors are applied just below the skin to stimulate the look of perfectly-drawn brows.

Erabelle aims to design a polished and sophisticated look that enhances my natural features.

I was super pleased with the outcome!
Perfectly groomed brows that balance my features and frames my eyes. I was super pleased with the outcome!

Erabrowlogy also comes with a pre-treatment and boosted aftercare routine to enhance brow-color retention for every session. The Browlogy Care Kit consists of:

Aftercare cream (5g)
To be applied every morning and night for at least 5 days of the colour-settling process.

Hydra Cleansing Water (15ml)
For ease of cleansing, Hydra Cleansing Water can be used with cotton pads to cleanse the face. (Please note to avoid the brow area on the first day.)

Skin Calming Mask (5g)
To counter discomfort and redness after the procedure, it is recommended to use this mask for the 2nd, 3rd and 4th nights after the procedure for a soothing effect.

The Erabrowlogy package is available for $1,314 and includes four color services with pre-treatment and Browlogy Care kits.

Morning Face Erabrowlogy

 

Don’t miss out! WLF readers are entitled to a complimentary Brow-Wow kit (worth $170) with your Erabrowlogy purchase when you quote ‘Fay’.

Hit the comments section and let me know if you liked this review! By the way, the exclusive ‘Fay‘ promotion ends 31 May 2015 so make sure to check out their website to book your appointment soon.

 

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